Wayland Library Services

Plainview Students


Our library staff provides help with research. A reference librarian or staff member is available at the reference desk on the first floor.

Electronic Full Text Resources

Literally thousands of periodicals and books are available to students online or in electronic format. Consult a librarian if you would like to know more.

Interlibrary Loans

If an item is not available at the Plainview library, we can borrow it from another library on your behalf.

Live Research Assistance

Call us at 806-291-3708 or toll-free at 1-800-459-8648 to request help with all sorts of research issues: locating articles or books to order, identifying whether a journal article is scholarly or scientific, citing sources in your paper, problems using or accessing our online research tools, or any other research-related topic.

Distance Student Resource Guide

Faculty Services

Purchase Requests

Faculty recommendations can be made through email or by phone (800-459-8648 or 291-3704). John Elliott heads our collection development and is open to any suggestions.

Material Reserves

Limited space is available for material reserves. Materials can be placed on reserve through email or by phone (291-3708). Sean Ditmore handles all material reserves. Students may ask a librarian or library assistant to access reserved materials.

Electronic Reserves

Through Blackboard, the library provides electronic reserves so that you can safely provide articles for required coursework without violating copyright. Complete this form to start this process.

Library Tours

Our staff is available to give tours of the library to classes. Students will learn the essential skills for using our database collection, searching our catalog, and locating items in our collections. Please contact us via email or by phone (291-3702). Dr. Polly Lackey is the director of our libraries and can assist you in any way possible.

Live Online Library Orientation

Sally Quiroz, Distance Librarian, provides live library orientation sessions using Blackboard Collaborate to any class at any campus. Contact her by email or by phone (806-291-3701) if you would like to set up a session for your class.

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Community Services

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Learning Resources Center (LRC) serves the curriculum, instructional and informational needs of the university community. University needs must always take priority in time and resources. However, library resources are available to community members outside  the university under the following circumstances:

 • Plainview and area residents are permitted to use library materials in the library building with the exception of special collections and materials on reserve for classes.

 • Limited borrowing privileges may be extended to adults in the Plainview area and to residents within a 60 mile radius of Plainview. Residents may obtain a library card by showing proof of residence, permitting them to borrow as many as three books at one time with one renewal. Children's books and public school textbooks are reserved for checkout by Wayland education majors only. Videos may be checked out for three days, but other audiovisual materials are limited to library use only.

 • Faculty, staff, and students, from other libraries, who are members of Harrington Library Consortium (HLC), Llano Estacado Information Access Network (LEIAN), TLCA and TexShare, are entitled to the same privileges as stated for individuals external to the university community.

 • National and regional Interlibrary Loan codes prohibit universities from offering Interlibrary Loan service directly to community residents. Area residents should contact their public library for interlibrary loan service.

 • Area high school students who have a legitimate need for university-level library materials are allowed to use resources as needed. Area high schools may sign service agreements for their students to borrow a maximum of two books. These books may not be renewed and are subject to recall if needed by a Wayland student. Students must present personal identification and a permit slip signed by their instructor, school librarian, or principal to check out books. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 • Individuals who have academic research needs may request a special password to access the LRC databases and catalog.

The university reserves the right to ask unruly and/or uncooperative users to leave the library. Verified attempts to steal or mutilate library materials will result in the loss of entrance privileges and may result in legal action being taken.