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The Pontious Learning Resource Center houses a collection of approximately 75,000 books and 8,000 periodical subscriptions in digital and paper format. The LRC also has several specialized collections, including a Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), and the Pioneer Room, which houses Church of God and WU archival materials.
Learning Resource Center – Fall Break Hours:
|Monday -Thursday||7:30 a.m.- 10 p.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||Noon – 4:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
See a staff member at the Research Help Desk, or contact us:
Phone: (863) 638-7666
Note: You’ll find additional information about LRC resources on the Warner University Online Courses (Moodle) Main Page under “Library Resources.”
Director of the Learning Resource Center
Phone: (863) 638-7674
Instructional Services Librarian
Phone: (863) 638-7620
Head of Access Services
Phone: (863) 638-7586
There are three types of reserve material: 2-day, 24 hour, and 2-hour. The 2-day items indicated by the orange/salmon colored sleeve can be checked out for 2 days not including weekends and holidays when the library is not open. The 2-hour reserves are for in-house use only. This also includes headphones. Fines are charged daily or hourly for overdue reserves.
Checking Out Materials
You must check everything out of the library through the circulation desk. The table below will give you a breakdown of how long materials may be checked out.
|General circulation||14 days with 2 renewals|
|DVDs||5 days with 2 renewals|
|Videos||5 days with 2 renewals|
|CMC Realia||14 days with 2 renewals|
|Art Prints||5 days with 2 renewals|
|Reserves Varies by Type (see below)|
|Periodicals Varies by Date (see below)|
|Reference DOES NOT Circulate Outside Library|
Note: Reference and Restricted materials are for in-house circulation only and are not to leave the building without the consent of the Library Director.
Periodicals include newspapers, magazines, and microfilm. You can check out unbound periodicals for two days. The most current items can only be checked out overnight. Bound periodicals and microfilm/fiche must stay in the library.
Patron ID Cards
You must present an ID card to check out any LRC material. If no ID is presented, no material is checked out. You can get a new ID from the Student Life office. Community User cards are issued through the LRC as per the approval of the Head of Access Services and/or Director.
Overdue and Lost materials
The LRC does not charge daily fines for General Circulation materials. If a book is overdue after two courtesy notices, the price of the book plus an additional $10.00 is charged to replace the lost item. Patrons who return items that have been charged may request a refund for the price of the item only.
Daily fines are charged for Reserve Materials and DVDs. The table below lists the fine rate per item:
|DVD||$1 per day late|
|RESERVE 2-DAY||$1 per day late|
|RESERVE 2-HOUR||$1 per hour late|
You’ll find a laminator in the Instructional Materials Lab (IML). It takes approximately 40 minutes for the laminator to warm up to the recommended temperature for use, and it’ll cost you $0.50 per foot.
Confidentiality of Library Records
Protecting the rights of library users to view and read materials without fear of intrusion, intimidation, or reprisal is a value recognized by the American Library Association in Item 3 of its Code of Ethics, which says:
We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.
Protecting your rights to view and read materials without fear of intrusion, intimidation or reprisal is a core value for all librarians. To safeguard the privacy of individuals in their use of the library, the Pontious Learning Resource Center maintains the confidentiality of library records. Federal privacy laws also protect student records, including library-borrowing records.
In other words, the registration and circulation records of the Pontious Learning Resource Center are confidential.
Registration records include any information the library requires users (faculty or staff members, students, alumni, or special borrowers) to provide in order to become eligible to access or borrow materials. Such information includes addresses, telephone numbers, and social security numbers.
Circulation records include all information that identifies a faculty or staff member, student, alumnus, or special borrower as borrowing or accessing particular materials or information. Included in these records are web browsing histories and reserve materials.
No library employee shall reveal the identity of a borrower to any requestor. Except in accordance with proper judicial order and with permission of the designated administrative officer(s) of the University, no person shall make known in any manner any information contained in such records listed above. In the absence of such judicial orders or University administrative permission, those to whom information will be denied include, but are not limited to, faculty, staff (including library staff except in the pursuit of their assigned duties), parents, students, campus security, police, FBI agents, and military personnel.
Library staff will refer all requests for records information to the Library Director. Those offices will contact the University General Counsel’s Office.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If someone makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction in excess of “fair use,” that person may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
LRC Writing Guides
- APA Style Guide (2015)
- MLA Style Guide (2017)
- Chicago Style Guide
- Teacher Education APA Style Guides:
Undergraduate Students | Graduate Students
- How to Avoid Plagiarism
- Ultimate Grammar guide
Biblical Research Guidelines and Tools
- All Databases (Listed Alphabetically)
- Publication Finder (The Title Finder) and Google Scholar
Databases by Discipline
- Agricultural Studies
- Biblical Research
- Business Administration
- Communication Arts
- Fine Arts
- General Databases
- Literature and English
- Physical Education
- Social Work
- Teacher Education
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- Country Information
- Leisure and Vocation
- Newspapers/Open Access Journals
How do I get a bar code number/student ID?
- For non-traditional students, you’ll receive your bar code at registration.
- For non-traditional students who miss registration, you’ll find a link labeled “Access to Databases” in the Virtual Classroom at the top of every class. Click on the link for your bar code.
- For Online Church Ministry (OCM) students, go to the Online Church Ministry Grand Central, and then scroll down to Pontious Learning Resource Center Online Resources. You’ll find the information under Databases.
- Before calling Warner for the database access barcode number, remember this:
- The number is issued on an information sheet entitled Pontious Learning Resource Center Online Resources and Services that you received during orientation in the first class session. See if you can locate this sheet.
- Students in the Lake Wales group are issued a picture ID with the bar code on the back during registration. See if you can locate this card.
- When you find the bar code number, make sure only the first nine digits are entered in the password prompt. Some databases require “warner” or “warneru” (lower case) to be entered in the username.
- If you lose this number, you may call the LRC and a staff member will give you the number one time only after verification of enrollment.
How do I troubleshoot problems?
Having difficulty with getting into some of the LRC online resources after entering the correct bar code numbers and username? You may need to clear the cache on your web browser.