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Research Assistance

The knowledge navigators in the Library can help you find all kinds of resources and information.  Research assistance can include:

Technology Assistance

The Library is more than books and magazines.   We can assist you with technology issues including:

Teaching or Instructional Assistance

The Library faculty are your instructional partners.  We assist with the teaching/learning process through individual sessions in classes, with individual faculty consultations, embedded in specific classes, and by providing customized instructional resources.   We are able to provide on-site instruction either within or outside of the Library facility --- all tailored to your specific needs.

Discuss your requirements by contacting the Information Desk at 304-788-6901 or by emailing Dr. Charles A. Julian at:

Study Spaces/Gathering Places

The Library has different places where you can study, relax, or meet friends:

Teaching and Learning Commons - Keyser Affiliate (TLC)

The Library hosts the Keyser affiliate of the Teaching and Learning Commons where you can:

Borrowing From Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

When you need to locate material not owned by the Mary F. Shipper Library, it’s possible to request and/or borrow materials from other libraries (interlibrary loan or ILL). Physical items are mailed to the Library, so be sure to make your request early enough to allow time for the material to arrive. When possible, the Library requests electronic submission of information which expedites its receipt. PSC Library users who wish to borrow materials from other libraries via ILL must log on to ILLiad with their WVU Login credentials and register their account. Contact the Information Desk for more details.


The Potomac State Library, WVU Libraries, and the WVU Alumni Association offer online library resources for alumni through the Alumni Library Gateway. Alumni are a vital part of the University community. We have created the Gateway as a means of assisting you with your lifelong learning needs. For more information, please see our Alumni Resources page

If you are already an Alumni Association member, you may register for access to our two alumni databases.