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Deposit Collections 

Deposit Collections can expand your library's offerings of new, expensive or emerging formats.  It also allows your library to broaden its collections in special genres.  Click here to learn more. 

Book Discussion Collection

The Library Commission provides access to book discussion materials for groups through West Virginia libraries around the state.  Items in the collection can be located by doing a subject search in the Online Catalog with the term WVLCBDG.  For assistance or additional information contact us.  

Searching the Book Discussion Collection

The Book Discussion Collection is available online and can be searched. Note these steps:
  1. Visit WVLC's Online Catalog.
  2. Note the Search the Online Catalog box in the green area at the top.
  3. Enter WVLCBDG in the search box and click the Go button.
  4. A list of more than 200 titles in the Book Discussion Group Collection will appear.
  5. Note the Sort By option (author, title, publication date, publication date descending), which can be used  to modify the list. The list can also be printed and exported to a text file.
  6. Title requests cannot be made through the online catalog. 

Requesting Books from the Collection   

To request a title from the Book Discussion Collection, contact Susan Bailey​.  

Federal Government Documents Depository

Federal Depository Library Program LogoAs a Federal Depository Library in West Virginia, the State Library is committed to providing free access to government information. It also services as the Clearinghouse for state documents. We are committed to providing free public access to government information to all citizens of West Virginia.  For assistance in accessing government documents, ask at the reference desk or contact Michelle Kubiak, Government Resources and Cataloging Librarian, (304) 558-2045.
 
The Government Document Resources is located on the third level of the State Library Services Library. 

Federal Government Documents--FDsys

The Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Through FDsys, you are able to:
  • Search for documents and publications — FDsys provides advanced search capabilities and the ability to refine and narrow your search for quick access to the information you need.
  • Browse for documents and publications — FDsys offers browsing by collection, Congressional committee, date, and Government author.
  • Access metadata about documents and publications — FDsys provides information about Government publications in standard XML formats. 
Download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats — With FDsys, users can download a single file or download content and metadata packaged together in a compressed file.  Click here to access FDsys.
 
Additional resources for government documents include: 

Library Science Professional Development Collection

West Virginia Library Commission State Library Services maintains one of the largest library studies collections in the state. Included in this collection are books, print journals, online databases and other materials. Librarians, library staffs, and students working on a MLS or Media Specialist degrees are the primary users. 
 
The Library Science Professional Collection can be searched in the online catalog. Interlibrary loan requests can be made from libraries around the state for those that do not have a State Library Services library card.

Online Catalog

WVLC subscribes to a number of databases and other e-resources to assist in research and educational needs. 

Streaming Videos for Libraries 

The Library Commission Library Television Network tapes a variety of presentations from conferences, workshops, and other training sessions that are of interest to library directors and library staff. Items can only be viewed at public libraries. Click here​ to view our Streaming Videos for Libraries.

For more information contact Mark Lanham, Library Television Network Supervisor, mark.a.lanham@wv.gov, (304) 558-2531.