Library (Andrew Jackson Eastwood)
The staff, collections, and equipment of the Eastwood Library are an integral part of Limestone’s instructional program, with a goal of educating students to be independent, lifelong learners. All first-year students receive instruction in use of the library, and specialized instruction (both face-to-face and online) for other course work is offered to many classes. The library offers traditional and online research assistance and inter-library loan services. As a member of several consortiums, the library is able to provide expanded services to its patrons including quick access to over 12 million titles within South Carolina. Library physical collections are housed in a building dedicated in 1966, and named in honor of a former President of the University, A. J. Eastwood.
The library provides wireless internet access, five computer stations (this number has been reduced based on current Library Covid-19 policies), and laptops (and iPads) that can be checked out for the semester (this is an updated policy based on current Libary Covid-19 policies). The library also provides audio visual materials including many popular movie titles in DVD format, and equipment such as LCD projectors and the flip cams. In addition, a curriculum laboratory is part of the library, supporting the teacher education program.
The library currently maintains access to over 500,000 physical and electronic resources (print books, e- books, e-videos) and provides access to over 500,000 full-text journals and 176 research databases. Library resources are available 24/7 through the library's website (http://my.limestone.edu/library). The site includes links to the library’s online discovery platform, electronic book collections, research databases, research guides, library policies, tutorials, forms for library loan requests, and various ways to contact the library staff for help via the library’s Ask a Librarian service, including the current extended online chat service with a librarian, SMS (texting) and email, in addition to phone assistance. The Ask A Librarian Knowledge base is available 24/7. Please visit the library's Ask A Librarian link for more information (https://libanswers.limestone.edu/).
Also accessible from the library website is the Limestone University Digital Collections (Shared Shelf) http://libguides.limestone.edu/limestone_digital_collections which houses our Student Works Collections (including video recordings of student presentations and student creative and research works), and the Student Research and Presentations Symposium information page http://libguides.limestone.edu/studentsymposium which includes archives of past Student Symposium presentations.
The Eastwood Library on the main campus is available to all members of the University community for library services. Due to the Library's Covid-19 policies, the current library building hours are as follows, with the exception of summer, exam, and holiday hours which vary and will be posted:
Monday – Wednesday: 8:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
The Limestone LCard serves as the library card. All students must present their LCard at the circulation desk at the time books are checked out, or to borrow reserved materials, laptops, and other materials.
Students may loan print materials from the general circulating collection for a period of four weeks and may be renewed once, provided they have not been reserved by another patron.
Any student who loses, damages, or fails to return library materials will be fined according to the policies listed on the library’s website. Theft or removal of library items without checking them out first is a serious offense. Please refer to the library’s policies on theft of library materials.
Toll-free phone: (800) 795-7151
Fax: (864) 488-4613
Main Phone: (864) 488-4612
Director: (864) 488-4610