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Hege Library & Learning Technologies

Hours & Policies

Library policies and procedures relating to collections and services.

Visitor and Guest Users

Hege Library welcomes visitors to campus for Art Gallery viewing, Quaker and related specialized research, and special events open to the public. 

  • Art Gallery Hours : Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm (during the academic year). More information is available here.
  • Quaker Archives Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Please note that Hege Library is not open to the public for study, testing, or meeting space, computing, wifi, information resources, book borrowing, or other general library use.  Please consult a branch of the Greensboro Public Library for these services.

Guests are those who seek access to Hege Library for specific approved purposes, such as specialized research.  Please note the following:  

  • Visitors and Guests are asked to sign in at the Information Desk upon arrival. Library staff will answer any questions regarding potential use of resources and services. 

  • An appointment is recommended for manuscript and rare book access and most local history and genealogical materials limited to research room hours (Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 pm.). Open stack books and periodicals in the Friends Historical Collection are available anytime.

  • All visitors and guests are expected to respect the nature and purpose of Hege Library, which is to further the Guilford academic community as a place for study, research, creative endeavors, and collaboration. Those who conduct themselves in a manner that impedes, disturbs, or disrupts these endeavors risk the loss of guest privileges and access to Library facilities.

  • Study and collaboration spaces within the Library are not reservable by guests and visitors, and are for the exclusive use of members of the Guilford community. Please note that the Library and the Learning & Writing Center do not provide testing or study space for the public. 

  • Computers require a campus network login available only to current Guilford students, faculty, and staff. The Library does not offer computing services for visitors or guests.

  • Electronic Resources access is limited to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff. 

  • Printing is limited to those with a Guilford College ID and Network Account. Visitors and guests do not have a campus printing option.

  • Temporary wifi is available to those who bring their own devices and complete the online wifi user registration process.

  • Photocopiers are available if they are not already in use by Guilford students or faculty members. All copiers are operated by card swipe and those without a Guilford ID pay cash at the main desk ($0.10 per page). Visitors and guests doing extensive copying will be expected to step aside to allow access to Guilford students, faculty, or staff.

  • Private tutors working with current Guilford College students must be accompanied by their Guilford student at all times while in the Library, and may not use the building as a meeting space to work with outside clients. 

  • Guests may use materials within the library. Borrowing privileges for the print book collection are available for members of TALA. Note: All residents of North Carolina have access to the resources of NC LIVE through their public libraries for array of electronic resources.

  • Interlibrary Loan service is available only to current Guilford students, faculty, and staff.


Visitors to campus are welcome to park in the designated visitor parking spaces. Invited guests may also park in visitor parking, and those on campus for more than one day may request a temporary parking pass from the Library. Guests eligible for temporary parking permits include:

  • Researchers in the Friends Historical Collection
  • Visiting scholars accessing specific Hege Library materials
  • Other affiliates of Hege Library and the Friends Historical Collection

Library guest parking passes are limited to five business days except for registered Library interns, volunteers, and other such registered affiliates.