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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a borrower?
How do I access journals, magazines, and newspapers?
How do I get help from the librarian?
How many items can I check out and for how long?
I don't come to campus. How do I use the library?
What if the library doesn't have a book, video, or article that I need?


How do I get a library card?

Davidson-Davie Community College students, faculty, staff are eligible to borrow items from the library. If you're interested in becoming a borrower, please refer to the library Borrowers webpage for details.  


How do I access journals, magazines, and newspapers?‚Äč

Journals, magazines, and newspapers are available through the library's databases. Davidson-Davie Community College students, faculty, and staff can access all library databases with their StormTrac username and password. Community borrowers in need of online resources will be provided a remote password for access to databases licensed by NC LIVE, a statewide library cooperative. Community members can visit NCLive.org for a list of available resources.


How do I get help from the librarian?

There's no right or wrong way to get help from the library. Visiting the library in person is always a great choice! You can also contact the librarian by phone or email as well as use our 24-hour chat service located at the top of the library's website. If you prefer to fill out a form, complete the Connect with the Librarian form, and the librarian will contact you. You can get help in whatever way that you feel most comfortable. 

Davidson Campus Library
2nd Floor Love Building
(336) 224-4727
library@davidsondavie.edu

 

Davie Campus Library
1st Floor Community Building
(336) 224-4525
library@davidsondavie.edu


How many items can I check out and for how long?

Davidson-Davie Community College students, faculty, and staff may check out two items total. Special consideration is made for course-specific purposes. Books, DVDs, and video games lend for 30 days and may be renewed for an additional 30 days. The loan periods for all other materials vary. For more information, please refer to the library's Borrowers webpage. 


I don't come to campus. How do I use the library?

Most of the Library’s materials and services are available in a digital or online format. The library's databases can be accessed with your StormTrac username and password, and you can always get help from a librarian using the 24-hour chat service located at the top of this webpage. If you don't come to campus, our physical collection is still accessible to you. You can get print materials delivered to and from your location for free. Even if the material is one what we borrow from another library through interlibrary loan, we'll ship the item to your residence and provide you the means to return it at no charge. If you do not come to campus and have a library need, please contact the library via phone at (336) 447-2727 or email at library@davidsondavie.edu for help.


What if the library doesn't have the book, video, or article that I need? 

If you don't find what you're looking for, you have options. If you only need the material temporarily, try submitting an interlibrary loan request. Interlibary loan is a service where our library borrows materials owned by other libraries. Davidson-Davie Community College students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials through interlibrary loan at no charge. Complete the Interlibrary Loan form to make a request.

If you anticipate needing regular access to the material, complete the Suggest a Purchase form, and the library may be able to purchase it.