Frequently Asked Questions
When do I use my Friends of the Library card?
Present your bar coded library card at the Circulation Desk whenever checking out materials. FOL members may check out a total of 6 books at any one time.
How long can I keep books checked out?
FOL members may check out books for a period of 3 weeks and may renew for 1 additional week. A fine of 25¢ per day/per book is charged for books that are overdue.
What if a Wingate University student needs a book I have checked out?
The Library reserves the right to recall any book needed by a Wingate University student.
May I check out audio-visual equipment and/or materials?
Audio visual equipment as well as videos, DVDs, and CDs may be used inside the building only. Viewing rooms are available in the Library.
What happens if I lose a book?
The replacement cost of a lost or damaged book is the responsibility of the borrower. The replacement cost will equal the average price of the book in that subject area. FOL Members are sent reminders for late books and may have their privileges suspended if past due amounts exceed $10.00.
Become an FOL Member
All members of the community are invited to use library materials inside the building. To be eligible to check out books from the circulating collections, it is necessary to join the Friends of the Library.
Membership in Friends of the Library is based on an annual gift to the organization. In addition to check out privileges, Friends of the Library members receive a quarterly newsletter full of interesting information and upcoming events and receive advance invitations to special events such as the Spring Author's Luncheon, Homecoming Author's Coffee, and Library Book Sales.
We welcome you to join Friends of the Library and hope that we may provide information services to meet your needs.
Please visit the Ethel K. Smith Library to join Friends of the Library today! For more information, please call 704.233.8091.