• Borrowing Policies

    Books and Audio Materials

    Books check out for 4 weeks at a time and may be renewed for an additional 4 weeks. You can renew books at the circulation desk or by phone at x3058 (Please have your student ID handy).


    DVDs check out for a maximum of 3 days and may also be renewed. (This does not include the titles in our rotating video collection, which check out for 2 days with no renewals.)

    Faculty: note that faculty due dates for all materials are longer for class use and research.

  • Inclement Weather Policy

    We follow the College’s Inclement Weather Policy.

    If the College calls for a delay in classes or closes campus, the same applies to the Pew Learning Center & Ellison Library.

    If the College does not invoke its Inclement Weather Policy but snow or ice make travel hazardous, then the following applies:

    • Mornings and weekends: The building opens when the first staff member can safely get to campus.
    • Evenings and Saturday afternoons:  The building closes in time to allow the attending staff member to get home safely.
  • Exhibit Policy

    The library provides display space for members of the Warren Wilson Community.

    Check with BK Segall (x3064) for availability and suitability of space and for a time slot. Slots are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

    Each display needs to include a title and a sponsoring group/class.  Please prepare a sign with the title for your display and the name of the group or individual responsible for the display.

    The person or group scheduling the display is responsible for identifying items and for mounting and dismounting the display on the agreed-upon dates.

    If the display includes library-owned materials, the person mounting the display must check the materials out at the circulation desk, not to him or her personally but rather to “display.”  Once the display is taken down, the materials must be returned to the circulation desk to be checked back in.

    Library staff will not put up and take down displays initiated by campus individuals or groups.

    The library is not responsible for personal materials used in displays.

    Please fill out and return this form to BK Segall: 

    Library Exhibit Policy  

  • Community / Alumni Borrowing

    New patrons in any of the categories below can only be added to the system by the circulation supervisor during regular work hours. Membership is on an annual basis, starting with the date entered into the system.

    Community Borrowers

    Our books are available via Interlibrary Loan through the public library system. Patrons in our local community who wish to borrow books directly from the college library may become Community Borrowers by purchasing an annual user card for $30 (or $50 per family). Checkout is limited to three books at a time, with one renewal available. A/V materials may be used in the library but cannot be checked out. Interlibrary Loan services and remote access to subscription databases are excluded.

    Alumni Borrowers

    Warren Wilson College Alumni living in the local community can obtain a user card at no cost. Privileges are the same as Community users, with a limit of three books per checkout. Interlibrary Loan services, remote access to subscription databases, and the checkout of A/V materials are excluded.

    Retired Faculty and Staff

    Retirees, as defined in the College Staff Handbook, and their spouses/domestic partners have continued library benefits. Up to five books may be checked out at a time, with a four-week loan period. One renewal is allowed. Benefits exclude interlibrary loan services and remote access to subscription databases.

    Note: The library reserves the right to cancel library privileges for any of the above user groups, at any time, for any reason.

    Library Community / Alumni Borrower Registration