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Dual Enrolled Students - Library Services and Resources: In the Library

Students who are dual-enrolled through local high schools are entitled to full library services through Northeast State! This guide will provide you with information about what is available and how to access it.

Library QuickFact Sheet

Suggest a Purchase

We value your input!

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

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. 

 Book return

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.

Find Sources

Search multiple databases and the library catalog.

Type in keywords, titles, or authors to find what the library has to offer on your topic.

Lookup a journal article by DOI or PMID



If you have a DOI or a PubMed ID (PMID), enter it here to begin your request. This will point you to immediate full-text access through our subscriptions or Open Access (if available).

Loan Periods

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


3rd floor computers


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 students use for classes on campus.

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As a dual-enrolled student, you also have access to the computers at our other campuses.  Go to the Campuses tab to learn about all of the Northeast State Campuses.

Request for Materials to Other Campuses

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You may request that Library materials such as books and popular 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.  You can also request materials directly through the catalog.  You will need to sign in to your account in the catalog to access requesting services.  

Dual-Enrolled students may request books be sent to their High School campus or a Northeast State Campus.  Items will be delivered to the schools for pickup at the school Library Media Center.  Regular delivery days are not scheduled - items will be delivered as soon as possible to High School Campuses. 


Please remember that all deliveries to Northeast State campuses 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.

Submit a Question

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