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Library Orientation

  2. 2. LIBRARY ORIENTATION • Library user policy • Print/Copy on campus • Library’s website • Library’s blogs • Library services • Library resources
  3. 3. LIBRARY USER POLICY • CVCC student ID cards will be used as library cards. • The maximum number of books a student may check out is ten. The loan period is four weeks and books may be renewed once. • The overdue fine is twenty cents per day per book with maximum fine of twenty-five dollars per book. • Overdue fines can be paid at library’s Information Center. • Students will be placed on hold if they have overdue books and/or fines. The on-hold students are not able to register for new semester, obtain transcripts, or graduate.
  4. 4. PRINT/COPY ON CAMPUS • CVCC student ID cards can be used as print/copy cards. • Print/copy cards may be purchased at one dollar per card. The print/copy cards are reloadable. • Pay-stations for purchasing and reloading print/copy cards are located in the LRC and the Wilson Hall. • The release key (password) required for printing is any number(s) and letter(s) or combination of both up to fourteen characters. • All copies are ten cents per page.
  5. 5. LIBRARY WEBSITE • Library website can be accessed at • The information available at the website: • The library online catalog • Hours and contact information • Library resources • Special collections • Library blog
  6. 6. LIBRARY BLOG • The library blog can be accessed at • The library blog provides students with the most updated information on library related topics and issues. • The library blog consists of four sub-blogs: • Library Resources • Library Instruction • Interlibrary Loan • New Acquisitions
  7. 7. LIBRARY SERVICES • Reference • Interlibrary loan • Textbook on reserve
  8. 8. REFERENCE SERVICE • On-site reference service: library staff is available at the Information Center to answer your questions. • Email reference service: email your questions to • Online reference service: the service is available during library operational hours and can be accessed at our blog.
  9. 9. INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICE • Interlibrary loan (ILL) service is a cooperative effort among libraries to share resources. Through ILL, we are able to borrow materials that are not owned by our library. • CVCC faculty, staff, and students are eligible for ILL service. • You may obtain ILL request forms from the library’s Information Center or submit the requests online through the library blog. • Delivery time varies depending upon the availability of the materials and the location of the lending institution. • Loan period for ILL books is determined by the lending library. • There is no charge to students for ILL service.
  10. 10. TEXTBOOK ON RESERVE • Library has textbooks on reserve for most CVCC courses. • Textbooks are for in-library use only. • Valid picture ID is required to use reserved textbooks.
  11. 11. LIBRARY RESOURCES • Print Resources: • Books: 50,000 volumes • Periodicals: 60 titles • Non-Print Resources: • Audio-visual materials: 1,200 items • Internet resources • Bookmark collection • E-Books: approximately 15,400 volumes • Online databases
  12. 12. LIBRARY ONLINE CATALOG • The online catalog can be accessed either through the library website or blog. • Materials that can be searched using the library online catalog: • Books • Periodicals (excludes newspapers) • Audio-visual materials • Genealogy collection • E-books
  13. 13. INTERNET RESOURCES • Popular search engines: • Google • Yahoo • Bing • • AOL • Popular web browsers: • IE • Firefox • Chrome • Safari
  14. 14. DELICIOUS-SOCIAL BOOKMARKING • Delicious is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. • Library bookmark collection is available at
  15. 15. E-BOOKS AT NETLIBRARY • The library e-book collection can be accessed at • No user ID or password required when accessing the e-book collection on campus. • Remote access is available by registering for a free account at by using any computer on campus.
  16. 16. ONLINE DATABASES • Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles on various subjects. • The AVL can be accessed at • No user ID or password required to access the AVL in Alabama. • Out of state access is available by obtaining a user ID and password from: • Public or school/college library if you are an Alabama resident or registered in Alabama school/college • School/college library if you are not an Alabama resident, but registered in Alabama school
  17. 17. LET US SERVE YOU • Website: • Blog: • Email: • Phone: (334) 291-4978 • Fax: (334) 291-4980