Information for Faculty
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Picture ID cards must be presented at the circulation desk to check out all library materials. ID cards are made in the Library.
Books and periodical articles which are not available in the WCC Library may be borrowed from another library for faculty to use. Please see a librarian for details on interlibrary loan services.
WCC provides a wide range of specially licensed electronic databases through VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia) and the VCCS. To access these from off-campus, faculty and students need to use their VCCS assigned username and password. Get complete instructions.
Books, articles and videos that are assigned for specific courses may be placed on reserve by instructors for short term loan, e.g., two hours, 1-day, 2-days. Personal copies of books may be put on reserve as well as library materials. Requests for materials to be placed on reserve should be given to the library staff at least two days prior to the students’ assignment.
Current Awareness Service
The library will alert you to articles of interest to you in journals that are subscribed to by the library. A list of periodical subscriptions is sent to faculty each fall semester for this purpose.
The process of selecting materials for the library collection is a cooperative one involving the library staff and the teaching faculty. Faculty members are expected to assist the library staff in the selection of both new materials to be added to the collection and old or out-of-date materials to be removed from it. The Library Collection Development Review Plan has been devised to insure that all areas of the library collection are reviewed every five years on a program-by-program or subject-by-subject basis. Faculty members may send their requests for new library materials to the library staff.