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As of March 21, 2020, HCCC Libraries have moved online. All physical facilities are closed until further notice. Please visit our Library Services during COVID-19 page for more information.
To get the latest updates from our college, please check HCCC Novel Coronavirus page.

Information for Faculty: Home

Access Online Resources

Current HCCC  faculty and staff have full access to our libraries online resources, both on-campus and off-campus. HCCC credentials are required for off-campus access. More information is available at our Off-Campus Access page.

Here are some quick links for searching information:

  • Library Catalog: find books, ebooks, DVDs and technical items.
  • eBooks Collection: a list of library databases for electronic books.
  • Journal Finder: find a particular journal, magazine or newspaper.
  • Streaming Videos: a list of library databases for streaming videos.
  • Databases A-Z: a complete list of library subscribed databases, organized alphabetically.
  • Research Guides: librarian curated resource guides for a subject, topic or course.
  • Google Scholar: searches across a wide range of scholarly literature, including articles, books, theses, conference papers, and technical reports. To access full text available through HCCC Library, click “Full-Text @ HCCC Library” in the result page.

If you have any questions, please contact our librarians. We'd be happy to help!

Borrow/Renew/Return

Hudson County Community College faculty and staff may:

  • borrow books and DVDs for the semester.
  • borrow one Reserve item and an associated workbook or manual  for up to 2 hours, which may be renewed if no one else is waiting.
  • Reference works or periodicals are not available for circulation, in-library use only
  • all materials must be returned by the end of the semester.

Please note:

  • A current HCCC photo I.D. card with the semester sticker must be presented.
  • You can keep track of your borrowings via your Koha account.

For more information, please visit our Borrow/Renew/Return page.

Reciprocal Borrowing

VALE Reciprocal Borrowing program

HCCC participates in the VALE Reciprocal Borrowing program. Faculty and staff who complete this form and submit it to Libraries staff at either campus may borrow books onsite from any of the forty-seven participating libraries throughout New Jersey.

Document Delivery

Upon requests, librarians will acquire articles or book chapters that are currently unavailable in our library collections. Please fill in the Request Form for Document Delivery. A librarian will get back to you soon.

Collection Suggestion

The HCCC Libraries invite faculty, and staff to suggest books and videos to be added to our collection.

Send us your favorite book & film suggestions

Your suggestions will help us develop our library collections.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Librarians would like to help you find quality Open Education Resources for teaching and learning.

     Open Education Resources Guide

If you need any assistance with finding and adopting OER, please ask a librarian librarian@hccc.edu

Course Reserves

Our Libraries have Course Reserves collection that provides onsite access to textbooks and course-related materials for students. Please kindly inform us if your adopted textbooks are not in our Course Reserves list.

Course Reserves Location: 

  • Gabert Library- Reserve Desk on the 1st floor of Gabert Library;  
  • North Hudson Library - Library Service Desk on the 3rd floor.

Contact Information:

  • Gabert Library at (201) 360-4369, librarian@hccc.edu
  • North Hudson Library at (201) 360-4605, librarynhc@hccc.edu

More information is available at our Course Reserves page.

Library Instruction

The Libraries are committed to helping students become information literate, a skill which will guide them throughout their education and life-long learning. For questions about library instruction classes, please contact Ellen Renaud at the Gabert Library (erenaud@hccc.edu) or Sarah Teichman at North Hudson Library (steichman@hccc.edu).

HCCC Library Instruction Request Form

Research Guides

Our librarians have created resource guides on a variety of subjects to assist your students in finding valid sources.

If you’re interested in customizing a guide for your students, please contact our librarians. We are happy to work with you to create a guide that corresponds to your class's learning objectives and assignments. 

To request a Course Guide or get more information, please contact the Academic Liaisons.

Citation Help

Citation & Style Guide

A librarian-curated guide on finding citation information, evaluating resources, avoiding plagiarism, etc.

NoodleTools

Use NoodleTools to generate your works cited or reference pages. Just input your resource information and it will format you citations.Sign in with Office 365 (your HCCC email account). It's free for all HCCC students, faculty and staff.

If you have any questions, please contact our librarians via online chat or email librarian@hccc.edu. We are happy to help!

Research Consultation

Our librarians look forward to working with our faculty to support research and teaching at Hudson County Community College. Let us know your information needs. We'll assist you in obtaining access to the resources. 

If you have any questions, please contact our librarians via online chat or email librarian@hccc.edu. We are happy to help!

Computers / WiFi / Charging

Computers

  • JSQ - 60 VDI computers and 17 MAC computers. NHC - 30 VDI computers and 2 MAC computers. 
  • Laptop loan for up to 1 semester. Limited quantities - first come, first served.

WiFi

  • Select HCCC from the available wireless signals on your laptop or mobile device.
  • When prompted, log in with your HCCC username and password.

Charging

  • Charging stations for cell phones and tablets are available on each floor of the Libraries.
  • Some study desks are equipped with power outlets that allow for laptop charging. 

Print / Copy / Scan

Print

  • Print from a library computer only. 
  • Cost: Free for current HCCC faculty, staff and students.
  • Limit 20 pages per printing job.

Copy

  • Please use your department photocopier or ITS Lab.

Scan

  • Scanners: 5 in Gabert Library; 4 in NHC.
  • Cost: free to scan to your own USB drive, email or OneDrive.
  • Limit 15 minutes per person.

Study Spaces

Gabert library

  • Quiet Study Room  - first floor, near MakerSpace.
  • Study tables - first and second floor, open area.
  • Soft seating (upholstered chairs) - first and second floor, open area.
  • Private Group Study Rooms - second floor, L219, L221, & L222.
    * Large-screen TV with screen sharing, computer, network & whiteboard.

North Hudson Library

  • Quiet Area - main floor.
  • Study tables - main floor.
  • Private group study room - 303D
    * * Large-screen TV with screen sharing, computer, network & whiteboard.

Private group study rooms can only be checked out by a group of three people or more. One of the three must be:

  • A current HCCC student and have an ID with the current semester sticker on it. 

The checkout time is 2 hours, with one time renewal (2 hours) allowed if no other group is waiting. No holding or scheduling. First come, first served.

MakerSpace

The HCCC MakerSpace is a space for you to show your creative side, share interests and ideas with peers, and work on group projects with the provided devices and equipment.

It is open to all current HCCC students, faculty, staff and alumni. Visitors may not use the Makerspace unless otherwise noted.

What is in the MakerSpace:

  • 3D printers;
  • VR (Virtual Reality) headsets;
  • STEM kits;
  • Video games (Nintendo Wii U and Switch);
  • Button makers;
  • Assorted craft items, like paints, markers, craft papers, etc.

To make an appointment, please contact James Cox (201-360-4354; jcox@hccc.edu), Director of Patron Services.

For more information on the MakerSpace, please visit our MakerSpace page.

EZproxy Link Generator

To share a library-subscribed resource with your students, please add our Library's proxy URL to the link. It can help students avoid login issues.

Add this proxy link before the Permalinks: 
https://ezproxy.hccc.edu/login?url=

For example, you'd like to share a journal article with link https://www.jstor.org/stable/23353501

Then the link to share will be https://ezproxy.hccc.edu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/23353501