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Check out Rules
Unless noted otherwise, library materials may be checked out for three weeks.
Three week renewals through end of the semester.
Student ID required.
You may renew materials over the phone - 231-2050
Or by email - email@example.com
Remember the Titans [videorecording] / Walt Disney Picture
Call Number: DVD E185.61 .R4 2001
A rousing celebration of how a town torn apart by resentment, friction and mistrust comes together in triumphant harmony.
WOW hits 2014 deluxe edition [sound recording].
Call Number: MR CD 1531
The Biggest Artists: Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, for KING & COUNTRY, Mandisa, Newsboys, Tenth Avenue North, Matthew West & Many More!
e Groundhog Day [videorecording] / produced by Trevor Albert, Harold Ramis
Call Number: DVD PN1995.9.C55 G76 2008
A television weatherman covering the official groundhog appearance finds his day repeating over and over and over and over.
LIterary Magazine - Ivy Leaves, 1964+
Yearbooks - Columns. Available digitally from 1942-1996.
How Big is the Thrift Library?
Imagine that the Thrift Library’s physical collections – Books, DVDs, Music CDs, Scores - were as big as the Earth.
- 100.000 books including both fiction and nonfiction.
- Books are arranged on shelves on the second floor according to the Library of Congress System.
- Three week checkout. Three week renewals up till the end of the semester.
- Student ID required for checkout.
2,000 children and young adult books located in the Curriculum Lab in Johnston Hall.
There are two subcollections.
- The Caldecott Collection contains winners and runners up for the Caldecott Medal given by the American Library Association each year for the best in Children's Illustrated Books.
- The Newbery Collection contains winners and runners up for the Newbery Medal given by the American Library Association each year for the best in children's literature.
You may add search terms such as Caldecott or Newbery to limit your search.
- 1,600 plus scripts and supporting materials - How to Audition, Acting Tips, Stagecraft - located on the main floor behind the Current Periodicals.
- Scripts may be monologues, dialogues, and multi person plays suitable for auditioning.
- Also includes Music and Musicals
Many plays and musicals are located in the M's and P's.
- Over a half million titles located in over a dozen eBook databases.
- NOTE: The library's eBook collection is five times as large as it physical collection.
- Rules for downloading vary from database to database and even from title to title.
- In most cases though, there is no need to download. Titles are easier to use with the built in online reader.
Conduct your search. Then click Available Online on the left side of the screen under Availability, then click on Books under Resource Type. FYI – OneSearch calls both Books and Ebooks, Books.
Note: There are two other Resource Types which fall under the category of Ebooks. They are Book Chapters and Reference Entries. A Reference Entry might be a topic found in an Encyclopedia, Handbook, or other Reference Work.
- Faculty sometimes pull books from the shelves and place them behind the Front Desk to make them easier for students to find.
- Reserve materials may take any format - books, media, cameras, photocopies, etc.
- Usually check out rules are 3 hrs., do not take from the library, in order to ensure that an entire class can share the same material.
The library's science fiction collection is arranged according to Library of Congress rules in the P's.
Unlike public and school libraries which use the Dewey Decimal system to arrange books on the shelf, books in the Thrift Library are arranged according to the Library of Congress system. Under that system Fiction is located in the P's upstairs.
- PR - British Literature
- PS - American Literature
The Library of Congress system combines books by an author with books about the author, and is better for scholarship.
The library subscribes to a limited number of magazines, journals and newspapers in print. The great majority of its periodicals though are located online.
- 40,000 digital journals and magazines are available through OneSearch, and individual databases.
- To find what titles are contained in what database, what years are covered, and whether or not there is an embargo period (delay), check Journal Search.
- 270,000 streaming media located in over a half dozen databases.
- Almost 1,500 DVDs located on the main floor next to the Current Periodicals.
- Video recordings may be checked out for three days.
- Video equipment for both DVDs and VHS are also available for check out for three days. Ask at the Front Desk.
DVD Holdings 2018-19
This sortable spreadsheet lists movies by genre - Drama, Comedy, Action, Musical, Foreign Language, documentary etc.
- Streaming Audio - 100,000 recordings located in two databases and in OneSearch.
- Over 2,000 Music CDs located near the fireplace on the main floor. Find these by searching OneSearch.
- Graphic Novels do not have a special location. Instead they are filed upstairs in the P's according to the Library of Congress system.
- To find graphic novels, search for "graphic novels" in OneSearch and then limit to Books under Resource Type.
Search by author, title, or the heading - graphic novels.
- The library's special collection consist of historical documents including Yearbooks, Academic Catalogs and Handbooks, and its Literary Magazines.
- Yearbooks are located on the main floor near the end of the Bound Periodical section, Yearbooks may not be checked out.
- Other materials are stored in the Special Collections.
- Digital copies of the university's yearbooks, catalogs, literary magazines, etc., may be found on the Internet Archive.
The Adventures of Superhero Girl by
Call Number: PN6727.H53 A43 2013
Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks brings charming humor to the trials and tribulations of a young, female superhero, battling monsters both supernatural and mundane in an all-too-ordinary world.
When the Butterflies Came by
Call Number: FunR PZ7.L72256 Whe 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
A moving story of a young girl's struggle with love, loss, family, and magic from author Kimberley Griffiths Little.
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
China, 1898. An unwanted fourth daughter, Four-Girl isn't even given a proper name by her family. She finds friendship-and a name, Vibiana-in the most unlikely of places: Christianity. But China is a dangerous place for Christians.
The Power of a Praying Life by
Call Number: BV210.3 .O54 2010
Each of her best-selling books have opened up the mystery of prayer and helped readers approach God with confidence and experience His power.
The Complete Maus by
Call Number: PN6727.S65 M38 2011
Publication Date: 1996-11-19
Here is the definitive edition of the book acclaimed as "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Wall Street Journal) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" (The New Yorker).
White Knight Black Night by
Call Number: THEA. PN2080 .C38 2010
How to select monologues by your casting type, prepare and perform them for auditions. Includes 70 original stand alone audition monologues (not from plays). Also, great for acting classes.
Foundations of Christian Thought by
Call Number: BR100 .C67 2006
Written by a veteran Christian educator, this readable book describes the relationship between the Christian faith and the world of learning by looking at the five modern worldviews competing with Christian theism.
Call Number: PS3558.E63 D8 2010
A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
The Singer's Musical Theatre Anthology by
Call Number: THEA. M1507 .S63 2000 v.1 Mezz.
(Vocal Collection). 39 songs, including: Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend * Don't Cry For Me Argentina * I Ain't Down Yet * Losing My Mind * Memory * Send in the Clowns * and many more.
Horton Hears a Who! by
Call Number: JUV PZ8.3.G276 Ho 1982
Publication Date: 1962-09-12
Everyone's favorite elephant returns in this timeless, moving, and comical classic in which we discover that "a person's a person, no matter how small."