Hours of Operation (Subject to change to accommodate special school schedules.)
When can I use the library?
7:30 AM - 9:40 PM (M-Th)
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM (F)
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Sa)
12:00 PM - 9:40 PM (Su)
For more Winter School information, check out Current Student Resources.
Summer Schools & Camps
Monday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Closed Sundays except for Homecoming.
Where do I look up a book?
The library catalog is available through Culver Current Student Resources (webpage) or on the Library website.
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 DVDs can be checked out for one week but ONLY with the permission (via email or phone) of an instructor or library staff.
What happens if my book or DVD is overdue?
You will receive an e-mail notice. Please respond to the e-mail immediately. If you need to renew, you can do so online by logging into your account (unless the book is on hold). Your counselor will also be sent a copy of your overdue notice. After receiving two overdue notices, you may be assigned to DC.
What if the Huffington Library does not have the book I need?
Through a service called Interlibrary Loan (ILL) we are able to borrow books from other libraries. Ask for an ILL form at the Main Desk or click on the link on the Library Resources page. Books we have borrowed through ILL are only delivered to Culver 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.
What are the hours of CQ?
Underclassmen are required to be in the library before 8:00 PM and must stay until 9:40 PM. Seniors and juniors with full seconds may come and go as long as they sign in/ out and are not disruptive.
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 from their counselor or teacher. This pass needs to be given to the student proctor at sign in.
Where can I study with a group during CQ?
There are several areas for group study: Reading Area, Forum, and eight 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! The Group Study rooms are NOT soundproof so you will need to talk QUIETLY so you don’t disturb others.
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 (8:15 AM – 3:45 PM, 7:30 – 10:00 PM).
Where can I print, copy or scan?
There are several printers on campus you can use to print, scan to pdf or make copies:
- Welcome Desk (1st floor) and Workroom (2nd floor) in the Library
- Eppley Hall of Humanities (1st floor)
- Dicke/Roberts Hall of Math/Science (2nd floor)
- College Advising (Legion Building).
You will need to log in to the printer in order to initiate the print/copy/scan job.
Please be responsible and respect copyright and print only what you need. And use the recycle bins across campus!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.