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Access and Directions

Access to the Ida Jane Dacus Library


The primary goal of the Winthrop University Library is to support the instructional and research activities of the Winthrop University academic community.  As a security measure, a Winthrop University identification card or a scheduled appointment is required to enter Dacus Library.  Non-Winthrop patrons must either fill out the Dacus Research Application Form (available at the library entrance or see the Online Application Form PDF file) or schedule an appointment in advance.

Access Policy Regarding Students Attending Out-of-State Online Institutions

 

Admission to Building

The following categories of library users are entitled to on-site use of the Library’s resources and collections:

  1. Winthrop University students currently enrolled.
  2. Winthrop University faculty and staff.
  3. Spouses and children of categories 1 and 2 above.
  4. Anyone with a research need fulfilled only by the specific resources within Dacus Library. Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Inquiries, off campus (803)323-2131; on campus x6460.  Email: Dean Mark Herring

Parking Information

Everyone parking on campus must have a parking permit, including visitors. Visitor permits are free, and can be requested through the Campus Police, located in the Good Building at 526 Myrtle Drive.

The entrance to the library's parking lot is located on Eden Terrace. Limited visitor parking is available in the library lot, but other campus lots on Eden Terrace provide visitor parking convenient to the library. You can view all designated spots for visitor parking on this PDF parking map

 

Directions to Dacus Library

824 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29733

(Corner of Eden Terrace and Oakland Avenue)

 

Southbound I-77:

Proceed to Exit 79 (Dave Lyle Boulevard/S.C. 122). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right. Travel 3.4 miles to Main Street and then turn left. At the first traffic light turn left onto Oakland Avenue. Within one mile you will begin to see Winthrop’s campus on the left and right. Dacus Library is located at the corner of Oakland Avenue and Eden Terrace. Turn right onto Eden Terrace.

From Charlotte/Douglas International Airport:

Follow Billy Graham Parkway to I-77 south. Follow southbound I-77 directions above.

Northbound I-77:

Proceed to Exit 79 (Dave Lyle Boulevard/S.C. 122). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left. Follow instructions above.

 

Southbound I-85:

In Charlotte, N.C., take I-77 south to Rock Hill. Follow southbound I-77 directions above.

Northbound I-85:

Proceed to Exit 102 (Earl). Turn right onto S.C. Highway 198, then left onto S.C. 5, continuing to Rock Hill. In Rock Hill, turn left onto Cherry Road (S.C. 322). Travel about one mile to College Avenue. Turn right on College Avenue. Turn right on Eden Terrace. The library is located on the left on the corner of Oakland Avenue and Eden Terrace.

 

From S.C. Route 72:

Turn left onto S.C. Route 901 (Heckle Bypass). Proceed to S.C. 322 (Cherry Road). Turn right and travel approximately two miles to College Avenue. Turn right on College Avenue. Turn right on Eden Terrace. The library is located on the left at the corner of Oakland Avenue and Eden Terrace. 

Special Borrowing Privileges


Library facilities at Winthrop University are primarily for the use of students, faculty, administrative officers, and staff of the University.  As a security measure, a Winthrop University identification card or a scheduled appointment is required to enter Dacus Library.  Patrons must schedule an appointment in advance.

Borrowing privileges are limited to currently enrolled students, faculty, administrative officers, and staff except under the conditions listed below.

Special Borrowing Privileges:

Non-Winthrop patrons of college age or above may borrow materials under the following conditions:

High School Class Instruction

Teachers who are interested in having their students use Dacus Library, either individually for research or as a group for a field trip, must first contact the Coordinator of Library Instruction to determine if the assignment or instructional goal is appropriate for Dacus.  Every effort is made to accommodate outside educational pursuits while minimizing conflict with the research and class activities of Winthrop students.  High school teachers are encouraged to first utilize all the resources of their own media center and local public library.  

All Others Not Covered Above

Others who wish to use the library must make application by filling out the Dacus Research form, available at the library entrance or on the library’s web site.  Someone will be back in touch with you in 24 hours or the next business day.

Inquiries, off campus 323-2131; on campus 6460. Email: Dr. Mark Herring

  • IB Coordinators 
    IB Coordinators will be issued a borrower’s card to check out books.  Requests to check out Dacus materials must be made through the Reference Department.  Teachers assume all responsibility for the return of materials checked out.

     

Access to Ida Jane Dacus Library:  FAQ’s


1. Why restrict access to only those with Winthrop University I.D. cards?

As a security measure, a Winthrop University identification card or a scheduled appointment is required to enter Dacus Library. The University  analyzed a number of different security measures for the safety of the Winthrop University students, faculty and staff.  This is another example of initiatives to maintain and enhance safety and security on campus.

2. Does this mean that others than the above are not allowed in the library?

No.  When non-Winthrop patrons have research needs that only resources in the Ida Jane Dacus Library will fulfill, they can apply for access by filling the Dacus Research Application Form, available at the entrance to the library, or via the online Research Application Form (PDF) .  Response is within 24-hours and/or the next business day.

3. What are categories of special resources maintained in Dacus Library, and how do I gain access to them?

Dacus Library has numerous resources in its various collections. If you wish to examine them and do not have an ID card, fill out the Dacus Research Application Form (PDF) (available at the library entrance or see the link above). Someone will get back to you within 24 hours or by the next business day.

4. Where can I find a library with public internet access?

The York County Public Library, located at 138 East Black Street, Rock Hill, S.C. 803/981-5858, or its web site, http://www.yclibrary.org.

5. Where can I find a library with public reading areas for daily newspapers?

The York County Public Library, located at 138 East Black Street, Rock Hill, S.C. 803/981-5858, or its web site, http://www.yclibrary.org.

6. Where can I find open browsable library collections?

The York County Public Library, located at 138 East Black Street, Rock Hill, S.C. 803/981-5858, or its web site, http://www.yclibrary.org.

7. Where can I direct questions about Dacus Library policies?

If you are on campus, call x6460. If you are off campus please call 803/323-2131 and direct your inquiries to Dr. Mark Y. Herring, Dean of Library Services. You can also email the dean dacusaccess@winthrop.edu or write of care of him at Ida Jane Dacus Library, 824 Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, S.C., 29733.

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