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Services: 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.

Replacement of Materials

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

Book Drops

Located at main library entrance.
DVDs and devices should be returned to the Circulation Desk only.

Services - Students

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) assists students 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 Course Reserves on WorldCat.

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 : $0.06 per page
Color : $0.15 per page  

Swipe your ID at any printer on campus to retrieve your print job. 

If you wish to make copies, you will need your Fairmont State 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.

Printing/Copying at the Printing Services (3rd Floor, Falcon Center) 

Color : $0.12 per page
Black & White : $0.08 per page

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 and ground floors of the Library.

Services - All


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


PCs are located on the ground, middle and top floors. 2 Mac computers are located on the ground floor Starbucks lab. .

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) 367-4677

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.

Two DVD players are available for seven day loans (available only to Faculty, Students, and Staff). 

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 in Pence 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.