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Basic Library Guide

Library Mission Statement

West Virginia Northern Community College Learning Resource Center’s mission is to provide quality support for the academic and life-long learning needs of the college’s students, faculty, staff, and community residents.  The Learning Resource Center will fulfill this mission by maintaining an appropriately staffed library on each of the three West Virginia Northern Community College campuses.  It will strive to have the campus libraries maintain a fiscally sound, relevant, and up-to-date collection of both print and digital resources. The Learning Resource Center will also provide services such as Inter-Library Loan, student course testing and instructional programs of information literacy to empower individuals to achieve their academic and life-long learning goals.

 Trained library staff is available to assist library users with questions and information needs. The library contains a variety of resources available to students, faculty, and staff including both print and non-print items. Traditional print sources include books, periodicals, newspapers, and pamphlets. Non-print resources include the Internet, electronic databases, DVDs, etc.

Hours - 

Weirton, and New Martinsville -9:00 to 5:00 Monday to Thursday andFriday 8:30 to 4:30. 

Wheeling - 8:00 to 5:00 Monday to Thursday and Friday 8:30 to 4:30

Semester Breaks - 9:00 to 5:00 Monday - Friday

The Collection

West Virginia Northern has approximately 24,000 book volumes, 1,000 audio-visual (A-V) pieces, and 120 subscriptions to a variety of print journals, magazines, and newspapers in its three campus libraries. Consult the WVNCC Library Catalog on the library web page to locate books and A-V material in the collection. In addition to the general circulating book collection, the Library/Learning Resource Center has several special collections including reference, career corner, college catalogs, study skills, professional development, and A-V.


The Reference collection is shelved in a separate area of the library and can only be used in the library. The reference section is a good place to find a basic fact or to begin a research project.  The Library also has an online database called Credo Reference in which more than 600 reference books can be accessed online.

Career Corner

The Career Corner is a collection of books  intended for career guidance for students. Information about a specific career such as educational requirements can be found here as well as sources about cover letters, resumes, and interviews..

Professional Development

A resource area for faculty and staff to use as professional development is located in the Learning Resource Center. Topics of materials include technology, higher education trends, assessment, teaching skills, etc. Print (books, reports, magazines) and online sources are available.

Audio-Visual Material

The Library/Learning Resource Center has a variety of A-V material in different formats including video tapes, DVDs, and computer software. A-V equipment is also located in the A-V section and includes overhead projectors, televisions, DVD players and VCRs. Students must use these materials in the library. Faculty should contact the library to make arrangements for services they need in the classroom.

Vertical File

The vertical file is a collection of miscellaneous pamphlets and articles from newspapers and magazines organized by subject in alphabetical order. These items may be checked out at the circulation desk.

Reserve Materials

Faculty often request that materials (books, articles, videos) be placed on reserve for special class assignments. Reserve material should be requested at the circulation desk. Instructors may indicate if the item can only be used in the library or if the item may be checked out overnight.

Electronic Databases

The library has access to several electronic databases. These databases provide citations to magazine articles. Many of the articles are full-text. Use the Library web page to access these databases.  Off campus, use your Portal log in to gain access.


The library has computers that provide Internet access to students for research purposes. Besides accessing databases, information can be found on a variety of topics including government, health, entertainment, business, education, and current events.


Copier/Printers are available for student use in each LRC.

Computer Use

Computers and printers are available for student use in the library. 

Intercampus Loan Procedures

For those who need materials from another campus, a staff member will make arrangements for the materials to be delivered by intercampus mail, usually within one or two days of the request.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If the Library/Learning Resource Center does not have an item that you need, an attempt can be made to borrow it from another library. Requests are handled through the circulation staff. Materials will arrive at the library within two weeks and may be picked up at the circulation desk.  

Borrowing Policy

Library cards are no longer used - your WVNCC ID card will be used for identification.Individuals of the community who fill out an application will have access to library resources and library community computers.

Loan Periods

Students may borrow books of the general collection for three weeks. Books may be renewed once for three weeks if not on request by another individual. Faculty and staff may borrow both books and A-V items for three weeks. These items can be renewed if needed.


Specialized library, Internet, and research training is available to individuals or groups. Please call your campus Learning Resource Center for information.

                  Three Locations

West Virginia Northern Community College
Library/Learning Resource Center
1704 Market Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone: 304 233-5900, ext.8954

Direct:  304 214-8954

West Virginia Northern Community College
Library/Learning Resource Center
150 Park Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062

Phone: 304 723-2210, ext. 7516

Direct: 304 723-7516

West Virginia Northern Community College
Library/Learning Resource Center
141 Main Street
New Martinsville, WV 26155

Phone: 304 455-4684, ext.. 8766

Direct: 304 510-8766


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