NWAHEC is an educational and training program designed to enhance professional development amongst health care providers within a seventeen county region in Northwestern North Carolina. Accordingly, the Consortium maintains medical libraries at three distinct locations in the geographical area (Watauga Medical Center, Catawba Valley Medical Center and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine), providing interlibrary lending and digital library services to participating members.
Available NWAHEC Services
- Book & Journal Article Interlibrary Loans (Student & Faculty)
- Audiovisual Interlibrary Loans (Faculty)
- LRC Librarian may access NWAHEC's library catalog for literature searches.
- LRC Librarian may access NWAHEC's Digital Library and print material for student and faculty use. The Digital Library provides access to: PubMed Clinical Queries, current journals, textbooks, clinical trials, practice guidelines & measurements & specialty collections.
LRC Policies Regarding NWAHEC Interlibrary Loans
A student requesting NWAHEC interlibrary loans and/or librarian assisted literature searches must hold an updated LRC library card. (Students may update their library card each semester by visiting the LRC and bringing their current course schedule to verify registration. Distance-learning students who never visit campus may request a library card and/or update via completion of the online request form
- Students may request book and/or journal article (photocopy) loans.
- Faculty may request book, journal article or audiovisual loans. For audiovisual loans, exact show dates must be considered in order that an adequate period of time is allowed for request and delivery.
- Most items delivered through NWAHEC are provided free of charge; however, if charges do become applicable for any reason, the student or faculty member will be responsible for the cost due upon resource delivery.
- Loan circulation periods are:
- 10 day loan period for books.
- 14 day loan period for audiovisuals (faculty only).
- One time renewal: You may contact the LRC librarian or circulation assistant by phone to renew.
- Reference, old, rare and very recent books contained in the NWAHEC libraries do not circulate.
- Journal issues & current (2 years or less) bound journal volumes in NWAHEC libraries do not circulate.
- Students and/or faculty members are directly responsible for overdue fines, damage fees or replacement costs associated with the provision of NWAHEC's interlibrary lending services.
- In the event overdue fines, damage fees or replacement costs are charged by NWAHEC to the student or faculty member, appropriate student contact information will be provided to NWAHEC by the LRC.
LRC Procedure Regarding NWAHEC Interlibrary Loans
- If you are a student enrolled in an Allied Health field or an Allied Health instructor and cannot find an article or book through NCLIVE or the LRC's computer catalog (KLAS), visit the LRC (or, if a distance learner, e-mail LRC staff to request a loan from NWAHEC.
- While the student or faculty member is present, the LRC librarian or circulation assistant will ask for the completion of a request form, provided on the LRC's web site.
- Faculty members may also visit http://northwestahec.wfubmc.edu/link/videolist/avsubframes.htm to determine the availability of audiovisual material, and, if appropriate material is found, e-mail the LRC to request an interlibrary loan.
- If the requested material is available, the LRC librarian or circulation assistant will complete the NWAHEC loan request online.
- When the requested material arrives at the LRC (delivery time will vary depending on the permanent location of the item), the student or faculty member will be notified by e-mail or telephone. Distance learning students who do not visit campus will receive materials by mail.
- After the ten or fourteen day check-out period (see Policies above), a three-day grace period will be provided for the return of material. Thereafter, the student or faculty member will be notified as to their overdue status and an immediate return will be requested.
Through the international interlibrary lending service known as OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), of which CCC&TI is a member, library patrons from around the globe are provided access to over 57 million resources from 6,928 libraries.
- Interlibrary lending capabilities for students and faculty access to over 57 million resources, including books, articles, and A/V material.
- LRC staff access to WorldCat, an international bibliographical database.
- LRC literature searches.
LRC Policy Regarding OCLC Interlibrary Lending
- A student requesting OCLC interlibrary loans and/or librarian assisted literature searches must hold an updated LRC library card. (Students may update their library card each semester by visiting the LRC and bringing their current course schedule to verify registration. Distance-learning students who never visit campus may request a library card and/or update via completion of the online request form.
- A $2.00 charge will be associated with each item requested (EX: Two resources requested = $4.00 charge).
- Faculty may apply for reimbursement of lending charges (if material requested is related to curricula related research or instruction) at the departmental level.
- In the unlikely event that your material is not found, fees are non-refundable.
- The circulation period will vary with each item requested, and will be determined by the lending library. Students and faculty will be informed as to the appropriate circulation period upon delivery.
- Items loaned should always be returned promptly and in the condition apparent upon arrival.
- Students and/or faculty are solely responsible for any costs associated with overdue fines, damage to resources and/or loss.
LRC Procedure Regarding OCLC Interlibrary Lending
- Visit the LRC to request an OCLC (WorldCat) literature search.
- Distance learners may request the literature search by completing and emailing the form found at http://www.cccti.edu/LRC/Services/OCLCRequestForm.htm to the LRC Librarian.
- Upon the location of specific resources, pay the $2.00 service charge per item requested. Distance learners will be informed by e-mail as to the total associated service charges, and shall thereafter mail the appropriate amount, by check or money order, to: Broyhill LRC, c/o CCC&TI, 2855 Hickory Blvd., Hudson, North Carolina 28638.
- The student or faculty member will be notified by phone or e-mail as to the arrival of the requested resource(s). (Expect a 7-10 day turn-around for delivery).
- Distance learning students will receive the requested material(s) by mail.
- The student or faculty member will be notified as to a return date upon delivery.