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Photocopies Back to Top
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.
Computers Back to Top
There are plenty of computers for you to use while in the library. Here are the different areas to choose from:
- LINC Center computers: The LINC Center has 15 computers available for use by Meredith students, faculty and staff 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 a computer lab 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.
Food and Drink Back to Top
Food and drink are allowed in the library. Please be considerate and careful around library materials. Also, please refrain from eating or drinking near computers.
Faxing Back to Top
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.
Scanning Back to Top
All of the copiers in the library are capable of scanning. Scanning is free if sent to your email rather than printed at the copier. There is also a scanner on the main floor available to all library users.
Lamination Back to Top
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.
wireless access Back to Top
The entire Meredith campus has a freely available wifi network for wireless computer access. The network name is meredith-public and no password is required.
Off Campus database Access Back to Top
You may access many of our electronic resources from off campus.
Ebooks: For Meredith students, faculty and staff: Access ebooks through the library catalog with your Meredith ID. For all other library users, access to some ebooks is not available.
Research Databases: For Meredith students, faculty and staff: may access our subscription databases from off campus. Simply click on the name of the database you wish to enter, and you will be prompted to enter your last name and Meredith ID number. For all other library users, access to some databases is not available.
If you are having any trouble, call the Library Information Desk at 760-8095.
borrowing from raleigh academic libraries Back to top
Meredith students, faculty and staff may borrow books from the other college and university libraries in Raleigh that are part of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) consortium. The members of CRC are:
* Meredith College
* North Carolina State University
* Peace College
* Shaw University
* St. Augustine's College
Student Borrowing Procedure: Come to the Meredith library and pick up a signed CRC Borrowing form at the circulation desk. Take the form to the library from which you want to borrow with your Meredith ID and present both at that library's circulation desk at the time of check out.
Faculty/Staff Borrowing Procedure: Come to the Meredith library and pick up a signed orange CRC library card at the circulation desk. Take the form to the library from which you want to borrow with your Meredith ID and present both at that library's circulation desk at the time of check out. The library card is good for 1 year.
borrowing from libraries outside raleigh Back to Top
The Library Interlibrary Loan Dept. can arrange a loan for you from thousands of libraries worldwide. Please contact the ILL Dept. or request a loan using one of the forms on the ILL page.
REFUNDS (VENDING, COPIERS) Back to Top
Drink machines: Go to the Business Office in Johnson Hall during business hours. They will give a refund immediately.
Coffee machine: Go to the library circulation desk during business hours (9-5). They will give a refund immediately if the circulation librarian is available.
Copiers: Go to the Business Office in Johnson Hall during business hours. They will give a refund immediately.
Book Sale Back to Top
CCL has a running book sale--all books are sold for $1.00. Look for a rotating selection of books on a bookshelf next to the library entrance. Please place your money the gray metal box on top of the bookshelf.
To donate books to the book sale, contact Ted Waller or talk to someone at the Information Desk.
All proceeds go to campus fundraisers.
Mission Statement Back to Top
More than simply a building or a collection, Carlyle Campbell Library is a multifaceted, service-oriented gateway to
- skills, and
The Library’s staff and resources are fundamental components of the educational experience at Meredith College.
The library promotes ethical, open, and honest inquiry, and seeks to prepare students for their lives as engaged global citizens and leaders.
Carlyle Campbell Library
- develop collections consistent with the learning and teaching objectives of a strong academic institution;
- provide well-organized physical and intellectual access to materials;
- and guide members of the College community toward the acquisition of skills that facilitate the best use of the local collections and of global information resources.
The library provides the College with
- training and support for classroom technology and public events,
- and maintains facilities that are conducive
- to contemplation and
- to individual and collaborative learning.
It also offers, through online resources and cooperative arrangements, access to information sources worldwide.
In addition to facilitating intellectual exploration, Carlyle Campbell Library preserves with its archival collection the history and memories of the Meredith College community.
Collection Development Policy Back to Top
Purpose of Collection Development Policy The collection development policy is a guide for the selection, acquisition, and retention of all library resources. The library collection includes or provides access to resources in a variety of media formats, including print, non-print, and electronic.
I. Purposes of the Carlyle Campbell Library in Regard to Collection Development
To select, house and provide access to resources that support the curriculum of the college as described in the current college catalog.
To select, house and provide access to a basic collection that supports and encourages the development of a well-educated person in accordance with the stated purpose and mission of Meredith College (See Attachment A).
To select, house and provide access to resources that support the strategic plan and vision of the College.
To provide access to resources that support research needs of the Meredith faculty, administration, and staff.
To select, house, and provide access to resources that will offer a balance of knowledge and opinions so that no subject is presented in a one-sided manner and so that areas of knowledge not mandated by course requirements but of importance to the community of the educated are included in the collection.
To provide materials for recreational reading.
To acquire, provide access, and preserve in a formal archival program the records and history of Meredith College and related areas of interest.
II. Recommendations and Selection of Resources
All members of the Meredith community (students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumnae) are encouraged to recommend resources that the library may acquire and/or provide. Members of the faculty have specific responsibility for making recommendations in their subject fields.
Members of the library staff have the additional specific responsibility for monitoring balance with and among library resources and for strengthening weak areas.
B. Responsibility for selection
With the aid and advice of faculty and library staff and within budgetary restrictions, the dean of library information services is ultimately responsible for the selection of all library resources. The dean of library information services makes such decisions within the framework of the college purpose and policies.
III. General Guides to Selection
Resources are selected in accordance with the library purpose and goals as listed at the beginning of this document. Emphasis is given to resources which support the curricular and research needs of the institution and to resources which provide a broadly-based and well-balanced collection. Standard selection tools such as reviews and bibliographies are used to determine which resources provide the highest quality in presentation and content. Budgetary constraints are taken into consideration in the selection of all library resources.
Priority for additions to the library collections are the following, in descending order:
1. resources supporting the curriculum
2. standard reference tools
3. resources contributing to a balanced collection
4. resources supporting research of the Meredith faculty, administration and staff
5. materials for recreational reading
B. Format considerations
Format selection decisions are based on a number of factors including:
1. ease of use
4. electronic access options
5. hardware and technology platform compatibility -- space constraints
C. Format selection considerations
Print materials are acquired in the least expensive format available. Softcover is preferred over hardcover although hardcover is ordered if specifically requested by faculty. Books are bound by the library if in the judgement of the library staff they are likely to receive high use.
D. Current publications vs. out-of-print publications
Due to higher cost, out-of-print materials are acquired only when no in-print materials will meet the same need. Out-of-print materials are pursued and purchased, however, when the need arises.
E. Multiple copies
Multiple copies of titles are not ordered. Requests for more than one copy of any title should be discussed with the dean of library information services.
F. Non-English language materials
Requests for resources in languages outside the curriculum should be discussed with the dean of library information services. Dictionaries are excepted.
G. Cooperative agreements
In order to increase the ability of the library to provide the resources and services needed by its users, Meredith has cooperative relationships with other libraries. These agreements are not used by Meredith College to avoid responsibility for providing their own adequate and accessible library resources and services.
H. Consortial purchases
Whenever possible and advantageous, the library collaborates with library consortia to purchase resources.
IV. Guides for Selecting Specific Types of Resources
The periodicals collection gives balanced subject coverage to support the curriculum and includes discipline-specific, interdisciplinary, and general interest titles. Each is selected on the basis of recommendation of faculty and library staff, inclusion in indexes at Meredith, content, and cost.
Because of increasing journal prices and decreasing space for maintaining backfiles, the format(s) of each title, both current and backfiles, is considered as well. Journals may be received and backfiles maintained in print/paper, on microform, or digitally (CD ROM or via the Internet). Maintaining journals and backfiles in more than one format is carefully considered and decisions are made on a title-by-title and format-by-format basis.
While traditional selection criteria apply to the selection of electronic titles, the management of this format is more complex. Special criteria for selecting electronic subscriptions or collections of titles from Internet-based sources are found in Section IV, D of this document.
The staff performs an ongoing journal review based on the following criteria: nature of use, extent to which the title supports academic programs, options for access, cost, and availability from other collections.
Newspapers are selected to give representative coverage of all geographic areas of North Carolina and of national and international news. In addition, relevance of the newspaper to specific courses and representation of diverse viewpoints are taken under consideration. Backfiles of some newspapers are kept. Retention decisions are based on indexing available in resources provided by the Carlyle Campbell Library.
"Microform" is used in this statement to refer to microfilm or microfiche only. Microforms are collected:
- when the print item is produced on material that has limited life expectancy in normal use, for example newsprint
- when there is no print edition available
- when the cost of obtaining the original or reprint would be prohibitive and the anticipated use would be relatively low
- when the print edition is subject to theft or mutilation
- when there is not sufficient shelf space for physical retention of print
- when journal backfiles are needed for new journal titles added to the collection
D. Electronic Resources
The library provides electronic access to resources, the contents of which fall within the guidelines of this collection development policy. Resources in electronic formats include, but are not limited to, CD ROM resources, remote Internet-based resources, text databases such as encyclopedias and full-text journals, and graphic and multimedia files.
Whenever possible and advantageous, the library collaborates with library consortia to purchase access to electronic resources.
Selection considerations which apply to electronic resources include:
- availability of value-added enhancements not in the print equivalent (e.g., wider access or greater flexibility in searching)
- availability of and support for appropriate software/hardware required to operate or access the resource
- mode of access (e.g., campus network access, library-only access, access on stand-alone workstations)
- limitations to access required by vendor's license agreement (e.g., lease vs. own; access to archived resource)
- vendor reliability and continued support for the resource via updates or new versions
clarity and thoroughness of documentation
- availability of customer support from vendor during library hours
E. Textbooks used in college courses
Copies of textbooks currently in use at the college are not purchased by the library. Copies of textbooks are added only when the title represents the best source of information on the particular subject.
F. Curriculum collection
The purpose of the curriculum collection is to provide resources that support the areas in which the college offers teacher certification. The collection includes state-adopted textbooks, supplementary textbooks, juvenile and easy books, multimedia and audio-visual resources, games, kits, and other teaching and learning materials. Resources intended for use by teachers and not by birth to grade 12 students are integrated into the regular circulating collection.
G. Government documents
Carlyle Campbell Library is not a government depository. Selected national, state and local government documents are added to the collection of the Carlyle Campbell Library based on user interest and faculty and staff recommendation.
Maps are selected if needed for the curriculum based on faculty or staff recommendation.
I. Non-print materials
The library selects a variety of audio-visual materials to support the academic programs of the college. These materials include DVDs, video cassettes, audio and multimedia CD's, and computer software, online digital media resources, and educational games. Selection is based on faculty requests, market availability, use patterns, and on the desire to develop a well-balanced collection. DVD video format is given priority over other video formats. CD audio and other digital formats are given priority over other audio formats. 33, 45, and 78 rpm recordings, laserdiscs, slides, filmstrips, audiocassettes, and films are no longer acquired for the collection. As educational resources in new technologies become available the library will acquire such materials as are feasible and appropriate for instructional use.
The library provides the campus with a pool of hardware resources to facilitate use of non-print resources in the library, in classrooms, and in other learning/teaching spaces. These include DVD and CD playback equipment, computers, data projection equipment, document cameras, and other equipment that supports use of the library collection, including online resources.
J. Printed and recorded music
Printed music and recordings are selected with the following being given priority (in descending order): keyboard and vocal literature; orchestral, chamber, and non-keyboard solo literature; and band literature. In addition, materials are selected to develop a representative collection of music from all periods.
Full-size editions of printed music are preferred. Miniature scores or piano reductions may be selected based on budgetary restrictions and/or market availability. Hard copy of collected complete works of composers are preferred.
K. Meredith College theses and honors papers
One copy of Meredith College graduate theses and one copy of undergraduate honors papers are added to the collection of the Carlyle Campbell Library. (See Attachment B: Student theses binding and access).
L. Archival materials
The following types of archival materials are collected: college publications; non-current records generated by college offices (on a space-available basis); and Meredith memorabilia (scrapbooks; photos; alumnae papers, journals, and diaries which pertain to Meredith); publications of Meredith faculty; past presidents' papers; papers of emeriti faculty; objects related to Meredith history; and audio and video recordings of selected college events. The complete Archives collection development policy is here.
M. Standing orders
Standing orders for materials such as monographic series, yearbooks, and proceedings of conferences which are published in serial form are placed with the publisher/vendor for automatic shipment since in many cases the publication date is not known. Standing orders are reviewed periodically for relevance to the curriculum. Selections are based on recommendations from faculty and library staff. Standing orders are charged to the"standing orders" line in the book budget and not to departments.
N. Rare materials
At the discretion of library staff, certain library materials are made part of a non-circulating special collection kept in the Harris Room. Materials in this special collection include: rare editions, valuable editions, and certain fragile volumes and material. Items are included in the special collection because they require special handling or care to assure their long term availability. Every item must support the College curriculum. A rare book collection as such is not part of the library's mission. The special collection is supervised by the Head of the College Archives in Carlyle Campbell Library.
O. Resources for patrons with disabilities
The library staff works in cooperation with the offices of the Dean of Students, the deans of the College, and the Counseling Center to provide information access and resources for patrons with documented disabilities.
Gifts are accepted according to the attached gift policy (See Gifts To the Library).
VI. Withdrawal from the collection
To maintain a viable, working collection it is necessary to withdraw materials from time to time. When there is uncertainty about the usefulness of library materials, the advice of faculty will be sought.
Criteria for withdrawal:
- The material is worn or damaged beyond repair or rebinding.
- The material contains obsolete, inaccurate, and superseded information which would be misleading to the user.
- The material is superseded by a newer edition held by the library. Titles are evaluated individually to determine if older editions should be retained.
- The material is one of superfluous multiple copies. The item has been missing from the library for more than two years and no circulation record exists.
- The material is being replaced in another format (e.g., microforms or electronic format to replace periodicals in hard copy).
Materials withdrawn from the library collection will not automatically be replaced. Their replacement will be evaluated according to the guidelines in this collection development policy.
VII. Reconsideration of Materials
The philosophy of library service at Meredith College and this collection development policy are based on two sets of principles: (1) the purposes of Meredith College (see Attachment A) and, within those purposes and the regulations of the college, (2) the tenets of the "Library Bill of Rights" (see Attachment C) and the "Freedom to Read" statement (see Attachment D), both adopted by the American Library Association Council.
The library staff and Meredith College subscribe to the philosophy of free access to material and to the following principles taken from the Library Bill of Rights which apply to the selection and reconsideration of library materials:
Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas. A person's right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
Members of the Library Committee and the library staff should be thoroughly familiar with the procedures for handling requests for reconsideration and shall be guided in their recommendations by the principles stated in this collection development policy.
If materials comply with the guidelines of this collection development policy, they should not be removed from the collection because of pressure by groups or individuals.
If the appropriateness of material is questioned, the following procedure is used:
The person requesting the reconsideration is directed to the dean of library information services.
The dean of library information services asks the person making the request to complete a "Request for Reconsideration" form. No request for reconsideration will be accepted without a completed form. No individual may authorize action on questioned material, regardless of source or degree of complaint, prior to submission of and a decision on a request for reconsideration.
If the request for reconsideration cannot be resolved by the dean of library information services, the library committee of the current academic year serves as the body to study and make recommendations. All complaints along with the "Request for Reconsideration" form and the questioned material will be submitted to the committee.
The written report and recommendation of the library committee are sent by the chair of the library committee to the president, the vice president and dean of the college, and the dean of library information services.
The dean of library information services is ultimately responsible for the selection of all library materials and makes such decisions within the framework of the college purpose and policies.
The dean of library information services notifies the person requesting the reconsideration of the decision.
VIII. Interpretation of policy
Questions concerning this policy should be discussed with the dean of library information services.
MEREDITH COLLEGE: Mission
The purpose, overview, and mission statement of Meredith College can be found on page 6 of the college catalog.
Several departments have students who complete senior, graduate, or honors papers. The library pays for binding library copies. It is the responsibility of the academic department to give to the library the appropriate number of copies as follows:
graduate thesis -- 1 copy
undergraduate senior papers -- one copy
Location and access in the library:
graduate thesis -- one copy in archives; one copy online
honors senior papers -- honors collection (second floor); one copy online
psychology senior papers -- main stacks
For thesis and honors papers binding information, click here.
All theses and papers submitted after 1993 are in the library catalog.
The library will also bind departmental and personal copies. The cost of binding personal copies is paid by the student or faculty member. The cost of binding departmental copies will be charged to the department. Payment and/or an account number must be supplied at the time the thesis or paper is brought to the library. (cost per volume: $10.00)Attachment C
The Library Bill of Rights/American Library Association
The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
I. Books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation.
II. Libraries should provide materials and information presenting all points of view on current and historical issues. Materials should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval.
III. Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment.
IV. Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.
V. A person’s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views.
VI. Libraries which make exhibit spaces and meeting rooms available to the public they serve should make such facilities available on an equitable basis, regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use.
Adopted June 18, 1948, by the ALA Council; amended February 2, 1961; amended June 28, 1967; amended January 23, 1980; inclusion of “age” reaffirmed January 24, 1996.
The Freedom to Read Statement
American Library Association
Carlyle Campbell Library endorses the Freedom to Read Statement issued by the American Library Association and Association of American Publishers.
Remote Stacks Retrieval Policy Back to Top
Library materials will be retrieved from the remote stacks building on demand whenever possible. At a minimum, materials will be retrieved:
- Monday - Friday 11:00am and 4:00pm
- Saturday 5:00pm
- Sunday 6:00pm
Factors affecting remote stacks building runs include:
- Staffing-at least three library staff members and/or student assistants must be on duty before someone can leave to go to the remote stacks building
- Daylight-the last possible trip to the remote stacks building is 15 minutes before sunset (except on Saturdays and Sundays)
- Weekends-only one trip to the remote stacks building is possible on Saturdays and Sundays
Access to the remote stacks building will be limited to library staff, student assistants and custodial staff except under special circumstances. Library patrons will only have access to the remote stacks building after receiving permission from a library staff member and must be accompanied by a library employee (either staff or student assistant).