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Library and Audio-Visual Services

Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Semester break and holiday hours as posted. Summer hours vary; check the library website for more information.

The purpose of the Jim and Patsy Rose Library is to help fulfill the mission of the College by providing carefully selected resources and versatile programs and services which reinforce and enrich the curriculum and which are responsive to the needs of the College community. The Rose Library is a multimedia facility designed to support the total educational program of the College and to enhance the teaching/learning experience for students, faculty, staff, and community patrons. The Rose Library contributes to the educational program of the College by collecting, making readily available, and assisting in the use of materials particularly suited to the objectives and programs of the College.

The local collection of approximately 38,000 items housed in the Library includes the general book collection, reference books, DVDs and other multi-media items, and sound recordings. Access to these materials is provided through the CCLINC (Community College Libraries in North Carolina) catalog, a joint database of the holdings of 50 community college libraries in North Carolina. Rose Library patrons have access to this catalog from computers in the library and other locations on campus and off campus through the Rose Library’s website.

The Rose Library subscribes to a number of print periodicals and provides access, both on campus and from remote locations, to numerous online indexes and full-text databases, including a variety of online resources made available through NC LIVE. These databases contain thousands of full-text journals for student and instructor research. In addition, the library maintains subscriptions to multiple sources of online graphic and video materials. To meet student needs, the College librarians provide research and bibliographic assistance, library instruction, and reserve material services. Computerized interlibrary loan service is available to expedite the delivery of materials from other locations. Technicians at the Helpdesk, provide email, phone, text, and in person technical assistance with computer and technology related issues.

The Rose Library maintains computers with programs and software for student course support. There are also multiple scanners, a print station, and a photocopier available. The Rose Library contains three student collaboration rooms with specialized audio-visual equipment and the Shelby Rotary Club Center for Global Studies, a multi-purpose teaching and learning center with resources for international studies.

The audio-visual services department performs support functions for faculty and staff, including installation, maintenance, and support of up-to-date equipment in instructional and meeting areas of the campus. This department also provides for permanent and short term loan of computer, camera, projection and video recording equipment along with training and assistance with these items for faculty and staff.