Library

Library

Location and Hours:

The Library is located in Clock Tower Center, 1st floor. Follow the North – South corridor to the library entrance. Library hours are set according to the school term:

  • Fall/Spring Semester Service Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Winter Session (3 week session over holiday break in December/January) Hours: Closed
  • Early Summer Service Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30-4
  • Regular Summer Service Hours: Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Holiday Hours: Call the Reference Desk (443-8739) or see the Library’s webpage

Library Facilities:

The library has the following facilities and materials available:

  • Online catalog that permits searching of our collection as well as the ability for users to search and borrow directly from our 86 sister I-Share libraries.
  • Extensive collection of electronic resources for research including more than 50,000 ebooks and 20,000 online newspapers, magazines and journals.
  • Multiple computer work stations. 30 pages of free printing per day per student limit.
  • Wireless network access.
  • Quiet study area.
  • Current print subscriptions to local newspapers.
  • 25,000+ print book collection
  • Extensive DVD and audiobook collection
  • Photocopier and scanner available for public use.

Library Services:

  • Off-campus access to all electronic resources. Remote renewal of library materials.
  • Research assistance – librarians are available whenever the library is open to help you with any research needs you may have. You can also schedule appointments in advance. Reference assistance is also available online via text, chat and email
  • Reserves – instructors can place items on reserve to guarantee that they are available to students. Reserve items are kept at the Circulation Desk.
  • Interlibrary loan – books and articles can be requested from other libraries at no charge. Users can place requests for many items themselves using the online catalog or the Full Text Finder in 1Search, but librarians are always happy to assist users.
  • Library Instruction – instructors may include library skills instruction in their courses. This instruction is specifically geared to the content of that particular course and assignments.
  • INST 105 – Library Research Skills – This 2-credit, 8-week course helps students develop information literacy skills applicable in future courses, employment and independent learning.

Library Cards:

Students’ library cards are their student ID once it has been activated in the library’s system. Their library card remains active for 3 years, so students simply need to bring it to check out materials. In order to request items from other libraries in the I-Share system, they will need to set up a login and password using their unique library account number, which will be issued to them when their account is activated. They can also check materials out from I-Share libraries in person, using their ID.

Contact the DACC Library:
Circulation Desk: 217-443-8733                    Reference Librarian: 217-443-8739
Text-a-librarian: 217-864-8842                       E-mail: library@dacc.edu
Website: https://www.dacc.edu/library/