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McCain Library General Orientation
General Library Facts <ul><li>260,000+ total items </li></ul><ul><li>Professional librarians on staff </li></ul><ul><li>Re...
Electronic Resources <ul><li>Online Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>100+ electronic databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ATLA...
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCain Libr...
Library Services <ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student ID needed for checkout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check...
Library Services (cont) <ul><li>Course Reserves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books, articles, etc. placed with the library as “re...
Library Services (cont) <ul><li>Library website  – http://www.erskine.edu/library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to the onli...
Library Services (cont) <ul><li>Reference assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email...
Library Services (cont) <ul><li>Library Materials by Mail Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books and copies of articles from ...
Library Contacts <ul><li>Phone Numbers: </li></ul><ul><li>877-876-4348 (Toll Free) </li></ul><ul><li>864-379-8898 (Main Of...
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  1. 1. McCain Library General Orientation
  2. 2. General Library Facts <ul><li>260,000+ total items </li></ul><ul><li>Professional librarians on staff </li></ul><ul><li>Research assistance and services for students </li></ul><ul><li>Access to computers and Internet connections </li></ul><ul><li>Open 83 hours per week during regular semesters </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 access to online resources (on and off campus) </li></ul>______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCain Library – Erskine Theological Seminary
  3. 3. Electronic Resources <ul><li>Online Library Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>100+ electronic databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ATLA Religion Database </li></ul></ul><ul><li>36,000 e-books </li></ul><ul><li>400+ e-journal subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Online access to full-text articles from 30,000+ journal titles </li></ul>______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCain Library – Erskine Theological Seminary
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  5. 5. Library Services <ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student ID needed for checkout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checkout periods: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books >> 30 days (2 renewals) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(120 days, D.Min. & Th.M. students) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A/V items >> 7 days (no renewals) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference books, periodicals, microfilm, and archive items do not circulate </li></ul></ul>______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCain Library – Erskine Theological Seminary
  6. 6. Library Services (cont) <ul><li>Course Reserves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books, articles, etc. placed with the library as “reserved readings” for a particular course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Reserves: Typically available for 3-hour use in the library only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Reserves: Available 24/7 online </li></ul></ul>______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCain Library – Erskine Theological Seminary
  7. 7. Library Services (cont) <ul><li>Library website – http://www.erskine.edu/library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to the online catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic databases & electronic journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library information, maps, contacts, policies, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computers and Internet connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop computers with MS Office suite and Internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless network throughout the building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network ports in various locations </li></ul></ul>______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCain Library – Erskine Theological Seminary
  8. 8. Library Services (cont) <ul><li>Reference assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email or phone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photocopying and Printing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Printing available from all library computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two photocopiers available for use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$0.05 per copy/print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy/Print cards available for purchase </li></ul></ul>______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCain Library – Erskine Theological Seminary
  9. 9. Library Services (cont) <ul><li>Library Materials by Mail Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books and copies of articles from the McCain Library collections will be sent to you upon request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact the Reference desk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan (ILL) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Request books, copies of articles, etc. from other libraries when not owned by McCain Library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cooperative borrowing agreements with other libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>McCain Library maintains borrowing agreements with other libraries in SC and surrounding states </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PASCAL Delivers (coming soon!) </li></ul></ul>______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCain Library – Erskine Theological Seminary
  10. 10. Library Contacts <ul><li>Phone Numbers: </li></ul><ul><li>877-876-4348 (Toll Free) </li></ul><ul><li>864-379-8898 (Main Office) </li></ul><ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.erskine.edu/library </li></ul>______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCain Library – Erskine Theological Seminary
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