- How do I get a College/Library ID card?
- How can I find books in the library?
- How does Interlibrary Loan work?
- How do I obtain remote access to the library's electronic databases?
- How do I place library materials on reserve?
- How do I schedule a library instruction/orientation session?
- How do I arrange to bring my classes to work in the Library?
- How do I make a request for materials to be added to the Library's collection?
- How can I help weed the library's collection in my instructional area?
- What are some of the other library services available?
- How do I check out videos?
- What are the procedures for students viewing reserved videotapes?
The student/faculty/staff ID is your library card. Come into the library in the Learning Resource Center Building (E) or go to the Wilson Building ( ) mailroom to have your picture ID made if you do not have one. You will need proof of employment (or have your department call ahead). In order to check out materials, you will need to come by the library and complete a library application form.
Please inform your students that they need to take a class schedule and a driver’s license to the designated area to get a College/Library ID picture to receive library services. Each semester students need to visit either the library or the mailroom with their class schedule and College ID to pickup the current validation sticker, for example, “Fall 2011.”
The AHS/ ABE registration card becomes the library card for Adult High School and ABE students. These are available at Pam Earp’s office. These students will need to come into the library, fill out a library application, and have a librarian attach a barcode to the registration card.
- Go back to the main page for the library.
- Select the online catalog link.
- The online catalog will open.
- You can perform a basic search of our library, Johnston, by keying in the topic etc. into the search box and then selecting the Search button. A list of titles appear or the message "no results."
- If no results are found then you click on the Search/Home button to revise the search.
- When a list of books, videos, etc. appears, choose the ones you are interested in and write down the classification number which is above the title.
- Take this number to the stacks where the books that are available for checkout can be found.
- Each of the bookcases has a range sign indicating the books that can be found on that row of bookcases, for example "Library of Congress A-C."
- If a book is not available, you will see a message that says "no copies currently available."
Both books and periodical articles are available through ILL. However, it must first be determined that the item is not available at JCC.
Full-text periodical articles available through one of our online vendors cannot be requested through ILL. You must print those out either at the library or at home, if you have the capability. Students will be charged 5 cents per page for each periodical article obtained via ILL.
Our online catalogs search 44 community college libraries in our consortium to request needed books. After you have found the needed book in the Catalog, place the item on hold by selecting "Place hold." The items that you placed on hold will be mailed to the JCC library within three to five days. A librarian will call you when the item is ready for you to pick up at the JCC library.
If you cannot find the book you need in our consortium, visit the library, and we can conduct an online search through millions of volumes in the southeastern United States for you.
Students and staff can use NC LIVE from their home computers by completing a Library Application/ Remote Access Policy form. Upon completing this form you are entered into the library's database and given the NC LIVE password. The password changes in August of each year, and you will need to contact the library to get the new password each semester.
NC LIVE is a collection of databases that include journal articles and other reference materials. NC LIVE can be accessed at http://www.nclive.org. Other electronic resources such as Opposing Viewpoints, History Center, Literature Resource Center, Science Resource Center, can be accessed at this same website. Access information, including passwords, is on the Online Resources web page. For remote (off campus) access to NC LIVE, please consult the Blackboard Services tab.
Reserve materials are housed at the circulation desk for students to use inside the library only . Students often ask for reference materials when they mean reserve materials; please explain this difference to them. To place material on reserve, complete a copy of the Faculty Reserve Materials Request form and return it to the circulation desk of the library. The requested materials will be pulled and placed on reserve at the circulation desk per your request. It is important that you update your reserves each semester to ensure that your students receive the correct resources in a timely manner. After physically placing the materials on reserve, inform your students that they are available at the library’s circulation desk.
Individual and whole class orientations in the use of the library resources are available upon request. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity because our electronic databases and other resources are constantly changing. Fill out and submit the Library Orientation/Instruction form or contact our director, Chris Roberts, by phone at 919-464-2252 or e-mail email@example.com to schedule an orientation. Please plan early to ensure that the dates you need are available.
Due to increased numbers on campus, please contact the director before bringing your class. We want to serve you and need advance notice to have sufficient staff and resources available. Call us at 919-464-2252 or 919-464-2251 to make arrangements for using computers or to schedule the library as a meeting place for your class.
We welcome print and non-print requests and have suggestion forms available at the circulation desk. Also, you can make a copy of the pertinent information and either bring it to the library or place it in the library's box in the mailroom. Another option is to e-mail your suggestions to us. We will work with you to meet your instructional needs within the limits of our collection development policy.
First, you visit the library and pick up a Faculty Weeding Form, which is available at the circulation desk. Next, you go to the book stacks and the Video Room with a library cart and remove materials in your instructional area that need to be discarded. Leave the completed form and the cart of weeded materials with the librarian. We need your expertise to keep our collection current.
The library has a collection of music CDs which may be checked out for 1 week by both instructors and students who possess a College/Library ID.
We have some DVDs that instructors can checkout for 3 days.
Instructors are invited to display student work in the library area. Please call the director to arrange display space. We are happy to provide you with lists of books in our collection on a variety of topics and subject area “Pathfinders” that lead students to the resources in their fields of interest. We encourage you to give your students library/research assignments and to work together with us to make your students’ library experience fruitful for all.
You may check out videos for instructional use for up to a maximum of three days from the library if you have the required College/Library ID Card.
Faculty must contact the LRC staff to place specific video titles on reserve for viewing prior to the date to be viewed by students. Then students can sign out the reserved tapes in order to view them in the library’s Listening and Viewing room. The use of videotapes by students is limited to the Library.