Wednesday, April 13, 2016

LIBRARIES TRANSFORM! National Library Week April 10-16, 2016

National Library Week (April  10 - 16, 2016) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. From free access to books and online resources for families to library business centers that help support entrepreneurship and retraining, libraries offer opportunity to all. The theme for 2016 National Library Week is "Libraries Transform."

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
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Delgado Community College Libraries Transform!

Library Student Services

  • Circulation: Borrowers are limited to five items per subject at time of checkout with a maximum of 15 books
    • Books: Two weeks with two renewals providing there is no hold request on the item.
    • Circulating Videos:  (All Campuses) Two weeks (Slidell) One day. 
    • Reserved Materials: One or two hours OR one or two days as designated by the instructor.  (Reserve materials are located at the Circulation Desk.)
  • Reserve Items: Reserve materials (books, articles, videos etc.) have been set aside at the library by faculty members for use by the students of Delgado Community College. The materials are owned by the faculty member who placed them on reserve or the library. These are high-use materials with a shorter loan period to accommodate the demand.
  • Reference:  Users may request reference assistance by calling the Reference Office on your campus/site:
    Reference questions may also be submitted via the web by using the Ask A Reference Question form. A response will be emailed within 24-32 hours.
  • ILLiad (ILL Electronic Request Management System): In order to request materials through interlibrary loan, all users must register through ILLiad, the interlibrary loan system. After registering, users can request interlibrary loan materials through ILLiad, check the status of their requests, and view a history of requests submitted through ILLiad.
  • Printing: Printing is available from the Library computer labs with the use of a Delgado I.D. card. Black & White prints are 5 cents per page.
  • eReaders: The eReaders will be pre-loaded with your selection of titles. eReaders can be checked out at the Delgado Community College Libraries Circulation desk.
    In order to check out an eReader, Patrons must present a valid Driver’s License and a current DCC ID. Users must be in good standing with the library.