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First Year Students

This guide is useful for first-year students to learn more about using library resources.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 7:45 AM to 11 PM Friday 7:45 AM to 4 PM Saturday 1 PM to 4 PM Sunday 2 PM to 11 PM

Campus Visitors

To best protect our community, Whitaker Library will be open to Chowan students, faculty, and staff ONLY.  This is a difficult decision, but one we feel is necessary for overall safety.  Other members of the community with authorized borrowing privileges may contact the library at sends e-mail) or 252-398-6212 to schedule curbside pick-up of physical items (between 9am and 4pm, M-F) or to request scans of chapter pages sent by email. 

What Everyone Should Know

  • Have your Chowan ID to check out materials
  • Your Chowan email and password gives you access to MyCU, Blackboard, and the online library
  • Books, videos, and other material is usually checked out to you for 4 weeks
  • Every student has $40 on their print account each academic year.
  • Laptop Use: there is no time limit on laptops but they shouldn't leave the building
  • Color printing and copying is available
  • Scanning documents in color or black and white is free
  • Interlibrary Loan - if we don't own it, we'll get it for you free of charge
  • A fax machine is available - cash only
  • Students finds a book 

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