Borrowing


Loan Periods

The circulation desk on the main floor is the checkout point for all library material(s). Greensboro College students must present their Pride Card student ID at the circulation desk when borrowing items. There is no limit to the number of books a student may check out at one time. All loans are restricted to enrolled students and must be returned at the end of the semester. If you require materials over a break or during a semester when you are not enrolled, please contact library@greensboro.edu.

Loan Periods  


Interlibrary Loan

Do you need an article or book that we do not have? Try interlibrary loan. It is a magical thing! We can get you almost any book or article in the world!

If we do not have what you are looking for, request it and we will get it for you!

1. Navigate your browser to greensboro.worldcat.org.

2. Click the Off-Campus Access Log-in link in the top right corner, in the dropdown menu under Greensboro College. The Off-Campus Access Log-in link may also appear as a message as you are viewing various items at greensboro.worldcat.org.

 

3. Log-in using the same username and password that you use for Moodle.

4. Search for your desired item at greensboro.worldcat.org.

5. Click the blue Request Item through Interlibrary Loan button along side the item.

6. Fill in your name, college email, and status.

7. Click Submit.

8. That’s it! Like magic we will notify you when we receive the item.

If this makes no sense or you can’t find what you need at greensboro.worldcat.org just email as much information as you have about your book or article to ill@greensboro.edu.


Course Reserves

Materials placed on reserve for use by students in a course are located at the circulation desk on the main floor of the library. If your professor has told the class that an item is on reserve for a course, request the item at the circulation desk. If you think their may be an item on reserve for your course, you can search all items currently on reserve here. The professor of the course and library staff determine how long the item can be used and whether it can leave the library. In order to use a reserve item, you will need:

  • A current Greensboro College Pride Card.
  • The name of your professor.
  • The title of the reserve item.

Are you an instructor who wishes to place an item on course reserve for your class? Click here for instructions.


Fines and Lost Books

Failure to return library materials on time will result in the assessment of fines. Fines are not imposed as a method of obtaining revenue, but as a means of assuring that books are returned promptly so that they can be made available to other borrowers. As a courtesy to borrowers, the library sends notices for overdue books on the following schedule:

  • 2 days before an item is overdue,
  • 1 day after an item is overdue,
  • 8 days after an item is overdue, and
  • 22 days after an item is overdue.

It is the responsibility of the borrower to return materials on time or pay the designated fines. If an item is lost, the person whose name appears on the checkout record will be charged the cost of the library replacing the item, including cataloging and processing. If the material is not returned or the bill is not paid by the end of the semester, the Business Office will be notified and the delinquent borrower’s grades and/or transcripts will be withheld.


Renewals

Books may be renewed as often as needed, but can be immediately recalled during the second or subsequent renewals if they are requested by another library patron. Students should present their ID at the circulation desk for item renewals. You can renew a book by going to our catalog (greensboro.worldcat.org). Once you’re at greensboro.worldcat.org click on “Sign in” beside “My Library Account” in the top right-hand corner of the screen. This will take you to the login page for your library account, where you can view your current list of checked out materials and renew items. Log in using your student ID number. After logging in, just click on “Your Account” at the top of the screen to view your account status. If you have never used the system before, follow the instructions below.

First Time Users:

  • At the login screen click on the “Set/reset password” link.
  • Fill in your student ID number as the user name.
  • Click on the link in the email.
  • Type in your user name (barcode) and enter a new password
  • That’s it! You have now created your profile in the new system!

Returning Books

In-Person: Please return books to the librarian at one of the two desks at the main entrance or the drop across from the reference desk.

Books Drops: If the library is closed, please use the outside book drop located next to the library’s front door.


Triad Academic Library Association (TALA)

Library users in good standing may use and check out books from the libraries listed below. When checking out books you’ll be asked to do a few things:

  • You will be asked to access your course schedule through Empower.
  • You will be required to follow that library’s due date and other policies.

The following libraries are part of the TALA. Check the TALA Privilege Chart for more information.

TALA Institutions
Institution Library Catalog Map Contact
Alamance Community College ACC Library Catalog Map 336-506-4116
Bennett College
 Holgate Library Catalog Map 336-517-2139
Elon University Belk Library Catalog Map 336-278-6600
Forsyth Technical Community College Forsyth Tech Library Catalog Map 336-734-7216
Greensboro College James Addison Jones Library Catalog Map 336-217-7600 x241
Guilford College Hege Library Catalog Map 336-316-2450
Guilford Technical Community College Learning Resources Center Catalog Map 336-334-4822 x50067
High Point University Smith Library Catalog Map 336-841-9102
North Carolina A&T State University F.D. Bluford Library Catalog Map 336-285-3164
Salem College Gramley Library Catalog Map 336-721-2649
University of North Carolina – Greensboro Jackson Library Catalog Map 336-336-5304
University of North Carolina – School of the Arts Semans Library Catalog Map 336-770-3270 or 336-770-3267 (Music)
Wake Forest University Z. Smith Reynolds Library Catalog Map 336-758-4931
Winston-Salem State University C.G. O’Kelly Library Catalog Map 336-750-2449

TALA Agreement  

TALA Members  

TALA Privilege Chart  


Searching Other Libraries

​Worldcat allows you to search for items in libraries around the world. When you do a search, click on the item you are interested in. Click on the “+” beside “Worldwide libraries own this item” to see a list (in order of proximity) of libraries that own the item. If one of the TALA libraries own it, you can check it out directly from that library.