ECC Library FAQs

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When does my library card expire?

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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


Can I access the library databases from off-campus?

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


How do I get a library card?

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Students: Bring your Student Picture ID to the library to have the barcode on the back activated.  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:  NameAddressTelephone (home, work, and cell)ECC Student ID number... read more


How much does printing cost?

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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?

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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?

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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


Does the Library have Wi-Fi access?

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Yes, wireless access is available for anyone who wishes to bring their own laptop or mobile device. The network should work with any device compliant with WiFi standard 802.11a, 802.11b or 802.11g. An e-mail address is required or AccessECC username and password is available for log-in. The library staff is not able to tro... read more


Who can use the computers in the library?

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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. Internet, word processing and networked software are available. Downloading of programs ... read more


Is there a quiet study area?

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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. 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?

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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?

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Prints may be sent to the color copier 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


How long is my library card good?

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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. ... read more


What is ECC Library's email address?

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


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

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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?

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


How do I borrow telecourse tapes?

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Telecourse tapes with a HME (home use) designation are borrowed from the library circulation desk. The loan period is one week and there is a four lesson limit. (Most often, four lessons are on one tape.) For questions about availability of HME telecourse tapes, call the Circulation Desk at (847)214-733... read more


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

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Articles from the periodical 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?

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


Can I type a paper in the library?

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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


How do I make photocopies?

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One self-service black and white photocopier and one color photocopier are available 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 S... read more


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