Library Collection & Services
The collection provides resources to support the College’s academic programs. Circulating books are shelved by the Library of Congress call numbers and may be borrowed and returned at the Circulation desk. Patrons must have a valid Edward Waters College ID to borrow books. Patrons are also responsible for returning borrowed materials on time and in good condition.
The loan period of EWC’s circulating books for library users is 14 days. Please check with the circulation staff if assistance is needed to determine when a borrowed item is due.
Loaned materials can be renewed for one additional loan period (14 days).
Overdue Notices and Late Fees
The library may send courtesy reminders of overdue materials; however, it remains the responsibility of the borrower to return materials promptly. Failure to receive such a reminder in no way affects the liability of the borrower.
Lost or Damaged Books
Borrowers should promptly report to the library that a book has been lost or damaged. All borrowers are responsible for lost or damaged items. For each lost or damaged item, a borrower will be charged the current purchase price of the item(s) plus a $10 non-refundable processing fee per item to cover the cost of overdue notices, ordering, and processing of replacements.
If the item is returned, a refund will be made up to one year with a receipt or a cancelled check. The processing fee is not refundable. Please contact the Circulation Department for information on paying fees.
Note: The library will not accept a replacement copy purchased by the patron. Patrons with lost items will not be allowed to borrow additional materials until these items are returned or paid for.
Periodicals and AV Collections
The periodicals collection is available for reference use only. The A/V collection is available for faculty and staff use only.
Reference librarians are available to provide individual assistance in using library resources, completing research projects, and helping with the Online Catalog. Patrons who desire in-depth assistance are encouraged to make an appointment with the Reference librarian.
The Reference collection includes almanacs, data compliations, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, statutes, yearbooks, and other core reference materials. Reference materials do not circulate but may be used in the library.
Titles and holdings of library materials are searchable online. Please check at the Circulation or Reference Desk for assistance.
Electronic Databases and Journals are searchable online. Please check at the Circulation or Reference Desk for assistance.
The library offers formal instruction in using a wide range of library resources. These sessions must be scheduled by an instructor at least two weeks in advance. General and special subject sessions are available by appointment. Call (904) 470-8081 for more information or to set an appointment.
EWC faculty may place books, photocopied articles, and other materials on reserve for students. In order to use reserve materials, patrons will be asked to leave their EWC ID card at the Circulation Desk. Reserved items are on loan for a two hour period, or longer if the item(s) is not requested.