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Instruction and Distance Learning Librarian

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Julie Burchfield
William G. Squires Library
260 11th Street NE
Cleveland, TN 37311

Library 227

Acquiring Library Resources

Acquiring Library Resources

Books: Distance students can request books in the library collection to be sent to them for research. The library will pay for the sending of books by USPS library mail, while the student assumes the cost of returning the materials. The check-out period is 28 days which includes the time required for shipping the items. If the books are needed for a longer period of time, the student can request one 14-day extension of the due date. The cost of any lost items or overdue items will be charged to the student and no additional materials may be borrowed until the charges have been paid. Check-out is limited to no more than 10 books at a time.  We are unable to ship books to students who live outside the contiguous United States. 

Alternatively, Distance students might be able to borrow materials through their local public or college library. The rules and fees vary from one library to another so distance students are encouraged to ask about library services that might be available to them at a library convenient to where they live.

Click here to request an entire book.

Digital Scans: Currently enrolled students who are learning from a distance and are not able to visit the physical library building can request digital scans of texts, up to 50 pages, that are available in the William G. Squires Library and/or the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center physical book collection. The student will have access to scanned material for a total of 30 days. After that time, the scanned texts will no longer be accessible.  This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. Copyright Declaration: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Click here to request a digital scan.

Articles: Distance students can request to have specific journal articles not available in the library collection emailed to them via our Interlibrary Loan Service. Interlibrary loan is a cooperative arrangement by which one library borrows materials from another for the use of its patrons. Squires Library will locate articles in other libraries and obtain them for distance students. These articles will be sent electronically through email.

Click here to request materials via Interlibrary Loan.