Walla Walla Community College Libraries are here to serve students, faculty, and staff, as well as the area community. Our mission is to connect learners with their information needs. A WWCC Libraries Account allows for checking out materials and managing one’s own library account.
Although precedence is given to our own institutional patrons, the library facility is open to all. Community patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult and are restricted from computer use.
In the library, patrons should feel comfortable to study, work in small groups, use the computers and media equipment, and consult with librarians in an atmosphere of mutual respect and courtesy toward others. The library strives to provide a variety of study environments, ranging from quiet areas to conversation areas to group study rooms. Loud voices, cell phone ringers, or any disturbance that prevents others from studying are prohibited. Cell phones must be turned off and patrons are asked to take their cell phone conversations outside of the libary. The library maintains a “quiet area” where talking and other noise is not allowed. Food and drink are restricted as posted on the signage in various areas of the library.
All circulating library materials are available for checkout to WWCC Libraries Account holders in good standing. For faculty, staff, and currently registered students, OCLC/WorldCat, interlibrary loans, and other services may be used to obtain materials not available in the WWCC libraries.
Patron records are confidential, regardless of the source of inquiry. Except as needed to transact library business, library staff will not reveal patron information, or information about which materials a patron has checked out, without a court order.
Instructors are asked to check with the Faculty Librarians or the Library Director before bringing a class to the library. Staff can prepare for a positive experience for the students ensuring adequate resources and availability of space. As with all college resources, use of computers is prioritized for students and academic use.
Library policies and procedures for use of the facility are intended to maintain an environment conducive to collaborative and reflective research and learning. Patrons who do not comply with our policies may be asked to leave.