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Introduction to Library Resources

This guide is to give you an overview of resources available through the Drain-Jordan Library, similar to what students will learn in our Library Introduction classes.

Library Hours

Library Hours 

Fall and Spring Semester

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Visit the Library Hours page for exceptions during breaks, exams, and holidays. 

Interlibrary Loan

Help! The resource I'm looking for is not available through the Drain-Jordan Library.

Not to worry, we have Interlibrary Loan for that! With ILL you can request materials from other libraries and they will mail them to us. This can include books, periodicals, pamphlets, and other documents. They generally take about a week or two to come in; you will be notified when they have arrived via your campus email. These books are checked out like any other material, and you return them to us at the end of the rental period. 

ILL is available to all WVSU faculty, staff, and current students. For an ILL form, see our Interlibrary Loans page on our Library website.

Computers at the Library

A list of the software available on our library computers.

We also have laptops available to borrow for 3 hour periods within in the library.

If you have already created a Library Card, all you need to borrow a laptop is your student ID. If you have not created a card, follow the steps found in the box at the top right of this page.


The Drain-Jordan Library currently gets daily newspapers from the Charleston Gazette. The WVSU school newspaper can be found online at YJOnline.

Print newspapers can be found in the Periodicals section of the Library.