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Whitaker Library offers many different services to help both Students and Faculty succeed at Chowan University.
Borrow Library Materials
- Undergraduate Students: 4 Weeks
- Fellows: Semester
- Honors College: Semester
- Graduate Students: Semester
- CU Faculty: Semester
- CU Staff: Semester
- Friends of Whitaker Library Borrowers: 4 Weeks
Learn about the technology and equipment you can borrow from our library.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the name we use for borrowing items we do not own from another library. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. Whitaker Library provides this service free for the Chowan University Community.
Did your professor tell you they put a book on reserve in the library? Go to the front desk to request this book. Course reserves are usually available for 2-hour checkout and must stay in the library.
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Find books that your professors have placed at the library's front desk.
In-person library instruction
In-person instruction located in the library instruction lab or on Zoom if appropriate
When you contact me, please include information about the assignment your students are working on and learning goals you would like the library instruction class to teach.
Tutorials and videos
We can create a custom library tutorial/ module for your students.
See the following example:
We can create a custom research guide that links to library databases. You can link research guides to Blackboard to give students easy access.
See the following example:
We can create custom library instructional videos and post them on YouTube.
Reserve library space for your class
Do you want to bring your class to the library, but don't want to schedule library instruction?
Faculty can reserve any space in the library to bring their class for a visit. Please email email@example.com and tell us what class you are bringing, the day and time you will come, and how many students are in the class.
Study spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You do not need to reserve the rooms.
28 computers for use finding resources and printing.
Study Rooms (2)
Personal rooms for 1- 3 people to study.
Seating area to use for study or leisure reading.
Hidden in the Library Stacks
Main, Basement, Top
There are individual study desks located throughout the stacks on all three floor.
Open area table for groups to meet. There are 6 Whiteboards available for use. If you need dry erase markers, please ask at the front desk.
Information Literacy Lab
The primary function of this room is to teach library instruction. It has 20 computers, an instructor station, a projector, and two whiteboards.
Individual Study Room (3)
Personal rooms for person to study. You can write on the glass walls with dry erase markers, they are available at the front desk.
Seating area to use for study or leisure reading
Library Collaboration Space (LCS)
Location: Study Room 1 on the Main Floor
Group study area with a Large Monitor and computer inside the table. To use the computer on the table, check out a wireless keyboard and mouse from the circulation desk or use a port to connect your laptop.
Chowan University students, faculty and staff have 24/7 access to our resources both on-campus and off-campus. To get access to the library when you leave campus, start on the A-Z Database page and select from this list the online-resource you need to search
You will see a Sign-In page. Use your Chowan email and password to login.
Whitaker Library offers 38 desktop computers and 30 laptops for students to use inside the library. In addition, the Library Information Literacy Lab is available most evenings for student use.
Scan to email is another popular tool students can use in the library.
You can scan and email a document for free!
Use your campus printing money with the library printers. Color printing is also available.
Equipment Available to Faculty & Staff
- VGA Adaptor Cable
- HDMI Adaptor Cable
- If you are borrowing a projector from the library, please check if you need one of the adaptors.
- Large Projection Screen
- Small Projection Screen
- Portable Lectern with Microphone
Request the Scan and Deliver Service
Need an article or book chapter but are unable to come to the library to pick it up? The library staff will scan the document and email it to you.
This service is for Chowan University Faculty/ Staff and Graduate Students.
Suggest Library Purchases
Request Library Purchases
Fill out this form to request library purchases. Please allow 2-15 weeks for items to arrive after placing your order.