Fairmont State University Library


Student Services

Circulation Policies - Students

Current Fairmont State ID required.

Due Dates

Books: 4 weeks from checkout date
DVDs: 7 days
Reserve Materials: Checkout policies are set by the faculty member placing the item on reserve and vary from 3 hours, "In Library Use Only", to several days outside the building.


One renewal, either in person, online or by phone, unless someone has requested the item or it is overdue.


Regular Material (books, videos, etc.): 25 cents per day @ maximum $10.00 per item.
Reserve Material: 50 cents per hour with no maximum amount.

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 and devices should be returned to the Circulation Desk only.

Fairmont State Mound Yearbooks are now available online here.

Services - Students

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) assists students, faculty, and staff by obtaining books or articles not available at our own libraries.


If your instructor has placed materials on Reserve, ask for them at the Circulation desk and show your school ID. Call 367-4733 for more information. You can also look up a specific course to see if the textbook is on Reserve using this online search.

Study Guides for Praxis PPST and PLT tests are available at the Circulation Desk.  These items are on reserve and may be checked out for one week.

Printing, Copying and Scanning at the Library

New Xerox printers/copiers are available in the library. You can print or copy in black and white or in color.

Your computer print function defaults to black and white, but you may change your choice to print color. Your account will be charged as follows:

Black and White : $0.05 per page
Color : $0.15 per page

You will be billed to your account by the Business Office. You will be notified by Fairmont State or Pierpont email.

Should there be a printer error or other malfunction and you do not receive your printed pages, click here to find out how to submit a printer dispute form to avoid extra charges.

If you wish to make copies, you will need your student ID so that your account can be billed. You can also log in with your UCA and password to make copies or scan.

You may also scan in either black and white or in color at the copiers and email a document to yourself. Then you can make a print at the above charges.

A digital sender is available on the ground floor for scanning and e-mailing documents to your campus email account, free of charge. Computers with flatbed scanners are located on the ground and middle floors.

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.

Color Printing at the Copy Center

Color printing/copying ($0.12 per page) is available at the Copy Center (3rd Floor, Falcon Center / Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) For more information, call 367-4185.

Reference and Related Services

Reference librarians can assist patrons in person, by phone, email, text or live chat with research and related questions. For hours, frequently asked questions, contact information and more, visit our Ask Us page.

Group study rooms are available on the middle floor of the Library.

Assistance with ebooks and ereaders is also available. More information can be found here.

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: