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Winthrop University

Library Services Quick Guide

Brief guide to basic library services

Dacus Library User Services

Dacus Library welcomes and encourages users to take advantage of our many resources and services; a complete list of user services and polices is available on our policies page. Please scroll down on this guide to see a brief summary of services and resources by user group. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact the library! 

Winthrop University Students (Currently Enrolled)

Access:

o Building access during all open hours

o Off-campus access to library resources

o Access to individual and group study areas

Resources:

o Circulating materials, reserves, and devices loan with WU ID

o Printing (Color and Black & White) using WU print quota\

Services:

o Reference services (virtual and in-person)

o Customized one-on-one research assistance through Book-a-Librarian program

o Interlibrary Loan and PASCAL Delivers borrowing

WInthrop University Faculty

Access:

o Building access during all open hours

o Off-campus access to library resources

o Access to all open (non-reservable) study areas

Resources:

o Circulating and non-circulating materials loan with WU ID

o Desktop computers with guest log-in or ACC account log-in

Services:

o Information literacy instruction for classes

o Hosted reserve materials upon request

o Proxy checkout services upon request o Reference services (virtual and in-person)

o Customized one-on-one research assistance through Book-a-Librarian program

o Interlibrary Loan and PASCAL Delivers borrowing

o Loan privileges and building access for immediate family

Winthrop University Staff

Access:

o Building access during all open hours

o Off-campus access to library resources

o Access to all open (non-reservable) study areas

Resources:

o Circulating and non-circulating materials loan with WU ID

o Desktop computers with guest log-in

Services:

o Reference services (virtual and in person)

o Customized one-on-one research assistance through Book-a-Librarian program

o Interlibrary Loan and PASCAL Delivers borrowing

o Loan privileges and building access for immediate family

Winthrop University Spouses and Children of Faculty and Staff

Access:

o Building access during all open hours

o Library users under the age of 16 must remain in the company of their Winthrop affiliate

o Access to all open (non-reservable) study areas

Resources:

o Circulating materials loan with WU ID

o Desktop computers with guest log-in

Services:

 o Reference services (virtual and in person)

Winthrop University Retirees

Access:

o Building access during all open hours

o Access to all open (non-reservable) study areas

Resources:

o Circulating and non-circulating materials loan with WU ID

o Desktop computers with guest log-in

Services

 o Reference services (virtual and in person)

o Interlibrary Loan and PASCAL Delivers borrowing

 

Winthrop University Alumni

Dacus Library welcomes Winthrop Alumni card holders to visit the library during our posted hours of operation.

For driving and parking directions, please see our Visiting Dacus page!

Detailed instructions for obtaining a WU Alumni library access card are available on the Winthrop Alumni Association page!

Access:

Resources:

  • Desktop computers with guest log-in (access to library equipment may be subject to specified computers and time restrictions).
  • On-site use of library materials; borrowing is available through the user's local public library inter-library loan service.

Services:

  • Reference and information services (virtual and in person)

 

PASCAL Member Institution Students and Faculty

Access:

o Building access during all open hours with valid home institution ID plus photo ID

o Access to all open (non-reservable) study areas

Resources:

o Circulating materials loan with home institution ID and photo ID

o Desktop computers with guest log-in

Services:

o Reference services (virtual and in person)

Winthrop University Friends of Dacus Library

Access:

o Building access during all open hours

o Access to all open (non-reservable) study areas

Resources:

o Circulating materials loan with valid Friends of Dacus Library card

o Desktop computers with guest log-in

Services:

o Reference services (virtual and in person)

York Technical College Bridge Students

Access:

o Building access during all open hours with WU or York Tech ID

o Access to all open (non-reservable) study areas

Resources:

o Circulating materials loan with home institution ID and photo ID using PASCAL Visiting Patron service (Coming Soon!)

o Desktop computers with guest log-in

Services:

o Reference services (virtual and in person)

Federal and State Depository Library Users

Access:

o Building access according to library user category defined in the Dacus Library User Access Policy

o Scheduled appointments for the depository library are requested, but on-site assistance is available during depository hours.

o Dacus Library Federal and State Government Documents Depository Library Access Policy

Resources:

 o Desktop computer available for government documents research only

o Loan of circulating depository materials with a current WU ID or through affiliated library interlibrary loan request.

Services:

o Government documents reference services available during depository library hours.

Community Users

Community Library Users Building Access Information:

 o Building access is available only during posted community hours

o Library users must be age 16 or older (with photo ID) 

o Library users under age 16 must remain in the company of a parent or guardian

o Access to all open (non-reservable) study areas.

Resources:

o Internet access with guest log-in (access on library equipment may be subject to specified computers and time restrictions; library equipment use priority is given to Winthrop Students, faculty, and staff).

o On-site use of library materials; borrowing is available through the user's local public library inter-library loan service.

Services:

o Reference services (virtual and in person)