The mission of the Speaker Jim Wright Library is to support programs, faculty, and students with quality resources and good customer service. The library values the input of all users in meeting the needs of the Weatherford College community.
Facilities and hours: Speaker Jim Wright Library is a two-story building located in the heart of campus. Five study rooms and individual study carrels are available for student use. The Health Science Room includes print and AV materials specifically for Nursing and all other Health Science programs, video viewing equipment, and two group study areas. Health Science students may reserve these study areas for group work.
The Faculty Development Room (FDR) is a conference room that may be reserved by faculty and staff for meetings. When not in use, it is available as an open study space for students. Contact the library’s Circulation Desk at 817-598- 6251 or email@example.com to make a reservation.
Archival collections, centered on the history of the College, are available for viewing by appointment. Contact the library’s Circulation Desk at 817-598-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Streib Center Computer Lab is primarily used for teaching library research instruction classes. Instructors may reserve the Streib for either library research or for general classroom use that requires students to have computer access. Contact the library’s Circulation Desk at 817-598-6251 or email@example.com to make a reservation. When not reserved, the Streib is a designated quiet study space in the library and open to all students for walk-in use.
The Adjunct Corner provides two laptop workstations exclusively for adjunct faculty teaching for Weatherford College. Adjuncts are welcome to use these computers to work on their classes, print assignments, and meet with students.
Students who need to print papers and documents can do so from any of 36 computer work stations. Both printing and photocopying are for a minimal fee. Students can also scan and save documents to email or a flashdrive. Wireless internet is available for users who bring their devices. A charging station and coffee vending machine are also available.
Library hours vary according to the school year and are posted on the entrance to the library and on the library’s website. For library hours on the Wise County and Granbury (Hood County) campuses, check those locations specifically.
Librarians are available to teach research skills on all campuses. To schedule a time, email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Instruction’ in the subject line.
TechStop, located on the first floor and staffed by the IT department, assists all users needing help with logins, Canvas, etc. Call 817-598-8900 for assistance or come by in person.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows faculty, staff, and students to request items not owned by the Weatherford College library. In the Library Catalog, click on the link “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” to submit requests. In all other situations, email citations directly to email@example.com. There is no charge for using ILL.
The TexShare Library Card is available to all enrolled students and faculty. TexShare is a statewide library card that grants borrowing privileges in participating libraries throughout Texas. Apply for a TexShare Card at the Circulation Desk. Course reserves (textbooks) are available at the Circulation Desk. These materials check-out for 2 hours/in-library use only.
The “Ask the Librarian” feature on the library’s website welcomes any questions about the library.
Students may check out up to 25 items with a photo ID for a loan period of 7 days up to three weeks with one renewal. Overdue and lost materials will result in a fine. Unpaid fines will result in blocking access to future registration and transcripts.
The library’s print and online collections support the curriculums offered on all campuses. All online resources are accessible from off-campus. The webpage “Library Resources Tutorials” provides on-demand help on using library databases.