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Taylor's Zondervan Library Outlines 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 students, faculty, and staff, local residents are welcome to use its information resources comprised of over 160,000 books, bound periodicals, DVDs, and CDs, and select electronic resources. This URL will take you to a map that designates the location of the Zondervan Library: http://bit.ly/zl-map.

Anyone is welcome to use materials in the Library building during its hours of normal access. Residents of the local area, especially those in Grant and Blackford Counties, may check out many of the Library’s 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: https://library.taylor.edu/home/library-hours.

Library guest access to computers is primarily intended for research purposes and to provide access to the Library’s catalog and some web-based resources. Please see the Tech Express desk in the Library to get access to a computer for research. You can search the Library’s online catalog (WorldCat Research Station) from the Library’s website: http://library.taylor.edu. Electronic resources (databases) that are part of INSPIRE, Indiana’s legislatively-funded information resources, are available to all users in the Library. Types of sources available in these tools include articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers, among others. (Connect to INSPIRE from home using this link: http://statelib.lib.in.us/inspire/authenticate.asp; You may need to create an account.)

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 the Library at 765-998-5522. Ask for Jan King, Circulation and Serials Coordinator, or Dan Bowell, University Librarian. There is also more information available via the Library’s website, linked above.