Library Services and Processes

Mission

The mission of the Wilson Community College Library is to provide materials and services which support the educational programs of the College.

Services

Library Cards

Users must present a WCC Student ID or a WCC Library card to use the college Library and services. Library cards can be obtained at the circulation desk by presenting a valid NC driver’s license.

Materials On-hand

The Library houses a modest collection of print books, audio-visual materials, journals, and periodicals.

Online Resources

The Library subscribes to multiple services that provide electronic access to magazines, journals, and ebooks. Current students and employees can access online library resources from off campus using their college issued username/password.

Library Assistance

The library staff provides assistance with accessing the library’s collection, reference materials, interlibrary loans, and conducting research.  

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that allows a user from one library to borrow materials from another library. Materials are physically mailed to the requesting library where the user can then view or check out the materials.

Computer Use

Multiple computers are available in the Library for conducting research and for completing self-paced instruction, classroom assignments, or personal projects.

Laptop Checkout

Laptop checkout is available to currently enrolled students. Limited quantities are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Students must complete a Laptop Check-out Agreement and abide by the WCC Acceptable Use Policy for Students.

Study Room

The library has several study rooms that can be reserved for up to two hours to accommodate a group of three-six students for collaborative work.

Study Areas

The library provides a comfortable lounging area with charging stations; study tables that can accommodate one-four students each for independent or group collaborations; and single-person study carrels for a semi-private study environment.

Printing, Copy, and Scanning Services

Printing is available in the library for student and community patron use.

Current students may print up to 10 pages per day free of charge. Additional pages are .10 cents per page.

Copier use is available in the library at .10 cents per page. All copying must be in compliance with the United States Copyright Act.

Scanning services are available.

Collection Development

The library collection is continually updated with the priority of supporting the needs of the college’s educational programs within the limits of the budget. The secondary objective is to provide the college community with a variety of general information, recreational, and cultural materials for personal growth and enrichment.

The following selection criteria are applied to all library materials, including books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources:

  • Relevance of subject matter to the educational programs of the college.
  • Faculty recommendation.
  • Strength of present holdings in the same or similar subject areas.
  • Currency and timeliness of information.
  • Authoritativeness of the author, or reputation of the publisher or producer.
  • Price.
  • Availability of funds.
  • Textbooks are generally not purchased by the Library. Exceptions may be made in the case when a textbook is the best source of information on a topic. Textbooks currently being used in courses taught by the college must be placed on Reserve status for in-library use only.

Weeding Process

Library staff continually weed the collection to remove outdated materials based on the following criteria:

  • Currency and accuracy of information
  • Usage as indicated by the circulation record
  • Importance of the item to the collection
  • Physical condition of the item

Loan Periods

Students, employees, and community patrons can borrow up to 10 items for the following periods of time:

  • 4 weeks: books
  • 1 week: bestseller books
  • 2 days: audiovisuals (DVD’s)
  • In-library use only: reference books, reserve materials, magazines, newspapers
  • Renewals: Once. Renew in-person or by phone.

Faculty may exceed the number of items and time limits when the material is for educational classroom use.

Library Fines

Library fines, up to $5.00 per title, may accumulate at a rate of $.25 per day when users fail to return materials checked out from the Library. Users that have overdue materials or owe a Library fine will be unable to checkout additional materials. Library fines can be paid in the Library or at the Business Office.

Overdue Library Items

Students

    • Run overdue list in SIRSI once a week. 
    • Add Library block to Colleague.
    • Email students at their my.wilsoncc.edu email address or another provided email address with the titles of items that are overdue.
    • If items are returned in good condition, and the total fine is less than $5.00, the fine will be waived.
    • If the items are damaged or lost, a replacement fee will be charged, and any late fees will be waived.

Employees

    • Run overdue list in SIRSI in November and April. 
    • Email employees at their wilsoncc.edu email address with the titles of items that are overdue. Ask the items to be returned or renew items upon request.
    • For damaged or lost items, a replacement fee will be charged.
    • Late fees are not incurred.

Community Patrons

    • Run overdue list in SIRSI once a week.
    • Email the community member about the overdue items.
    • If the items are damaged or lost, a replacement fee will be charged.
    • If items are returned in good condition, and the total fine is less than $5.00, the fine will be waived.
    • If a patron repeatedly returns items late or in bad condition, the library reserves the right to revoke Library privileges. 

Archives

The Archives consist of a variety of college information, which are retained for accreditation and historical reference.

For more information contact:

Lola Bradley

Head Librarian

Department: Library

Phone: (252) 246-1251

Email: lbradley@wilsoncc.edu

Office: D100d

Christy Horne

Library Assistant

Department: Library

Phone: (252) 246-1373

Email: chorne@wilsoncc.edu

Office: D100a

Ashley Braswell

Library Assistant

Department: Library

Phone: (252) 246-1235

Email: abraswell@wilsoncc.edu

Office: D100a


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