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Our main office in 4070 Wescoe is always open during the times listed below.  Other EGARC spaces, including all of our instructional spaces, can be reserved by faculty and staff throughout the semester, and thus availability is subject to change.  Please see our online reservation schedule for up-to-date information.  If in doubt, please contact us at (785) 864-4759 before coming to campus.

Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation
Day(s)Hours
Monday - Friday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - SundayClosed

EGARC is open 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM weekdays whenever classes are not in session, including vacations and breaks between semesters, with the exception of the dates listed below.

Exceptions

Exceptions
Date(s)Hours
January 18, 2021CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day
May 31, 2021CLOSED for Memorial Day
July 5, 2021CLOSED for Independence Day
October 11-12, 2021Working Remotely for Fall Break
(call or email for support)
November 25 -26, 2021CLOSED for Thanksgiving
December 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022CLOSED for Winter Recess

Policies

All KU faculty, staff, students, and authorized affiliates are eligible for borrowing privileges upon presentation of a currently valid KU Card. Those not eligible for a KU Card should inquire about a KU Library Borrower Card at the circulation desk in Watson Library; borrowers in this category will have the same checkout privileges as students at KU.

The Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center is not part of the KU Libraries system. All items checked out from EGARC must be returned directly to us. Items turned in to branches of the KU libraries will be considered overdue until they have been recovered from the library. There is a drop slot located outside of the main entrance to 4070 Wescoe for those wishing to return items when EGARC is closed. Items placed in the drop slot after hours will be considered as having been returned the next day that EGARC is open.


Checkout Periods

Students may check out two items at a time, not including headphones and audio splitters checked out to watch videos within the Center.  The standard checkout period for students is one week.  Students may check out reserved items for two hours or the length of the film, and must remain within the Center while using them. Students can checkout tech items (voice recorders, PowerPoint presenters, etc.) for one day. All items except for reserved items can be renewed once.

Faculty, staff and GTAs may check out up to three non-DVD items at a time and up to six DVDs at a time. The standard checkout period for instructors is one week for films and textbooks. Technology items may be checked out for three days. Instructors may check out any item reserved by another instructor for a maximum of four hours.  Although there are restrictions during certain times during the academic year, some of our equipment can be checked out for extended periods away from campus to be used for research. Please contact the Director for more details.


Fines, Overdue Items and Holds

All overdue materials must be returned and fines paid before a patron can check out any additional materials. Notices of fines and overdue items are sent out every other week. Fine notices are sent by electronic mail using the official e-mail address listed in the KU on-line directory. All fines should be paid in 4070 Wescoe, and must be paid using Beak 'Em Bucks.

The late fee for standard items is $3.00/day. Fines for reserved items accrue at the rate of $1.00/hour. The maximum fine for any returned item is $20.00. Patrons must pay the replacement cost for any item that is damaged or lost while in their possession.

If a fine is not paid by the end of the semester, the patron will be placed on NPY hold for the fine amount. If the item was lost, the fine will be equal to the replacement cost of the item (when applicable), a $20.00 processing fee, and the total accrued fine fee.

Once a patron has been placed on NPY hold (s)he must pay the fine online in Enroll & Pay or in person at the cashier window at Room 23 Strong Hall. There is often a slight delay in our receiving notice of fines paid to Student Account Services, so please bring a receipt if you wish to check items out immediately after paying a fine.

History

The unit that was to become the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center was founded in 1965 as the KU Language Laboratories.  It was established by Ermal Garinger, its first Director, in the Blake Hall annex, where it remained throughout the demolition of old Blake Hall and the construction of the current building.  In 1973, the KU Language Laboratories moved into a custom-built, state-of-the-art facility in the newly constructed Wescoe Hall.  The new facility featured closed-circuit television and centralized audio consoles that allowed the Laboratories to send out audio and video throughout the fourth floor of the building.  With the rise of VHS and the Walkman in the early 1980s, the demand for audio/video resources quickly spread from the foreign language departments to other departments within Humanities division of CLAS.  That increased mission was recognized formally in 1987, when the unit was renamed the Academic Resource Center on the occasion of the retirement of Ermal Garinger, who had directed the unit for 22 years.  As EGARC moves beyond the 50th anniversary of its establishment at KU, the unit maintains its original focus on helping students and faculty integrate technology into their academic study.

Hours

Our main office in 4070 Wescoe is always open during the times listed below.  Other EGARC spaces, including all of our instructional spaces, can be reserved by faculty and staff throughout the semester, and thus availability is subject to change.  Please see our online reservation schedule for up-to-date information.  If in doubt, please contact us at (785) 864-4759 before coming to campus.

Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation
Day(s)Hours
Monday - Friday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday - SundayClosed

EGARC is open 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM weekdays whenever classes are not in session, including vacations and breaks between semesters, with the exception of the dates listed below.

Exceptions

Exceptions
Date(s)Hours
January 18, 2021CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day
May 31, 2021CLOSED for Memorial Day
July 5, 2021CLOSED for Independence Day
October 11-12, 2021Working Remotely for Fall Break
(call or email for support)
November 25 -26, 2021CLOSED for Thanksgiving
December 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022CLOSED for Winter Recess

Policies

All KU faculty, staff, students, and authorized affiliates are eligible for borrowing privileges upon presentation of a currently valid KU Card. Those not eligible for a KU Card should inquire about a KU Library Borrower Card at the circulation desk in Watson Library; borrowers in this category will have the same checkout privileges as students at KU.

The Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center is not part of the KU Libraries system. All items checked out from EGARC must be returned directly to us. Items turned in to branches of the KU libraries will be considered overdue until they have been recovered from the library. There is a drop slot located outside of the main entrance to 4070 Wescoe for those wishing to return items when EGARC is closed. Items placed in the drop slot after hours will be considered as having been returned the next day that EGARC is open.


Checkout Periods

Students may check out two items at a time, not including headphones and audio splitters checked out to watch videos within the Center.  The standard checkout period for students is one week.  Students may check out reserved items for two hours or the length of the film, and must remain within the Center while using them. Students can checkout tech items (voice recorders, PowerPoint presenters, etc.) for one day. All items except for reserved items can be renewed once.

Faculty, staff and GTAs may check out up to three non-DVD items at a time and up to six DVDs at a time. The standard checkout period for instructors is one week for films and textbooks. Technology items may be checked out for three days. Instructors may check out any item reserved by another instructor for a maximum of four hours.  Although there are restrictions during certain times during the academic year, some of our equipment can be checked out for extended periods away from campus to be used for research. Please contact the Director for more details.


Fines, Overdue Items and Holds

All overdue materials must be returned and fines paid before a patron can check out any additional materials. Notices of fines and overdue items are sent out every other week. Fine notices are sent by electronic mail using the official e-mail address listed in the KU on-line directory. All fines should be paid in 4070 Wescoe, and must be paid using Beak 'Em Bucks.

The late fee for standard items is $3.00/day. Fines for reserved items accrue at the rate of $1.00/hour. The maximum fine for any returned item is $20.00. Patrons must pay the replacement cost for any item that is damaged or lost while in their possession.

If a fine is not paid by the end of the semester, the patron will be placed on NPY hold for the fine amount. If the item was lost, the fine will be equal to the replacement cost of the item (when applicable), a $20.00 processing fee, and the total accrued fine fee.

Once a patron has been placed on NPY hold (s)he must pay the fine online in Enroll & Pay or in person at the cashier window at Room 23 Strong Hall. There is often a slight delay in our receiving notice of fines paid to Student Account Services, so please bring a receipt if you wish to check items out immediately after paying a fine.

History

The unit that was to become the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center was founded in 1965 as the KU Language Laboratories.  It was established by Ermal Garinger, its first Director, in the Blake Hall annex, where it remained throughout the demolition of old Blake Hall and the construction of the current building.  In 1973, the KU Language Laboratories moved into a custom-built, state-of-the-art facility in the newly constructed Wescoe Hall.  The new facility featured closed-circuit television and centralized audio consoles that allowed the Laboratories to send out audio and video throughout the fourth floor of the building.  With the rise of VHS and the Walkman in the early 1980s, the demand for audio/video resources quickly spread from the foreign language departments to other departments within Humanities division of CLAS.  That increased mission was recognized formally in 1987, when the unit was renamed the Academic Resource Center on the occasion of the retirement of Ermal Garinger, who had directed the unit for 22 years.  As EGARC moves beyond the 50th anniversary of its establishment at KU, the unit maintains its original focus on helping students and faculty integrate technology into their academic study.