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Please follow Meredith Community Standards when visiting the library.
Welcome to Meredith College
and the Carlyle Campbell Library
CCL is here to help you with your classes this summer.
The Library website is a good source of information about the library as well as a gateway to many research resources:
You may use your Governor’s School ID to check out library books and musical scores for up to three weeks. There is a limit of five items. If more items are needed, please speak with a Circulation supervisor. 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.
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!
Check out policies
A valid GSE ID card must be presented to check out materials, including reserve items. There is a limit of five items. If more items are needed, please speak with a Circulation supervisor. 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
Reference books, periodicals, and videotapes do not circulate out of the library building.
Reserve materials may be checked out from the circulation desk. Faculty specifies one of the following types of reserve for each item:
Reserve items are on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be placed on hold.
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 DVDs and CDs. 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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
Staff are here during most hours that the library is open. Drop in and visit us! Or call us:
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.