Library Information

Mission Statement

Through its collection, its service, and its staff, the Hood Library supports the academic program of Belhaven University by providing resources to explore all areas of human knowledge within the framework of a biblical worldview. The students, faculty, administration, and staff of the University are the library's clientele; the library further recognizes and accepts community and inter-library cooperation as a part of its larger function.

Library Handbook

The Warren A. Hood Library Handbook provide an overview of library services for each Belhaven University campus and introduce library research skills.

About Hood Library

Library Handbook

Note: The Handbook is in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open, view, or print these documents. You can download this software for free at www.adobe.com.

Acquisition Requests

The Hood Library welcomes suggestions for new items to add to our collection from Belhaven faculty, staff, and students.  Please fill out the Acquisition Request Form to make a purchase recommendation.

Student Circulation and Fines

MATERIAL TYPE LOAN PERIOD LIMITS FINE RATE MAX FINE GRACE PERIOD RENEWALS
Books 21 days 15 books $0.25/day unlimited 1 day 2
CDs 7 days 10 CDs $0.25/day unlimited 1 day 1
DVDs & VHS 7 days 10 items each $0.25/day unlimited 1 day 0
Course Reserves varies 5 items $3.00/day unlimited none varies

The total student checkout limit is 30 items. Books and reserves will not be renewed if another patron has requested them. Reference material and print periodicals do not circulate.

Fines are not charged for the days the library is closed. Fines will accrue until materials are returned. When accumulated fines exceed $5.00, a student's borrowing privileges are suspended until the amount is paid in full. Unpaid fines and/or overdue books will prevent a student from receiving transcripts, receiving a diploma, or registering for a new term.

When a student checks out library material, he or she assumes responsibility for those items until they have been turned in, regardless of who uses them during the time they are checked out.

Patrons may renew items and/or place holds at the circulation desk, through the library catalog, or via telephone, email, or text.

Books and AV materials may be checked out by Belhaven students, faculty, staff, alumni, and Belhaven neighbors.

Shelving

When using books and periodicals in the library, please do not re-shelve them. Leave them on tables or at the circulation desk for re-shelving.

Library Computing

The Warren A. Hood Library provides 12 computer workstations connected to network printers for Belhaven students, faculty, and staff. Library computers are primarily intended for enrolled Belhaven University students to conduct research. Patrons engaged in non-research activities may be asked to relinquish a computer.

The library also provides wireless access for students' personal devices.

Printing

Students can print from library computers at a cost of 10 cents per page for black-and-white copies and 50 cents per page for color copies.