Fairmont State University Library


Faculty Services

Circulation Policies - Faculty

Current Fairmont State ID required.

Due Dates

Books: Until the end of the current semester.
DVDs: 7 days


Renewals as needed, in person or by phone, unless someone has requested the item. All faculty are required to return all materials to the library at the end of each semester for verification. Such items can be checked out again at that time.


Faculty are not currently charged fines.

Replacement of Materials

Users are charged the replacement cost of the item plus a $15.00 processing fee.

Book Drops

Located at the Circulation Desk and at main library entrance.

DVDs should be returned to the Circulation Desk only.


Fairmont State Mound Yearbooks are now available online here.

Services - Faculty

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) assists Fairmont State students, faculty, and staff by obtaining library materials not available at our own libraries.

Electronic Reserves

Electronic Reserves allow you to place a variety of materials in a password-protected online environment for your students to access. Your paper or electronic documents are turned into PDF files that will be accessible from wherever your students have access to the Internet. You can submit your e-reserve request on this page.

If you have never used Electronic Reserves before, you will need to contact Charley Hively, Coordinator of Reference and Instructional Services, at 367-4617  or hhively@fairmontstate.edu to get an e-reserve faculty account created for you OR notify circulation personnel who will take the required information.

Material Requests (books, DVDs, etc.)

Requests can be e-mailed or sent via inter-campus mail to Sharon Mazure (Sharon.Mazure@fairmontstate.edu), the library director. Books in Print and ChoiceReviews.online are two excellent databases for material selection.

Services - All


* Black and white or color copying; per-page fee

* Copiers will accept transparencies and make double-sided copies.

* Copies from Microfiche/Microfilm at $0.10 per page.

Notice: Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies of reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using copiers or similar equipment is liable for any copyright infringement.

Additional Black and White copying, as well as Color Copying, is available for Faculty, Staff and Students at the Copy Center located on the 3rd floor of the Falcon Center. (Tel: 367-4185)


PCs are located on the ground, middle and top floors. Mac computers are located on the middle floor.

The following software is available on the library computers:

*Complete list

*Internet Explorer

*Mozilla Firefox

*Microsoft Word

*Microsoft Excel

*Microsoft Access

*Microsoft Front Page

*Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0

*Special software by school for specific courses.

To get to the special software:

1. click the START button in the lower left corner of the computer screen

2. click on "programs"

3. click on "Division Software"

4. select a division

5. select the software you need

To play compact discs that may have come with your textbook, or DVDs, stop at the circulation desk. You will need to check out an external CD/DVD player.

Fax Services

* To send a fax : No charge

* To receive a fax : No charge

* Library fax number: (304) 367-4901

Hold services

Requests can be made over the phone or online for materials to be placed on hold for patrons to pick up. These items will be placed at the Circulation desk and you will be notified when your request is filled.

Items for use

The following items are available for use. Ask at the Circulation desk:

  • 3-hole punch
  • Bags for carrying books
  • Calculators
  • CD players
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • First Aid - basic items, like bandages
  • Glue sticks
  • Headphones
  • Highlighters
  • Paper clips
  • Protractors
  • Rubber bands
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Staplers
  • White out

Digital Voice Recorders are available for semester loan checkout to students at the Circulation Desk.

One VCR/DVD player unit and six DVD players are available for seven day loans. There is also a slide projector and an overhead projector available for one day. These items are available only to Faculty, Staff and Students.

Patrons may also use the microwave located near the Circulation Desk.

Lost and Found

If you've lost or found an item, the campus Lost and Found locations are the Circulation Desk at the Library and the Campus Security office on the first floor of Wallman Hall.

Mail Services

A mailbox is located in the Circulation area. The mail is picked up at Noon Monday thru Friday.


Restrooms and water fountains are available on all floors of the library.

Phone Services

A courtesy phone is available in the Circulation area for on-campus and local calls.

Note: Library Courtesy Phone cannot be used for calling cell phone numbers.

Cell phones must be turned off in the library, but can be used in the Circulation area or in the stairways.

Items for Sale

Items for sale at the Circulation desk

We can currently accept cash and personal checks for the following items, at current cost: