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Welcome!

ACC Library is here for you. Our friendly staff is eager to help you find the information you need. Contact us!

Susan: Manager, Library Materials Purchasing

Josh: Library Instruction, Presentations, Research

Sharon: Circulation, Promotion, Library Guides Editor

Kim: Distance Clerk (mornings), Interlibrary Loans (mornings)

Sarah: Distance Clerk (afternoons), Interlibrary Loans (afternoons), Evening Clerk, North Hill Clerk

Hours

Victoria Ave E. Campus


North Hill Campus


Monday to Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

What Can the Library Do for Me?

Library Orientations and Presentations

Book library orientations and presentations for your students, available to any ACC campus or facility.

  • We work with you to tailor the content to meet the needs of your classes, courses, or programs.
  • Presentations are most effective for students if they can be paired with an assignment that is part of their courses - often, there isn't interest until there is a need!
  • Book presentations at least a week ahead of time so we can be sure to see your students when needed—the more lead time, the better your chance of getting the slot you want.

 

 

Standard Presentations

Library orientations fall under two broad categories of 21st century transversal skills: Information Literacy and Academic Integrity. Examples include:

  • Introduction to the Library: A very basic introductory tour. Includes a physical tour of the library, showing students all services and materials, accompanied by an online tour showing students where to find online research tools 24/7.
  • Plagiarism and Citing: The basics of APA style citing, which is one way to avoid plagiarism. Students will discuss the values and responsibilities of academic integrity and how they relate to risks in the workplace. Includes an introduction to NoodleTools and other citing software.
  • Research Databases: Discover when and how to use academic databases such as EBSCOhost, Science Direct, PubMed, ERIC, and IBISWorld. Access and interpret articles at levels from popular to scholarly - at school or at home. Searching methods, explanation of databases, tips for use and more.
  • Information Literacy: Learn how to locate, evaluate, and use information. Refine online searching skills to develop and communicate an informed position. Develop critical thinking skills in regard to choosing the right information in the right context. Students will be able to apply this knowledge both inside and outside of their academic field.

Research Help

Doing college-related research or working on a degree of your own? Get help finding information for your own research.


Ordering Library Materials

The library relies on instructors, with their expertise, to order materials for their own program areas. If you don't order it, we don't have it!

  • Fill out the Suggest a Purchase online form for each item ordered
  • Include as much information about the item as possible
  • Over $1000? We'll send you a completed paper form that must be signed by your dean or chair
  • For assistance, contact Susan Gatin at ext. 6637

Course Reserves

Place items in this section specifically for your students.

  • Order items specifically for this section from the library budget
  • You may place your own materials in this section for your students
  • Specify the item, the length of loan period, and which students may borrow the item

Assignment-Specific Library Guides

Using your assignment outline and rubric, the library will create an online assignment guide that integrates the relevant library tools into the assignment. Recommended databases, tutorials, and other resources are woven throughout the guide to assist your students in accessing the appropriate resources to meet the assignment requirements.

Example


 

What Can the Library Do for My Students?

Research Help

Get help finding articles, books, and credible websites for your research assignments.

  • Book an appointment with library staff
  • Walk-ins also welcome

Help Creating a Reference List

Get help creating your reference list in NoodleTools. Library staff will show you how to use this great tool to generate your reference list.

  • Book an appointment with library staff
  • Walk-ins also welcome

Guides & Tutorials

The library has several guides & tutorials to help you with research, writing, and other course work.

Who Can Help Me?

Sometimes it's hard to know if the Library or the Learning Curve is the place to get help. Use this diagram to guide you.

Library and Learning Curve Infographic

Borrowing Library Materials

Access to Library Materials

Library materials can be sent to all college campuses and facilities. To request materials, simply fill out our online request form.


Library Card

Borrowing books from the ACC Library is simple! Your staff I.D. card is your library card.


Loan Period

  • 3 week loan for books, videos & DVDs, magazines, and journals
  • Long-term loans available upon request

Renewals

  • 3 week extensions on borrowed items, unless they are requested by someone else
  • Long-term extensions available upon request, unless items are requested by someone else

Bookings

  • Book ahead for in-demand items
  • Fill out our request form, stop in, call us to book materials

Overdue Items

Do you have an item that's overdue? Don't fret!

There are no fines for overdue materials. You'll receive automatic reminders for any items that are overdue and will have the option to return or renew.

Library Collection

Helpful

  • Books related to ACC's programs
  • DVDs to assist with instruction
  • Magazines & journals

Fun

  • Novels & biographies: read for pleasure
  • Kids' books: picture books and chapter books for the little ones to enjoy

Get Books From Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

We can bring books and articles in from other other libraries for you! Simply fill out our online request form to request materials. 


Use of Other Libraries

Faculty, staff, and students can borrow books from Brandon University Library and Western Manitoba Regional Library (public library), through Assiniboine Library’s partnership with these institutions. Certain restrictions may apply. In order to borrow materials from these libraries, you must present your Assiniboine student or staff card.


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