Access Services provides students and faculty with information about the library's resources and schedule, including loan periods, access privileges, library hours, and other information.
I. Library Location
The library is located on University Boulevard. If you are coming from off campus from Hwy. 501, it is the second right. If you are coming from Hwy. 544, it is the fourth left.
Coastal Carolina University
376 University Boulevard
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
General Phone: 843-349-2400
II. Library Hours
During the hours of 2:00 AM until 6:00 AM the library is open only to CCU students, staff, and faculty.
CINO Cards will be checked for admittance.
According to page 92 in the Coastal Carolina University Catalog 2009/2010 "University police officers are authorized by state law to request students and staff to present identification cards on campus property at any time. Students must present an ID card when requested by any University Official." Library patrons without proper identification may be asked to leave the library between the hours of 2:00 am - 6:00 am.
Kimbel Library promotes a friendly academic atmosphere. Though group work and quiet talking is allowed in the library, patrons should be considerate of other library users. All library patrons must adhere to the Code of Student Conduct as outlined on pages 15-21 in the Student Handbook. Non compliance of library and university policy may result in loss of library privileges or judicial proceedings.
III. Who Can Use the Library
Coastal Carolina University faculty, staff, students and non-Coastal patrons over the age of 18 can use and borrow materials in a variety of formats.
Please read the Unattended Children Policy(PDF) to learn about library policies regarding unattended minors.
Please read the Accessibility Service Policy(PDF) to learn about how Kimbel Library strives to provide equal access to information for all patrons, including those with special needs.
- Faculty, staff & students' current CINO card (with digitized barcode) is also your library card. It must be presented at the Circulation Desk to check out all library materials including reserves and Interlibrary Loan items.
- Local residents (19 years and older) may borrow selected types of library materials by presenting a barcoded non-Coastal ID card and a photo ID. Apply for a non-Coastal borrowers card at the Circulation Desk.
- Kimbel Library participates in a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Horry-Georgetown Technical College Library.
- PASCAL Visiting Patrons
All patron records are confidential. S.C. Code of Laws 60-4-10
IV. Loan Periods & Renewals
Most types of materials circulate for 21 days to Coastal Carolina University students, staff, and non-Coastal borrowers. CCU faculty have a semester loan privilege. Exceptions are Interlibrary Loan items (loan period set by lender) and reserve materials.
- Semester loan to faculty; 21 day loan for all other patrons
- Library Use Only to all patrons except faculty--1 day loan
Journals, Magazines and Newspapers:
- Library Use Only to all except faculty--1 day loan
SC State & Federal Documents:
- 21 day loan to all patrons (except certain reference items and periodicals)
- Library Use Only, reader/printers available
Videos & DVDs:
- 21 day loan to CCU faculty, staff and students
Posters, Maps, Media Kits, Realia, CDs, Scores, & Cassettes:
- 21 day loan to all patrons
V. Lost/Damaged Library Materials
All patrons are responsible for replacement costs of library materials lost or damaged while checked out on the patron's record.
Minimum $50.00 plus any accrued overdue fines
Varies according to type of damage
Borrowing privileges are suspended until payment is made.
VI. Overdue Fines
All users, except CCU faculty and staff, are charged overdue fines. A fine of $1 or more blocks all borrowing and renewal privileges for all materials. Registration and/or transcript holds may result if a borrower's fines are not resolved.
21 day loan: 25¢ per item per day to maximum of $10
Interlibrary Loan: 25¢ per item per day to maximum of $10
Reserves: 50¢ per item per day with no maximum
Video Reserves: $5 per video per day with no maximum
Courtesy notices are sent to patrons with overdue library materials.
All CCU faculty, staff, and students will receive these notices via their CCU email account.
Courtesy notices are mailed to non-CCU patrons.
Failure to receive courtesy notices in no way relieves the borrower of his/her obligation to return items by the date due or pay any accrued overdue fines.
Any user may place a hold on items checked out to another patron. Searches can be requested on items not checked out and not found on the shelf. Inquire at circulation desk about placing a hold or requesting a search.
All library materials are subject to recall after 21 days.
The requester will be notified when the requested material(s) is available for pick up at the circulation desk.
VIII. Other Services of Interest
- see Media Collection, 2nd floor.
- MS Office applications, internet access, scanner, and laser printer. For CCU student use only.
- 39 wireless laptop computers for CCU student, in-library, use only.
- Please read the laptop checkout policy.
- Headphones, power cords, and mouse are available for checkout.
Study Rooms: Open During Operating Hours
-First-come, First-served. CCU students have priority.
Lost & Found:
- inquire at Circulation Desk.
- 10¢ per page, 1st floor (pay at Circulation Desk).
Outside Book Drop:
- for after hours and holiday book return.
- 10¢ per page. 1st floor: cash vending or CINO card. 2nd floor: CINO card only.
- Laser: 5¢ per page, Circulation Desk & 2nd floor Computer Lab.
- A dedicated scanner is available for patron use on the 2nd floor of Kimbel Library next to the Equipment Room.
1. Course Reserve Policy
Books, videos, DVDs, CDs, models, scores, etc. owned by Kimbel Library or the instructor may be placed on reserve without obtaining copyright permission.
The instructor must present written copyright permission to place off-air recorded copies, dubbed media copies, or unpublished manuscripts (including student papers) on reserve.
Instructor owned materials may be placed on reserve, but library staff can not assume responsibility for their damage or loss. If instructors do not wish to use their personal materials, they can request the material be purchased by the library.
Materials owned by other libraries cannot be placed on reserve. Articles, pre-tests, and class notes should be made available to students via Blackboard; please contact the TEAL Center for more information ext. 2353.
All materials will be taken off reserve at the end of the semester (or sooner at the instructor's request). Instructor owned materials will be returned via inter-campus mail; library owned materials will be re-shelved in the circulating collection. Instructors will be notified of the number of times each reserve item was used, but the library is unable to provide the names of the users.
The Library reserve policy is in compliance with Title 17, United States Code.
2. Fine Policy
A fine of $.50 ($5.00 for videos) per day will be charged each day a reserve item is kept beyond its due date. An item is considered overdue if it is not returned by midnight the day it is due. There is no maximum total fine for reserve material.
The reserve item can be renewed via Internet or by calling the circulation desk (ext. 2400) as long as the item is not overdue. Once the item becomes overdue, the late fee must be paid before the item can be renewed.
3. Internet Use Policy
Coastal Carolina University students, faculty, and staff who wish to use these computers for research purposes will be given preference over all other users, including those using personal e-mail accounts. The Kimbel Library reserves the right to limit the amount of time an individual user can devote to a single session. A one (1) hour time limit is in effect for user s not affiliated with Coastal Carolina University.
A. Access by Minors:
Full Internet access is available in Kimbel Library via its public access computers. Parents or legal guardians of those under age 18 must assume responsibility for deciding what library resources and websites are appropriate for their children and are encouraged to guide their children in the use of the Internet and inform them about materials they should not use. Kimbel library does not monitor or control information accessible through the Internet and is not responsible for its content, for changes in content of the sources to which the library home pages link, or the content of sources accessed through the secondary links.
B. Rules Governing Use
1. Users may not:
a. Load any software on these computers either via flash drive, CD-ROM, or download.
b. Access websites displaying information or material in violation of Article 3 of Chapter15 of Title 16 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t16c015.php), or display sites that create a "hostile environment" for other users of the library.
c. Invade the privacy of others.
d. Engage in any activity that is harassing or defamatory.
e. Use the Internet for any illegal activity, including the violation of copyright laws.
f. Alter in any way the appearance of screens, backgrounds, or wallpaper on these computers.
g.Make any attempt to damage computer hardware or software.
h. Use these computers to disseminate advertising or for any commercial use.
4. General Information
Library course reserve collections are established at the request of an instructor to ensure that all students in his/her classes have equal access to required materials. When establishing a reserve collection, professors should consider the class size and the amount of material involved before deciding how many copies of an item should be placed on reserve and the length of time materials may circulate.
In order to view or checkout a reserve, the student must present their current CINO Card. Also, please note our overdue fine policy, established to ensure prompt return of reserve materials.
5. Types of Reserves
The library offers 5 types of reserve.
- Library Use Only - may not be taken from the library at any time; subject to recall after 3 hours use.
- Overnight - due the next calendar day by midnight
- Two Day - due two calendar days from checkout by midnight
- Three Day - due three calendar days from checkout by midnight
- One Week - due one week from checkout date by midnight
In order to assure that materials are available to students, it is recommended that the materials be library use only. The library provides equipment for listening and viewing non-print materials.
7. Course Reserve Forms (for faculty)
Instructors may submit an electronic request for library owned materials to be pulled from the shelves and placed on reserve by completing the Reserve Form.
Personal materials or library materials pulled by the instructor may be placed on reserve by completing, printing, and submitting to the library's circulation desk the Reserve Materials Form.