Student Services

inside the library, photo credit: Susan Ranes

Checking Out a Book

Louisburg College students may check up to five books out of the library for two weeks using a Louisburg College student ID card. Students may renew books for additional two-week periods at the circulation desk or call the library to renew over the phone. All books are due before final exams. The library bills students for the replacement cost of lost books, plus a $10 processing fee per book. During the last week of each semester, the Financial Services Office receives information concerning the collection of library fees.

Overdue Notices

Overdue fines are 10 cents per day, per book. The library's online circulation system automatically generates overdue notices and subsequent reminder notices to prompt patrons to return materials by the due date. Students receive most of these notices via email.

Circulating Books

The Robbins Library and Learning Commons has more than 45,000 volumes and subscribes to numerous periodicals. Students may check out books located on the second floor of the library using their college ID. The library has arranged these books according to the Library of Congress Classification System and has posted guides on the ends of the shelves.

Reserve Materials

Reserve materials are books, homework reviews, practice tests, or periodical articles that instructors have assigned for use by an entire class. Students may use most of these materials in the library only. The library keeps reserved materials at the circulation desk where students may check out and return them.

Interlibrary Loans

If the library does not own a needed book, the librarian will order it for students through our interlibrary loan service.   To request an interlibrary loan, students may send an email containing the author and title, along with their contact information, to our Circulation Desk or complete a request form in person at the circulation desk in the library. Students may ask a librarian for assistance with this process. Most interlibrary loan items arrive within two weeks. The library will notify the student via e-mail when the items arrive and are ready for pick-up at the circulation desk.

Research Help

Staff at the circulation desk and the reference desk are always ready to provide brief one-on-one instruction in the use of databases and can offer suggestions for specific topics. For more in-depth instruction, please schedule an individual appointment by emailing the Instruction/Reference Librarian. Several resources and databases are available for student use on campus 24/7. When off-campus, students can access all databases remotely with a password, which is located in their college portal. Students can also get assistance with online resources by asking a librarian. Librarians are glad to assist students and answer questions about any library service and facility.

Library Spaces

Study carrels, tables, and comfortable seating are available on the first and second floors of the library. The Robbins Library Learning Commons area on the main floor offers space for group work. Students may reserve one of the 64 desktop computers situated on the main floor by emailing the Instruction/Reference Librarian. The computers are loaded with Microsoft Office Suite: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. The entire library is a wireless zone. You may also bring your laptop and access the internet wirelessly. The Library Cafe, Perks, is also located on the main floor and offers snacks, drinks, and Starbucks® coffee. On the second floor, quiet, individual study space is available and an enclosed silent room for those who work best in silence. The upper level also hosts both DVDs available for checkout and a collection of books about North Carolina. The college archives are in the basement of the library.

Printing, Copying, and Faxing

A printer and photocopier are located in front of the library computer lab. All library computers send printing to the main printer. There is no charge for printing college-related material. Library staff is there to assist students.