About the LRC
The Learning Resources Center’s purpose, in supporting the mission of the College, is to anticipate and support the needs of Coastal’s students, faculty, and staff. The library is committed to providing:
- An organized and readily accessible collection of up-to-date materials needed to meet institutional, instructional, and individual needs of students, staff, and faculty.
- An atmosphere conducive to study and research.
- A staff qualified, concerned, and involved in serving the needs of the students, faculty, and staff.
- A collection development program that includes print, electronic, and other non-print materials that directly support the academic needs of the students.
- Access to the collections of other libraries.
- Instruction in the use of resources to enable users to function in an information-driven society.
- To ensure an atmosphere conducive to study, it is expected that students limit conversation and show consideration for fellow students and staff.
- Smoking and the use of cellular phones are prohibited. Please silence cell phones and other electronic devices.
- Beverages are allowed in closed-lid containers. Food is limited to snacks. It is expected that students will dispose of trash and place all recyclables in the provided recycling bins.
- Visitors, please check in at the circulation desk. In order to ensure an atmosphere conducive to study, small children are not allowed in the LRC. See Head Librarian for special circumstances.
- The LRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Circulation and Loan Policies
Students must have a valid Coastal Carolina Community College ID with a current semester sticker in order to use LRC materials. A patron barcode must be obtained before checking out materials. Library materials, unless otherwise stated, circulate for three weeks. Materials should be returned to the circulation desk. When the LRC is closed, materials may be placed in the book drops located outside both entrances.
There are no overdue fines at Coastal. Replacement costs will be assessed for lost or damaged materials. Unpaid charges will prevent additional checkouts and future registration privileges. Coastal items may be renewed if the material is not needed by another patron. Interlibrary loans may be renewed up to 30 days.
Audiobooks — Audiobooks are located on the 1st floor and may be checked out.
General Collection — Books are located on the 2nd floor and may be checked out.
Microfilm — Films are located at the circulation desk and are to be used in the LRC.
Periodicals — Current journals and newspapers are located on the 1st floor. Back issues may be requested.
Popular Fiction — Books are located on the 1st floor and may be checked out.
Reference Collection - Materials are located on the 1st floor and may be used in the LRC only.
Reserve Materials — Materials are located at the circulation desk and may be used in the LRC.
Videos — Videos may be checked out by students and viewed in the LRC video rooms.
Computers/Printing — Computers are available for enrolled Coastal and UNCW students and are to be used for academic research and school work. Unauthorized downloading or installation is prohibited. Students may print up to 15 pages per day of school related work for FREE and 10 cents for each additional page.
Handicapped Study Room — A study room with a computer is reserved for students with handicapped needs. Students may reserve this room at the circulation desk.
Information Literacy Instruction — Classes may be scheduled by calling 910-938-6237 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Interlibrary Loans — Materials not owned by the LRC may be requested through CCLINC and other libraries.
Notary Public — FREE service to Coastal students. There is a $5.00 charge for non-students.
Photocopying — Coin operated photocopiers are available at a cost of 10 cents per page.
Scanning/Faxing — A scanner and fax machine is available for $1.00 per fax.
Study Rooms — Group study rooms can be reserved at the circulation desk for two hour intervals. Individual study rooms can be used on a first come, first serve, basis.
Test Proctoring — Call 910-938-6793 for further information.