Services

 

Achieve your goals with support from the Shelton Learning Commons. Services and tools are available when you need them to help you succeed in your academic journey.

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    Electronic Resources

    Available to all students, faculty, and staff, the Shelton Learning Commons provides access to more than 110 databases such as ProQuest Central and more than 210,000 electronic books. All digital resources can be accessed via the search bar on the Online Databases page. The electronic resource collection can be accessed both anywhere on campus and off with a student’s Lees-McRae credentials.

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    Circulation

    While students may check out materials for the entire semester, reference materials and periodicals unfortunately cannot be loaned to students. Faculty members may take these materials for short-term use in a specific class, but the materials must be returned immediately following the class.

    Audiovisual material may be loaned to students and faculty on a short-term (usually overnight) basis.

    Most "Reserve" materials may be used only within the learning commons, although some may be checked out for overnight use, depending on the course instructor.

    Students, faculty, and staff must bring a valid Lees-McRae ID in order to check out materials.

    Request book pick-up

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    Reference Service

    Reference librarians are available either at the reference desk (located on the main floor of the Shelton Learning Commons) or on call during regular hours. If you need assistance with your research, visit the reference desk or the Shelton Learning Commons staff office (located at the back of the main floor). You may also submit your questions by phone at 828.898.8727 or by email.

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    Print and Copy Center

    Copiers are available to all students, faculty, and staff to use for official college copying, printing, and scanning. There is a high-speed black and white and color copiers. Your Lees-McRae ID card is used to copy, scan, and release print jobs. With questions on how to use the equipment, ask the learning commons staff. 

    Instructions for Copying

    • Scan card or login with valid user ID (ex: userID.lmc.edu) and password (same as email, Brightspace, etc.)
    • Place document face up in the automatic document feeder
    • Press Use Device Function
    • Press Start
    • Be sure to logout by pressing login/logout or wait 6 seconds

    Instructions for Scanning

    • Scan card or login with valid user ID (ex: userID.lmc.edu) and password (same as email, Brightspace, etc.)
    • Place document face up in the automatic document feeder
    • Press Use Device Function
    • Press Scan
    • Press Manual entry, enter email, press OK
    • Press Start and OK
    • Be sure to logout by pressing login/logout or wait 6 seconds

    Instructions for printing

    Instructions for releasing print jobs

    • Scan card or login with valid user ID (ex: userID.lmc.edu) and password (same as email, Brightspace, etc.)
    • Press Print All
    • Be sure to logout by pressing login/logout or wait 6 seconds
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    Equipment Lending

    Laptops and cameras are available to borrow free of charge. The laptops are permitted for use only within the Shelton Learning Commons. Cameras are available for 24-hour checkout. Please visit the reference desk to borrow an item.

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    Archives

    The Jones-Pritchett archives at Lees-McRae contain the collected papers, photographs, yearbooks, audio, and video recordings and other items spanning the history of the college. The archive is a closed collection and may only be accessed with the assistance of a Shelton Learning Commons staff member. Removal of archival materials from the archives is not permitted but some limited copying of documents and photographs are allowed.

    Items from the archives may be used by permission of the director for publication or other commercial purposes. Any such use must display the ownership statement “Property of Lees-McRae College Archives” or the publication statement “Used with permission of the Lees-McRae College Archives.”

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    InterLibrary Loan

    Lees-McRae students, faculty, and staff may use the Shelton Learning Commons InterLibrary Loan service to borrow materials from other libraries. Print materials generally arrive within a week to two weeks from the time requested, and periodical articles usually arrive within two to three days. Please submit requests to Ramona Hayes at hayesra@lmc.edu or 828.898.8727.

Burton Center for Student Success

The Burton Center for Student Success is here to help you whether you need assistance with academic planning, tutoring, or writing. The center’s tutoring services cover all academic disciplines on campus, as well as provide assistance with general study skills and organization. The Ratchford Writing Center uses trained peer tutors to help you with writing assignments across all subjects.

Career Services

In Career Services, you can explore a variety of careers and education tracks to determine which one fits your values, skills, and passions. You’ll find one-on-one guidance, career fairs, workshops, and everything in-between to achieve career success. Both drop-in hours and appointments are available for any student looking to learn more.

Contact Us

Jess Bellemer
Director of Library Services

Christine Mook
Assistant Librarian

Ramona Hayes
Library Technician

Sherry Johnson
Library Technician