The library's computers are intended to facilitate the research and other technology needs of Winthrop University students, faculty, and staff. Winthrop students have priority access to computers at all times. All patrons are expected to adhere to the Dacus Library Patron Code of Conduct posted on the library website, as well as Winthrop University's Appropriate Use Policy. Patrons who violate either of these policies will be subject to removal and/or loss of library privileges. Community patrons should be aware that the university provides unfiltered Internet access to allow students and faculty a full range of research options. Patrons under the age of 18 must remain in the company of an adult when using the computers.
The following categories of patrons are entitled to on-site use of the library’s resources.
Faculty members from the Charlotte Area Educational Consortium have borrowing privileges from Dacus Library. They should have their ID card and a special CAEC borrowing card. Winthrop faculty can obtain a CAEC borrowing card to use at one of the other libraries at the Information Commons from the reference librarian.
Charlotte Area Educational Consortium:
The purpose of the Friends of Dacus Library is to encourage gifts, endowments, memorials, and funds for financial support of the library beyond the traditional budget. It seeks to attain this worthwhile goal via the contributions of members to the organization for either general or designated purposes. Annual memberships run from January 1 through December 31.
Friends of Dacus Library are allowed to check-out three items at a time for a loan period of 30 days.
Identification Required: Friends of Dacus Library Card and a photo ID.
The following special services are available to area high schools:
All library access for area teachers and students must be arranged through the Information Literacy Coordinator and/or Head of Public Services. High school teachers who are interested in having their students use Dacus Library either individually or as a class must first contact the Information Literacy Coordinator to make these arrangements. High school teachers are encouraged to first explore the resources of their own media centers and local public libraries.
Only IB & AP program coordinators may acquire access cards for their students.
The primary goal of the Teacher Cadet Program is to encourage academically talented, high-achieving, high school students with exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career. An important secondary goal of the Program is to develop future community leaders who will become civic advocates for public education. Teacher Cadets are participating in a dual-credit course and should have a Winthrop ID card.
Proxy Account Policy
Students enrolled in for-profit institutions and/or online programs at out-of-state colleges and universities will be charged an access fee of $100. The access card will be valid for 6 months. If additional time is needed, access cards may be purchased in additional 6 month increments for $50 each. Access cards valid for between 1 day and 30 days may be purchased for $25, and renewed at the $25 rate for an additional 1-30 days.
The Winthrop Bridge Program is an academic transfer program that allows freshmen to attend York Technical College for two years to earn an associate’s degree or university studies certificate before transferring to Winthrop to complete a four-year degree. The program creates a path to degree completion by providing comprehensive and coordinated student support services at both campuses. Each student is issued a Winthrop ID card providing access to Dacus Library.
For more complete information, see the South Carolina Code of Laws, SECTION 60-4-10