Pardue Library

Pardue Library, located on the second floor of Alumni Hall (building 1 on the campus map), houses printed and audio-visual media including 43,000 volumes of books, newspapers, magazines, and videos, as well as several databases. Library orientation is provided for groups and individuals. For more information, call 336-838-6114.

Regular Library Hours

  • Fall and Spring Semesters
    • Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Summer Term
    • Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • The library is closed between semesters and on holidays.
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Ashe and Alleghany

The Ashe County Public Library and Alleghany County Public Library provide library service and computers for students to access the Internet. Students may check out books from the WCC Library through interlibrary loan for a period of three weeks.

Pardue Library Resources

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary loans are available if the Pardue Library does not have the books or journal articles requested. Interlibrary loan supports the research needs of the faculty, staff, and students of Wilkes Community College. Upon receipt of these materials, the patron is notified via campus email that the materials are available. Non-CCLINC interlibrary loan request materials are granted on a case-by-case basis and may require the patron to pay a fee and/or shipping costs.

Local History Resources

Other Local Libraries and Collections

ID / Library Cards

You will need a student ID to:

  • use financial aid in the bookstore
  • participate in book buyback at the bookstore
  • access the Academic Support Center
  • 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. The first issue of a student ID card is free. Replacement cost for additional ID cards is $10.00.

IDs are made on the Wilkes Campus in Pardue Library, on the Ashe Campus, and at the Alleghany Center during normal business hours, and are created 48 hours after students register for courses. Students must present a valid photo ID (current driver’s license, state-issued photo ID, or passport) to obtain a student ID. Early College High School students may present their County Schools ID card.

WCC faculty and staff may have college employee IDs made in the library.

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 (driver’s 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 three books at a time for a period of two weeks. Community patrons are not eligible to borrow from certain collections, including Bestsellers, DVDs, and CDs.

Circulation Policies

  • Books: 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. Overdue books are charged 10 cents per item per day.
  • DVD Materials: Items in the DVD collections are available to students, faculty, and staff and they may be checked out overnight. Overdue items are charged at $1.00 each per day.
  • Lost/Damaged Materials: Patrons who lose or damage 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  prevent students from registering for classes or obtaining a student ID.

Computer / Internet Use Policy

Refer to the Internet and Network Acceptable Use Policy. 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.

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.

James Larkin Pearson Collection

The James Larkin Pearson Library is located on the lower campus of Wilkes Community College. This combination library and museum houses the writings, correspondence, books, and memorabilia of Wilkes County native James Larkin Pearson, who was the North Carolina Poet Laureate from 1953 to 1981.

Exhibits of Pearson’s printing presses, newspapers, and other artifacts are on permanent display in Lowes Hall and may be viewed during the college’s regular operating hours. Pearson’s writings, correspondence, and other documents are housed in Pardue Library on the second floor of Alumni Hall and are available by appointment only.

Research Guide and Online Resources

Contact Information

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Christy Earp, MLIS
Director of Pardue Library/Librarian
Phone: 336-838-6117
Fax: 336-903-3225
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Misty Bass, MLIS
Phone: 336-838-6115
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Vada Bunker, BS
Library Technician
Phone: 336-838-6513
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Rebecca Kruger
Serials and Acquisitions Specialist/Administrative Assistant
Phone: 336-838-6514