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Student I.D.s & Library Cards

Student I.D.s are obtained in the Library.  The student I.D. is also used as a library card and all library users must present a library card to check out material.  SWCC students qualify for Student Discounts.
Staff/faculty cards as well as community library cards are also obtained in the library.

How to apply:

All photo I.D.s are prepared in the SWCC Library in the Dellinger Learning Resources Center.  The I.D. card will also be used as a library card.  Depending on the time of year, the process usually takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete.  You will be asked to fill out a short application form.  Driver’s license or other appropriate photo identification with current address is required.


What does it cost?

The first card is free; however, there is a $5.00 charge for replacement.  There is also a $5.00 charge for category changes, unless the old card is returned (i.e., change from “area resident” to “student,” etc.).



All full or part-time SWCC students, including high school “dual enrollment” students, can get a student I.D.  Students must present the following 2 pieces of information to obtain a card:

1.      Proof of current student status (any of the following is acceptable) –

Class registration form (signed by Admissions personnel)

Current letter for notification of Pell grant

Computer generated schedule of current classes

PED receipt from Community Center (signed by Community Center staff)

Verification in SIS by SWCC Library staff member

2.     Photo identification –

Driver’s license or other appropriate photo identification with current address



All faculty and staff members may get a faculty/staff I.D., which will also be used as a library card.  An applicant must present a valid Driver’s license or other appropriate photo identification and be identified in personnel directory or by supervisory/department personnel.  Adjunct faculty and part-time personnel are eligible as well.


Community Library Users:

Any community member can get a Library Card I.D.  Applicants must present a VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE OR OTHER APPROPRIATE PHOTO IDENTIFICATION with current address.  Applicants must be 18 years old or older, otherwise written parental permission is required.

Test Proctoring Services

What?  The library is a test proctoring site for the Distance Learning & Instructional Technology classes here at SWCC, primarily during:

  • evening hours and on Sundays.
  • Prior arrangements must be made with DL personnel, so that they know you are testing in the library.
  • They will then send us your packet for written tests or make sure we have the correct passwords for online exams.
  • Test proctoring can also be arranged for DL programs at other academic institutions.


Where? Sign-in at the reference desk; library personnel will direct you where to sit according to the type of test you are taking.


When? We only proctor tests during evening hours (Mon. – Thurs.) or on Sunday during spring & fall semesters.

If you arrive before 4:00 p.m., Mon.-Thurs., you will be sent downstairs to the Distance Learning & Instructional Technology testing center.  We do not proctor tests on Fridays.  Testing times are Monday-Thursday – 4:00-9:00 p.m. and on Sundays – 1:00-5:00 p.m. (see the Library Hours webpage for special, holiday, and semester break hours.)  During inclement weather, please check to make sure the library is open by calling 276.964.7265.

NOTE: You should arrive on time to complete test well before closing time; closing hours will not be extended for incomplete tests.  Know the time limits for your individual test before signing in to take the test. We reserve the right to deny proctoring a test if we determine that enough time does not remain before closing.


What to bring?  You must bring current photo identification:  SWCC student or staff photo ID or driver’s license.

  • Everyone must show a picture I.D., regardless of how many times you have tested in the library in the past.
  • Prior to testing, you will be asked to present your photo ID, sign your name in the logbook, and record your start time and then completion time when you are finished.
  • Multiple tests proctored during one testing period will be logged separately–one at a time.
  • Bring items allowed as described in your course syllabus (i.e. calculator, book, notes, special Scantron test forms, etc.)
  • You may turn in additional course materials (notes pages, chapter summaries, etc.) to be picked up by Distance Learning staff the next morning; details about these materials will also be entered in the testing logbook.
  • Do NOT bring cell phones, laptops, and/or PDAs to the testing area during your exam.
  • You will be asked to leave any study materials, book bags, backpacks, etc. behind the reference desk while testing.


What to know?  Sometime before entering the library to take a proctored test, look at the information for your course on Blackboard, especially for the test you are taking to ascertain any limitations or allowances (such as notes or books.) Know the name of the course (e.g. ENG 112), your instructor, and which exam you are taking (Quiz 1, Test 4, Midterm, Final, etc.) For online tests you must know your Blackboard (SIS) student login and password.


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