The Wiley College

Thomas W. Cole Sr. Library

Providing resources to support students and instructional programs

Elizabeth Bradshaw

Director of Library Services
Office: (903) 927-3275 | ebradshaw@wileyc.edu

Library Hours & Location
Academic Semester (Fall and Spring)

Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 10:00pm

8:00 am – 5:00pm


6:00pm – 10:00pm


Summer Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Thomas W. Cole, Sr. Library
Corner of Wiley Ave and University Ave


The Thomas Winston Cole, Sr. Library exists to provide a relevant quality collection of learning resources, in a variety of formats, which will support the educational needs of students and support the instructional programs of Wiley College. Cooperatively selected by faculty, students, and the College librarians, these learning​​ resources are designed to help develop the whole person. The library seeks not only to provide adequate and functional facilities in which users can find comfort in studying and exchanging ideas with fellow knowledge seekers, but also to provide efficient services such as information literacy, bibliographic instruction, inter-library loan, reference, and electronic services. The library is committed to keeping its users abreast of modern instructional and administrative technology. It is dedicated to promoting internal and external communication by using computer databases and network information resources. Learning resources in all formats, adequate facilities, a wide range of user services, and integrated technologies enable the Thomas Winston Cole, Sr. Library to produce viable ​​instructional programs that will equip students with marketable skills for the 21st Century.​

Library Online Resources

Wiley Wildcats have access to over 70 databases!

Contact the Director of Library Services for User IDs and Passwords


TexShare Includes:

EBSCOHost Academic Search Complete – General Scholarly Articles (Start your research here!)

Opposing Viewpoints – Search the Pros and Cons of various topics

CREDO Reference

Chilton Library – Automotive Repair Manuals

GALE Legal Forms – Legal Forms for use in Texas

Penalties for Copyright Infringement

Summary of Civil and Criminal Penalties for Violation of Federal Copyright Laws Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the filesharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at (www.copyright.gov).