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The Drain-Jordan Library houses nearly 150,000 book volumes, e-books, e-journals,   government documents and a wealth of non-print and archival resources. The main floor is home to over 70 computers for public use, including laptops available for checkout within the building. Friendly, highly-trained staff are available to help you with all your information needs.
Main: (304) 766-3116
Reference Desk: (304) 766-3135

Questions will be answered within 48 hours Monday through Friday (class days) during Fall and Spring semesters. 

Our staff members are here to assist you with your information needs. Please contact ANY of us if we can help you in your scholarly endeavors or information needs.

Most librarians and staff spend more time on "out of office duties" (reference desk, library instruction, computer maintenance, etc.) than "in the office." are more likely to "contact" a specific person by phoning the MAIN desk and having them transfer the call in the direction "your target" was heading.  Names appear under more than one heading due to split and shared duties.

Department Title Contact Information
 Administration  Director of Library Services  Gary Ginther MLIS,MEd        304.766.3008
 Archives  Archivist/Librarian  vacant
   Library Associate  vacant
 Cataloging Department  Cataloging Librarian  vacant
   Library Associate  vacant
 Circulation Department  Head of Circulation  vacant
   Library Associate  Jamie Cook
 Government Documents  Government Documents Librarian  Edward C. Lomax,Ph.D.
 Instructional Materials Center
 Library Associate  vacant
 Interlibrary Loans (ILL)  Head of Circulation  Edward C. Lomax
   Library Associate  vacant
 Library Instruction
         (Information Literacy)
 Library Instruction Librarian  Edward Lomax
 Periodicals Department  Serials Librarian  vacant
   Library Associate  Carah Scherr
 Reference Department  Reference Librarian/Coordinator  Edward Lomax
 Systems Department  Systems Librarian  Deborah Wells

Each of the faculty librarians on the staff of the Drain-Jordan Library is assigned one or more liaison areas for purposes of instruction, collection development, and programmatic support. Please contact the appropriate librarian when you have concerns, support requests, or questions.

Department/Area Liaison Telephone
Art Deborah Wells (304) 766-3150
Biology Edward Lomax (304) 766-3162
Business Administration    
Computer Science Deborah Wells (304) 766-3150
Criminal Justice    
English Edward Lomax (304) 766-3162
General Education Edward Lomax (304) 766-3162
Health/Human Performance Edward Lomax (304) 766-3162
Mathematics Deborah Wells (304) 766-3150
Military Science    
Modern Foreign Languages Edward Lomax (304) 766-3162
Music Deborah Wells (304) 766-3150
Physics Edward Lomax (304) 766-3162
Political Science    
Social Work    

Our Team

Jamie Cook
Library Associate
GaryGinther MLIS, MEd
Gary Ginther MLIS, MEd
Library Director
Edward C.Lomax, Ph.D.
Edward C. Lomax, Ph.D.
Reference and Information Literacy Librarian
(304) 766-3162
Carah Scherr
Carah  Scherr
Library Associate
(304) 766-5222
Deborah Wells
Deborah  Wells
Systems Librarian
(304) 766-3150
Proctoring is done by the  Center for Online Learning  see the last item on their
accordian drop down labeled "PROCTORING INFORMATATION".
Their phone is (304) 766-3300 available Mon - Fri from 8:30 - 5:00p.m.
              The library does not provide this service.
WVSU Student Studying in the Library

Book CatalogE-Book CollectionsDatabase Journal Articles Journals by Title
Drain-Jordan Library
West Virginia State University
P.O. Box 1002
Campus Box L17
Institute, WV 25112-1002            

Main: (304) 766-3116
Reference Desk: (304) 766-3135

          Summer Sessions 2024
                 Library Hours:
                 May 20 - July 12*
  Mon – Thur:   8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  Friday:             8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  Saturday:       CLOSED
  Sunday:          CLOSED

* Exceptions  check Library   Hours page for holiday, exam hours & between session breaks        
Current Exhibits:
  •   Asian Art Collection
  •   African Art and Crafts Collection

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