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Library FAQ

How do I get a library card?

The library does not issue library cards but you must register at the Circulation desk with a TU ID or driver’s license to check out library materials.

How long can I check out books and DVDs?

All students may check out books, DVDs, and other media for three weeks; community users for two weeks. You may also renew materials up to two times. Students can check out 10 items at a time and community members can check out 5 items at a time. TU Faculty and Staff can check out up to 20 items for the current semester.

If I need a book that is already checked out can I place a hold on that item?

Yes, all registered users may place holds within the TU Catalog by logging into their account.

How much do you charge for overdue fines?

All students and community users are charged $.10/day for overdue books and $.25/day for overdue DVDs and media.

Do you have laptops or camcorders for checkout?

Yes, currently enrolled students and faculty can check out cameras, Kindles, audio recorders, laptops, and camcorders. At this time only faculty can check out projectors and projector screens.

I pay a technology fee to the university so why do I have to pay for copies over the semester limit?

The technology fee goes toward networks, computer parts, IT staffing, and other things, not just paper. Thomas University encourages faculty and students, as guardians of the environment, to reduce paper usage as much as possible by saving to a cloud or network and sharing documents online. Dropbox and Google Drive are two examples of document hosting and sharing programs.

The library generously allows students to print up to 350 pages per semester. We charge ¢10/page after the student has reached the 350 page limit. Photocopies are not included in this and cost ¢10/page for black and white and ¢25/page for color. 

Can I take a ProctorU test in the library?

Yes, you can take your proctor test in one of our two private rooms. The private rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis and can be reserved at the Circulation desk for up to 3 hours. The TU Library has one laptop that is Proctor-test compatible that is available to check out on a first-come first-served basis.

Can I use the library after I graduate?

Yes, we can change your status from student to community user when you are no longer a student as long as you still reside in the Thomasville area.  You may still check out library materials for up to 2 weeks and use the library computers. However, interlibrary loan materials must be requested through your public library. Printing costs ¢10/page.

Can I fax from the library?

The library does not offer faxing services.

What is the GALILEO password?

The GALILEO password is needed for current students, Faculty, and Staff wishing to do research off-campus. It can be found on the Anywhere Access page by logging in with your TU credentials.

Are there any classrooms in the library?

Yes, Classroom 108 is inside the library and only accessible during regular library hours.  There are 17 student computers and 1 instructor station with a computer, projector, smart board, and white board. The SPSS software recommended for Business classes is pre-installed on all student computers. Students may ask to use this software in Classroom 108 when it is not being used for a previously scheduled class, meeting, or demonstration.  For more information contact Tara Hagan 229-227-6959

Where is the Genealogy Library located?

The Genealogy Library is located on the Forbes Campus between the ARC and Maintenance buildings.  For more information contact the Genealogy Librarian, Kathy Mills (229) 226-9640

What are the Genealogy Library Hours?

The Genealogy Library is open 8am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 12noon on Fridays. For more information contact the Genealogy Librarian, Kathy Mills (229) 226-9640


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