The mission of the Division of Learning Resources/Pardue Library is to support the college in its educational, research and cultural endeavors by supporting information literacy; selecting, organizing, and delivering information resources and services; collaborating with the college community to enhance student learning; and by partnering with other academic institutions and library consortia to promote and enhance access to library resources and services.
Learning Resources components include Pardue Library and the James Larkin Pearson Library. Cooperative agreements are in place with Ashe and Alleghany Public Libraries to support off-campus centers and distance learning.
Pardue Library, on the top floor of Alumni Hall, houses printed and audio-visual media including over 60,000 volumes of books, newspapers, magazines, and videos, as well as several online research databases. Library orientation is provided for groups or individuals.
Student ID/Library Cards
You will need a student ID to:
- use financial aid in the book store
- participate in book buy back at the book store
- use the Wellness Center
- check out materials from Pardue Library
- attend student activities
- present any time a student ID is required.
Student IDs are valid for two years.
How do I get a student ID card?
Go to Pardue Library (2nd Floor, Alumni Hall). Bring proof of registration (current course schedule or tuition receipt) AND a valid photo ID (current drivers license, state issued photo ID or passport). Early College High School students may present their Wilkes County Schools ID card.
How much does an ID cost?
The first issue of a student ID card is free. Replacement cost for additional ID cards is $10.00.
Community Patron Cards
Residents of Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany counties age 18 and over are eligible for Pardue Library cards. Community patrons must present a valid photo ID (drivers license, passport, state issued identification card, or other valid photo ID) in order to obtain a library card. The first issue of a community patron card is free. Replacement cost for additional cards is $10.00.
Community patrons must present their Pardue Library cards when borrowing materials or when asked to do so by library staff. Loaning or allowing someone else to use your card is prohibited.
Pardue Library cards allow community patrons to check out 3 books at a time for a period of two weeks. Community patrons are not eligible to borrow from certain collections, including Bestsellers, DVDs, VHSs, and CDs.
Faculty and Staff ID/Library Cards
WCC faculty and staff may have college employee IDs made in the library.
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Books, other than reference or reserve materials, are checked out for a period of two weeks. Students may renew books for an additional two weeks upon request. Overdue books are charged 10 cents per item per day.
Items in the DVD and VHS collections are available to students, faculty, and staff and they may be checked out over night. Overdue items are charged at $1.00 each per day.
CDs may be checked out overnight. Overdue items are charged at $1.00 each per day.
Patrons with lost or damaged materials are fined the replacement cost of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee per item.
Library Fees and Fines
Transcripts and degrees are not released until all library fines and fees are paid in full. Unpaid library fines and fees may also prevent students from registering for classes and from picking up Pell Grant or Work Study checks.
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Interlibrary loans are available if Pardue Library does not have the books or periodical articles requested. Interlibrary loan supports the research needs of the faculty, staff, and students of Wilkes Community College. Upon receipt of requested materials the patron is notified via campus email that the materials are available. Non-CCLINC interlibrary loan requests are granted on a case-by-case basis and may require the patron to pay a fee and/or shipping costs.
Resources for Distance Learning Students
Distance learning instructors and students have access to e-books, periodicals, videos, and more through library databases. Database use requires a password that is available by contacting the library. Distance learning instructors and students who can not travel to the Wilkes Community College campus may borrow books from the library by first locating the books in the library catalog and submitting a request to the library. Students will be required to pay return postage.
Distance learning instructors and students should contact the library for individual instruction in using library resources or to schedule a library orientation at a library in their community.
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Computer/Internet Use Policy
As an institution of higher education, Wilkes Community College encourages and supports an open environment to pursue scholarly inquiry and to share information. The college shall not limit adult users voluntary access to any information due to its content when it meets the standard of legality as long as this use is consistent with the goals of the academic programs. However, use of the computing and network resources is limited to authorized purposes, and any unlawful or malicious use of these resources are strictly prohibited. Use of the college's computer resources for political, religious, and other personal or non-college purposes is prohibited. For additional information concerning the appropriate use of computers and the college network, refer to the college policy titled Use of Internet and College Computer Network (7.10). The college reserves the right to limit, restrict or deny computing resources and facilities for those who violate college policies, procedures, or local, state, or federal laws.
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Children in the Library
While all visitors are welcome at Wilkes Community College, the college has rules concerning children on campus. For the safety of young visitors, children on campus under the age of 15 must be supervised at all times. The college does not allow children in computer labs or other environments that pose a safety hazard.
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