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Library FAQs

Does the library charge fines if my book is late?

The Library does not charge fines for late items. However, when materials are overdue the Library follows this procedure:

  • When the item is three business days overdue, the first of a series of three automated overdue notices will be emailed to the patron’s email account
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Does the library ever get rid of things?

Weeding, the permanent removal of materials from the library’s holdings, is an important part of the overall collection development process. Building a viable collection of materials to serve the...

Does the library have a wheelchair-accessible computer?

Yes, CWI Library has one electric lift wheelchair-accessible computer station. There is a switch in the front of the station that students can use to raise the...

Does the library have my course textbooks?

We have many course textbooks available for use in the library! Sorry, textbooks cannot leave the library because we want to make sure everyone can use them throughout the semester. If we don't have the textbook you are looking for, let us know and we may be able to purchase it. You can...

Does the library offer classes?

Library staff offer in-person instruction sessions and tours upon request for any course at any CWI location. Courses not able to host a librarian in person or preferring online instruction may request an online webinar session or targeted instruction video for students. In addition the...

How big is the library's collection?

CWI Library’s collection encompasses ~11,000 books and DVDs, access to ~80,000 ebooks and nearly 50 online databases that cover a wide variety of subjects and media types, and full-text access to approximately 12,000 periodicals. View our full list of...

How can I get a professional job in the library?

You can view current job postings by visiting the CWI website's ...

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