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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, ask at the Reference Desk or email bdg.requests@wvlc.lib.wv.us​.  ​

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 email wvlcref@wv.gov.
The Government Document Resources is located on the third level of the State Library Services Library.  

Research Guides

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by the West Virginia Library Commission.

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.  To see the newest titles in the collection, click here.

Online Catalog

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

Streaming Videos for Libraries

 Archive of government and local programming produced for West Virginians​.

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