Departmental Allocations
After the college administration determines the library budget for a given year, the Learning Resources Committee makes a study of departmental needs for books and periodicals.  Based on this study, the committee makes recommendations to the faculty concerning how the books and periodical allocation will be divided among the academic departments.  Upon faculty approval of the committee’s recommendations, the allocations are thus allocated for the given year.

Faculty in each department may recommend new items to their department chair for approval, who will then forward said requests to the library director.  Periodical requests should be provided to the library director by September 15.  Order information and book requests should be provided to the library director by December 1.  Book request cards or printed lists may be submitted.

WBU Faculty, Administrators, and Staff may borrow from the Circulating Collection having a global due date at the end of each semester.

WBU Family members age 18 and over may apply for a Community Patron Card.

Faculty-Student Worker Proxy
Faculty may request proxy borrowing privileges to be extended to their student worker. Proxy privileges allow a student to borrow materials in a faculty member’s name with the faculty member’s borrowing privileges. The faculty member will be responsible for all materials thus borrowed; the faculty member should ensure that the student worker is using the privilege solely to obtain materials needed by the faculty member.  Please email the student worker’s full name and WBU student i.d.  Proxy privileges are limited to one semester, with the renaming of the proxy each semester.

Persistent URLs, stable links, or durable links are Internet addresses that remain constant.  Most databases provide these links so that full-text articles, e-books (chapters and pages) can be posted in course management systems such as Vcamp or to email.  Because most are paid-for subscription databases with license restriction, they are not freely available to the public; therefore, proper linking of URLs is necessary for reposting for educational purposes.  All of the FGL databases are properly licensed for reposting to include proxy prefix:

Persistent URLs are provided by EBSCOHost, ProQuest, Gale, and JSTOR in the record detail.  Do not use the URL in the address bar!   The persistent or stable URL may be founder under “cite” or permanent URL links.  JSTOR provides the stable URL under the Title.

Example:  JSTOR

Example:  EBSCOHost

Example:  Proquest

Authentication credentials may be required:  Contact Library Staff  (870)-759-4139 or email or


Pamela Meridith
Director of Library Services
(870) 759-4137

Joel Olive 
Public Services Supervisor
(870) 759-4139

Peggy Chadwick
Library Technician
(870) 759-4138

School Term Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Closed weekends & holidays