Librarians are available to assist faculty, staff, and students during the hours when the library is open. We check phone and email messages daily from Monday to Friday and will respond within one business day.
The Information Center contains 65 computers for students to use. Residents 18 years or older may use the computers. Community users may use the computers Monday through Friday, between 2 and 4 p.m. In addition, there are 200 laptop computers available for student check out and 300 MiFi mobile hotspots. The Library has a computer lab (LIB 201) consisting of 32 computers which is used for library bibliographic instruction. This room is shared by reservation on a college wide basis. The college provides free wireless internet connection throughout the Library.
Circulation of Laptop Computers
There are 200 laptop computers and six iPads available for student checkout. There are eight iPads available for in-house use at the iPad stations located on the first floor of the Library.
Located beside the Information Center, the Collaboratory (Room 222) is a specialized group study room using the latest in technology and furnishings. The Mediascape table and wall-mounted monitors are deisgned to bring together people and information to boost collaboration and help teams excel. Participants can access and share digital information; amplifying everyone’s ideas.
Academic Study Rooms
There are eight academic study rooms on the first floor equipped with computers and wall-mounted monitors. In addition, Rooms 107 and 109 are academic group study rooms equipped with 46 inch monitors and computers to accommodate large study groups.
The library auditorium (Room 102) has 37 theatre-type seats with writing pads. The room is equipped with sound and an integrated smart classroom projection system. The room is designated for short-term conferences, special events, and group meetings. To reserve this room please complete the online facilities request form. For consultation on operating the equipment or troubleshooting contact the IET Computer Help Desk at 423-318-2742.
Textbooks and Reserve Materials
A limited number of textbooks are available for student use. They are located at the circulation desk. They may be used inside the Library for a two hour period. Reserve materials are also available at the circulation desk.
NOTE: Due to safety precautions in regards to preventing the spread of COVID-19, reserve textbooks are not being checked out to students. Instead, the library staff can make copies of material from the books as copyright law allows.
Books and periodical articles not available in Walters State collections may be requested via interlibrary loan. In order to comply with copyright laws, the patron must complete and sign an interlibrary loan request form for each item being requested. An Interlibrary loan form is available on the library’s Web page where it can be submitted electronically. The patron should allow a minimum of two weeks for requested items to arrive. The patron is responsible for damage or loss of materials borrowed. Request an interlibrary loan by completing this form: http://ws.libsurveys.com/ILL.
Circulation Desk: 423-585-6903
Reference Desk: 423-585-6946