Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Open Education Resources: ACC Textbook Heroes

Library Services identified over 45 ACC faculty who are supporting student success by working toward removing the barrier of high cost course materials. 

These individuals are teaching with Open Educational Resources, free, or other low cost course materials.

See more at

Open Educational Resources: Textbook Heroes!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Textbooks in the Library??

image of textbooks
The Library does not purchase textbooks as a rule.
So why can we check out textbooks from the Library?

Although the Library does not purchase textbooks for all ACC campus libraries, we do shelve the ACC Student Support Center Textbook Collection at the Highland Center Library.  
What is it?  It is a collection of textbooks selected for classes offered in workforce programs. These textbooks are purchased by the ACC Student Support Center through a grant to assist certain student groups to gain access to required textbooks. The majority of ACC textbooks ARE NOT in this collection.  Books are in limited supply and students should not depend upon this source for their required textbook.
What is the Student Support Center?
ACC's Student Support Center provides specialized assistance and referrals to a select group of students who would benefit from additional assistance to overcome challenges and complete their education.The Support Center maintains a collection of textbooks for students to borrow and gives priority to students receiving assistance. Other students may request a loan after the first week of classes.
Who can check the textbooks out?  Most students are not eligible to check out textbooks from this collection BEFORE the second week of classes. Visit with staff in a Student Support Center BEFORE the semester begins to determine your eligibility. Eligible students will receive information and required forms to begin the process.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence may include (excerpt from
  • Physical violence that can lead to injuries such as bruises or broken bones
  • Sexual violence
  • Threats of physical or sexual violence
  • Emotional abuse that may lead to depression, anxiety, or social isolation

Some resources about domestic violence:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Notice: Database Access Sunday

From ACC Information Technology Department:

As part of our continuing effort to upgrade ACC's connection to the Internet there will be another short outage on Sunday morning. The work will start at approximately 7:00 a.m. and will be completed by 10:00 a.m.

What does this mean for you?
The Library Web Site, Catalog, and online resources like databases, will be unavailable during that time. Please check back later in the day. If you have any problems after that point, please send an email to the library.

Monday, October 27, 2014

History of Halloween

Halloween -- Who knew ....

Check out this information from one of our databases
World History in Context

"The history of Halloween began with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, the last day of the Celtic year. The holiday was celebrated at the end of summer and the beginning of winter, as days became shorter and nights..."    

"The wearing of Halloween costumes in America reaches back into the country's cultural history. This shared American folk ritual is a window on the diverse ethnic and religious heritage of the people who settled the United States."                                                      

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Texas Book Festival 25-26 Oct 2014

Texas Book Festival Logo

Join us at the Texas Book Festival!

        October 25-26, 2014
       Austin, Texas at the State Capitol and surrounding area downtown

2014 Book Festival will showcase:
  • 250-plus authors at readings, panel discussions, and signings
  • 80-plus exhibitor booths and food vendors
  • 15-plus themed tents including cooking, children’s entertainment, and more
  • 10-plus live music performances
  • 1,000 dedicated volunteers
  • 40,000 attendees from all over the world
(From the Book Festival Fact Sheet)

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthFast Facts About Breast Cancer
    • Each year in the United States, more than 200,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease.
    • Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. Each year in the United States, about 2,000 men get breast cancer and about 400 men die from the disease.
    • Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women. About 11% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age.
    • Black women have the highest breast cancer death rates of all racial and ethnic groups, and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women.
    See more at:Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know fact sheet  [PDF-527KB]