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Library Services and Resources for Faculty: In the Library

This guide provides an overview of what the Library has to offer for Faculty Members


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Library QuickFact Sheet

Course Reserves

You can put copies of textbooks, papers, videorecordings, DVDs, books, etc., on Reserve at the Circulation Desk at the main campus library or at the library at KCHE. 

The material(s) can be personal copies or Library items.  You decide if the material is available for Library use only or if it can be checked out to the students.

Suggest a Purchase

We value your input!

We encourage you to request materials for the collection by using the Suggest a Purchase option under Quick Links on the Library’s website (

Loan Periods

  • Library books, audiobooks, and music CDs may be checked out for three weeks at a time. 


  • Videorecordings and DVDs may be checked out for five days at a time.


You may renew materials through your library account (accessible from the Library’s website – go to the catalog), or by contacting the Circulation Desk at extension 3429 (or 354.2429).

Returning Library Materials

If you cannot return Library materials to the Circulation Desk, you may use one of the two drop boxes on the Blountville campus. 

  • A drive-up box is available at the back of the Library near the student parking lot. 
  • Another box is located in the atrium near the main entrance to the Pierce Building. 


If you are on another campus, you may return the materials to the secretary at Elizabethton, Johnson City, RCAM, RCHP, or to the Library & Student Resource Center at KCHE. 


Please be sure that you leave the materials in a secure location, as you are responsible for them until they are checked in at the Library.


Computers in Reference Room

In addition to the computers in the Learning Center, the Library has several computers on the second and third floors, as well as the database lab on the third floor (L302) for students to use. 


All of these computers have word processing, Internet access, and copies of most of the programs that the students use on campus.

Computers in Database lab

Request for Materials to Other Campuses

Person delivering a box

You may request that Library materials such as instructional videos and DVDs be sent to you at other campuses.  Please contact the Circulation Desk at extension 3429 (or 354.2429) at least several days in advance to arrange the delivery. 


Please remember that all deliveries are in the late morning/early afternoon.  Delivery days are as follows:

  • Elizabethton - Mondays and Thursdays
  • Johnson City - Mondays and Thursdays
  • RCAM, RCHP, RCAT, RCAP, and KCHE - Mondays and Thursdays.


All items to be returned to the Library must be in the main office or the Library & Student Resource Center (at KCHE) by 10:00 a.m. on the pickup day in order to be back at the Library the following day.