The Library staff will be glad to assist in using any library equipment listed here.
A system for viewing, printing and/or saving images from microfilm is available in the Old Tryon Room, to be used with the Library's microfilm collection kept in cabinets nearby. Other microfilm or microfiche also can be brought and accessed on the Library's equipment. Prints are free of charge.
For more information about the Library's microfilm collection, see Historical Records on Microfilm.
Twenty public-access computers in the Library lobby offer free access to the Internet, Microsoft Office software, and electronic resources, including academic research databases. Policies and guidelines for computer use.
A printing system is connected which allows the computer user to manage their own print jobs. Black and white copies are 5 cents each, and color copies cost 30 cents. If you need more information about the printing system, see How to Use the Library Print System.
IMPORTANT: Do not leave your work on Library computers!! All added content is permanently deleted at shutdown every evening. It is highly recommended to keep a flashdrive to store your work on.
Appropriate equipment is available for group viewing of DVDs or television programming, and can be scheduled upon request by faculty for use in the lab or the Old Tryon Room.
Chat with a librarian.
Operated by ChatStaff and LibraryH3lp,
24/7 except federal holidays.
For most databases you will log in using your Patriot Port login, which for students is the same as your Moodle login.
For the few databases that require a different login that information is posted in Moodle in the Library Resources block under "Database Passwords."
If you are a current student or employee of the College who does not use Moodle, email your FULL NAME and DATE OF BIRTH to:
nclivepassword [at] isothermal [dot] edu
If you have problems during normal library hours call 828-395-1307.
After hours use the Library Chat.
For help on researching a topic, see Tips for Efficient Research