For whom was the library named?
The Shaw-Leslie Library, completed in 1981, was named to honor Mr. and Mrs. Irby Shaw (Mr. Jack Shaw's parents) and Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Leslie (Mrs. Jane Shaw's parents).
What kind of materials can I access in the library?
Shaw-Leslie Library offers 42,000+ books, plus CDs and DVDs, subscribes to 105 periodicals and provides access to 40,000+ e-Books and numerous full text journal articles through online databases, accessible via GALILEO.
How do I find the materials I need?
The library’s holdings are listed in the online catalog Destiny, which includes both our print and online collections. Access is available in the library or through the Internet on any computer. The online collection is accessible through Destiny or GALILEO. We use the Dewey Decimal System to arrange our book collection.
May anyone check out library materials?
Students, faculty and staff of Emmanuel College may borrow materials from the Shaw-Leslie Library with a college I.D. card. Local residents may also check out a limited amount of materials after registering at the circulation desk and paying the $15 user fee.
For how long may I check out a book?
For students, faculty and staff check out is for 45 days. For community patrons check out is for two weeks and items may be renewed once.
For how long may I check out a DVD?
DVDs are available only for in-library use.
How do I create a Library Account?
After opening the catalog search page, click on “Create Account” in the upper right corner of the screen and follow the directions. You will need your I.D. number to create your account and you must renew your account at the beginning of each semester.
Why do I need a Personal Library Account?
Your library account allows you to manage the materials you have on loan from the library. You can renew your books, check due dates and even create unique lists of materials available in our library.
How much are the fines for overdue materials?
Community patrons are charged $0.20 per day/per item. Items held past the end of a semester will cause a student’s account to be locked. Lost items are charged the replacement cost of the book plus a $15.00 processing fee.
The library is closed; how can I return my books?
Library materials can be returned only when the library is open. Please plan accordingly.
I know this is an academic library, but what else do you offer?
Shaw-Leslie Library focuses mainly on academic materials, but also offers current magazines, fiction, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, digital art and music, e-books, e-journals and wireless Internet access.
What is GALILEO?
GALILEO stands for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online and, as a Web-based virtual library, provides access to over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals. Over 2,000 journal titles are provided in full-text. Other resources include encyclopedias, business directories and government publications. Learn more at http://about.galileo.usg.edu/.
What is the GALILEO Password?
The GALILEO password changes periodically throughout the semester. It can be found by logging into CRIS. You must use your EC username and password to access the latest password.
Where do I make copies?
A photocopier is located near the Circulation Desk. Copies are 10 cents per page for community patrons.
Where can I place a flyer in the library?
The library provides a bulletin board inside the front door for campus-related and community information flyers and signs.
May I print something from the computer?
A printer is available on the 1st floor and in the 2nd floor computer lab for printing from online databases, full-text articles, and the Web. Please select "Print Preview" to assess your printing needs before printing.
How much does printing cost?
If you are an EC student, the cost of printing is simply removed from your annual balance of 500 pages. Community patrons are charged 10 cents a page.
Is there a place in the library where I can watch a DVD?
You can view DVDs on the library computers using headphones any time from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If group viewing is needed is a TV/DVD player is available in room 201 after 4 p.m.
Are cell phones allowed?
Cell phones should be turned off or silenced in the library. Cell phones may be used in the stairwells or outside the building.
Where are the restrooms located?
Restrooms are located the first and second floors on the east side of the building.
May I bring food or drinks into the library?
Yes. Drinks must be in spill-proof containers.