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Information for Governors School Students

Welcome to Meredith College

and the Carlyle Campbell Library

CCL is here to help you with your classes this summer.

  • There are over 300,000 books, 8,000 videos, 9,000 musical scores, and thousands of magazines and journals available for your research
  • Cameras, projectors, DVD/Video players, CD boomboxes and other media equipment are available for your use in the library.  Read more about that equipment here.
  • Library staff will be glad to help you use the library’s resources and find what you need.  Call Research Assistance (919-760-8095), Media Services 919-760-8444), or the Circulation Desk (919-760-8532) for assistance.

The Library website is a good source of information about the library as well as a gateway to many research resources:

          https://www.meredith.edu/library

You may use your Governor’s School ID to check out library books and musical scores for up to three weeks.  Be sure to return them on time to avoid fines!

There are photocopier/scanners available in the library.  Copies cost ten cents per page.  Scanning and emailing document images to yourself is free. You are encouraged to print things in the GSE office rather than on library equipment.

You may use computers on the main floor of the library for library research.

See the boxes below (The Rules and Audiovisual Equipment Policies) for the policies that goven your use of library resources.

Noise and Furniture

The top floor of the library is a quiet study floor. Please use this floor for individual study. Groups are welcome to use either of the other two floors of the library to work.

If you rearrange library furniture (inside or on the patio), please return it to the original arrangement before leaving. 

Thank you for helping make the library a good place to study for everyone!

The Rules

Check out policies

A valid GSE ID card must be presented to check out materials, including reserve items. Materials must be renewed in the library.

Most library materials are loaned for a three-week period and may be renewed twice provided they are not needed by another patron or the final due date has not been reached. Video tapes, and DVDs circulate for 3 hours within the library only. DVDs-to-go, however, may circulate outside the building for 3 days.  

The library reserves the right to restrict the circulation of high demand items. The library also reserves the right to refuse borrowing and building use privileges to any individual who violates the regulations of the library or Meredith College

Reference books, periodicals, and videotapes do not circulate out of the library building.

Reserve materials

Reserve materials may be checked out from the circulation desk. Faculty specifies one of the following types of reserve for each item: 

  • STRICT — 3 hours in-library use only (check-out limit: 4 items)
  • OVERNIGHT — checked out overnight and due 1 1/2 hours after the library opens the next day (check-out limit: 2 items)
  • THREE-DAY — to be returned within a 3-day period (check-out limit: 2 items)

Reserve items are on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be placed on hold.

Overdue fines

Students are responsible for the payment of fines for overdue items, including reserve materials, and for replacement costs of lost items. The fine is 10 cents per day for most items, 50 cents per hour for 3 hour reserve materials (charged for each hour the library is open), $3.00 per day for 3 day reserves, and $1.00 per day per item for circulating audio-visual items. Borrowing privileges are suspended for any student with outstanding fines and are reinstated when fines are paid.

Outdoor book return

An outdoor book return is conveniently located in front of the Carlyle Campbell Library. All audio-visual and reserve materials MUST be returned inside the building, however, to prevent damage.

Using library computers

Library computers near the front door are available for Governors School faculty and students for research.  Computers in the Freeman Room are off limits for unsupervised Governors School students.

Reserving the library study rooms

The library has a study room that can be reserved by Governor’s School students. The Blue Group Study room (206) can accommodate 10 people. Reservations are self-serve—go to https://infotogo.meredith.edu/roomreservations to sign in and create a reservation. Other group study rooms in the library are reserved for Meredith students.

Food and drink

Food and drinks are allowed in the library.  

Please help us keep the library clean. Dispose of all trash in receptacles in your area. If there is a mess or a spill, please contact the staff so they can help you clean up.

 

Audiovisual Equipment Policies

Media Services AV equipment policy

AV equipment is an important part of the teaching/learning environment at Meredith.  Technology for the classroom is an expensive resource.   All users must use equipment properly and carefully, and must be mindful of equipment security while they are using such equipment.

Borrowing AV equipment from the AV pool in the library

Governor’s School students may borrow most pieces of circulating Media Services equipment from the AV pool for use in the library.  For use of equipment outside the library, a Governor’s School faculty member must check out items for you. 

The procedures for regular check-out of AV equipment are as follows:

  • Equipment must be reserved in person at Media Services during regular Media Services summer hours.          
  • When reserving equipment, students must identify themselves as Governor's School students and should present a valid Meredith ID card. Media Services will retain the ID card while the equipment is in use in the library building. The reservation slip should include a local campus address and local campus phone number.  If another individual will be picking up the equipment, or if another individual will be using the equipment, this should be noted on the reservation form.
  • Media Services staff will create a reservation slip for the Governor’s School student user. The slip will indicate check out date and time and return time.
  • At the designated time, equipment booked for the Governor’s School student will be set out at the Media Services counter for use during regular library hours. 
  • Borrowed equipment should be returned to the Media Services counter at the time stated on the reservation slip. At that time the student’s ID card will be returned.
  • Governor’s School students are responsible for prompt return of all borrowed equipment and accessories.  Media Services does not provide delivery or pick up service.
  • Borrowers and/or the Governor's School are responsible for any loss or damage of equipment while in a Governor’s School student user's possession, normal wear and tear excepted. 
  • Persons borrowing equipment are responsible for it.  Users should never leave AV equipment unattended, should never allow untrained users to use AV equipment, and should never attempt to alter the normal functioning of any piece of AV equipment.
  • All use of Meredith College's AV equipment must be in strict compliance with current copyright laws.  This includes public performances of films and videos.  Ensuring the Governors School's compliance with copyright laws is, of necessity, the sole responsibility of Governor's School staff.  Students who have copyright-related questions are encouraged to consult with Governor’s School faculty.
  • Failure to abide by the above stated policies for Governor’s School students will jeopardize a user's privilege of using Meredith audiovisual resources.

Using AV equipment assigned to classrooms, auditoriums, and other campus spaces 

Many pieces of AV equipment are permanently assigned to classrooms, auditoriums, and other spaces on campus.  Governor’s School students should respect these assignments and not move equipment from room to room with permission.  All equipment should be used responsibly. 

  • Users and/or the Governor's School are responsible for reimbursing Meredith College for any loss or damage of any such audiovisual equipment while in a Governor’s School user's possession, normal wear and tear excepted.
  • Users should never leave AV equipment unattended, should never allow untrained users to use AV equipment, and should never attempt to alter the normal functioning of any piece of AV equipment.
  • For reasons of safety and economy, Governor’s School students are encouraged to make sure equipment is properly turned off when it is no longer being used. This is very important for all video and data projectors. Users of such projectors must learn the proper shutdown procedures, or they will risk losing the privilege of using these resources. Students should ask Governor’s School faculty if they are not familiar with shutdown procedures for these projectors.
  • Governor’s School students are encouraged to help secure Meredith's audiovisual equipment by locking rooms that are not being used, whenever possible and appropriate.
  • All use of Meredith College's AV equipment must be in strict compliance with current copyright laws.  This includes public performances of films and videos.  Ensuring the Governors School's compliance with copyright laws is, of necessity, the sole responsibility of Governor's School staff. Students who have copyright-related questions are encouraged to consult with Governor’s School faculty.
  • Failure to abide by the above stated policies for Governor’s School equipment use will jeopardize a student's privilege of using Meredith audiovisual resources.
  • Please report equipment problems promptly to Media Services in the main library (760-8444).

How To Get Help

The two service desks on the main floor are the starting point for getting help. The library staff is available to help you use the library. Services include:

  • help in locating things the library owns
  • help finding information you need
  • training to make you a better researcher
  • training in the use of audiovisual equipment

Staff are here during most hours that the library is open. Drop in and visit us! Or call us:

  • Research Assistance (919-760-8095) for research help
  • Media Services (919-760-8444) for equipment help
  • Circulation desk (919-760-8532) for everything else

You can chat online with a reference librarian when the library is open (see the chat logo on the library homepage). For in depth assistance, make an appointment.