Wenatchee Valley College Library   
    

 
 
 
SERVICES & POLICIES
Policies
Who Can Use The Library
Library Checkout
How Books Are Shelved

Services
Reference
Circulating Collection
Accessing Journal Databases and Ebrary From Home
Video & Audio Collection

Interlibrary Loan
Vertical File
Reserve Materials
Internet Access
Photocopier
TV&VCR Units

Campus Services
Open Computer Labs

Who Can Use The Library?
All students, staff, faculty and community members. Interlibrary loan, computer research and word processing are restricted to students, faculty and staff.

Library Checkout
A student library card or other picture id is required to check out materials.

How Books Are Shelved
NONFICTION BOOKS and VIDEOS are shelved by the DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION system. The call number on the spine of the book/video is a decimal number signifying a particular subject area, so when the books/videos are arranged in numerical order, they are also arranged by subject. The fiction and biographies are shelved alphabetically by the surname of the author or person.



Reference
REFERENCE MATERIALS contain topic summaries or overviews, terminology and specific facts that can be used to develop term papers, speeches, essays, or to satisfy your curiosity. A few of the common types of reference materials are encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, atlases, and handbooks. Reference books are located on the main floor by the north window wall. Reference databases are accessed on the library web page under Reference. The Reference Librarian can help in finding the right books, articles and Web sites. Ask for assistance at the Reference Desk or email Barbara Oldham at boldham@wvc.edu
 

Circulating Collection
CIRCULATING BOOKS are books you check out to read all or parts of the papers, speeches, reports, or fun. These books provide the in-depth and/or historical information that articles usually cannot. Books can be checked out for three weeks and renewed, if needed, for a longer period of time. The books are located as follows:

000-399 Main floor
400-900 Upper floor
Biographies Upper floor
Fiction Upper floor
 

Accessing Journal Databases and Ebrary From Home
1. Choose your database from the WVC Library Web 
2. You will be prompted for your WVC account name and password
your account name is your first initial, last name, last four digits of your 905 number
example:
abrown1234; Your password is your birth date in 6 digits i.e. 100179


Video & Audio Collection
VIDEO and AUDIO CASSETTE TAPES have information to supplement classroom instruction or to inspire and provide information for papers and speeches. These materials are "library use only" except the Math 90, 96, 97,105 and 108 videos which can be checked out by students for two nights. All videos are housed on the main floor. For questions about the video collection email Olivia Drakes.

Interlibrary Loan
INTERLIBRARY LOANS are available to WVC students and staff and CWU students. Books, articles and videos may be requested from other libraries when we or local libraries do not own the materials. Remember that it takes at least 7-10 days to receive the requested material. It is your responsibility to check on the arrival of your requested material. Contact: Olivia Drakes.

Vertical File
VERTICAL FILE materials are pamphlets, brochures, maps, articles, etc. arranged in file folders by topic. The topics fall into five groupings: Northwest, Countries / Regions, Vocational Biographies, Statistics and Maps. All except Vocational Biographies may be checked out for one week. The file cabinets containing these materials are under the stairway.

Reserve Materials
RESERVE MATERIALS may be videos, textbooks, class notes, supplemental exercises, and readings provided by an instructor for a particular class. These materials are generally "library use only." They are shelved by class subject and are located on the reserve shelves behind  the Circulation Desk.

Internet Access
INTERNET ACCESS is available to students and staff on the main floor and upper floor computers for information searches. E-mail is done on the upper floor computers.

Photocopier
A PHOTOCOPIER,is available on the east wall of the library.  Charge is 10 cents per copy.

TV/VCR Units
There are TV / VCR units with closed captioning capability in the library. Ask at the Audiovisual Desk for assistance.



Open Computer Labs
An open computer lab is located on the upper floor of the library with over 40 computers for WVC and CWU student use. It contains computers with accomodations for students with special needs..