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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 Students: Home

Access Online Resources

Current HCCC students have full access to our libraries online resources, both on-campus and off-campus. HCCC credentials are required for off-campus access.

Here are some quick links for searching information:

  • Library Catalog: find books, ebooks, DVDs, streaming videos, 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 are happy to help!

Borrow a Reserve Book (Textbook)

Due to COVID-19, the library facilities are closed until further notice. There is no access to physical textbooks in Course Reserves.

Librarians are working to collect textbook information and find ebook access for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our librarians via email librarian@hccc.edu or online chat. We are happy to help!

Our Libraries have Course Reserve collection that provides onsite access to textbooks and course-related materials for students.

Current HCCC students may:

  • borrow one Reserve book for 2 hours, in-library use only.
  • renew once for 2 hours, if no outstanding holds or recalls on the material.
  • Students can make scans of the material in a limited amount.
  • keep track of the borrowings via your Koha account.

Location: 

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

Check Inventory:

  • Check online for the Course Reserves list.
  • Call Gabert Library at (201) 360-4369 or North Hudson Library at (201) 360-4605.

Note:

  • A current HCCC photo I.D. card with the semester sticker must be presented.
  • Reserves items are not available for circulation.
  • Reserves items are due 15 minutes before the library closes.

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

Borrow Books

Due to COVID-19, loan periods of all checked-out items will be extended to September 30, 2020. Please keep library loans with you until the libraries reopen.

Current HCCC students may:

  • borrow books (8 items maximum) for 4 weeks.
  • borrow CDs, DVDs (2 DVDs maximum) for 14 days.
  • renew loans once for 14 days, if no outstanding holds or recalls on the material.
  • keep track of the borrowings via Koha account.

Please note:

  • A current HCCC photo I.D. card must be presented.
  • Reserves materials or periodicals are not available for circulation.
  • All materials must be returned by the end of the semester.

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

Borrow Electronics & Devices

Due to COVID-19, loan periods of all checked-out items will be extended to September 30, 2020. Please keep library loans with you until the libraries reopen.

A current HCCC student may:

  • borrow 1 laptop computer or iPad (1 maximum)  for 2 hours, in-library use only.
  • borrow 1 DVD player or webcam (1 maximum) for 4 hours, in-library use only.
  • borrow 1 audio headset or calculator (1 maximum) for 14 days.
  • renew loans once, if no outstanding holds or recalls on the material.
  • keep track of the borrowings via Koha account.

Please note:

  • A current HCCC photo I.D. card must be presented.
  • Reserve items are not available for circulation. In-library use only.
  • All materials must be returned by the end of the semester.

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

Research Guides

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

 

To start your research, select a Research Guide from the list and explore the resources recommended by librarians.

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!

Textbook Information

Due to COVID-19, the library facilities are closed until further notice. There is no access to physical textbooks in Course Reserves.

Librarians are working to collect textbook information and find ebook access for you.

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

1-on-1 Research Help

Students are welcome to reach out via email to librarian@hccc.edu to set up a 1-1 meeting with a librarian for assistance on research needs.

Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be conducted via video conferencing. Library staff are available virtually during the following hours to help you with your research and reference needs:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Computers, Printers, Scanners & more

 

Computers
  • JSQ - 60 PCs and 17 MAC computers. NHC - 30 PCs and 2 MAC computers. 
  • Laptop loan for up to 2 hours, in library use only. First come, first served.
Network
  • Select Student from the available wireless signals on your laptop or mobile device.
  • When prompted, log in with your HCCC username and password.
Charging Station
  • 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. 
Printers
  • Print from a library computer only. 
  • Cost: Free for current HCCC faculty, staff and students.
  • Limit 20 pages per printing job.
Scanners
  • 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.
Headsets
  • Listen to music or reduce noise.
  • Available on each service desk.

Library Events

Due to COVID-19, all of the planned onsite events are canceled.

Our libraries are preparing for online programming. 

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 & digital whiteboard.

North Hudson Library

  • Quiet Area - main floor.
  • Study tables - main floor.
  • Private group study room - N303D
    * 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.