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Faculty Guide: Services

Library Instruction and Tours

User instruction is provided by the library staff at the request of any member of the faculty. General tours or specific research problems can be addressed during a library instruction program. The library staff welcomes the opportunity to address a class before major library research is assigned.

As students declare majors, it is desirable for them to be made aware of the indexes and specialized tools available in their chosen specialty. Faculty members should ask the library staff to provide instruction.

Call or Email at least a week in advance to arrange a tour or instructional program. The User Services Librarian (ext. 1237) does the majority of the Library Instruction classes, and can also arrange specialized tours in most fields with your Liaison Librarian.

The library staff will be happy to work with faculty members in developing written library guides on needed topics. Librarians are available daily to help individuals who need specialized research assistance.

Liaison Librarians

Teresa Ellis -- Philosophy and Theology

James Floyd -- Music and Fine Arts

Marissa Jurkis -- Biology, Chemistry, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Environmental Management, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physicians Assistant, Physics

Jeremy Maynard -- Counseling and Human Development, Communication, Educational Studies, English, Foreign Language, Fitness & Sport Sciences, Honors

Belinda Norvell -- Business, Criminal Justice, History, Leadership, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology




Fax Services

The library receives and sends telefacsimile messages.  Charges for U.S. transmissions are free up to ten pages.  Additional pages are $0.10 each.  One foreign transmission per month per patron is free up to ten pages.  Additional pages are $0.10 per page. The first ten pages received are free.  There is no charge for local transmissions.  Call the administrative assistant for the Dean of Libraries, extension 1230, for additional information.   Telefax services are only available to current students, staff and faculty. 


Order New Materials

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Inter Library Loan - ILL

Interlibrary loan services are available to faculty, staff and students. Books, government documents, music scores, and photocopies of periodical articles are the most frequently requested items borrowed from other libraries. Every effort is made to secure the materials from a nearby location and to avoid charges for the loans.

Hardin-Simmons University makes no charges for interlibrary loan services; however, charges assessed by the lending library are passed on to the borrower.

The time required to secure the materials is usually one to three weeks, and the loan period is set by the lending library. It is important to provide all the bibliographic information asked for on the Interlibrary Loan Request Form, especially a complete title with no omitted words, as requests are processed by computerized database. The Interlibrary Loan Request Forms are available on the library web page.

The Interlibrary Loan Department (ext. 1230) supervises interlibrary loans and courier lending.

One of the few restrictions to Interlibrary Loan is no more than five requests in a given year from the most recent five years of any periodical title. This is in accordance with accepted policy for compliance with current copyright guidelines.

Color Prints, Scanner. and Laminations

The Library also has available a color printer at the circulation desk on the first floor.  You can bring the item already on a flash drive or one can be provided for you.  Charges are based on the campus wide technology plan.

A scanner is also located on the copier on the first floor near the writing center tables.  This also requires a flash drive, or one can be provided for you.

Laminations are available at the circulation desk on the first floor.  Charges are 50 cents per square foot.