Audio/visual equipment such as: camcorders, digital cameras, LCD projectors, laptops for presentations, overhead and slide projectors, video editing systems and more may be borrowed by faculty, staff, students and visitors (with prior approval). See the Media Services equipment page for details.
The library provides bookbinding services to Meredith faculty, staff, and students upon request. Guidelines for binding Honors papers, Graduate theses, an other required or personal items is on the Binding Guidelines page.
The library has an ongoing book sale all year long -- the price of every book is $1.00. Look for a rotating selection of books on a shelf next to the library entrance. Please place your money the gray metal box on top of the bookshelf. The book sale is on the honor system.
To donate books to the book sale, contact Ted Waller or talk to someone at the Information Desk.
100% of proceeds go to campus fundraisers.
There are plenty of computers to use while in the library. All except loaner and LINC center computers are available to the public. Here are the different areas to choose from:
- LINC Center computers: 15 computers available for use by Meredith students, faculty and staff only on the ground floor of the library. Use these computers for typing papers, doing email, creating PowerPoint, Excel, Access, or Word documents. The LINC Center is run by Technology Services, so if you encounter any problems, please call x2323 for help.
- Reference/Index area computers: Near the entrance of the library are 8 sit-down and 3 stand-up computer stations. Use these computers to search the library catalog, search CCL's research databases, or do other research online. These computers do not have any Microsoft Office or other software installed on them (for these other programs, use the LINC Center computers). If you should need any technical or research help with these computers, please ask someone at the Information desk for assistance. We'll be glad to help you.
- Second floor computers: At the top of the main staircase, there are 2 computers available. Use these computers to do research in the same way as the reference/index area computers. These computers do not have any Microsoft Office or other software installed on them (for these other programs, use the LINC Center computers). If you should need any technical or research help with these computers, please ask someone at the Information desk for assistance. We'll be glad to help you.
- Loaner computers: 25 laptops are available for 4 day loans to Meredith students, faculty and staff only. Come to Media Services in the library to borrow one. Advance reservations are recommended but not required; call Media Services at 8444 to reserve.
- Wifi: A public wifi network is available. The network name is meredith_public; no password is required.
There are three copiers in the library:
- Copier 1: In Room 111 on main floor. Accepts coins/bills as well as Camcards.
- Copier 2: In Room 111 on main floor. Accepts Camcards only. Has a paper feeder on top.
- Copier 3: On ground floor by periodicals. Accepts coins/bills as well as Camcards.
It costs 10 cents to make a copy.
To make a transparency: Transparencies can be made on any copier. You must buy the transparency at the Circulation desk and the transparencies must be purchased using CASH. They cost 45 cents each. If you use another kind of transparency, it will melt in the copier.
Color copies: Sorry, library copiers do not have the ability to make color copies. Color copies can be made at the campus copy center.
You may send or receive a fax from the library. Following is a summary of charges:
- To send a local fax, there is no charge.
- To send a long distance fax, the charge is $0.50 per page
- To receive a fax, the charge is $0.10 per page.
The fax machine is in the library administration office.
If an item is not available at Meredith, the library can obtain it for you by borrowing or getting a photocopy from another library. Please see the Interlibrary Loan page for guidelines.
The library has 6 Amazon Kindle e-readers available for checkout to faculty, staff, and students only. Each Kindle is preloaded with identical libraries of approximately 60 ebooks. Details are on the Kindles In the Library page.
Need to get something laminated? Media Services is the place for that. Bring what you want to laminate; they will show you how. The cost is only $0.15 per foot. Something to remember - it takes 20 minutes for the laminator to warm up, so call ahead (x 8444) to make sure it is on and that someone will be there to help you.
The library has three printers connected to the campus network. All require a user to swipe his/her campus card and the card must contain sufficient funds to pay for the printing. See a library staff member if assistance is needed. There are no printers that accept cash.
To print from a personal laptop in the library, you may need to download and install the appropriate printer drivers.
The top floor of the library is dedicated to quiet study. Conversation is permitted on that floor as long as it is brief and quiet enough to not disturb students in the area. There is also a silent study room (115) on the top floor next to the stairwell where no conversation or sound is permitted.
Conversation is permitted in other areas of the library, but library patrons are still expected to be considerate of others around them.
Patrons who feel that someone is at a noise level that is disturbing should bring it to the attention of the staff at the circulation or reference desk on the main floor.
Request for Purchase
The Library welcomes requests from faculty, staff, and students to purchase items for the library collection. Please use the Purchase Request form for this purpose.
A number of rooms may be reserved by groups as follows. For more information see the Room Reservations page.
Type of room
Can be reserved by
How to reserve
|Students, faculty, staff||
2nd fl. 211
2nd fl. 212
2nd fl. 206
gr. fl. 25
8 seats, table
8 seats, no table
9 seats, table
8 seats, no table
|Faculty, staff||2nd floor||8 seats, table + 6 additional seats||
Reserve by phone:
|Students, faculty, staff||ground floor||30 desks, projection system||
Reserve by phone:
LINC Center (computer lab)
|Faculty, staff||ground floor||26 computers, projection system||
Reserve by phone:
A scanner connected to a PC and the campus network is available on the main floor for all patrons. There is no charge for scanning.
In addition, one of the library printers enables you to scan and send the results to any email address at no charge.
A Scantron test scoring machine, scoring forms, and item analysis forms are located in the library receiving area next to the Library Dean's office.
If you need assistance using the Scantron, please contact Gerry Sargent or Ted Waller in the library.