Library


Welcome to the J.A. Jones Library!

James Addison Jones Library

Located on the northeast side of campus, adjacent to Market Street, the James Addison Jones Library supports teaching and learning by providing access to resources that complement courses and programs offered at Greensboro College. The library provides access to tens of thousands of books, nearly 200,000 ebooks, many DVDs, audiobooks, games, and musical scores, as well a broad range of scholarly content including articles from a wide selection of journals.

 

Links to Frequently Used Resources


Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection

James Addison Jones LibraryThe library also houses the Levy-Loewenstein Holocaust Collection. This collection comprises more than 1,400 publications, works of art, and artifacts pertaining to the Holocaust and related subjects. This collection was created through a gift from Richard Levy, a former trustee, and his wife, Jane, in memory of their parents.

 

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General Spring and Fall Semester Hours

The library is open over 80 hours per week during the academic year with extended hours during final exam periods. Librarians are happy to provide reference service, individual and small group instruction, interlibrary loan service, and assistance with other information needs.

  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m.-midnight
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 2 p.m.-midnight

The library is also home to 28 computer workstations, including laptops that are available for students to borrow for in-library use. Wireless internet is also available throughout the library building. Please note that access to the library and library facilities and technology is restricted to Greensboro College faculty, staff, students, and invited guests. The library also hosts a number of fun social events throughout the year. Past examples include game nights, knitting lessons, craft projects, and a Halloween costume contest.

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Links to more information about library services, facilities and policies

 


Borrowing

The front desk on the main floor is the checkout point for all library materials. All Greensboro College students must present their Pride Card at the front desk when borrowing materials. There is no limit to the number of books you may check out at one time. All loans are restricted to enrolled students and must be returned at the end of the semester. If materials are required over a break or during a semester when you are not enrolled, please contact library@greensboro.edu. For information about loan periods for specific items see http://libguides.greensboro.edu/library/loanperiods

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.

You can renew books online by visiting the library catalog and clicking “Sign in” 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 thirteen digit barcode on the back of your Pride Card. After logging in, just click on “My 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 username.
  • Click on the link in the email.
  • Type in your username (barcode) and enter a new password
  • That’s it! You have now created your profile in the new system!


Returns:

When you finish using your books, there are two ways to return them.

In-Person: Please return books to the librarian at one of the two desks at the main entrance or the dropbox across from the reference desk. Please only leave books at the front desk when there is a librarian there to receive them.

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

Fines and fees:
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 your responsibility as the borrower of library materials to return materials on time. 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, the Business Office will be notified and the delinquent borrower’s grades and/or transcripts will be withheld.

Borrowing agreements and interlibrary loan:
The Triad Area Library Association: The library participates in the Triad Area Library Association or TALA, which allows students, faculty, and staff from Greensboro College borrow books from any Triad area participating library using only their Greensboro College Pride Card.

Interlibrary Loan: When the library does not have a book or an article that you need, it can be requested from other libraries using interlibrary loan. Look for the ‘request item’ button beside books or articles in the library’s catalog or email ill@greensboro.edu with the information you have about the book or article that you want. Librarians at Greensboro College will forward your request on to other libraries around the country that do have the item. Librarians can typically obtain the item for you, however, the process may take up to two weeks.

Distance students:
Books owned by the J.A. Jones Library can be delivered to any current student’s home by request. Items available for delivery display a “deliver by mail” button beside their entry in the catalog. Requested items will be sent via FedEx 2-day delivery. Only those with off-campus home addresses are eligible for Books By Mail service.

Books delivered by mail come with a printed UPS return label in the package. Before the due date, repackage the books, place the provided return label on the package, and drop the package off at your nearest FedEx shipping center. You do not pay for return shipping.

Note that books on reserve and books obtained via interlibrary loan are not available for delivery.

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Collection Development Policy

The collection development policy is a document that provides guidelines for developing, maintaining, and planning the collections of the James Addison Jones Library. The collection development plan addresses the missions and goals of the Library and the College, faculty and staff responsibilities, collection development, acquisitions, gifts and donations, as well as remote access to electronic resources.

Please find the full collection development policy at the following URL: http://libguides.greensboro.edu/library/policies/collectiondevelopment

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Course Reserves

Materials placed on course reserve are for use by students in a particular course and are located at the front desk on the main floor of the library. If your professor has informed you that a book is on reserve for your course, request the item at the library’s front desk.

If you think there may be an item on reserve for your course, you can search all items currently on reserve through the library’s catalog. Just look for the ‘course reserves’ link in the top, right-hand corner of the catalog. The course instructor and library staff determine how long an item on reserve 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.

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Databases and Subscription Resources

The library provides access to many databases and subscription resources. All resources are selected by professional librarians for their consistency with the degrees offered and are available for on- and off-campus use by students, faculty, and staff. For an extensive list of databases and library resources, see the Databases A-Z link at the top of this page.

The username and password to access subscription resources are the same as your Greensboro College email username and password. If you need assistance logging in to library resources, email library@greensboro.edu or call the library at extension 5241.

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Food and Drink

Food and drinks are now permitted in the library. While in the library, special care should be taken to preserve the collection, the electronic equipment, and the library itself (flooring, tables, etc.). This policy is adopted on a contingency basis, and will continue thereafter so long as the library remains clean and attractive. Problems such as damage from spills, excessive loose trash, emergence of pests, etc. will force reconsideration. Library users are implored to use good judgment to ensure that nothing is harmed by food particles or drink spills. “Good judgment” includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cleaning up after yourself and others (crumbs, food wrappings, drink bottles, minor spills).
  • Reporting major spills to a librarian.
  • Making sure that no crumbs or spills fall onto books, computers, etc.
  • Washing your hands after eating greasy foods.
  • Avoid eating large, messy, and/or aromatic (smelly) meals.

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Free Shelf

The library’s Free Shelf is designed to give a second chance to items being discarded by the library. The Free Shelf items include items that do not fit the criteria for Better World Books to accept, yet the Jones Library staff feel are too good to be recycled. Items remain on the Free Shelf two weeks. If you see an item you like, donate one dollar and take it home with you. If you don’t have a dollar, but you still want the item, take it with you anyway!

 

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Library and Research Instruction

The Library provides instruction in the use of learning and information resources. Library or research instruction sessions are suited to fit your needs. Depending upon the instructional needs of a class, the library offers handouts, research guides, as well as assignment specific resources. Classroom instruction also includes how to access and use remote information and subscription databases available through the library web site. Schedule a session today by emailing library@greensboro.edu.

Librarians are available from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer your questions and provide guidance on your research and coursework. You can also walk in any time the library is open and obtain assistance. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a college librarian through the library’s website by clicking “book a librarian,” emailing library@greensboro.edu, or calling the library at extension 5241 anytime.

If you have any questions about instruction, please contact:

Lauren Brewer
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Library, Main Level
336-272-7102, ext. 5378
lauren.brewer@greensboro.edu

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Library Faculty

Brewer, Lauren
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Dept/Office: Library
Location: J.A. Jones Library, Main Level
Email: lauren.brewer@greensboro.edu
Phone: 336-272-7102, ext. 5378

Jordan, Amy
Collections Services Librarian
Dept/Office: Library
Location: J.A. Jones Library, Main Level
Email: amy.jordan@greensboro.edu
Phone: 336-272-7102, ext. 5315

Ritter, Will
Library Director
Dept/Office: Library
Location: Library, Upper Level
Email: will.ritter@greensboro.edu
Phone: 336-272-7102, ext. 5287

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Library Spaces

The library also has study rooms available for group or individual study. Currently, we have  three of them available for you to use immediately, if they’re not currently in use. You can also reserve one of these study rooms in advance on your phone or computer by going to this link: http://greensboro.libcal.com/reserve/roombooking

 

Facilities Use Policy:

Spaces in the James Addison Jones Library, including the Library Classroom, Media Room, Upstairs Conference Room, Bonus Room and Nooks are available for use by Greensboro College students, faculty, and staff. Every effort is made to keep Library spaces open and available to the Greensboro College community. Library spaces may not be used for scheduled classes, however sometimes may be reserved for Library instruction or special college events. Please send questions about library spaces and facilities to library@greensboro.edu.

For more details regarding the use of library facilities, please see the policy regarding facilities use at the following URL http://libguides.greensboro.edu/library/facilities

 

Library Use By Classes:

All students are welcome to use Jones Library whenever the library is open.

Instructors assigning library research projects to their students and wanting to bring their students to the library as a group will need to schedule a library instruction session first. This is done by emailing library@greensboro.edu or emailing a specific librarian.

Instructors bringing their class to the library for follow-up research sessions (without library instruction) will first notify the library via email. Please be considerate of time and notify the library earlier rather than later. Early notification makes it possible to alert staff and students as needed.

Aside from occasional bookings due to library instruction and classes, the library classrooms functions as an open computer lab and is available to all students.

Middle College instructors will supervise their classes while they are using the library. Library workstations are to be used for academic work, so classes should be working on assignments. It is not necessary for teachers to supervise library use by students who are using the library independently, i.e. not as a class.

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Mission Statement

The James Addison Jones Library supports the academic and social community of Greensboro College and its mission through a provision of collections, services, and facilities that reflect the College’s curriculum, promote information literacy and learning amongst a diverse student body, and support faculty teaching, research, and scholarship.

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Moodle

Moodle is Greensboro College’s community course management system. It is where all faculty, staff, and students find information, where students turn in assignments or forms, and where everyone on campus interacts with each other. It’s easy to use. You can log in to moodle at: http://moodle.greensboro.edu or click Moodle on the College’s web pages. You use the same username and password as you do for email. You also use the Moodle change password option in your Moodle profile to change your email password. For Moodle assistance, please email moodlehelp@greensboro.edu.

 

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Tours

Librarians are happy to provide tours to new faculty, and staff upon request. All first-year students participate in a library tour as part of their Greensboro College Seminar class. To request a library tour, please email library@greensboro.edu or call the library at extension 5241.

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