Thursday, April 14, 2016

Books? Yes, We Have Them!

When was the last time you read a book?! Even though we have access to more and more information on the Web or through our databases, there are times when nothing beats the convenience and thorough coverage that a book offers. More on how to find the right ones for your projects and papers (or just good, fun reading!) below.

First, use the HCC library catalog or Encore: Discovery to find out where books on your topic are located. Our enhanced online catalog gives you more information than ever - you may see Tables of Contents and book Summaries or even be linked to the Google Books copy to preview the book online! If the book is available (the status column will say "check shelf" if this is the case), then you may either pick up the book at the campus library where it is kept or request to have it sent to the campus library closest to you. Before going to pick the book up, you may want to call ahead just to make sure it's actually there, since things do occasionally go missing.

Other things you might need to know:
  • You may have up to 10 items checked out at one time.
  • The loan period is two weeks.
  • If you need more time, you may use the renew feature on the library homepage.
  • Normally it will take 2-3 days for a book to be delivered from one campus to another.

Need a hand? Ask a librarian for help.

Read any good books lately? Leave a note in the comment section if you've found any of our books particularly useful for a certain class, or if you'd just like to recommend a favorite read!

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