Any person welcome on campus is also welcome within the Library. However, all borrowers who wish to check materials out of the Library must have either a current Gordon-Conwell ID or a Library Guest Card. Guest Cards cost $30.00 per year, but are free for some categories of borrowers. To inquire or request a Guest Card, email the librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following guidelines apply to current Gordon-Conwell students and staff.
Renewals of Jacksonville Library items may be requested by e-mail or by phone (email@example.com / 904.354.4800). You will need to provide the librarian with a list of all items to be renewed, along with their call numbers. You can also renew your books online (instructions given below). Please note the following renewal periods:
How to Renew Online
Items professors deem important are placed on reserve. These materials are kept on the shelves to the immediate right of the Self-Checkout Kiosk. Items are shelved according to professor and class. All items are also listed on the library catalog (see here) and can be viewed on syllabi posted on the Course Reserves bulletin board in the Library.
Searching for Course Reserves
Visit the Course Reserve tool within WorldCat Discovery to view what is currently (or formerly) on reserve from any Gordon-Conwell campus library.
Search by course name, instructor, department, or prefix. Searches can include former courses by clicking 'include inactive courses'.
- Course name: Managing Conflict
- Instructor: Cooper
- Department: Counseling
- Prefix: CL640
A hold may be placed on an item that has already been checked out by another patron. When a hold is placed, the library contacts the current borrower, asking them to return the item as soon as possible. The current borrower is under no obligation to return the until the end of their first loan period. Placing a hold will, however, prevent the current borrower from renewing the item. All items are subject to immediate recall after they have been in a borrower's possession for 28 days. Items that are needed for course reserves are subject for immediate recall regardless of how long they have been in the borrower's possession.
As of February 1, 2013, all Gordon-Conwell libraries have adopted a new overdue book policy:
Fines are no longer be collected for overdue items, with the exception of those items placed on Course Reserves and items obtained by InterLibrary Loan.
Library Space Guidelines
General behavior and conduct should comply with the Community Life Statement found in the current GCTS Student Handbook.
- Please do not re-shelve items. Return all items, including Reference, Course Reserves and Periodicals, to the black wire baskets placed on the tables around the Library (whether they have been checked out or not).
- Do not have more than 6 Reference books in your possession at a time. This will provide other persons an opportunity to use limited resources.
- The library has a liberal policy of allowing snacks and coffee, water, juice, etc. in closed and non-spillable containers. IF you spill a beverage, please report it to the Circulation Desk immediately so the stain can be treated early, or use the stain treatment spray and towel kept in open shelving of the Circulation Desk to treat the stain yourself.