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Taylor's Zondervan Library Offers Services for the Community

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The Zondervan Library at Taylor University makes its resources available to all Upland and Eastbrook area residents. While the Library’s primary mission is to serve Taylor University students, faculty, and staff, local residents are welcome to use its information resources comprised of over 180,000 books, bound periodicals, DVDs, and CDs, and select electronic resources.

Anyone is welcome to use materials in the Library during its hours of normal access. Residents of the local area, especially those in Grant and Blackford Counties, may check out Library resources after they have obtained a Zondervan Library Community Borrower’s Card. Items designated as equipment, such as laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads, are not eligible for borrowing with a Community Borrower’s Card.

To obtain a card you must complete a simple application and pay a fee of $25.00. Community Borrower’s cards are valid for three years. Persons under 18 must have the signature of a parent or guardian. IDs take approximately one week to produce. Families are encouraged to acquire multiple cards if more than one family member will be making regular use of the Library, as only the cardholder may check out items on the account. Currently, an Indiana PLAC card cannot substitute for a Zondervan Library Community Borrower’s Card. Most print resources are available for check out to Community Borrowers with the exception of Reserve Circulation materials and other materials that do not circulate such as Reference books, periodicals, and special collections. Books circulate for three weeks; audio-visuals circulate for three days. Fines are assessed for overdue resources. 

The Library is open during regular fall and spring academic terms at the times listed below. The Library closes for Chapel from 10 am to 11 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 am to midnight
Friday: 7:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 7 pm to midnight
January and University break hours differ from regular academic term hours. Current hours are available on the Library’s website.

Library guest access to computers is primarily intended for research purposes and provide access to the Library’s catalog and some web-based resources. You can search the Library’s catalog (the WorldCat Research Station) online from the Library’s website: Electronic resources that are part of INSPIRE, Indiana’s legislatively-funded information resources, are available for searching by community users in the Library. These include databases with articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers. (Connect to INSPIRE by clicking here.) In addition, the Library offers access to the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network, including both electronic and print resources which provide information on scholarship and grant funding opportunities.

Printing from computers and photocopiers is $0.05 cents per single-sided black & white page and $0.25 per single-sided color page. Two-sided black & white or color copies cost $0.07 and $0.35 each, respectively.

If you have any questions, please call Jan King, Circulation and Serials Coordinator, or Dan Bowell, University Librarian, at the Zondervan Library: 765-998-5522. There is also more information available via the Library’s website

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