You likely know by now that at the Nahman-Watson Library, we try to create a welcoming environment with as few barriers for students as possible. Our computers do not require any log in, printing is free, and library staff are friendly – and will never shush you.
For years, we have been able to look students up by name or student ID number when you visit us and check out a book or headphones, and we have not required you to bring your library card. But we need to change that. In an attempt to ensure that library records are accurate and no one is mistakenly charged for a book they never checked out, we will now be requiring students to bring their library card with them when they need to check out materials. We will be flexible and remind you through the end of March, but beginning in April you will not be able to check out items without a library card. No other services will be effected – you can still use computers, print, and ask for help, even if you forget your library card at home.
Thank you for working with us. We hope that the benefit of this new policy will outweigh the minor inconvenience it creates. Plus, your library card is useful for so many services, beyond checking out physical items – we have millions of articles available through our library databases, tens of thousands of ebooks available through our library catalog, and many films you can access from anywhere in the world with your small, but powerful, GCC library card. So please dig it out from your wallet or have your key tag card and take advantage of all it has to offer!
Please contact us with any questions or concerns at email@example.com or 413-775-1831.