The purpose of our Library's collection is to provide appropriate resources designed to support and supplement the information needs of Isothermal Community College students as well as our REaCH students based on the requirements of their curriculum.
We also have a few special collections.
All materials owned by the library are listed in our catalog. Most materials in our Collection are circulating, which means, with a library card, you have the ability to check them out and take them home. Our Reference collection, however, is non-circulating. These materials are high-value titles packed with information such as dictionaries, atlases, statistical abstracts, specialized encyclopedias, handbooks,and indexes. They are able to be viewed at your convenience, inside the library, only. The following link, Books in the College Library, describes the organization system for our books and how to find them.
Your Isothermal Community College Library's Collection includes approximately 28,553 Books, 853 Audio Visual Materials, and access to more than 200 Online Databases that include eBooks, Journal Articles, Online Videos, and Statistics.
Your Isothermal Community College library card also provides
you access to 1,492,200 items through the CCLINC Consortium across
52 North Carolina Community Colleges.
The following subsections of the collection are shelved together in the Library:
- General Collection
- Young Adult Literature
- Juvenile Books
- Audio Visual (Includes both CD's and DVD's)
- Reference (non-circulating)
- Oversized Books
- Tryon Room Reference Materials (non-circulating)
- Tryon Room Circulating Materials
- Newspapers and Periodicals