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Learning Resources Center - Pardue Library

The mission of Wilkes Community College Learning Resources/Pardue Library is to support the college in its educational, research and cultural endeavors through information literacy, critical thinking and research instruction; orientations; and selection, acquisition, organization, and circulation of information resources. Cooperative agreements are in place with Alleghany and Ashe Public Libraries to support off-campus centers and distance learning.

The Learning Resources web page (www.wilkescc.edu) gives detailed information, rules, and regulations for use of services. Books are checked out for two weeks unless otherwise indicated. Books for children are checked out for a seven-day period. Reference materials and permanent reserve materials are used in-house. CDs, videos, and recordings may be checked out overnight. Fines are 10 cents daily for overdue materials. All media are due five instructional days before the semester ends. In the event of a lost or damaged book or other media, the cost plus a processing fee of $5.00 will be charged. Transcripts and degrees are not released until fines are paid and/or media returned. Proof of payment of early registration expenses for the following semester will allow students to check out books.

Pardue Library
The library, on the top floor of the WCC Alumni Hall, houses printed and audio-visual media including 59,000 volumes of books, microforms, English as a Second Language materials (ESL), Family Search genealogy, newspapers, magazines, and access to research through the Internet and NC LIVE. There is an extensive collection on local and area history, including microfilm of Wilkes County records for in-house use. Library orientation is provided for groups or individuals.

Identification/Library Cards
Students are required to have identification/library cards to check out media from the Learning Resources Center, for admission to college activities, and to vote in student elections. Personnel and community borrowers must also have cards to check out media. The first card is free; however, lost cards will cost $2.00 to replace. Cards will be made during registration or at other scheduled times.

Ashe and Alleghany
The public libraries of Ashe and Alleghany provide library service and computers for students to access the Internet. Interlibrary loan is provided, with requests being handled promptly. Books may be checked out for three weeks.

James Larkin Pearson Collection
The James Larkin Pearson collection is in Lowe's Hall.

Learning Resources Services for Distance Learning Students
Distance Learning students may access the Wilkes Community College library and other N. C. Community College libraries by Internet at www.cclinc.ncccs.cc.nc.us. To borrow a book, e-mail the library at fay.byrd@wilkescc.edu or call (336) 838-6114 and give the full bibliographic information of the book. Students may e-mail, write, or telephone for reference assistance.

Document delivery may be through FAX (336) 838-6515, interlibrary loan (336-838-6114, e-mail (fay.byrd@wilkescc.edu), or from our on-site collection. Students should contact the library for individual orientation or for assistance with scheduling orientation at a library near their home.

Distance Learning students who cannot travel to Wilkes Community College Library may borrow books from the libraries of the world through WorldCat. This may be accessed through NC LIVE on the Internet at www.nclive.org. NC LIVE passwords, given by the college, change each year and may only be used by students or employees. Public libraries also provide passwords to their users.

Interlibrary Loans
If WCC library cannot fulfill a request for a book or provide sufficient reference material, it may be obtained through interlibrary loan and will be limited to in-house use. When books are borrowed from WCC, they will be mailed to the public library or community college nearest the student. Students are expected to pay any cost of delivery.

If a guide is needed to assist in writing research papers or to provide a bibliographic style, one is provided through the Modern Language Association or MLA at www.mla.org or http://webster.commnet.edu/mla.htm. Always check with the instructor for the style of writing for each class. Students can also receive assistance through the WCC writing center in Thompson Hall.

Children in the Library
See college policy.

Computer/Internet Use
See college policy 7.10.