General Policies & Procedures
The Reference Department’s primary purpose is to serve the information needs of the students, faculty, and staff of Wingate University. Community patrons, including Friends of the Library, will be assisted as much as possible in using the computers, books, and other resources of the Ethel K. Smith Library, but the needs of campus users have priority (please refer to the Guest Patron Usage Policy Section I. C. of this document).
Items classified as "Reference" materials must be used in the Library. (Faculty may be permitted to use items in class with special permission from a Librarian.)
The Redearch Desk and "Ask Ethel" (chat) are services of the Ethel K. Smith Library to support the academic pursuits and intellectual endeavors of the student body, faculty and staff, and community patrons. It is the goal of each Librarian providing research assistance to make available a variety of research options to the researcher, including the University’s curricula represented within the collection holdings.