StudentAccess

Welcome to StudentAccess

Watauga County Schools and the Watauga County Public Library are partnering to support students’ ongoing education. We share the belief that a love of books and learning is a strong foundation for student success and we are working together to provide every Watauga student access to books and resources found at their public library.

Beginning October 9, 2017, all Watauga County students will be able to use their Student ID number to access and borrow public library books and resources. We are calling this initiative StudentAccess.

StudentAccess FAQ

StudentAccess participants may borrow up to 10 books or audio-books from the Watauga County Library or Western Watauga Branch Library.  No late fees will be charged for these items, however replacement costs for lost or damaged item may be assessed. 

You can access your account at any time by logging in with your student or teacher identification number and PIN. The PIN is the last four digits of your student/teacher ID.

StudentAccess participants will also be able to access our collection of digital content.  For more information on using our digital collections such as downloadable e books or e audio-books click HERE.

StudentAccess participants also have access to our collection of Online Resources. This includes our collection of databases, study guides, and much more. Click HERE to learn more about our Online Resources.

We are excited to provide this new service to our local educators and public school students!  We are working to plan and provide training to parents, teachers, and students.  Please check back for new and additional resources.  If you have questions or would like to schedule a training session with a librarian, please contact Monica Caruso, Watauga County Librarian, 828-264-8784, X 4.

Digital Watauga

Digital Watauga

Are you, or is someone you know, interested in historical photographs of the Watauga County area and other records of Watauga's past?

Visit the Digital Watauga website for online digital collections of the High Country's archival memories, including the Bobby Brendell Postcard Collection.

 Digital Watauga

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Watauga County Public Library Newsletter

 

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September 2017

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Research & Resources

Job Help

NCWorks Online

This is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

Résumés, Résumé Help, and Job Search Help Sessions

Our library's public computers all have Microsoft Word (2016 version), which can be used to make a résumé for job-searching. The Library offers one-on-one help sessions, by appointment, for making a résumé or for using the NCWorks Online web site. Call (828) 264-8784, extension # 2, to make an appointment, or send a message to "Adult Services" from our Online Contact Form.

 

 

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Online Research Resources

Over 150 online databases and other resources for information and research are available. Click below to explore them!

Online Information Resources, A-Z List

These are some of the Resources available:

NC Live

This online collection of ebooks, newspapers, journals, magazines, films, and more is available to all library card holders. If you are accessing these resources from home, you will need to select your library (Appalachian Regional Library) and enter your library card number to access some NC Live offerings. A few popular resources are listed below:

Home Grown Ebook Collection

This downloadable eBook collection of fiction and nonfiction titles is curated from North Carolina publishers who encourage you to see what's in season, learn something local, and find something novel!

Business Portal

Discover a wealth of information including trade publications, market research data, and business plan resources.

Health & Wellness Information Center

Find eBooks, videos, and guides to thousands of medical conditions or search by condition to access reliable wellness information.

NC Digital Newspaper Collection

This collection includes student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina and is an excellent resource for historical research.

Infotrac Newsstand

This resource provides full text access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, international, and local newspapers as well as thousands of images and radio and TV transcripts.

Ancestry Library Edition

Begin researching your family history with this collection of records and user-created content. This resource is available to all patrons within the library building.

Interlibrary Loan

Library patrons in good standing may request up to five titles at a time through our interlibrary loan service. To find titles that may be available, start your search with World Cat. Then, visit or call the Adult Services Reference Desk in the middle of the Library (next to the Computer area) to make a request. The fee for interlibrary loan requests is the cost of return postage for each item borrowed, and lending periods vary according to the policies of the lending institution. Patrons must call the library to request renewals for interlibrary loan items.

NCWorks Online

This is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

Résumés, Résumé Help, and Job Search Help Sessions

Our library's public computers all have Microsoft Word (2016 version), which can be used to make a résumé for job-searching. The Library offers one-on-one help sessions, by appointment, for making a résumé or for using the NCWorks Online web site. Call (828) 264-8784, extension # 2, to make an appointment.

Consumer Reports

The library subscribes to the print version of this popular consumer education publication.



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Your Library Card

I. LIBRARY CARDS

A. ADULTS

1. Any adult who lives, owns property, works, or attends school in Ashe, Watauga, or Wilkes County and can show documentation of the same along with a photo ID is eligible for a free library card. Residents of counties (including TN and VA) contiguous to ARL qualify for free library cards under the same terms. A newly-issued library card is valid for three years. When a card has expired, verification of eligibility may be required in order to update the card.

2. NON-RESIDENTS: Adults who do not live, own property, work, or attend school in the above listed counties are eligible to purchase a non-resident card. Proof of address and a photo ID is required. A non-resident card is good for one year and costs $10 annually.

B. JUVENILES

Any child under the age of 18 may have a card in his/her own name. A custodial parent, legal guardian or adult family member must provide his/her photo ID and address documentation to register the minor for a library account for which that adult takes full legal and financial responsibility. The responsible adult must have a library account in good standing and must be accompanied by the child at the time of registration. The adult and juvenile accounts will be grouped and notices for items on the child’s card go to the responsible adult’s address. Juvenile cards are valid for 3 years. When a card has expired, verification of eligibility may be required in order to update the card.

C. NC CARDINAL CARDHOLDERS

NC Cardinal patrons with existing accounts in good standing have full borrowing privileges and may check out with the card from their home library. If such a patron wants an ARL card, the above-listed requirements apply.

D. PATRON RESPONSIBILITY

Library cards should be treated with care. Patrons are held financially responsible for material checked out on their library cards or on cards for accounts for which they are responsible. Patrons are also financially responsible for items checked out on their cards when loaned to other people. A lost card should be reported immediately.

NC Cardinal

NC Cardinal is a consortium of Libraries across North Carolina. Cardholders in any of the Cardinal Libraries can use the other Cardinal Libraries with their card. Resources are also shared among the participating Libraries.

Cardinal Map

Your Library card enables you to check out books, books on CD, audio CD’s, DVD’s, Kindle readers, and wireless hotspots. You can also request that items be sent to your home library from any of the Cardinal Libraries, or be put on a waiting list if the item is checked out. Your Library card also enables you to check out E-Books using Overdrive.

Circulation Policy (including fines and fees)

Confidentiality of Patron Records Policy