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Ida Jane Dacus Library

Circulation Privileges

In order to protect accounts, all faculty and staff must present a valid photo ID (preferably a Winthrop ID) to check out materials.

  • Faculty members may check out General Collection and Browsing materials until the end of spring semester. Renewals are available upon request, by contacting the Circulation Department; however, online renewals are not available for faculty and staff. 
  • Equipment, such as iPads and cameras, have a 7-day loan period for all patrons, including faculty and staff. Renewals must be requested in person, and are based on demand.
  • Faculty may check out journals and Reference materials for 24 hours.
  • Faculty and staff who have neither returned nor requested renewals for their materials will be billed for replacement when the items are 30 days overdue. Fees will be waived upon return of the materials in good condition, provided the library has neither withdrawn nor replaced the items.

Library Proxy Card

If a faculty member has a research, graduate or departmental assistant they would like to pick up and checkout library materials for them, the faculty member should submit a Dacus Library Proxy Card Application. The card will be sent to the faculty member via campus mail. A valid photo ID must be presented with the Library Proxy Card in order to check out materials. A proxy account will also allow the assistant to place Interlibrary Loan requests and check them out on behalf of the faculty member. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan.

Printing, Copying & Scanning

Like other labs on campus, Dacus Library's computers are set up with ACC accounts. Faculty and staff have to be logged in as a guest user to use the computers, unless you request an ACC account. To be logged in as a guest, just present your Winthrop ID to staff at the Information Commons desk.

  • Faculty and staff must request an ACC account to take advantage of printing services in the library.
    • Black and white printouts are 4 cents per page.
    • Color printouts are 35 cents per page.
  • The library has 3 scanners located on the main floor at the back of the Information Commons. These are available for use by all patrons. 
    • Scanning to a USB drive or to e-mail is free and available to all patrons.
  • The library does not have public photocopiers nor fax machines.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a cooperative service between libraries that allows eligible Winthrop faculty, staff and students to obtain materials not owned by Dacus Library. This service includes borrowing from other libraries books, photocopies of periodical articles, microfilm copies of dissertations, and other needed items. Go to the Interlibrary Loan Department.

ILL Library Proxy Account

Faculty members may request a Proxy Account for graduate/research assistants to use when ordering items on their behalf. Students should NOT use their personal ILL accounts for this purpose. Please fill out the Dacus Library Proxy Account Application to request an ILL Proxy Account. 

The faculty member will receive a Faculty Proxy Card via campus mail that the assistant can use to pick up library materials. A valid photo ID must be presented with the Faculty Proxy Card in order to check out materials.

Faculty members should be aware that they are responsible for all materials on their accounts, including any overdue, lost or damaged items.

Ordering Materials

Dacus Library accepts requests and acquires materials within the guidelines and policies as stated in the Collection Management Handbook.  The confines of the Library’s materials budget are also a factor.  Each department or discipline has a designated individual who acts as a liaison with the library.  The liaison coordinates and submits requests to the library via email: acq@winthrop.edu.  Additionally, requests can be made through campus mail or in person.