The Library at Wallace State Community College provides a wide variety of learning resources for students, faculty, and community use. These resources include books, periodicals, microfilm, CDs, and DVDs. Books are checked out for a two-week period. Periodicals are for use in the Library only. Videos may be checked out for a 3-day period.

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 on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

The Wallace State Library provides access to the Internet through computers located on the 2nd floor of the library. This gives students access to information on the World Wide Web and to 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 ID card is required in order to check out library materials. Students are issued a card free of charge. 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 library card can be used to check out books and videos.

Overdue Books

Books are checked out for two weeks and may be renewed by having the book and card re-stamped. Book fines are charged on overdue books at the rate of twenty-five cents a day; fines for AV material are one dollar a day. Overdue reserved books are not charged as they cannot leave the building. Fines must be paid and books must be returned prior to registration in each new semester.

Lost Books

Any lost book should be reported to the circulation desk as soon as possible. The person who has checked out the book will be responsible for the cost of replacing it. Fines will be levied on the book 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 book or DVD.

Classification of Books, Periodicals, and Microfilm

All materials in the library are catalogued and placed on the shelf according to the Library of Congress System. Following are the categories used by 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). 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.