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Tip of the Week

October 17th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Circulation, Reference

Tip of the Week

Did you know?

Wingate student can have up to 12 books checked out at any given time!

Questions? Ask Us!

Online Catalog Maintenance —

September 5th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Circulation

EKS Online Catalog In order to correct a critical problem in its cataloging sub-system. the Online Catalog will be undergoing emergency maintenance between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6th. During this time the online catalog and cataloging will be off-line. Patrons will not be able to look up books.  Books will be able to be checked out, but the library staff will be unable to modify due dates. The fix to the system should take about 30 minutes, but the entire maintenance window is reserved.

Reservations and Reserves

August 28th, 2013 by Alison Simpson in Announcements, Bibliographic Instruction, Reference, Reserves

Ashley Shealy is accepting reservations for library instruction sessions for fall 2013.  Additionally, if you need to book the Reference Computer Commons for student research, reservations are available. Contact her at or ext. 8099.

Certain that your students will need to access specific materials to complete their research? CourseReserves are always an option. Alison Simpson is accepting materials for fall 2013 Course Reserves now. Contact her at or ext. 8093.

Each semester, authorization must be given before any Student/Student Assistant may request EKS Library services that will incur Departmental Charges. Please provide authorization (email, phone call, or written notice) to Alison Simpson at or ext.8093. Faculty, Staff,  and approved Students may charge Scantron forms, laminating, binding and other Library services to theirDepartment(s) for billing. Students must present WU ID when requesting Departmental services.  Per the Business Office, the service of copying may no longer be billed to Departments. All copies are to be made with WU ID.

Tip of the Week

August 27th, 2012 by Isaac Meadows in Announcements, Circulation, Reference

Tip of the WeekRemember! Your Wingate University ID provides access to most EKS Library services:

  • Printing and making copies
  • Checking out books
  • Checking out study room keys
  • Accessing Course Reserves

Make sure to have it with you!

Remember to Return Your Books

May 2nd, 2011 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Circulation

Please remember that all books are due on or before Tuesday, May 10th.  Any book not returned by that time will be considered LOST and a replacement fee with processing charges will be sent to the Business Office.  You can check the Online Catalog to see what you still have checked out.

Course Reserves at the Ethel K. Smith Library

March 18th, 2010 by Isaac Meadows in Bibliographic Instruction, Reserves

Need something on reserve at the Library? Finding it is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Click on Course Reserves on the Library homepage and search by professor or course.

  2. Write down the call number for the item you need, bring it to the Circulation Desk, and we will retrieve it for you. Course Reserves are for in-building use only with a checkout time limit of three hours.
  3. Or click on the blue title hyperlink to see if your item is available online as an E-reserve. If you see “Linked Resources: E-reserve. Log in as ACAD\[username] listed in the item record, simply click on the login hyperlink to access the article online! Just remember to type ACAD\ before your Wingate Network userid.

Got questions? Stop by in person, Ask Ethel, or call the Reference Desk at 704-233-8097. It’s a Great Day at the Ethel K.!

MyGateApps and Copyright for Faculty

September 28th, 2009 by Amee Odom in Copyright, Reserves

While the Library Staff is excited about all the possibilities afforded with the implementation of the MyGateApps system, we do have one specific concern regarding copyright compliance as it applies to journal articles and other online content.

Just as with Course Reserves/E-Reserves through the Library, the same article/item cannot be placed on MyGateApps more than one semester without the copyright holder’s written permission. Also, if the EKS Library has online access to the article it cannot be placed on Reserve and should not be placed on MyGateApps. In this instance, please share the citation or link with your students so they can retrieve the item using the Library’s online databases or from the Internet.

If you do choose to upload course materials to the Documents or Sites section of MyGateApps, please adhere to the following three guidelines in order to comply with copyright:

How long can each item remain on MyGateApps?
One semester only without seeking the copyright holder’s written permission

With whom can I share these items?
Only students enrolled in the class may have access to the items

How do I ensure access to the item is password-protected?
When you send invitations to your students to view the item(s), be sure to invite them “To view” and not “To edit” the item. Also, please make sure that the note “Sign-in is required to view this item” appears at the bottom of the “People with access” tab on the Sharing screen.

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Amee Odom at 8096.

Course Reserves

August 13th, 2007 by Alison Simpson in Reserves

A memo concerning Course Reserve and copies of Course Reserve Forms has been emailed to each Faculty member and Department Secretaries. The title of each form should explain its use and the information required for each type of reserve. I have already received several reserve requests and appreciate the pre-planning of those Faculty members. Please keep in mind the following when planning and/ or assigning Course Reserves:

1/ An appropriate Course Reserve form is necessary for all reserves.

If the items are in the EKS Main Circulating Collection they need to be retrieved from the stacks and presented at the same time as the form. If the items are DVD’s or items housed in the “cage”, call numbers need to be listed prior to submitting request. If the items are articles or copies of less than 80% of a book, one hard copy will be placed on reserve at the Circulation Desk and the document will be placed on e-reserve. In order for your students to retrieve e-reserves for your class, a class roster must be submitted with the reserve items. E-reserves can be accessed and printed from a student’s room, home, or anywhere an Internet connection is available. The class roster allows restricted  access to those currently enrolled in the class. Students will need to know their username and password.
Personal copies may be placed on reserve with the appropriate completed form.

2/ A period of 24 hours is required for processing before an item can be available for student check out.

Please do not present reserve items on the same day that you require students to access the materials.

If there are any questions con-cerning the Course Reserve process, please feel free to con¬tact Luanne Barbee at 8093 or lbarbee@wingate. edu.

What is a Reserve and Where do I Find Them?

November 9th, 2006 by Alison Simpson in Circulation, Reserves

A Course Reserve item is an item that a Faculty member has placed on reserve for a specific class and period of time. These items will be returned to the circulating collection at the end of the reserve period. They are intended for use with a specific class and course of study during a semester period. Course Reserves can only be used while a patron is present in the Library building. These items require a Wingate University ID card to be checked out and must be used only within Library areas, this does not include the Ethel K. Cafe.

A Permanent Reserve item is an item that is “permanently” located on the reserve item shelf. These are items that have been identified as items that are not necessarily a Reference item, but an item that is useful for research. These include Masterplots, Literary Criticism, and other useful research items. Permanent Reserves can only be used while a patron is present in the Library building. Again, these items also require a WU ID card to be checked out and must be used only within Library areas, this does not include the Ethel K. Cafe.

When looking through the Library Catalog, these items will be listed as being located at Closed Reserves. To use a Closed Reserve, you will need to obtain the call number and present this information along with your WU ID card at the Circulation Desk where a friendly Library Assistant or staff member will be glad to help you.

The Ease of E-Reserves

October 10th, 2006 by Alison Simpson in Reserves

The Library staff would like to ask Faculty to remind their students of the extensive and easy access of items placed on E-reserve. All articles that are requested for reserves are available via E-reserve to students registered for the class from any computer.

Students can read or print an E-reserve in their room, at home, or in the Bridges Lab. Students will need their username and password to access these reserves, but most importantly, they will need to type “ACAD\” as the domain in front of their username or in the domain field to access these files. A hard copy of the reserve item is also held at the Library’s Circulation Desk should students prefer to photocopy pages. However, as with all Library transactions, students must have their Wingate University ID card to use reserve items. With the addition of smart classrooms on campus, Faculty members might consider taking a few minutes to access the Library homepage and show their students how to locate an E-reserve during class.

For Faculty members with access to a scanner, Moodle is an option for posting journal articles and the like. Faculty members who do so are responsible for copyright compliance and librarians cannot scan articles.

For E-reserve questions, please contact Luanne Barbee, ext. 8093 or

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