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Information for Students

Expectations:

  • The library should have a positive learning environment in each zone. In general, the library should stay quiet, orderly, and without distraction for the benefit of patrons who are working on academic matters.
  • Keep behavior and speech appropriate. Represent Christ and the SAGU AIC community while in the library.
  • Cell phones are permitted in the library. However, please take extended calls outside and wear headphones when listening to music or video. 
  • Light snacks may be consumed in the green and yellow zones. If you eat snacks in the library, please clean up after yourself.

Borrowing Items:

Students may check out items (depending on the type of item) for up to four weeks, and may renew items up to an additional four weeks if needed. Periodicals and reference works may not be checked out, but articles may be scanned or photocopied for personal or educational use as copyright allows. 

Research:

The librarian can assist students in accessing the best research materials, whether items in the library or online resources. Contact Keilah Coverstone with your research questions either face-to-face, by phone at (602) 944-3335 ext. 217 or ext. 252, or by email at [email protected].

Technology:

Computers are available for student use with AIC login. A printer/scanner/copier is also available. There is no charge to print.

Special Collection Item Prefixes:

  • NAC = Native American Collection in East Wing
  • JUV = Juvenile Collection in East Wing
  • FIC = Fiction Collection in East Wing
  • DVD = DVD Collection in East Wing
  • GC = Great Course Collection in West Wing
  • REF = Reference Collection in Reference Room
  • OVR = Oversized Book Collection in Reference Room

Information for Faculty

Course Reserves:

Faculty may place library materials on reserve for a class. Materials will be held behind the circulation desk, available to students for 2-hour access in the library.

Library Meeting Room:

Faculty may hold a class session in the reference room to provide instruction to students as they begin their research. Contact us to reserve the room on the date needed.

Class Sessions:

We can deliver customized instruction on research in classes. We also provide tours of library resources targeted to specific class resource needs. Contact us to discuss dates and topic.

Checkout Period:

Faculty may check out materials until the end of the semester.

Collection Development:

Recommendations for books for the library to purchase can be made by filling out this form.


Additional Information

Who Can Use the Library?

 

1. SAGU AIC students, employees, and alumni.
2. Current students of any college associated with the Theological Library Cooperative of Arizona. Find the list here: https://ps.edu/tlca/
3. Students, employees, or alumni of an Assemblies of God college institution.
4. Assemblies of God ministers.
5. Community members by request. If you do not fit any of the groups above, contact [email protected] to make a request to use our library. 

Donations:

All offers of donations are appreciated; however, the SAGU AIC library retains the right to accept or decline all donations without explanation. Donations to the library are not tax deductible. The library accepts gifts with the understanding that items are evaluated and reviewed in accordance with the Library’s Collection and Development Policy and may not be retained within the library collection. The library does not perform appraisals of materials or provide written acknowledgement of receipt of materials. The library reserves the right to discard donated items in any way the library deems proper. Please contact the library to inquire about potential donation of materials.

The library welcomes:

  • Academic works that match SAGU AIC programs
  • Items in good or like new condition
  • Items published within the past 30 years
Preference is given to:
  • Professional and scholarly business materials
  • Professional and scholarly education materials
  • Native American materials

The library cannot use items that are:

  • Musty, moldy, or water-damaged
  • Soiled with grease, dirt, food, insects, etc.
  • Marked with pen, pencil, marker, crayons, highlighters, etc.
  • Damaged (broken spines, loose or torn pages, torn covers)
  • Computer materials (manuals, instruction books, etc.)
  • Computer Software
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines/Periodicals/Journals
  • Commercially produced videocassettes or audio books 

Library Cooperative:

AIC participates in a cooperative of local theological libraries, the TLCA. AIC students and faculty may visit other libraries in the TLCA, show their AIC ID card, use resources and check out books. This sharing of resources expands the materials available to the AIC community and makes our library available to others as well. The libraries are:

  • Arizona Christian University
  • Benedictine University
  • Gateway Seminary Arizona Campus
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Indian Bible College
  • International Baptist College and Seminary
  • La Vita House Library
  • Phoenix Seminary
For more information about TLCA, visit this link
Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University.