The Lucy Lester Willet Memorial Library

 

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Two students working on computers in the library.

The Lucy Lester Willet Memorial Library offers a variety of services to support student research and the college curriculum. The library provides extensive electronic and print resources, including more than 100 databases supporting a full range of curricular programs. Many of these are available through GALILEO. Students can access library collections of other academic libraries in the state, in addition to being able to borrow materials from libraries nationally via interlibrary loan. Professional librarians offer reference and research assistance, workshops and other learning opportunities designed to foster information-literacy skills for academic success and life-long learning.

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday-Sunday Closed

Willet Library is open for business. The main door will remain locked until classes begin. Students, faculty, and staff can enter the building using their 24 hour badge access between 8am-5pm Monday-Thursday. All library users must follow the Covid-19 policy

To reserve a study room, library equipment, or to book a research appointment with a librarian, please use our Library Reservation System

Visitor Policy

Visitors to the library must call ahead (478) 757-5200 and make an appointment to enter the building. These visitors will be limited to one hour per day and adhere to the Willet Library Community Use Policy and the Willet Library Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct

The mission of Willet Library is to serve current Wesleyan College students, faculty and staff. The library offers community access on a limited basis. Please see the Community User Policy for guidelines.

  • Guest users must first sign a Community Use Policy agreement and will be required to show a valid photo id. You will be required to sign in at each visit, and you may be required to show valid id upon entry.
  • All library users should interact respectfully with other users, librarians and Academic Resource Center staff. 
  • Each floor functions differently according to noise level
    • The first floor is our main floor. The Academic Resource Center, computers, and all circulation activity takes place on the main floor. This floor is not intended to be a completely quiet zone. You will still be required to maintain a respectful noise level.
    • The second floor contains a classroom and other group study areas. Please refrain from excessive noise and disruptions.
    • The third floor is a quiet study zone. You will be asked to leave if you do not respect the quiet space.
  • Cell phones should be placed on silent upon entering the building. Cell phone use is strictly prohibited on the 3rd floor, our designated quiet zone. Calls should be taken quietly and moved immediately to the back stairwells or outside. If you are too loud, you may be asked to take your phone call outside.
  • The use of power cords must not obstruct movement or create hazards. Librarians or staff may ask patrons to move power cords or other obstructions if they are deemed unsafe.
  • Only service dogs are permitted in Willet Library.
  • Willet Library is not responsible for lost or damaged personal property. Do not leave your items unattended in the library.
  • Willet Library and Academic Resource Center staff reserves the right to ask patrons to leave the premises for failure to adhere to the Library Code of Conduct.
  • All community users must vacate the library by 7:00 pm Sunday – Thursday and 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday unless you have written permission from a library staff member. 
  • Guests accompanied by Wesleyan faculty, students or staff are permitted in the library until 10:00 pm.
Community Use Policy
  • The mission of Willet Library is to serve current Wesleyan College students, faculty and staff; therefore, Wesleyan College students, faculty and staff have priority use of all computer resources. You may be asked to give up computer use to serve our constituency first.
  • Guest access to library services, including computers and the library’s network, is extended to visitors as a privilege. Visitors must adhere to both our Community Use Policy and our Library Code of Conduct. Failure to comply with these policies will result in termination of guest privileges.
  • All community users must vacate the library by 7:00 pm Sunday – Thursday and 5:00 pm Friday - Saturday, unless you have written permission from a library staff member. 
  • • Guests accompanied by Wesleyan faculty, students or staff are permitted in the library until 10:00 pm.
  • Guest users must first sign a Community Use Policy agreement and will be required to show a valid photo id. You will be required to sign in at each visit, and you may be required to show valid id upon entry.
  • Two computers, on the ground floor, are designated for community use. Guests must speak to a library staff member to gain access to a computer. 
    • Community users are limited to 1 hour of computer use. If no one is waiting you may extend that to a maximum of 2 hours per day.
    • You will need to be logged in again after your initial hour.
  • Printing is available for $.10 per page. A staff member will log you in the printing portal, and all money must be paid at the circulation desk.
  • Guests may access our library’s wireless network with a personal laptop. A Community Use Policy agreement is still required to obtain access to the network passwords. The 2-hour maximum use per day rule does not apply to guests using personal laptops.
  • Visitors may use books, journals and other resources, including our databases, while inside the library.
  • Limited borrowing privileges are extended to alumnae, current Mercer and Middle Georgia State Patrons, WALL students, area Ministers, and Macon History Club members.
  • Only service dogs are permitted in Willet Library.
  • Willet Library is not responsible for lost or damaged personal property. Do not leave your items unattended in the library.

About Us

This three-story Georgian brick building was constructed in 1968 and dedicated to the memory of Lucy Lester Willet, class of 1881. The main entrance is on the second floor of the library, which houses the reference collection, periodicals, popular DVDs, and computers to access the library catalogue and electronic databases. The first and third floors contain the collection of circulating materials, classrooms and study rooms, and the Media Room. Library Floor Plans and Information.

Mission

The mission of the Willet Memorial Library is to provide resources and services to support the mission of Wesleyan College. The library strives to fulfill this mission by collaborating with administrators, faculty and students to support the curriculum and the four cornerstones of the College: academics, women, faith, and community. The library's programs are designed to empower students to become proficient in information and digital fluencies to build upon the foundation of a liberal arts education for the purpose of lifelong personal, intellectual and professional growth.

GOALS WILLET MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Library is committed to achieving the following goals in support of this mission: 

  • To provide a physical and virtual environment that promotes study, encourages scholarly pursuits, and fosters the academic excellence that is a primary commitment of the College. 
  • To carry out an instructional program that will foster students' digital and information fluencies so they may accomplish their academic goals and have the necessary skills to support lifelong learning. 
  • To acquire, organize, manage, and preserve appropriate resources for the instructional and general intellectual needs of the College. 
  • To recognize the importance of being the first college in the world to grant degrees to women by preserving the archival history of the college, creating repositories for the college's historical artifacts, and providing appropriate access to students, scholars and the community.
Virginia Blake
Archivist/Public Services Librarian (478) 757-5274 Profile
Rhiannon Bruner
Electronic Resource Manager (478) 757-5202 Profile
Kristina Peavy
Librarian & Library Director (478) 757-5201 Profile

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