Western Watauga Branch
Welcome to StudentAccess!
Ashe County Schools and the Ashe 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 Ashe student access to books and resources found at their public library.
Beginning October 9, 2017, all Ashe 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 participants may borrow up to 10 books or audio-books from the Ashe County 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.
StudentAccess participants are also 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 Suzanne Moore, Ashe County Librarian, 336-846-2041.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
and the State Library of North Carolina.
Tweens & Teens
Hang out in the teen area, check out the manga selections, or use computers to play games (or, ahem, do homework). Our library staff host regular tween and teen programs as well as special events (like Sundae Wars and Library Lock-ins). If you want your voice to be heard, join the Teen Advisory Council , and tell us what you want to see in your library.
Soon-to-be driver in the family? Try these free online DMV permit practice tests.
Computers & Wifi
Follow the instructions below to print from your personal laptop within the confines of the library.
- Visit the link above and download the installation file for your Windows or Apple computer.
- Once you have downloaded the file, open it to install the LPT:One Print client.
- Once it runs, you will see Black and White and Color Printers installed under your Printers and Faxes.
- Bring up the document you wish to print. Click print and select Black and White or Color.
- Type in your user ID or name when prompted (this can be your name or library card number, just make sure to remember what you typed as you will need it to retrieve the print job).
- Visit the downstairs check-out desk or the upstairs self-release print terminal to pay for and pick up your print job.
Does your library make you feel all the feels? Do you wanna find out if you might dig a career as a librarian? You must have a signed, completed application to be considered for a volunteer position. Contact Laura McPherson @ 336-846-2041 ex. 243 or email email@example.com.
Your Library Card
I. LIBRARY CARDS
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.
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 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.
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.