Friday, August 3, 2018

Top Ten ACC Library Resources

1. ACC Library Services Website
Start here for all your research needs! Search our online catalog, do in-depth research in our databases, explore Research Guides, complete Research Success Tutorials! All of our resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from any computer with internet access.

Most libraries have study rooms you can reserve in advance for group study! Sign up at the reference desk with your ACC student ID card. Reservations can be made up to one week in advance and are for a maximum of two hours. Prefer to reserve online? Sign up at Round Rock and South Austin and check back for more locations in Fall 2018.
There’s a library on every campus! Even though we have multiple locations, we’re all one library with the same services, programs, and policies. Check out a book at HLC, return it at RVS! Have a book sent from RRC to HYS!

4. Online Research Guides for Every Subject
Our expert faculty librarians create “guided tours” of library resources for all the subjects taught at ACC. These mini websites give you a place to start, no matter what you’re researching. There are also research guides for specific classes/assignments, different types of information, and library skills.

Librarians are available 24/7! During regular ACC library hours, our chat service is staffed by an ACC librarian on duty. However, even when our libraries are closed, we have an “After Hours” chat staffed by librarians elsewhere who are trained, willing, and able to help ACC students with their assignments.

Our award-winning Research Success Tutorials help students with important research concepts, ranging from Identifying Keywords to Academic Honesty to Fake News. Each interactive tutorial is brief and has an assessment quiz at the end that can be printed or sent to instructors.

Did you know you can check out many different items at the library, not just books? Our campus libraries have calculators, laptops, headphones, and even iPads! Each campus has several iPads that students can check out for two weeks at a time.


8. Library Social Media Accounts
Like us! Follow us! Interact with us! Check out our social media channels for important announcements, event information, and occasional silliness.
The ACC Library BatLab is a pop-up makerspace for all ACC students, faculty, and staff interested in doing hands-on, real-world, multidisciplinary projects in an informal, co-curricular setting. Check out a Raspberry Pi kit, make a light-up greeting card, or create something new with our 3D printer. Come join our noise!

Every library is staffed with highly-trained, expert faculty librarians who can help you with all your research needs! Librarians have Master’s degrees in their field and work closely with the classroom faculty at ACC. Each librarian is an expert in specific subject areas and works hard to purchase materials that will support the curricula for those departments.