ECC Library FAQs

Find what you need in our searchable FAQ.

Can I access the library databases from off-campus?

355 views   |   Last updated on Dec 01, 2014    databases library privileges

Students, faculty and staff may access the databases off-campus with a current library card. ... read more


When does my library card expire?

342 views   |   Last updated on May 20, 2013    library cards

You must renew your library card each semester. Please stop by the Circulation Desk with an ID that includes your name and current address and ask to have your record updated. You can also call or email the Circulation Desk at (847) 214-7337 to renew your card. ... read more


How do I get a library card?

311 views   |   Last updated on Dec 04, 2014    library cards library privileges

Students: Bring your Student Picture ID to the library to have the barcode on the back activated.  Student IDs can be obtained from the Student Life Office.  If you don't have the Student Picture ID card, you will need to bring an ID with your name and current address on it.  We will issue you a temporary library card. OR  Email the library circulation desk with the following information:  Distri... read more


How much does printing cost?

244 views   |   Last updated on May 21, 2013    printing computers

Currently the library has two networked black and white laser printers available for student use. The library does not charge for printing but does limit printing to 15 pages.When a Student Lab Aide is unavailable, please see the librarian at the Reference Desk or staff at the Circulation Desk.... read more


Can I use the library databases if I am not a student?

194 views   |   Last updated on Dec 03, 2014    databases library privileges

Database Access is available on-campus to everyone. However, only registered students, faculty and staff may access the databases off-campus with a current library card. ... read more


Where is the ECC Library located?

181 views   |   Last updated on May 21, 2013    contact us

The Academic Library and Learning Resources Center is located in Building C. Short term parking is located just outside the Library's front entrance. Campus maps and driving directions... read more


Who can use the computers in the library?

165 views   |   Last updated on Dec 03, 2014    computers library privileges

Student Network Computers are located in the center of the first and second floor of the library and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, however, priority is given to students doing academic work. Additionally, there is a Quiet Lab open for students adjacent to the first floor computer lab.  Internet, word processing and networked software are available. Downloading of programs is p... read more


Does the Library have Wi-Fi access?

161 views   |   Last updated on Dec 09, 2014    computers

Yes, wireless access is available for anyone who wishes to bring their own laptop or mobile device. Electronic devices that allow WiFi connectivity such as a laptop computer, smartphone, or tablet can connect to 'hotspots' in the library to gain Internet access. An e-mail address is required or AccessECC username and password is available for log-in. The library staff is not able to troubleshoot p... read more


Is there a quiet study area?

155 views   |   Last updated on Dec 04, 2014    study rooms

The second floor of the library is a quieter area. The library also has small group study rooms and a large Reading Room for more private study. Study rooms CANNOT be reserved.  See this blog post for study room amenities and rules.  To check out a key to a study room, see the staff at the Circulation Desk. ... read more


My barcode on my student ID says it has expired. Can I still check out books?

154 views   |   Last updated on Apr 02, 2013    library cards library privileges

As long as you have renewed your barcode with the library this semester, you will be able to check out materials and use library databases from off campus through the end of the semester.... read more


Does the library have color printing?

152 views   |   Last updated on Dec 04, 2014    printing photocopiers

Prints may be sent to the color copiers for $.10/page. See the Student Lab Aide for assistance. When a Student Lab Aide is unavailable, please see the librarian at the Reference Desk or staff at the Circulation Desk.... read more


What is ECC Library's email address?

148 views   |   Last updated on Apr 01, 2013    contact us

Circulation Desk: circdesk@elgin.edu Reference Desk: libref@elgin.edu... read more


How long is my library card good?

148 views   |   Last updated on Dec 04, 2014    library cards

You must renew your library card each semester. Renewal can be accomplished by: Stopping by the Circulation Desk with an ID that includes your name and current address and asking to have your record updated; Emailing the Circulation desk at circdesk@elgin.edu  with verification of your information, or by;  Calling 847-214-7337 to renew over the phone. ... read more


What if the library doesn't have a book or article that I need?

142 views   |   Last updated on Apr 01, 2013    interlibrary loan

We will request the material from another library, called Interlibrary Loan, and it will be sent to the ECC Library for you to pick up. In most cases, there is no charge and the material is generally here within a week to ten days. If the other library assigns a charge, we will contact you before ordering it.... read more


What is ECC Library's address?

139 views   |   Last updated on Apr 01, 2013    contact us

Renner Academic Library and Learning Resources Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Drive Elgin Elgin, Illinois 60123 USA ... read more


What if the library doesn't subscribe to the periodical I need?

135 views   |   Last updated on Dec 03, 2014    databases interlibrary loan

Articles from the periodicals may be available on one of our online subscription databases. The reference librarians can assist you in determining which databases may include the periodical you need. Articles may also be available through Interlibrary Loan.... read more


What is ECC Library's phone number?

132 views   |   Last updated on Apr 01, 2013    contact us

Circulation Desk (847) 214-7337 Reference Desk (847) 214-7354 Interlibrary Loan (847) 214-7354 ... read more


How do I make photocopies?

130 views   |   Last updated on Dec 04, 2014    photocopiers

Color copies are are available from both our copy machines for $.10 a copy. One photocopier will take money for copies. The second photocopier requires a copy card. Non students must purchase a copy card (unless using the cash copier); students may use their student ID as a copy card. See the Student Lab Aide for assistance. If a Student Lab Aide is unavailable, please see the librarian at the Re... read more


Can I type a paper in the library?

130 views   |   Last updated on May 21, 2013    computers

The student network computers include Microsoft Office which has Word. To access Word, go to the Start menu, up to Programs to Microsoft Office and then select Word. Please see the Student Lab Aide for Assistance.If a Student Lab Aide is unavailable, please see the librarian at the Reference Desk or staff at the Circulation Desk.... read more


I need to do research on the pros and cons of a subject. Where can I start?

129 views   |   Last updated on Aug 05, 2013    databases

Go to the library's webpage http://library.elgin.eduClick on Article DatabasesClick on GaleClick on Opposing Viewpoints in ContextClick in the white box and type in your SearchStep-by-Step Demo... read more


back to top