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First Year Seminar: Library Services & Resources Module: Module 1, part 1: Getting to Know the Library

This guide will help new students become oriented with library resources and services, as well as becoming acquainted with some research basics.

Library Webpage

Borrowing Materials

Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing services are available in the library located on the second floor of the Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center. You must have your Tech ID to check out materials.

Reserve textbooks and faculty materials are located at the Textbook Checkout desk. Most reserved material is Library use only, although a few items may be on overnight reserve. Special arrangements can be made for textbook use for an open book test. Late fines for reserve books is 25 cents per hour. Students taking Reserve books out of the library are charged an additional $2.00 per hour the item is not returned after closing.

The Library is still undergoing shelf maintenance as a result of the transition from Montgomery to Beckley. Certain Magazines, Newspapers, Reference materials, Reserve materials, Microfiche, etc., may not be shelf-ready or allowed for check out. Please check with library staff about items of interest.

  • Books from the general "Stacks" collection are checked out for 4 weeks
  • Reserve Items / Textbooks are checked out for 2 hours and must be used in the library
  • Laptops are checked out for 8 hours  (DUE TO COVID-19 PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO FACULTY)
  • Calculators and other equipment are checked out for 2 hours

When the Library does not have the book or article you need

You found a book you need, but the Tech library does not have it, and the ebook is not accessible. Or maybe it is an article you want, but Tech does not have the journal, or the electronic resource does not provide full-text access. What do you do? Use Inter-library Loan Services. You can  request a book or an article from a participating library in-state or out-of-state.


To request items through ILLiad, Interlibrary Loan management system, you must first create an account to identify yourself in the system. Please use the link below to register. Once you establish an account your personal information remains on file and future submission will not be necessary. Your WVU email address will enable the Interlibrary Staff to notify you promptly about the fulfillment of your requests. Your personal ILLiad account also allows you to track your requests.

Go to Illiad Logon and register as a new user or logon as a returning user. Use your WVU Login.


Computer Labs.

Due to Covid-19 the Library has reduced the number of available computer workstations for your research needs. Lab 1 has 19 workstations. Lab 2 located in Room 208 has 4 workstations and used primarily for CS & IS tutoring. You can view a tutoring schedule posted on the door.

Your Master ID username and password is required to access campus computers.


A networked printer is located at the front of the computer lab. Your TECH ID is required to print.

Library Facilities

  • Six study rooms equipped with HDMI monitors and whiteboards are available for individual or group study
  • 30 plus tablet chairs
  • 9 plus portable whiteboards



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Jewel (Rucker) Connell
WVU Tech Library
410 Neville Street
Beckley, WV 25801