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Columbia College Alumni
Columbia College Alumni who wish to check out library materials should see the CircIT Desk Manager or a Librarian for assistance.Columbia College Alumni are allowed to have a maximum of two books from the General Collection checked out on their record. Alumni are not permitted to check out Media materials.
Locate the materials you want and take them to the CircIT Desk on the Main Level. All materials that circulate must be checked out at the CircIT Desk. Columbia College students, faculty, and staff must present their Columbia College ID. Columbia College alumnae must present a valid driver's license or state ID.
Number of items that can be borrowed
While there are no limits on the number of books a Columbia College student or faculty/staff member may have out at one time. We do suggest not checking out more than you can keep track of.
The following limits do apply in other cases:
Materials needed longer than the above lending periods may be renewed. You can renew books by logging into your library account, coming to the CircIT Desk, or calling (803)786-3877.
Fines for overdue materials
Business Office Referrals
The Business office serves as the collection agency for students who owe fines or charges to the library. A list of students with unpaid library fines/charges is sent to the business office each term.
Patrons unable to locate a title in its assigned location on the shelf should notify the CircIT Desk staff. A Missing Item Search Slip will be completed and the CircIT Desk Manager will change the items status to MISSING. A search will be conducted for the missing material. If a missing title is not located within a six month period, the CircIT Desk Manager will submit a list to the Collection Development Librarian.
When a book/media title from the J. Drake Edens Library collection is determined to be lost, the item status will be changed to LOST. The patron who has it checked out is expected to pay a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee and the replacement cost of the material.
DO NOT return damp or damaged library materials through the book drop. Please hand them to a CircIT Desk worker with an explanation of what is wrong.
The J. Drake Edens Library staff considers damages to include - but not limited to -
-Pages that are dog-eared or missing
Please do not write in or otherwise damage books or media material (CDs/ DVDs).
Wet books are subject to mildew and must be withdrawn from the collection. Please hand these directly to a staff member!
Library patrons will be billed for replacement costs for book and media material that must be withdrawn. If damages occur while you have materials checked out or in your possession, contact the CircIT Desk immediately at 803-786-3877.
A full replacement value will be refunded for material returned within one year of payment. The material will be inspected before returning it to the collection and a credit is initiated.
Contact the CircIT Desk Manager for further information.
Computers and Computer Labs
There are four computer workstations located in the Reference area which may be used for library research as well as Word processing, researching the Web, and accessing campus email.
A photocopier is located along the wall directly behind the CircIT Desk on the Main Level. Photocopying may be done at the cost of $0.10 per page for black-and-white and $0.25 per page for color. Payment is made at the CircIT Desk. It is the responsibility of the person making copies to adhere to the Copyright Laws. A notice of copyright is posted near the copier.
Food, drink, tobacco
Food and drinks are allowed in the library. Please be careful with any food and dispose of the trash properly. Tobacco products and smoking (including e-cigarettes) are prohibited on campus property.
Please be respectful of your peers. The library is a collaborative learning space which allows for some level of noise. However, in keeping with the code of conduct do not scream or yell, throw things, or act in any manner that is disruptive to those working around you. If you behave in such a way you may be asked to leave the space.
If you prefer a quieter study space the Upper Level of the Library is generally considered as the "quiet study floor." This area is most conducive to quiet and independent study.
There are study rooms located on the Main and Upper level of the library. These spaces can be used for group or independent study. We also have a practice presentation room in the Main level in Study Room 127.
The study rooms on the Main Level are first-come-first-serve and may not be reserved.
Overton Classroom for Library Instruction - Room 120
The Overton Classroom for Library Instruction - Room 120 - is used for Information Literacy instruction session, which are taught by the Research & Instruction Librarians.
Edens Library Lost & Found Policy
(For personal items located in Edens Library)
Please notify the CircIT Desk Manager of any lost and found personal items.