LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of our College Library/Learning Resource Center is to provide modern, high-quality, interactive library services which will be coordinated and integrated into the general instruction program of the college. To this end, the Library Learning Resource Center seeks to provide quality, cost-effective information that is sufficiently flexible to meet the challenges of educational, societal, and technological change.

 
 

The library is centrally located on campus which was constructed in 1974 and contains 23,037 gross square feet. The WCCS library consist of the two floors which houses two staff offices, general reading areas, the Sam Earl Hobbs Reading areas, the Sam Earl Hobbs Reading Room, two small conferences rooms, a magazine, and audiovisual storage room and a faculty/staff professional development area. Seating is available for 222 persons in the general reading areas, and 100 persons in the Sam Earl Hobbs Reading Room. A qualified and energetic staff assists patrons with their research needs.

The library has 22,162 circulating and non-circulating items for patron needs. These items cover all subjects that may be discussed in the instructional classroom. It provides approximately 134 periodicals to support the many courses taught to WCCS students. Six TVs with VHS/DVD players are housed in the library for student use. The Library management software is powered by the Follett Corporation and is accessible through this web site. There are a total of 54 internet-accessible computers available to students, faculty, and staff to access E-Learning courses, E-books, internet resources, word processing programs, DVDs, CD-ROM programs and the library holdings.

You may contact the library by calling (334-876-9345) via email: minnie.carstarpen@wccs.edu  or sharon.walker@wccs.edu for any questions or concerns. Additionally, you can also arrange for individual library or group instruction sessions in person, by phone or via email.  

 

 

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:00 am-8:30 pm
Friday: 7:00 am-12:00 noon

 

Note: Hours may vary during Semester Breaks and Holidays. Temporary hours are posted at the entrance of the library prior to schedule changes and are available by calling your campus library at 334-876-9344 or 334-876-9345.

 

Note: Due to the Pandemic, the following are the library hours:

WCCS Library Physical Hours

WCCS Library Physical Hours are as follows:

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Friday – 9:00 am to 12 noon

Phone: 334-876-9345 or 334-876-9344

For questions, contact library staff at library@wccs.edu.

WCCS Library Virtual Hours

The WCCS Library will continue to encourage the use of online library services. Students have access to a wide range of electronic resources to help with research (Destiny Online Card Catalog, LibGuides, Online Tutorials, Alabama Virtual Library, Online Databases, etc.). A link to the library page is embedded in every CANVAS course shell.

WCCS Virtual Hours are as follows:

Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 Fridays, 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Virtual Phone Contact: 334-357-5499 or 334-218-4255

 For questions, contact library staff at library@wccs.edu.

Note: The library will provide Virtual Research Sessions or Information Literacy Sessions by request via Microsoft TEAMS or Zoom- Contact library staff atlibrary@wccs.edu  to schedule a session.

Curbside Services

Curbside pick-up of library materials may also be requested and fulfilled by appointment. To use curbside pickup, patrons may make their request over the phone, via email or through the online Library Request Form. Fines and fees will be extended past the usual time frames to allow flexible returns.

Library Surveys

Student Survey of Library Effectiveness
Faculty/Staff Survey of Library Effectiveness

 

Library Staff

 
Minnie Carstarphen

Minnie Carstarphen

Library Director
Sharon Walker    

Sharon Walker    

Library Secretary/Technical Assistant
Lefloris Jemison

Lefloris Jemison

Part-time Night Librarian
Brenda Powell  

Brenda Powell  

Part-time Night Librarian