Williamson Campus and
• Southern has two libraries: Williamson Campus Library and Harless
Library (Logan Campus). Students have access to more than
50,000 books classified according to the Library of Congress
Classification System. Our libraries subscribe to more than 400
periodicals in hard copy and microfilm, plus hundreds of more titles
• Southern is a member of the Online Computer Library Center
(OCLC), a bibliographic network which provides access to on-line
cataloging and interlibrary loans for libraries.
• Reference collections are available at Boone/Lincoln and
• Students and the public have access to 27 personal computers in
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday thru Thursday 8:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
The Harless Library is open on Saturday 9:00a.m.-
1:00p.m. except during the summer
Holiday hours are posted on the institutional
calendar on Southern’s web page.
Patrons should call during inclement weather before
traveling long distances to confirm library hours.
• Patrons may check out library materials
upon issuance of a library card. Non-
students must present identification such
as a driver’s license, etc to receive a card.
An adult must accompany children under
14 years of age.
• Books, records and audiotapes circulate
for two-week periods, and may be
renewed two times unless requested by
another patron. No renewals will be
granted by phone. Limit of 3 books on a
subject at a time.
Overdues, Fines, Lost Books
• Students who have outstanding fines or who owe
for lost or damaged library materials must pay all
amounts before being allowed to register, receive
grades, transcripts or check out other materials.
Non-students who have overdue materials or
outstanding accounts will not be permitted to
check out additional materials until accounts are
• Lost book replacement charges are the cost of the
book plus a $10.00 processing fee. Book fines are
five cents per day per item; overdue reserve
books are 50 cents per hour.
• Magazines, newspapers, reference materials,
microforms, etc. may not be checked out.
• Patrons may make copies (for personal
use only) within fair use guidelines of
• Copies are twenty cents each.
• Microfilm copies are twenty-five cents
• Computer printouts are five cents each.
• Students needing books or magazine articles not
available in Southern’s libraries may request
those items on interlibrary loan from other
libraries. Request forms are available at the
front desk. The student must pay cost of copies
or fees charged by lending libraries. Allow ten
days to two weeks for receipt of loans. Students
are still responsible for paying any overdue fee
for items on interlibrary loan.
• Instructors may place materials on reserve
for students to use in the library. Reserve
materials are for two-hour use in the
library only, unless the instructor requests
overnight for certain items. Fines for
overdue reserve materials are fifty cents
per hour per item.
• Televisions, videocassette players, slide
projectors, filmstrip projectors, etc. are
available for use in the libraries, and for
viewing audiovisual materials placed on
reserve by instructors.
• Kurzweil Readers, computer programs,
handicap carrels and a large selection of
large print books and audiocassettes are
available in both libraries.
• Items from both libraries are protected by
security systems. Persons attempting to
remove items from the libraries improperly
may have privileges revoked and/or face
• The Williamson Campus Library carries the
Williamson Daily News in hard copy and
also on microfilm from 1913-1920; 1935-
• The Harless Library carries the Logan
Banner in hard copy and also on microfilm
• Appalachian Collection
• Children’s Collection
• West Virginia Collection
• West Virginia Depository
Located in the Williamson Campus Library:
1,200 books, periodicals and audiovisuals
pertaining to Appalachia. Includes local
history and genealogical materials,
National Archive Census tapes for Mingo
County, WV and Pike County, KY to 1920.
Microfilm of Williamson newspapers from
1911-1920 plus 1935-present.
• Located in the Williamson Campus Library:
More than 1,400 children’s books,
including Caldecott and Newbery award-
winning titles. Used by students in
Children’s Literature classes, special
education classes and for recreational
reading by all patrons.
West Virginia Collection
• Located in the Harless Library:
Approximately 2,200 books, periodicals
and audiovisuals pertaining to West
Virginia. Includes local history and
genealogical materials, National Archive
Census tapes for all counties in West
Virginia and also the Logan Banner on
• The Williamson Campus Library is also a
repository for West Virginia state
Interim Director of Library Services
Anita Messer-Library Technical Assistant II
Vera J. Hale-Library Technical Assistant I
Debbie Church-Library Technical Assistant I
Marsha Hylton-Library Clerk
Naomi Blankenship-Library Technical Assistant II
Linda Vernatter-Library Technical Assistant I
Delores “Gabby” McCoy-Library Clerk
Kristin Hodge-Library Clerk
Susan Ferrell-Information Specialist Technologist
Nathan Henderson-Information System Technologist
• Southern Libraries offer a variety of
databases which allow you to search for
reference materials when doing a research
paper, speech or other type of paper.
Our Databases Are:
• College Source Online—Database of college catalogs
• Encyclopaedia Britannica—Online Encyclopedia
• HORIZONS-Southern’s Online Catalog
• Infomine-WV Library Commission; database of library
holdings in West Virginia
• Literature Resource Center—Database of literary resources
including full-text articles and indexes. (Only available on
college network computers)
• Infotrac-Database of various magazine articles; formerly
known as SearchBank. (Only available on college network
• New Smartthinking—An online tutoring service
• New Issues & Controversies—A database containing “in-
depth investigations of today’s top issues”
How to Use the Humanities Index
Below is an example of an entry taken from the
Humanities Index when looking for a periodical
on William Faulkner.
Traveling with Faulkner. H.J. Spillers. bibl. f Crit
Q v45 no4 p8-17 Wint 2003
Title. Author. Article contains a bibliography.
Magazine Citation. Volume and Number of
Issue. Date of Issue.
Now you can look in our periodicals in hardcopy or
on microfilm for this periodical. If we do not
have it and you really need it, we can order it
for you through interlibrary loan.
How to Use the Reader’s Guide to
Example of a Periodical Entry:
Attack of the killer whales [attack upon gray whale calf] S. Flood.
Il National Wildife v. 38 no3 p36-9 Ap/My 2000
Explanation: An article on the subject “Predation”, entitled “Attack of
the killer whatles”, and written by S. Flood. The phrace “attack upon
gray whale calf” has been added by the indexer to clarify the meaning
of the title. Square brackets are used to indicate these editorial
interpolations. The article is illustrated. It appears in National
Wildlife, volume 38 number 3, on pages 36 through 39 of the
April/May 2000 issue.
Example of a Book Review:
Coren, S. The Pawprints of History. 2003
The New Yorker v78 no45 p88-92 F 3 2003. L. MacFarquhar
Explanation: A review of a book by S. Coren, entitled “The Pawprints
of History”, and published in 2003. The review appears in The New
Yorker, volume 78 number 45, on pages 88 through 92 of the
February 3, 2003 issue. The author of the review is L. MacFarquhar.
How to Use IPAC
• Click on the IPAC-Horizon Icon
• There are several ways to do a search. You can go directly
to the search box and type in what you want to search or
you can click on the search tab located at the top of the
screen and do a search by genre such as subject, author,
• Once you have chosen your method of searching, type in
your subject, author, etc and hit enter.
• Your search results will then come up. These results will
show whether the Williamson Campus or the Harless
Library holds the book. (If we do not hold the book that
you want, but the Harless Library does, we can get that
book for you through interlibrary loan which usually takes a
day or two for us to receive).
• Each search result screen displays ten titles and to get to
the next set, simply hit the next page number or hit the
• Once you locate the book that you want, write the collection
and the call number down and bring it to the circulation
desk and we will gladly show you how to find that book.
(Reference books CANNOT be checked out)