General Information

Hours of Operation (Subject to change to accommodate special school schedules.)

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  • Sunday 12:00 PM - 9:45PM

  • Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 9:45 PM

  • Friday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

For more Winter School information, check out Current Student Resources

Summer Schools & Camps  Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM;  Closed Sundays except July 24, Noon - 4:00 PM for Homecoming.

CQ Guidelines (Winter School study time)

Quiet hours begin at 7:30 PM (Sunday - Thursday) and students need to sign in by 8:00 PM and stay in the library until 9:40 PM.  Seniors (and juniors with full seconds when possible) may leave earlier but need to sign out before leaving.

Where do I look up a book?

The Huffington Library Catalog is also available through Culver Current Student Resources and is linked on the Library Resources page.

How many books or movies can I check out and for how long?

You are welcome to check out up to 8 books or DVDs. The books check out for 4 weeks and the Classic Movies (below R rating) check out for 1 week. During heavy research times, you may be limited to 3 NONFICTION books on a particular subject. If you need them longer, ask the library staff and you can usually renew for another three weeks (unless someone else has it on hold). Instructional videos can be checked out for one week but ONLY with the permission (communicated via email or phone) of an instructor or library staff.

What happens if my book or DVD is overdue?

You will receive an automatically generated email notice. If you need to renew, you can do so online by logging into your account (unless the book is on hold). If you have any questions about the email notice, please email the library  immediately. For students, if several email notices are sent without results, the unit/dorm counselor will be contacted and corrective action may be assigned.

What if the Huffington Library does not have the book I need?

Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) we are able to borrow thousands (millions!) of books from other libraries across the country. Email the library  with your request. Books borrowed through ILL are only delivered to Culver Academies once a week, so you will need to plan ahead.

Can I listen to music?

Yes, as long as you use earbuds or headphones and no one else can hear your music.

Can I eat or drink in the library?

Only bottled water is allowed.

Do I need a pass to come to the library for CQ?

Only students who have been assigned to Evening Study Hall or room study will need a pass. You can get a pass from your counselor or teacher if you need to use the library during CQ. When you arrive, you need to give your pass to the student proctor and then sign in. You will need to stay until CQ ends at 9:40.

Where can I study with a group during CQ?

We have several areas for group study: Reference Area, Fiction, and four group study rooms. You need to sign up for a group study room. Priority is given to students in the same class; up to four in a group; first come, first served! Group study rooms are not sound proof so please talk quietly.

Can I use Skype in the library?

According to the Responsible Use Policy which you signed, using Culver technology to access non-academic websites during academic hours is not permitted. Please be sure to log out of Skype during academic hours. If you need to Skype for an interview, please ask at the Main Desk for a quiet place to do so.

Where can I print, copy or scan?

There are several places on campus to do this: Main Desk in the Library, Eppley Hall of Humanities (1st floor), Dicke/Roberts Hall of Math/Science (2nd floor) and College Advising (Legion Building). You will need to log in to the printer in order to initiate the print/copy/scan job. If you need multiple copies or are printing a large file (over 10 pages), please use Administrative Services (adminser@culver.org) in the Eppley Hall of Humanities (Ground floor). Please be responsible and respect copyright and print only what you need. And use the recycle bins across campus! Additional scanners are available by the public computers in the Library.

What if I would like to donate a book or video to the library?

The Huffington Library welcomes and encourages gifts in support of the Culver Academies mission. Over the years, the library has benefitted tremendously from the generosity of donors and continues to rely heavily upon endowments to sustain the collection for the benefit of the students, faculty and staff.

 Huffington Library Gift Policy: Interested donors are encouraged to contact the Development Office (574.842.7400, developlog@culver.edu) and must submit a list of materials (electronically if possible) for consideration as donations before physically depositing any materials. On this list, please include the author, title, date of publication and general condition of each item. If the Library agrees to accept the materials, the Development Office will work with the donor to provide a gift acknowledgement letter which includes a charitable gift receipt for tax purposes.

 For donations in excess of $5,000, a qualified appraisal must be obtained at the expense of the donor before the books are presented to the library and possibly processed into the library collection. Neither the Library nor Culver Academies is responsible for appraisals.

 The Library's goal in accepting gifts is to acquire only those materials that 1) support the current and evolving curriculum at Culver Academies, 2) support the basic research needs of students, faculty, and staff and 3) meet the criteria of its collection development policy in terms of nature, quality, and condition. While many donated titles may be of merit, we may have to decline materials as they are out of the normal scope of our collection or duplicate existing holdings.

 If gifts are accepted, it should be understood that the Huffington Library at Culver Academies becomes the owner of the material and reserves the right to determine its retention, location, use, maintenance and removal. The Library accepts donations only on the condition that we may dispose of those items that will not be added to the collection in whatever manner we determine to be the most suitable. Those options include donations to nonprofit institutions such as Better World Books, exchanges for needed books of equal value, or sales, with the money to be used to purchase collection materials. Any materials that we find to be so deteriorated as to make them unfit for storage and/or use will be discarded according to policy.

We cannot promise to maintain a collection or group of books as a single entity segregated from the circulating and reference collections. The library may also decline to accept special collections, unless they are accompanied by significant, designated funding to cover the cost of processing and maintenance.

 If you have any questions, please contact the library (library@culver.org) or Susan Freymiller (Library Director) via email freymis2@culver.org

or phone 574.842.8442.

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