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ACC Library: How Do I?

How Do I

 

Photo IDs and Library Cards
An ACC Library Card is required to check out materials. Your ACC photo ID serves as your library card. To get your photo ID, Students, Faculty and Staff can fill out the form on this page and the Public Safety office will contact you when your information has been entered into the system. Please wait for a reply before arriving to receive your ID and parking pass in order to avoid any wait time.

Once you have received your ID, you must activate your card by visiting the library or you can fill out the online library card registration form here.

 

Print Materials
To find only print materials in the library such as books and DVDs, search the library catalog here.

Print Journals and Magazines
For a list of print journals and magazines available in the library click here.

Electronic Resource
For electronic resources and databases, log in to the library database menu here using your Self Service credentials.

E-books
For more information on e-books, visit our e-book guide here.

 

Checking out Materials
An ACC Library Card is required to check out materials. There is a checkout limit of 10 items at any time. Books and audiobooks may be checked out for 30 days. DVDs may be checked out for 7 days and are limited to two at a time.

The ACC Library does not charge overdue fines for late materials. If an item is lost or damaged, the cost of replacing the item plus a $5.00 processing fee will be charged.

 

Requesting Materials from Other Libraries
ACC students may request and borrow materials from the 70 other libraries within the North Carolina Community College Library System. Holds can be placed through the catalog or at the library.

Books not available through the NC Community College combined catalog system may be available through OCLC from other libraries in the United States and beyond. To request materials contact the library by phone at 336.506.4116 or e-mail us at lrc@alamancecc.edu.

The library is also in agreement with several area libraries which allows students, faculty, and staff the privilege of borrowing certain items from those libraries in person by presenting their ACC Library card. This agreement is known as TALA (Triad Academic Library Association). In order to borrow items from the TALA libraries, the ACC student, faculty, or staff member must be in good standing with the ACC Library, otherwise they will not be allowed to check out. Good standing means that the patron in question currently has no overdue items, fines, or fees associated with their account. The lending library must first call ACC Library to confirm the status of the patron in question. Lending privileges vary by library and all items must be returned to the lending library. For more information on TALA, visit the website here.

 

Textbook Reserves
Reserve items include course materials provided to the library by your instructors. These can include the course textbook, videos, and other items. Please keep in mind that not all instructors place items for every class on reserve, therefore we do not carry textbooks for all classes. Items are typically only available for use in the library, but loan periods for each item may vary depending on limits set by the instructors.

 

Database Access
In order to access the online resources, you must log in here using your Self Service credentials. If you are having issues with your account, you can reset your password here.

 

Searching the Databases
The library now offers Summon, a discovery tool that allows you to search all the available databases through one single search box. You can access that here or use the search box on the home page.

You may still access each database individually through NC Live or through the database menu.

 

Using the Study Rooms
The library has three large study rooms available for group study. Use of the group study rooms requires the presence of two or more individuals. These rooms must be reserved ahead of time at the circulation desk for up to two hours at a time.

There is also a quiet room for individual study. To use the quiet study room, students must sign in and out at the circulation desk. Students using the quiet room must be considerate of other students in the room.

 

Research Assistance
The library is here to help you with your research. Ask at the desk, call us at 336.506.4116 or e-mail us at lrc@alamancecc.edu.

The library also offers one on one research consultations for more in depth assistance. For more information on what these involve and how to schedule one click here.

 

Using the Library Computers
The library has twenty one computer workstations available to students, faculty, staff, and the community to use. An ACC Library card is not required to use the library’s computers. During busy times, the library reserves the right to give precedence to those using the computers for school work over personal use.

 

Printing
Web based printing is now available via wepa. For more information on getting started, kiosk locations, and ways to print, click here.

    Black and White Printing
    $.10 per single sided page
    $.15 per double sided page

    Color Printing
    $.35 per single sided page
    $.69 per double sided page

Ways to Pay

    Credit/Debit Card
     A fee of $.40 will be charged for EACH TRANSACTION

    Print Card
     Available in $1 & $5 increments. May be purchased at the Business Ofice

    wepa Account
     Log In with your SelfService Credentials. Funds may be added with credit/debit card, Apple Pay, PayPal, or Venmo.
    The wepa app is available for Android and Apple devices through the Google Play Store and the App Store.

Photocopying
Copying is only available in black and white. However, a scanner is available for scanning a color document that can be e-mailed to yourself to print in color.

    Black and White Copying
    $.05 per page – cash
    $.15 transaction fee for credit/debit

 

Connecting to Wi-Fi
ACC has two wireless access networks. ACC-OpenACCess is available to the general public without a password and requires authentication via your web browser.

ACC-Protected is available to faculty, staff, and students who have setup their ACCess accounts and requires a wireless access key. Enter your Self Service credentials in the form here to obtain a current password for this network.