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Welcome to Reinhardt University’s Hill Freeman Library & Spruill Learning Center.

Reinhardt University welcomes Waleska and Canton residents to use its facilities and services as outlined below. Please understand that Reinhardt's first obligation is to meet its student, faculty and staff educational needs, thus we must place some parameters around community usage. For less restrictive usage, please visit a nearby public library. Local public libraries include: Cherokee County’s Sequoyah Regional Public Library with branches in Canton, Ball Ground, Woodstock, Ellijay and Jasper. You may also have access to interlibrary loan services through your home public library.

Library cards and Item Check-out for Community Residents

Waleska and Canton residents who are at least 16 years of age and who wish to use the library and/or its collections should request a community patron card by presenting 2 forms of ID.  One ID must have a photo and one must be a bill that shows a street address such as a utility bill.  Cards will be issued to community users Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Community patrons may borrow up to 6 items maximum including no more than 3 leisure reading books and 2 media items at one time. Loan periods are 3 weeks for books and 1 week for media. Fines are 25 cents per day for overdue books with a maximum charge of $10 per item. At that point a book is declared lost and would have a fee of $10 for processing plus $55 replacement cost per item. Borrowing privileges will be canceled on unpaid accounts.

Expectations for Visitor Behavior

Visitors should legibly register at the service desk on the second floor upon entry each and every time they visit and indicate the purpose of the visit. This enables library staff to assess community usage and is important for statistical purposes, budgeting, staffing, future decision making and the safety of all library patrons.

All patrons should behave in a courteous and respectful manner. This includes being aware of noise levels, picking up after yourself and appropriate attireCell phones, etc. should be set to vibrate and calls taken outside of the library building.

Computer Usage and Copier Use by Community Residents

Only 2 computers are designated for community use, when available.  Community members will be asked to immediately relinquish computer space to students should all other computers be in use.

Library databases are not available for use outside the library to community patrons as this violates contractual agreements with vendors.

Black and white photocopying and printing cost 20 cents per page.

Color printing and copying or faxing are NOT available for community due to the hefty supply costs involved.