The library is a student-centered information commons with a staff of 14 who provide many services, including research assistance, instruction in using the library’s rich holdings of books, periodicals, electronic resources and other media, and interlibrary loan. Library staff members are available 93 hours a week to assist users. There are more than 250,000 items in the collection, including books, bound journals, microform equivalents, films, DVDs, etc. The electronic resources available include a wide range of more than 140 databases, more than 63,000 electronic books and 42,737 electronic journals -all of these available at all times through the campus network. The library’s web page and campus portal provide access to the full range of services: http://www.wofford.edu/library/ . Wireless access is available throughout the building.
The library’s online catalog includes the holdings of Wofford College, but also provides links to a number of local, regional, and national libraries and information resources. The library is a member of PASCAL, South Carolina’s electronic library.
Also housed in the library are the Wofford College Archives, as well as the records and historical materials of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Littlejohn Collection holds a growing collection of historic documents and artifacts. The Rare Books Room houses some 10,000 volumes of scholarly material from the 15th through the 20th centuries. The building also includes conference areas with media facilities, the college’s Writing Center, and a gallery with a changing schedule of exhibitions through the course of each year.
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