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Library Services

  • Students are eligible for library services once they are enrolled at LFCC in the fall and spring.
  • The Paul Wolk Library at the (LFCC) Middletown campus and the Bob G. Sowder Library at the (LFCC) Fauquier campus provide and support students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Students need to go to their library with a picture ID and fill out a form to get a library card.
  • Students that attend classes at any location, or via distance education, have full access to all materials from the Learning Resource Center on either campus, including desktop or laptop computers and other computer accessories to use within the libraries.
  • Physical books, magazines, journals, videos, audiobooks, and music can be checked out with a library card at either the Middletown or Fauquier campus.  LFCC Learning Resource Centers are open 60 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters at Fauquier and 64 hours at Middletown.
  • Students can log on to the LRC Website at any time and search the collection through the online catalog or do research through the online databases by logging on through a proxy server.  This is especially useful for students enrolled in distance education classes and DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS, giving them access to the same materials as students who are on campus.
  • The Libraries offer information resources and services through a Blackboard Research Tab that is accessible to any student using the Blackboard system.
  • Students also have access to materials not owned by LFCC through Interlibrary Loan.
  • One-on-one support is available in person at both libraries, or through the LRC website via email and LRC Live, a state-wide reference chat service shared by VCCS librarians.
  • Formal instructional sessions are also held in conjunction with many courses. 
  • The LFCC libraries have an extensive collection of print and electronic materials, with over 60,000 books, over 40,000 e-books, over 100 print serials, and 2,000 videotapes and DVD’s and over 6,000 streaming films. 
  • Libraries have access to over 10,000 full-text serials, as well as numerous online indexes and databases.
  • The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) provides access to a majority of our electronic resources, and the libraries have purchased several others to support the curricular needs of the College. 
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