Library

LANE COLLEGE LIBRARY/LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

The Lane College Library/Learning Resource Center (LLRC) functions in a modern facility known as the Chambers-McClure Academic Center (CMAC). The building was constructed in 1997 and serves as the academic hub of the campus. The LLRC was designed to provide a mixture of both traditional and technologically-enhanced services and has now expanded to include the second and third floors of the building.

Housing a collection of over 154,000 volumes of print and non-print resources, the LLRC offers students and faculty exceptional resources for independent study and research. The LLRC is continually developing its collection through careful selection of books and materials that support the College’s academic curriculum. The library provides open stacks for easy and accessible retrieval of materials. Sections are designed for individual study, small group-study rooms, seminar/viewing rooms, and computer facilities. WiFi and Wireless internet is available throughout the LLRC and CMAC.

The Lane College Library/Learning Resource Center has a web version library system, LibraryWorld.com, that provides acquisition, cataloging, serials, and circulation modules. The online catalog can be accessed through any web browser, either on or off campus, and links are available through the library’s website. All computers in the LLRC support Internet access and offer word processing and e-mail capabilities. Access to online databases, e-books, and other electronic resources is available throughout the campus.

Special collections include the Negro Heritage Collection, the Teacher Education Curriculum Center, the Graduate School Catalog Collection, the Art Collection, and the Lane College Archival Center. The Periodical Department provides access to full text newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. The Media Center houses academic materials in a variety of audio/visual formats (DVDs, videocassettes, CDs, CD-ROMs, etc.) as well as media equipment for audio and video productions and presentations.

The Lane College Library/Learning Resource Center is a member of the West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium (WETALC) and Tenn-Share, resource-sharing programs with other member libraries throughout west Tennessee and the state. Membership in Tenn-Share provides access to the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL), a core package of electronic databases made available to library users in Tennessee.

LIBRARY RESOURCES

Covid-19 Information Library Online Catalog E-Databases Library E-Books The Commercial Appeal The Jackson Sun The Tennessean Digital Heritage Books WorldCat Using Other Libraries Test Prep

LIBRARY SERVICES

Resource Search Guide Subject Guide How to Locate a Book How to Read Call Numbers Writing a Research Paper Citation Styles

FOR FACULTY

ACRL Information Literacy New Faculty Library Orientation Online Media Reservation Request Library Instruction Request to Purchase Books

FOR STUDENTS

Frequently Asked Questions Freshmen Library Orientation Test


TECHNOLOGY LEARNING CENTER

The Technology Learning Center, located in the Chambers-McClure Academic Center (CMAC), provides forty (40) computers for students, faculty, and staff use, along with twelve (12) classrooms and five (5) offices. The Technology Learning Center became a wireless environment in 2005. The Technology Learning Center is open Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm., 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Friday, and 6:00 – 10:00 pm on Sunday.


MISSION OF THE LIBRARY

The Lane College Library/Learning Resource Center (LLRC) was designed to provide a mixture of technological enhancements and traditional services. The first floor contains 8 classrooms, and the Technology Learning Center (TLC). Contemporary, archival, and special collections are located on the second and third floors. The LLRC houses a collection of over 90,000 volumes of print and non-print materials. In addition to a vast amount of print materials, the Library provides 10,942 E-Books for faculty members, students and staff members. With this technology, students and faculty can access and read E-books anywhere through the Internet. The LLRC supports academic programs by providing carefully selected books and materials to offer students and faculty with more than adequate facilities for independent study and research.


LIBRARY CIRCULATION

Books are checked out from the Lane College Library/Learning Resource Center at the circulation desk located on the second floor, near the exit. Materials can be kept for a period of two weeks and can be renewed. Near the end of each semester, shorter lending periods may be in effect.

Books are cataloged by the Dewey Decimal Classification System.

Students, faculty and staff with current Lane College identification cards may check out books. Community patrons and alumni are also extended library privileges for a small fee. Barcodes are placed on all patron ID cards. A patron registration application is required to complete this process.

Journals, newspapers and other non-book materials such as microfilm, microfiche and audio-visual equipment do not circulate.

Reserve materials generally circulate in-house for a two-hour period unless otherwise stated by the instructor.

Fines for overdue books from the General Collection are $0.10 per day per book, from the Negro Heritage Collection, and $1.00 per day per book. For lost or damaged books, the current price of the book plus a $5.00 processing fee will be charged.


ARCHIVE ROOM

Lane College archive room, Ms. Anna L. Cooke Archive Room, is located on the 3rd floor of the library in CMAC Building. It houses college history, college yearbooks, college catalogs, student handbooks, photographs, artifacts, manuscripts, old and rare books, alumni news, flyers programs and reports issued by the administration.

Researchers are advised to make an appointment to get access to the archives.

Contact for information:
731-426-7654


REFERENCE / ELECTRONIC SERVICES

The Reference Department is located on the second floor, with an information desk nearby. The Reference Department is supervised by a professional librarian and assisted by support staff members during operating hours.

Reference service comprises both Reference Collection and help answering reference questions.

The Reference Collection consists of a wealth of information including encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, manuals, indexes, and other materials which are frequently used to look up information. Books found in this collection are only used within the library.

Reference service includes help answering reference questions or helping students find the information they are looking for. At any time during the library's operating hours, a professional librarian or qualified staff member is on hand to assist students with their information needs. The librarians and staff can aid students in finding specific research materials within the library or in finding electronic research materials through the library's subscriptions to the electronic databases: EBSCOhost, JSTOR, Gale, NewsBank, World News Digest, and the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL).

The Reference Collection also houses computer terminals which connect to Bloomberg financial market online services. Bloomberg financial market online services feature powerful and timely business corporate and financial statistics downloadable to spreadsheets and thousands of up-to-the-minute charts.


ONLINE CATALOG

Utilizing the LibraryWorld.com Automated System, library holdings information can easily be accessed by Basic Searching (author, title, subject) and advance searching.


SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Special collections include the Negro Heritage Collection, The Teacher Education Curriculum Laboratory, Graduate School Catalogs, the Lane College Archival Collection, The Dr. Anna Lee Cooke Collection, and the Donald L. Hollowell Collection. Also featured in the LLRC is the Haitian Art Collection. Materials from these collections circulate on a limited basis.


MEDIA CENTER

The Media Center provides equipment and non-print materials that are selected to supplement the curriculum of the College such as: laptop computers, computerized projectors, televisions, VCRs, DVDs, overhead projectors, video and audio cassettes, slides, compact discs, and transparencies.

DVD’s and video cassettes can be searched through the online catalog, which includes all library holdings, or the dedicated videotape search on the library’s website.

Faculty and Staff may check out media equipment for academic use, and students may utilize the equipment in the library. Media reservations should be made at the circulation desk, and faculty may also make reservations online through Online Media Reservation on the library’s website. Reservations should be 24 hours ahead of time to ensure availability. All hardware is made available to faculty, staff and students on a first-come first-served basis.


OTHER SERVICES

A coin-operated copying machine is available for service during library operating hours. Copies are $0.10 per page. Computer copies are also available from the Network printer located at the circulation desk. Computer copies are $0.05 per page. Seminar/viewing rooms can be scheduled for small groups or class meetings. Audio-Visual equipment and rooms must be requested in advance of the date.

Study carrels are available on the second floor for individual use.

The library staff encourages library instruction and orientation. The purpose of this instruction is to demonstrate specific library resources and electronic resources available to support a class curriculum.

The orientations take about 45 minutes and are general walk-in tours with a focus on orienting new users to services and locations within the library.


TECHNICAL SERVICES

Technical Services Department is responsible for processing all materials including both new materials which are purchased by the library and gift materials which are received through donations.

The Technical Services Department is responsible for processing books, periodicals and other materials, which includes classification, cataloging, authority control, and labeling.

LibraryWorld is the web based catalog system used by Lane College Library. All materials are cataloged using Dewey decimal classification system.

Technical Services Department is also responsible for minor book repair and facilitating the loan of reserve textbooks from Lane College Bookstore.

Contact for information:
731-426-7577​


LIBRARY STAFF

Ms. Lan Wang - Head Librarian | 731-426-7593

Julianna Waynick - Associate Librarian | 731-426-7565

Ms. Neivine Abraham - Library Assistant | 731-426-7654


REGULAR SESSION LIBRARY HOURS

Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

SUMMER SESSION LIBRARY HOURS

Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sundays | Closed

The Lane College Library is closed to the public between semesters. Also, the library is closed on all official holidays.