Community User Policy

Community User Policy

Local School Teacher/Student Services Policy

Greenwood Library at Longwood University serves as a resource for materials not usually available in local school libraries.

Greenwood Library welcomes tours and class visits from local schools. A teacher or library media specialist must accompany and remain with the group. Tours and class visits are available by appointment and will consist of a general introduction to Library facilities and services. Due to Longwood student usage, tours and class visits are not available during the first and last four weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters. Please see Longwood’s academic calendar for current dates.

Scheduling a Tour or Class Visit

To make an appointment for a tour or class visit, please contact the administrative assistant of the Dean of the Library, by e-mail at or by phone at (434) 395-2431. In your e-mail or voice mail message, include your name, telephone number, and when your group would like to visit the Library. You will be notified by e-mail within three business days whether your tour or class visit has been scheduled. If there are any questions, please call (434) 395-2431.

Tours or class visits should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Services During a Tour or Class Visit

During the tour or class visit, computers may be used in accordance with the Library’s Community Use Policy for Library Workstations.

Library materials may be used while in the Library. We do not issue Library cards during or in advance for tours or class visits. Visitors with established accounts may check out items using their Greenwood Library card in accordance with the Library’s circulation policies for community users.

Borrowing Privileges for Local Schools

As a special service to the local school teachers and students, materials from Greenwood Library’s collection may be borrowed for educational purposes in compliance with copyright regulations using the service outlined below.

  1. Prior to using this service, each school’s Library Media Specialist must register with Greenwood Library’s Interlibrary Loan Department supplying the following information: Media Specialist’s name, school, school division, e-mail address, street address (for mailing purposes) and phone number.
  2. All teacher and student education-related requests must go through the school’s Library Media Specialist as an Interlibrary Loan request. Greenwood Library cannot honor requests made in person. Items for personal use may be checked out using your Greenwood Library card in accordance with the Library’s circulation policies for community users.
  3. All requests must be submitted in writing either via e-mail to or mailed to Dana Owen, Janet D. Greenwood Library, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909. Please use the Local School Library Interlibrary Loan Request form above.
  4. Please allow one week (5 business days) turn-around time to process requests.
  5. The loan period is three weeks for books and one week for videocassettes and DVDs.
  6. The borrowing school library is responsible for return postage costs. Materials should be packaged securely and insured when returned.
  7. The borrowing school library is responsible for replacement costs if the item is lost or damaged.
  8. With prior arrangements between Greenwood Library’s Interlibrary Loan Department and the school’s Library Media Specialist, materials may be picked up and returned to the Library’s Circulation/Reserve Desk by either the requesting Library Media Specialist or the requesting teacher.

Contact Person

Dana Owen
Janet D. Greenwood Library
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
Ph: (434) 395-2446
Fax: (434) 395-2453