Did you know that DVDs are not the only thing you can check-out at the Ross Pendergraft Library? The Circulation Desk, located on the first floor, keeps an entire collection of supplies and materials that you can freely borrow for a few hours to power up your late-night study sessions and keep more money in your pocket.
Here’s a few of the things you might want to acquire during the long study nights ahead:
These are brand new, 4 x 3 feet, mobile, magnetic, reversible, and remarkable dry erase boards that you can check out for the low, low price of nothing. Borrow for two hours, then renew for another two hours, if needed. They offer large writing space to draw out all your molecular diagrams, musical arrangements, mathematical formulas, and next year’s NCAA basketball brackets. Pairs well with our dry erase markers.
What can you do with a dry erase board without dry erase markers? Don’t find out by borrowing a set of markers at the Circulation Desk. Each set of markers includes 8, multi-colored thick point markers, 4 black fine-point markers, an eraser, and a bottle of cleaner. You can check them out for two hours and renew them for another two.
Why have computers come down in price, but a graphing calculator still costs the same as it did twenty years ago? Some mysteries may never be solved, but if you still haven’t saved up the bucks to buy one, and just need a loaner for a few hours, the Library has the TI-83, TI-83 Plus, and the TI-83 Plus Silver available for four hour check-out. Four hours! You can renew it for another four, as well, which is probably more time with a graphing calculator than is recommended by the American Psychological Association.
Experience two hours of moderately okay sound with our sturdy, pre-sanitized, and surprisingly comfortable headphones. These headphones have circulated hundreds of times, making them the most popular item available in the library. Don’t you want to be popular too? Wear the same headphones as everyone else in the library, and you’re well on your way.
Now, I know what you must be thinking: Free stuff is great, but is there a way I can spend money, too? There is! Here are some of the items currently offered at cost to help you avoid a trip to the bookstore or a large 24-hour big-box chain. (Cash only!)
- Small Scantrons: $0.20
- Large Scantrons: $0.40
- Earbuds: $1.50
- Helpful customer service from friendly people: Priceless
The Circulation desk—your source for the treasures above and more—operates as long as the library is open (though some of the services are reduced during the wee hours of the open-24-hours-for-finals period). So when the bookstore is closed, and you don’t have a friend to take you to the store, come see us! We won’t be your friend or anything (we barely know you), but we can sell you a Scantron and let you borrow our headphones. Which is kind of like something a friend would do.