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Western Carolina University

Library Instruction & Information Literacy

Information about Hunter Library's instruction program.

Classroom Policy


The primary function of HL157b is to support WCU Library’s campus-wide information literacy program, but is available to other university faculty and staff on a limited and ad hoc basis for university-related purposes. 


The classroom is equipped with 25 student seats, an instructor laptop, and an overhead HDMI projector for displaying materials from the laptop. 

Scheduling Policy

The scheduling priorities for use of the library’s classroom are:

  1. Library instruction of students

  2. University classes in need of library resources

  3. Library staff training and development

  4. University instruction that includes media or computer presentations or active computer use by participants.

When classes are in session, the classroom is scheduled on a class period basis (e.g. 1 ½ hr on Tues & Thurs) rather than on an hourly basis.

For academic classes not involving library staff, the classroom may be scheduled for no more than 2 sessions per semester.

University staff who request the classroom for uses other than academic classes (staff development, student workshops, etc.) may book HL186 for no more than 2 sessions per semester per time slot. Since the 2-times-per-semester rule is to make the classroom available for the most common class meeting times (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.), Hunter Library may also request that such use be spread over the 8 - 5 workday.

The 2-times-per-semester rule may be waived when the request is made one week or less in advance or when classes are not in session (e.g., breaks, intersessions). For assistance with classroom technology, contact Library Systems (ext. 7109).

Reserving the Classroom


Book HL 157b via 25Live.

Requests will be approved by the Hunter Library Executive Assistant to the Dean. When the Executive Assistant is unavailable, the Research & Instruction Services Department Head is the backup approver.

Room keys are available at the Circulation Desk. Desk staff will check the room schedule before giving out the key.

Rules for using the Library Classroom

  • An instructor must accompany students

  • Lock the door when you leave

  • Turn off the lights

  • Return furniture to where it belongs, clean up trash, etc.