Mountain Empire Community College
General Information
 
Library Hours
Fall Semester (August 22nd - December 16th 2011)
Monday - Thursday  8:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Friday  8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Saturday  10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

A book return is available outside the second floor entrance of Robb Hall for the return of materials when the library is closed.


Staff Directory


Jamie Hendrick


Library Specialist I

(276) 523-2400 ext. 305

jhendrick@me.vccs.edu


Rosemary Walker


Library Specialist I

(276) 523-2400 ext. 468

rwalker@me.vccs.edu

Rickey Lawson


Library Specialist II

(276) 523-2400 ext. 267 

rlawson@me.vccs.edu


Michael Gilley


Director of Library Services

(276) 523-2400 ext. 304

mgilley@me.vccs.edu



 
Circulation Policies
  • Circulating, Juvenile, and Oversize Collections: The materials in these three collections check out for two weeks and can be renewed indefinitely unless a hold is placed on them.
  • Reference Collection: These materials must be used in the library.
  • Media Collection: These materials cannot be checked out of the library, except by MECC faculty members. Students may use the materials from the Media Collection in the library study room.
  • Current Magazines and Newspapers: Issues available in print format may be checked out for overnight use, but this time limit may be extended upon request.
  • Reserve Materials: These items have restricted circulation periods of two-hour, overnight, or one week.
  • Video-based Course Materials: Videotapes and other materials used to support video-based courses are checked out for the entire semester and are due back on the last day of exams.

Library Fine Policies

In order to encourage students and community library users to return materials promptly, fines are charged on overdue materials. Library fines are charged at the following rates per item: Circulating, Juvenile, and Oversize collections items and print newspaper and magazines issues (10 cents per day); Two-Hour Reserve items (25 cents per hour); and Overnight and One-Week Reserve items (25 cents per day). The maximum fine charged per item is five dollars. Lost materials are billed at the purchase price of the materials.

Students and community residents will receive two overdue notices to remind them that library materials have not been returned. When the third and final notice is mailed, students will be blocked, which means they will not be able to register, receive a financial aid refund, obtain an official college transcript, or charge items in the bookstore until the library materials have been returned and fines owed on them have been paid. In addition, students and community residents will be submitted to the Virginia Department of Taxation under the Set-Off Debt Collection Program, which means that if library materials are not returned then the value of these items will be deducted from the individual’s state income tax refund or lottery winnings. Finally, students and community residents who have unpaid library fines will not be allowed to check out additional items from the library until the fines have been paid unless special permission has been granted by the staff for them to do so.


Download the Collection Development Policy [PDF]


Interlibrary Loans

If you need a book or magazine article that is unavailable in the Wampler Library, the library staff will place an interlibrary loan request for the item. Be sure to make interlibrary loan requests at best two weeks before an assignment is due. All interlibrary loans are free. The Wampler Library covers any charges for them. 

Use this form to complete an interlibrary loan request.
 
Copies

A photocopier, microfilm reader-printers, and a computer printer are provided in the library for student use. All copies made on the photocopier, the microfilm reader-printers, and the computer printer are 5 cents each. All copying must be in compliance with the United States Copyright Act.
 
Library Cards

Students, faculty, and staff must have an ID card to check out materials from the Wampler Library. ID cards are made in the library.  Local residents who are not students at MECC are welcome to use the Wampler Library and to check out materials but must have valid photo identification to obtain a library card. Cards are provided free of charge. 
 

Computer Ethics

To use the computers in the Wampler Library, all library patrons must confirm, by clicking an OK button, that they will abide by the VCCS and MECC policies regarding computer use. These policies are posted in the library and are available online here (pdf).

Due to concerns regarding copyright violation, CD burning is disabled on all library computers. With a written request to the Director of Library Services from a faculty member, a student who needs to burn a CD in the library to complete a course assignment will be allowed to do so.

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