21.7 Ensures appropriate access and availability to library and information resources and services for all students, regardless of program location or mode of delivery to support and enrich student academic work.
Ample library hours assures students of access to the campus library. The library hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for a total of eleven and one half hours per day. Wednesday and Friday hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for a total of eight hours daily. The library is open five and one half hours on Saturday from 12:30 AM to 6:30 PM. Total weekly hours of student access are fifty-seven and one half. Hours are adequate to meet student needs.
Our institution’s local patrons have full guest privileges to the printed and electronic materials and both traditional and online service at Southeastern Theological Baptist Seminary Library as stated on their website (http://www.sebts.edu/library/user service/guests.aspx). Their campus is only 17 miles from our campus. In addition, all Wake County Libraries are at our student’s disposal free of charge ($25.00 fee is waived) with a picture ID and proof of campus address.
Exhibit: Southeastern Theological Baptist Seminary http://www.sebts.edu/library/user service/guests.aspx
Plan of Action:
By the beginning of 2017 Spring Semester Southeastern plans to utilize the Library Module of the Populi College Management System so that local and online students will be able to view and request available resources via the Populi website.
By the beginning of 2017 Spring Semester a policy will be included in the Library Manual which will guide online students to secure printed materials through Populi that will be mailed to the student with the stipulation that the student is responsible for the return postage.