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HACC Library Services

Library Instruction

  • Instruction Request Forms and Guidelines
  • Online Library Class Guides
  • Librarian Participation in Online Classes


Classroom Tools and Support

  • Booking (Reserving) Media
  • Reserves/Electronic Reserves (ERes)
  • Copyright Information
  • Find Your Library Liaison


Note: Some campus libraries may have more services available.

Ensure a successful session by:

  • Requesting your library session at least 7 days in advance so that the librarian will be able to create a customized session geared towards the course and the specific assignment.
  • Requesting multiple sessions when asking the librarian to cover large amounts of information.  (Note the time estimates on the instruction request forms.)
  • Being available during library sessions. Students often have questions that are specific to their assignment at these times.
  •  Providing your assigned librarian with a copy of the assignment and information on the topics being researched by your students, also at least 7 days in advance of the session date.

Other Faculty Guides

Request an Online Class Guide

When a library instruction session is scheduled, HACC Librarians often create online class guides that are customized for your class and their specific research.

We recommend that a librarian visit your class. However, you may request an online guide without a library session.  Please contact your campus library for more information.

To see a list of current class guides for HACC classes, click here.

Reserves/Electronic Reserves

HACC Reserves and Electronic Reserves

A reserve is a collection of books, videos, DVDs or articles that you select for your students to use during a given term. They may be requested from any HACC library or be from your own collection. These items will be held at the library you specify behind the circulation desk, under your name and class ID, and kept on hand for you and your students to use for up to one semester. Materials will be returned to the owner at the end of each semester.

Why create a reserve at your campus library?

  • Although students may request books from any HACC library, there may be times when an assignment is due within a few days or you want your students to have immediate access to the materials. The course reserve services of the HACC Library System assists faculty and students in sharing specific materials for study and research purposes.
  • DVDs or videos that you show in class may be put on reserve for students who miss the class to view.

What materials can be put on reserve at the library?

  • Faculty members may select DVDs, videos, and books from the HACC online catalog, found at: > library > Books and Media > HACC Catalog.
  • Ensure that your items or items owned by HACC Libraries are available for your students by placing them on reserve.  Please review the information on HACC Library copyright compliance.


Electronic Reserves

  • E-Reserves an electronic reserve system, is available to instructors and staff. With E-Reserves, instructors can provide course materials such as syllabi, lecture notes, sample exams, and HACC subscription online journal articles for every course taught.

    E-Reserves enables students to access course reserve materials around the clock via the library’s web page. 
  • To learn more about E-Reserves, contact your campus Circulation Staff.

Librarian Participation in Online Classes

If you are teaching an online class, you may also request a librarian join your class as a Teaching Assistant.  Participating librarians can monitor discussion areas for questions and post advice, be available as a contact person for students, create an online class library guide, and more.  For more information, contact your campus library.

Research By Appointment

Available for your students to reserve a specific time for one-on-one research help with a librarian.  Perfect for students who are new to online research, or for those who have a particularly challenging research situation. Faculty are welcome to schedule an appointment too!

Information Literacy@HACC

Take a look, and see the many ways HACC Librarians can assist you with incorporating research (information literacy) assignments into your class instruction.