The method for signing into the library databases and e-books from off campus has changed. Instead of using a barcode, you will sign in with your ECC username and password, as if you are logging into AccessECC or D2L. If you are already signed into AccessECC or D2L, you will not need to sign in again.
You will still need your physical student ID to check out physical library materials (e.g. books, DVDs, study rooms, anatomical models, etc.). Please register your physical ID with the Circulation Desk at the library.
If you are faculty and staff, once you get your Employee ID, you can to come to the Library Circulation Desk to register your barcode.
If you have any questions about your library card, please
contact the Circulation Desk at x7337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have issues logging into the databases or e-books, please contact the Reference Desk at
x7354 or email@example.com.
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The ever-popular student planners are available FREE to students around campus. The library has planners at the Circulation Desk, and both Reference Desks (1st and 2nd floor). These planners contain the Academic Calendar for the 2019-2020 year, important phone numbers and locations of services, information about courses, planning, transcripts, and Student Life, Student Services, and more.
Thank you Kristy Yemm- Pemrick in Circulation for the idea for the post!
The library offers a Course Reserves system whereby faculty request particular items to be available for a particular class. The items are available at our Circulation Desk by Instructor or Course. Students can also search for reserve materials in our library’s catalog.
To place Items on Reserve for Your Students, please follow this procedure:
Go to the Circulation Desk in Building C (Library).
Bring the item you want on Reserve if the item is a personal copy. If it is a library copy, we can get the item for you.
Fill out the form at Circulation with the following information:
Faculty name, course name, and title of the item
Call number of the item (if any)
Staff Use Only (formerly scheduling). Item will be available only to faculty. Students cannot use or check out.
Reserves. Item will be available for students for in library use only. Item may be in use by student when needed by faculty.
Property of faculty member
Property of Library
Please allow a minimum of 48 hours processing time for materials already owned by the library. If you are bringing material of your own for reserve, please allow additional processing time.
Materials from the ECC Archives on writer Gwendolyn Brooks were featured as part of the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub, alongside Ernest Hemingway and Carl Sandburg. Brooks (1917-2000) was a long-time Chicago resident and the first African American writer to win a Pulitzer Prize. Poet Laureate of Illinois, she traveled and spoke at local campuses, including Elgin Community College in 1995. Pictured below is Brooks participating in a High School/College English Articulation Activity at ECC.
Many thanks to Armando Trejo for keeping our ECC Archives and digital presence available to the greater community. You can view the Illinois Digital Archives site for ECC content here. To see more about what our Archives offers, see the Archives webpage. If you have any questions about the Archives, please contact Armando at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Archives at 847-214-7141.
–Written by Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian
Ebook Central is a rich and in-depth resource containing credible ebook materials in electronic format. This resource includes information on a wide variety of topics including: anthropology, business, computers, education, English, fine arts, history, language, law, psychology, religion, science, and social sciences.
The books in Ebook Central offer an online alternative and supplement to our wonderful print collection in Building C. You will access Ebook Central in the Article Database list, click on Ebook Central, and use your AccessECC ID and password.
Check out the graphic below for how to access the full text of the book once your are logged in, or view the video on how to begin a search in Ebook Central.
If you have any questions, the librarians can help! Contact us!