The library provides in class research instruction on a variety of topics including: finding credible sources, using the databases, searching the catalog, and internet research.
Click here to schedule a library orientation for your class.
Requesting Materials for the Collection
Faculty and staff should contact the library by phone, email, in person, or by completing this form to request material be added to the collection. When possible include the title of the work, author’s name, and ISBN or ISSN in your request; plus your contact information. If your request includes multiple items please prioritize your list. Material will be purchased as budget permits. Once the material is cataloged into the collection you will be notified by the library.
The Learning Resource Center houses computer and AV equipment for faculty and staff use only. Below is an abbreviated list of computer and AV equipment available.
If a laptop and/or data projector is needed for instructional use in the classroom, the request for the equipment must come from an instructor. Please call the library at 336.506.4116 to make a reservation for computer and AV equipment.
Weeding and Discard Policy
Materials are weeded or discarded from the collection based on input from the faculty and library staff with the final decision resting with the director. Department heads are contacted by the library and asked to have a representative from their area participate in the weeding process on a regular basis.
Collection Development Policy
Selection of materials is a cooperative responsibility, with participation and recommendations by librarians, faculty, staff, and students. Requests will be honored if the material meets the selection guidelines and funds are available.
The library emphasizes, in its selection policy, educational and informational functions which assist the institution to implement and support the requirements of its programs as well as enrich the students and the community at large. Materials of educational value are chosen to stimulate growth, encourage imagination and reflection, widen horizons, and enlarge experience. This includes limited “recreational” or leisure reading materials. Selection should also reflect materials regarding current issues. The primary function of the library is to support the needs of the College’s students, faculty and staff, while an important secondary function is to serve as a resource for the community at large. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to contact the library and submit requests for the selection of material.
Faculty is encouraged to take an active role in collection development for their areas. If you have a request for the library to purchase books or audiovisual material, please include as much information (author, title, publisher/ producer/ISBN) as possible.
The library can provide a textbook or other materials for your class for use in the library. You may request a book already in our collection, provide us with a copy, or request that we purchase a copy specifically for that purpose.
Please submit a completed reserve form application along with a copy of the materials at least three days prior to telling your students it will be available. You must have an active library card before submitting your request.
If you have any questions about course reserves, please contact the library.
You may bring your class to the library for research by reserving one of our meeting rooms. If you'd like your students to use our laptops for research, please let us know when scheduling.
Learning Outcomes and the ACRL Framework
For more information about the ACC Library's learning outcomes and the ACRL Framework click here.
The Library at Alamance Community College is part of the Learning Resources Center (LRC) which consists of the Library, Academic Skills Lab (Tutoring & Writing Center) and the Scott Family Collection.
Learning Resources Center Mission Statement:
The Learning Resources Center supports ACC's mission to provide comprehensive educational opportunities and promote student academic, career, and personal success by making available a balanced collection of informational resources, relevant historical collections, and an open computer lab/tutorial center to support the College's instructional programs.
Library Mission Statement:
The Library at Alamance Community College supports the mission of the college by providing a variety of information resources relevant to the curriculum and personal enrichment. Serving the changing academic, occupational, technological and cultural needs of a diverse population, the library provides reputable resources and quality services that support student learning and success. We teach information literacy and guide users in developing and acquiring skills to become independent and lifelong learners.