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General Library Services

General Library Services

  • Reference Services – The library provides one-on-one assistance in locating, retrieving, and evaluating information in various formats whenever the Library is open. Come in and ask for help at the Information Desk, email Seth Allen, or call for an appointment (910.277.5034).
  • Research Guides – The library manages Research Guides that are tools to help students, faculty and staff find basic information about the Library, and to locate and evaluate the information they need. They provide pathways to subject specific resources in addition to help with remote access, citing sources, and research strategies.
  • Tools and Space for Student Learning – Our flexible space provides convenient areas and resources to encourage student learning. This includes open areas on all three floors. including The Reynolds Reading Room and individual study carrels/desks that are very private. Come in and use our computers, printers, movable furniture, whiteboards, monitors, photocopier, and vending machines. We have staplers, hole punchers, pencil sharpeners, and will gladly loan you pens, pencils, markers, etc. Just ask if you need something
  • Library Instruction – We provide Library Orientation and Library Instruction sessions. Faculty members can make requests for a Library Session in their classroom or collaborate with the Librarian on a Research Guide to meet the information needs of the students in specific classes.
  • St. Andrews Archives – Located on the first floor of the library, the Archives documents the heritage of St. Andrews and those institutions that preceded it:  Flora Macdonald College in Red Springs (1896-1961) and Presbyterian Junior College in Maxton (1929-1961).

FAQ's for Faculty

Library staff can help you create persistent links that include the proxy so that all students on or off campus can access the information.



For books, DVDS, or other tangible resources, contact Seth Allen or Tom Waage.



Contact Seth Allen to work with your students in groups, as individuals, or visit your classroom. Research Guides can be tailored to your classes with links and suggested search strategies and databases.



Yes. Please submit any requests for articles, books, or DVDs through WorldCAT or email them to Seth Allen.



Most libraries will copy a chapter from an ebook, but most cannot be shared.



The Health Sciences Classroom on the third floor of DeTamble Library can be reserved by faculty or students. A whiteboard and computer with projector are available in the classroom, and there is a large monitor in the Health Sciences Space with adapters for any devices. You will also find a podium, whiteboards, markers, etc. Contact Tom Waage if you wish to reserve these spaces for presentations or meetings. Regular classes may also meet in the Library; please check with the Registrar’s Office.

Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

Inter-library Loan (ILL) services are provided (free) to meet the information needs of St. Andrews students, faculty, and staff. This cooperative service among libraries enables all faculty, staff, and students to get books, articles, videos, and other materials which we do not own or have access to.

Types of Resources Available Through ILL
  • Print Books (excluding textbooks since libraries do not typically loan them)
  • Ebooks – Chapters can be scanned and sent via email.
  • Articles
  • DVDs

Other resources such as dissertations, theses, videos, and microfilm may also be ordered, but may have some special limitations. All due dates and restrictions placed by the lending library must be adhered to. Renewals are usually available.

Submitting Requests

Submit requests directly through WorldCat. If you have any questions, contact Seth Allen by email, phone (277-5023) or stop by in person.


Currently there is no cost to order and receive books and articles.


Check your campus email for all communication about your request. Articles will be emailed as attachments to your campus email address.


Service is only provided to current St. Andrews students, faculty, and staff. Other patrons should contact their educational institutions or public library.

Fall Classes Start Tuesday, Aug. 27th!