Isothermal Community College

Learning College Manual

Student Services

Library

The mission of the library is to provide resources, services, and facilities that enhance and promote the teaching and learning process, and that complement the resources of other libraries in the region. The library contains materials in print and nonprint formats in the general collection, and supports a local history collection and special collections in the Career Center and in the Small Business Center. The library also maintains a collection of professional development resources in support of the Learning College environment through library reserves. The library provides access to the Internet and to a variety
of online catalogs and databases through wired and wireless networks. Public computers in the lobby and the library’s instructional lab offer students ready access to electronic tools and resources, and to research training. Library services for Polk County Campus students are provided through formal agreement with Polk County Public Library.

Library staff provide circulation, interlibrary loan, and reference and referral services; acquire and maintain print and electronic resources; offer individual and group instruction; and support a variety of equipment and software applications including assistive software products. Through the library website, students in traditional and online courses will find helpful information such as research tips, examples of documentation styles, shortcuts to NCLIVE databases, links to general and course-specific Internet sites, and access to more detailed information on library services for students, employees, and the community.

The College library is open to the community and is part of the CMC Library Consortium, a cooperative of academic, public and municipal libraries within Rutherford and Polk counties. The CMC Library Consortium maintains a web-based catalog, available at www.cmclibraries.org.

College Library hours:

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Friday
Holiday, Summer, and Semester Break Hours are Posted

Policy No: 602-03-02