FAQs

Reference

How do I get reference help?

Visit the library in person and consult with a librarian (or ask the Circulation Desk staff to refer you to a librarian). You can also get help by phone at 944-6208, or by emailing askalibrarian@ehc.edu.

Library Materials

Where are the circulating books?

The circulating collection is on the top floor of Kelly Library. These books may be checked out by college or community members with current borrower ID cards. Materials can be found by using the Online Catalog.

Where is the reference collection?

The reference collection is on the main floor of Kelly Library. It is for in-library use and contains general encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, subject encyclopedias and other reference works. Kelly Library subscribes to many online reference works accessible from the library web page for current students, faculty and staff.

Where is the government documents collection?

Government Documents are located on the bottom floor of Kelly Library. This collection consists of microforms which may be used with the reader-printers which are located on the main floor of the library, and print documents which may be checked out. Electronic access to online documents is available through the library's Government Documents web page and the HAL Online Catalog.

Where are CDs, DVDs, Videos, and Audiocassettes?

Video, DVD, CD, and Audio-Cassette collections are housed on the main floor. Materials can be found by using the Online Catalog. Items in these collections have circulation restrictions. Refer to the Circulation Policies page or ask at the Circulation Desk for specific policies.

Where are the periodicals?

Periodicals in print format are located on the main floor of Kelly Library. Current issues are shelved in the Periodicals Alcove. Kelly Library subscribes to approximately 500 print journals. Another 28,000+ journals are available via online databases for current students, faculty, and staff. A title list of these journals is available through our E-Journal List

Where are the archives?

Archives and Special Collections, located on the top floor of Kelly Library, contains documents important in the history of the college and the region. Access to these collections is available by appointment. See the Archives and Special Collections web page for specific information.

Where is the children's collection?

The Children's Collection is on the top floor of Kelly Library. This collection primarily supports the teacher education program of the College. Materials can be found by using the Online Catalog.

Where do I find materials that are on reserve for my classes?

Materials that are on reserve can be picked up at the library circulation desk. To find out what materials are on reserve you can go to the Reserves section of the online catalog through the link on the main page of the library website and search by professor (last name first) or course name.

Where are the course guides located?

The course guides are located in the Guides and Publications page of the Kelly Library website. The course guides can also be found under the individual Subject Resources page.

Where are the copiers located? How much do copies cost?

The copiers are located near the circulation desk on the main floor.  Black and white copies are 10 cents and color copies are 50 cents. Letter, legal, and ledger paper sizes are available. Please come to the Circulation Desk if assistance is needed.

Where are the scanners located?

One scanner is available on the main floor in the research computer area and two scanners are in the Kelly Lab on the ground floor of the library.

Circulation

How long can I check out materials?

Loan Periods for Emory & Henry College Students

  • Books – 4 weeks 
  • Compact Discs, Videos & DVDs – 7 days (limited to 5 films or CDs on one account) 
  • Books on Tape – 4 weeks

Loan Periods for Emory & Henry College Faculty

  • Books – Semester 
  • Compact Discs, Videos & DVDs – 7 days (limited to 5 films or CDs on one account) 
  • Books on Tape – 4 weeks

How do I renew materials?

Materials can be renewed online through the My Account link in the Online Catalog, by phone at 944-6208, or in person at the Circulation Desk. A borrower may renew regular loans one time unless the item has been recalled or placed on hold by another user.

Interlibrary Loan

What if the library does not have a book or article that I need?

Items that the library does not have can be requested from other libraries for current students, faculty, and staff through interlibrary loan. The requests are made online through ILLiad, which is linked on the main page of the library website.

Where are the electronic resources?

Electronic resources available through Kelly Library can be found on the library website under the A-Z Databases link. They are available in an A-Z online database list, as well as broken down by subject area.

How do I find out if I have online access to a specific journal?

To see if a specific journal is available in full-text online, click the E-Journals by Title link on the main library page. Enter the title of the journal you are looking for and click search. If the journal is available electronically it will be displayed here, along with the date range and database.

Can I access online databases from off campus?

Yes, online databases are available from off campus. After selecting a database you will be prompted for a username and password. Use those associated with your Emory & Henry email account (without typing the @ehc.edu).

Electronic resources available through Kelly Library can be found on the library website under the Journal Articles and Databases link. They are available in an A-Z online database list, as well as broken down by subject area.

What if an online article is not full text in the database I am currently searching?

If an online article is not full-text in the database that you are searching, you can make note of the journal and date of publication to see if it is full-text in a different database. Click on the E-Journals by Title link on the main page of the library website, enter the title of the journal you are looking for and click search. If the journal is available electronically it will be displayed here, along with the date range and database. You can also check for print availability by doing a title search in the Online Catalog.

If the journal that the article is in is not available in any of the online databases then it can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.