What textbooks do I need for classes?
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Here are common questions you may have about Textbooks at ACC?
You can earn an associate degree in general studies without ever purchasing a textbook. Z-Degree students save money by taking classes where faculty have chosen to use use freely available course materials. Courses marked as OER/ZTC use resources that are online to students free of charge. Access will be provided on the first day of class. Course materials may be Open Educational Resources (OER), see syllabus or contact your instructor for specifics.
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What is it?
Textbooks are purchased by the ACC Student Support Center through grant funds to support those students received assistance from their department. At certain times of the semester, the collection is available to any ACC student on a first-come first-services basis. The collection is located at the Highland Campus Library.
Are all ACC textbooks in the collection?
No, only textbooks purchased by the ACC Student Support Center through a grant to assist certain student groups to gain access to required textbooks are in this collection. Check to see if your textbooks are in the collection by searching here Textbook Collection . Be to Ask a Librarian if you need help.
Who can use it?
-Before classes start - limited to eligible students
Only students in the Support Center Early Access Group are eligible
-During the first week of classes- Students in certain Workforce Programs may be eligible
Contact a Student Support Center staff member DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES to to see if you are eligible. Eligible students wil get forms to begin the process.
-After the first week of classes - open to all ACC students
All current affiliated borrowers who have no outstanding student holds on their library record are eligible.
First come, first served.
How do I find out what textbooks I need this semester?
BE SURE TO KNOW WHICH TEXTBOOK TO GET. Different sections of the same course may use different textbooks or different editions of textbooks, depending upon what the instructor has selected.
The quickest way to find out which textbooks you need is to consult the MyACC student portal pages.
Note the type of course you are enrolled in. If labeled ZTC/OER or First Day, see additional information in the section of this guide, "Where do I find the textbooks for my courses?"
Whom do I call if I have questions?
Please contact a Support Center if you have questions about the textbook collection or your eligibility.
What must you bring to the library to check out textbooks?
During the week before classes and the first week of classes: ONLY eligible students must take the authorization form you receive from the Support Center and an ACC photo ID to any ACC Library.
After the first week of class: All current affiliated borrowers who have who have no outstanding holds on their library record can check out textbooks from the collection with an ACC photo ID.
How can I check to see if a textbook is available?
Can textbooks be sent to my campus?
Yes, just as other library materials, textbooks can be sent to your campus library or held for you.
What if I need the book today?
Your campus library can also call the Highland Campus library and the book will be held for you to pick up at Highland.
How many textbooks can I check out and for how long?
Students may check out up to 5 textbooks unless otherwise authorized by the Support Center.
Textbooks from this collection are due the last day of your classes.
All other textbooks which may be on reserve or happen to be in the regular collection have a shorter checkout period. Be sure to check the due date.
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