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.
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.
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.