September 26 Event–Kephart: A Librarian’s Effort to Create a National Park

In 1904, Horace Kephart, father of six, author, and a librarian employed by Cornell, Yale, and the St. Louis Mercantile Library, headed to western North Carolina “looking for a big primitive forest where I could build up strength anew and indulge my lifelong fondness for hunting, fishing and exploring new… Read more »

Entry to Hunter Library After 10:00 p.m.

Photo of Hunter Library at dusk.

Starting August 19, WCU students, faculty, and staff will need their CatCard campus ID cards to enter the library after 10:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome to enter the building any time before 10:00 p.m., but will be unable to gain re-entry after 10:00 p.m. Our current library hours are updated… Read more »

New Interlibrary Loan System

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Photo of books and articles.

Our new Interlibrary Loan platform is live! One great advantage to the new system is that you can now log into your account with your usual WCU credentials. Requesting and renewing articles and books should be a more seamless and accessible process. In your account, under Communication Preferences, you can… Read more »

New Online Magazine and Newspaper Archives

Image of Atlantic Monthly cover.

The library now has access to online archives of the Atlantic (1857-2014), Life (1936-2000), The Charlotte Observer (1886-1984), and the Raleigh News and Observer (1910-current). These resources are an excellent snapshot of intellectual, cultural, popular, and political history in North Carolina and the nation. For current newspaper articles, visit our… Read more »

Faculty Study Rooms and Family-Friendly Spaces

Photo of family-friendly study room.

Two of the library’s faculty carrels are now available in 4-hour blocks.  Reserve one here. Semester-long study carrels are still available and may be requested at the Circulation Desk. A family-friendly study room is also available for students, faculty, and visitors accompanied by children. While we welcome babies throughout the… Read more »