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Bruce I. Howell Library (Southern Wake Campus): Library Services and Policies

Renew Books or Review Your Library Account

Review your library account using the 'My Account' link found on the upper right side this page.

To login, you must enter 'WA' followed by your student ID number and your PIN. The default pin number is 1234 unless you previously created a unique PIN for your library account.

The following options are available under My Account:

  • Review My Account - See what items are checked out on your account and when the items are due.
  • User PIN Change - Everyone opening a WTCC Library account receives a default PIN number. You can create a unique PIN with the User PIN Change Link.
  • Renew My Materials  - Library users may renew an item once.  You may renew an item only if the item is not overdue and has not been requested by another library user.

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Library Services

General Collection:
The general collection contains books that are available for a 3-week checkout. 

Course Reserves:
These are books, videos, and other class materials that are located behind the circulation desk for in-library use only. Items are placed on reserve by faculty members.

Study Zones:

You may like to listen to music while you study, but your classmates may prefer total quiet.  To accommodate different study habits, the library has been zoned into three study zones.  The Silent Zone, where no sound is allowed, the Quiet Zone, where you can listen to music with headphones, and the Group Zone, where quiet discussion may be held. Please choose the appropriate zone for your studying style and respect those around you.

In order to save resources, to avoid overworking the printer, and to stop long wait times for printing, we ask that you limit your printing to 25 sheets of paper per day. Thank you for your cooperation.

The library checks out laptops to be used on campus or to take home for the weekend. To check out a library laptop, you must have a student ID and driver's license and no fines or holds on your record. During the week, laptops can be checked out for 3 hours. On Fridays, laptops may be checked out for the weekend and must be returned by 12:00 PM Monday.  For more information on laptops, please visit the front desk in the library.

Interlibrary Loans:

Can’t find a book in our library?  You may be able to request that book from another community college library via interlibrary loan.  Students, faculty, and staff can inquire about interlibrary loans at any of the Wake Tech campus libraries.

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges:
Wake Technical Community College Libraries are now part of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges agreement. This agreement allows Wake Tech students, faculty, and staff to check out materials from Meredith College, William Peace College, NC State University, Saint Augustine, and Shaw University libraries. Students, faculty, and staff can inquire about CRC borrowing at any of the Wake Tech campus libraries.

Library Policies

  • The library is open to all students, faculty, and staff of Wake Tech holding a valid Wake Tech ID. 
  • Students must show their current student IDs in order to use the library.
  • Cellphone conversations and/ or video calls must be taken outside the library.
  • After 2:00 pm, or when student demand has slowed, Wake County residents may use the library with a valid ID showing a Wake County address. Residents must obtain a community borrower's card in order to use the library.
  • Computers are intended for research purposes; students using Facebook, other social media, or playing video games will be asked to relinquish the computer if there are students waiting to do research.
  • Books can be checked out for 3 weeks.
  • Drinks without secure lids are not allowed in the library.
  • In accordance with campus policy, no children under the age of 15 are allowed in the library.
  • Students can only print 25 pages per day.