The Library at Wallace State Community College provides a wide variety of learning resources for students, faculty, and community use. These resources include books, EBooks, periodicals, microfilm, CDs, and DVDs. Books, CDs, and DVDs are checked out for two weeks. Periodicals are for use in the Library only.

The Library is open Mondays - Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Wallace State Library provides access to the Internet through computers located on the 2nd floor of the Library. These computers give students access to information on the World Wide Web, various library-owned databases, and the Alabama Virtual Library. A genealogical research area is located on the first floor with computers, printers, and copiers. 

Checking Out Library Materials

A student Wallace State Lion card is required to check out library materials. Non-student patrons may purchase a Community Patron card for an annual fee of $25. Alumni or members of the Alumni Association can purchase a patron card for $5. The Community and Alumni library cards can only be used to check out books, CDs, and DVDs. Student Wallace State Lion cardholders may check out all materials available in the Library and laptops.

Laptop Check Out

Only enrolled Wallace State students are allowed to check out laptops. A paper copy of the student's current schedule, a Wallace State Lion Card, and knowledge of the student's Wallace State email address and password are required. To keep the laptop while you are enrolled at Wallace State, a student must bring a copy of their upcoming schedule and a valid Wallace State Lion card or Wallace State Clinical card to renew the laptop. Laptops must be renewed or returned at the end of each semester.

Overdue Books

Books, CDs, and DVDs are checked out for two weeks and may be renewed by bringing the item into the Library along with a valid Wallace State Lion card. Fines are charged on overdue items at the rate of twenty-five cents daily.  Fines must be paid, and items checked out must be returned before registration in each new semester.

Lost Item

Any lost item should be reported to the circulation desk as soon as possible. The person who has checked out the item will be responsible for the cost of replacing it. Fines will be levied on the item at the overdue rate until the day the Library is notified of the loss of the book. A $25 processing fee will be added for each lost item. Campus police must be informed within five days if a laptop is stolen or lost.

Classification of Books, CDs, DVDs, Periodicals, and Microfilm

All materials in the Library are cataloged and placed on the shelf according to the Library of Congress System. The following are the categories used by the Library of Congress:

A General Works
B-BJ Philosophy
BL-BX Religion
C History and Auxiliary Sciences
D History: General and Old World
E-F History: America
G Geology, Anthropology, Folklore
H Social Sciences
J Political Sciences
L Education
M Music
N Fine Arts
P Psychology and Literature
Q Science
R Medicine
S Agriculture
T Technology
U Military Science
V Naval Science
Z Bibliography and Library Science

To locate specific books on the shelves, find the complete call numbers in the online card catalog.


The Library encourages students to take advantage of their access to the large periodical databases available through the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) and library-owned databases. Specific periodicals requested by departments are available in paper form in the Library. Magazines are available during the hours that the Library is open. Periodicals cannot be taken from the Library because they are in great demand and more fragile than books.