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lectures, and the Odd Topics Society series. These programs provide a public forum for authors reading from their works and for speakers making presentations on a variety of topics. The Special Collections department contains the College’s archives, United Methodist Church West Michigan Conference Archives, student honors theses, and a rare books collection. These are closed stacks, but access to these collections and research assistance are available by appointment. The library staff is highly skilled and conscious of their public service role and mission. The library is open 110 hours a week. Reference assistance is available at the Reference Desk 53 hours a week. Librarians also provide research assistance through e-mail and instant messaging (IM). A wide range of up-todate reference sources in electronic and print formats is available for consultation. To meet student and faculty needs, a strong program of library instruction has been developed in which librarians teach not only the use of resources in the library, but also the use and evaluation of information for lifelong learning. Albion College librarians offer a variety of library instruction services to support the College’s liberal arts curriculum and promote information literacy. Library instruction services include general library orientation sessions, course-specific and assignment-specific library instruction, and classes on using specific research tools and on critical evaluation of sources. Librarians work closely with faculty to be certain that the reference sources, research strategies, and evaluation methods that are presented address the specific information and research needs of the students in their classes.

8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., when classes are in session. Hours during the summer and semester breaks are shorter. Extended hours are offered during the first week of each semester and during special campus events. Refund Policy — On presentation of a sales receipt, a full refund on textbook purchases will be given during the first week of classes. In addition, textbooks must be in original condition. Textbook refunds for summer and special course sessions will be made only for one week after the start of classes. All merchandise other than textbooks may be returned, with sales receipt, for a refund at any time. Further details on this policy are available from the bookstore. Bookstore Buy-back Policy — The Bookstore will buy back used books at any time during the semester, but students will receive the most money back for used textbooks during final examination week. Books must be in good condition without excessive amounts of written notes or highlighting. Textbook Reservations — Students may reserve their textbooks online at www. yourschoolyourbookstore.com . More information is available at the bookstore website, http://albion.bkstore. com, or by calling ext. 0305.

Recreation and Intramural Programs The Dow Recreation and Wellness Center serves as a multi-dimensional facility, providing opportunities for College employees, students, and community members to become actively involved in physical fitness activities. Group and individual exercise opportunities are available. Intramural sports, both for teams and individuals, are offered throughout the academic year. The Dow Center offers and encourages all users regardless of specific physical abilities a chance to improve their everyday wellbeing and lifestyle. Contact the Dow Center director at ext. 0900 or the intramural program director at ext. 0900 for further information.

Bookstore The Albion College Bookstore is a service of Barnes and Noble, Inc. Located in the Kellogg Center, the bookstore offers textbooks, general reading and reference books, clothing, and gift items, as well as school and office supplies for students, staff, and faculty. Bookstore hours are: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, 40

Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  
Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  

The purpose of the Albion College Student Handbook is twofold. It informs students of opportunities for involvement—with people, special pro...