Your generous financial support of the library addresses immediate needs, and helps us maintain our role as the center of academic study in the Davis community. This support allows us to quickly respond to the needs of our users — through technology, space improvements, and collection development.
Please contact Larry Ellis, Director of Finance, if you would like to make a contribution.
The Alice E. Chatlos Library welcomes pre-arranged donations of new or like-new materials that support the instructional programs of the College. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the librarian before delivering the items to the library. We will request a detailed title list as a part of this process.
Due to the overwhelming number of material donations we are offered, we are unable to accept the following:
Outdated formats (LPs, 8-Track/VHS tapes, cassettes, and floppy discs)
Items in poor condition (mildewed, musty, soiled, or damaged items)
Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
Encyclopedia sets more than 2 years old
If we are unable to accept the materials, we recommend donating them to the Friends of your local library.
If a gift of material is accepted by the Library, the donor will receive a receipt at, or shortly after, the time of donation. This receipt serves as proof of your charitable donation. The receipt will not include any statement of value, and we encourage you to contact you tax expert for proper valuation.
Faculty and staff are exempt from fines, although monthly notices are sent to inform of items on account.
Patrons will be notified of overdue items by 3 graduated emailed letters. If the materials are not returned, they are deemed lost, and a hold is placed on the patron’s account until the materials are returned or the replacement costs are paid. If the patron is a graduating student, replacement costs will be placed on the student’s account six weeks before their estimated graduation date, and must be paid before the student is allowed to graduate. If the student has graduated, a hold will be placed on the student’s account, and they will not be issued a transcript until the balance is cleared.
If a patron loses or damages a library resource to an extent that it can no longer circulate, the patron is responsible to pay the amount needed to replace the item. The librarian will determine the amount, or may elect to not charge the patron.
The library functions as the academic library of the Davis College, and as such, is not to be used as a shelter for non-school persons or loiterers. The library should endeavor to find appropriate places and services that are designed to help them. However, the library is open to all those in the community who desire to use the library resources, without regard to race, gender, or religion. Such users do not need to purchase a library card to study in the library.
At all times, the library should be kept reasonably quiet, with the top floor reserved for meetings/classroom space/quiet study.
The library appreciates donated resources and funds to the library with the following understandings:
I. It is against the law for the librarian to assess the value of any gift and write a tax-deductible receipt. The librarian may give a thank-you note which generally or specifically (if requested) lists the content of the donation. This letter may be legally used as proof of the donation in case of itemized deductions on tax forms. II. The library reserves the right to use or dispose of any gift as it best serves the library. The library will endeavor to comply with the patron’s donation wishes as much as is reasonable and beneficial for the good of the library. III. The library places an attractive note on the inside cover of materials donated to the library in memory of deceased alumni by the Alumni Association. Records are kept so that anyone can see what resources have been used as a memorial. IV. The library does not place a note designating the donor unless requested.
Our Library has an amazing staff — ready, willing, and able to help you with whatever you need. We’re here to help you find, understand and engage within our library services. Stop by the Library to have your questions answered by our friendly and capable library staff.
Alice E. Chatlos Librarian; Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
Alice E. Chatlos
Alice E. Chatlos enrolled at Practical Bible Training School (PBTS) in the Fall of 1932 and graduated in 1935 as the Vice President of the senior class.
Ms. Chatlos began working for PBTS immediately after graduating. She is listed in the 1936 Theologue as the Assistant in Greek and also as the Assistant to the Superintendent of Women. Ms. Chatlos worked alongside of Mrs. Etta Carr Davis (John A. Davis’ widow) and Mrs. Hazel B. Davis (Gordon C. Davis’ wife).
In 1938, according to school records, Ms. Chatlos became the Class Teacher for the senior class, a role normally reserved for senior faculty. By 1938 Ms. Chatlos had achieved her Th.B. degree and was teaching English at PBTS. She also continued as the Assistant in Greek and Assistant to the Superintendent of Women.
Ms. Chatlos left the school in 1943 on a leave of absence due to poor health and was not able to return to teaching at PBTS. However, this did not prevent her from becoming a successful Floridian business woman. Alice’s efforts and generosity through the Chatlos Foundation funded the completion of the Alice E. Chatlos Library in 1970.
While Alice Chatlos did not serve as the librarian she had a great love for books and learning. She was also subsequently instrumental in providing philanthropic support to other worthy institutions.
The library building proudly bears the name of Alice E. Chatlos in honor of her memory and generosity through her commitment to the work and legacy of Davis College.