FAQs - ACC Libary Guest/Visitor Use of the Library

Click on each of the questions below to get specific information about using the Library.
See the links on the sidebar for more Guest/Visitor information.

Because I sign in, can I ...

... use everything in the library?
Answer:
Many items in the Library are available for visitor use -- but not everything. Some resources and services are available only to current ACC students and employees.

... just hang-out all day in the Library without using Library resources?
Answer:
The assumed purpose of Library guests/visitors - even for TexShare card holders - is to use ACC Library resources. As all visitors quickly learn, our Library resources, including facilities and space are very limited. ACC students have priority access to all resources and services in the Library. If you are just looking for a place to 'hang-out' on campus, more appropriate locations are campus lounges. If you are not using Library resources, the Library staff may ask you to go elsewhere on campus to ensure that students and guest/visitor researchers have access to the Library facilities and materials they need.

... read books or magazines or check out books to take home?
Answer:
Yes, you may read ACC Library books or print periodicals in the Library without checking them out.
Answer:
Only guest/visitors with a valid TexShare Card and photo ID may check out books as per the TexShare User policy.

... reserve materials?
Answer:
No. This service is limited to ACC student/employees with current, valid ACC IDs.

... use other Library services like InterLibrary Loan?
Answer:
No. Many services -- such as Interlibrary Loan -- are available only to current ACC students and employees.

... use photocopiers or printers?
Answer:
Yes, photocopies are currently 10¢ per page using the coin-op copiers.
Answer:
... all prints are 10¢ per page, payable in cash at the time prints are made to the Library Checkout Desk.

... use Library laptops?
Answer:
No. This service is limited to ACC student/employees with current, valid ACC IDs.

... use Library Computers?
Answer:
After signing in at the reference desk, a reference librarian will assist you with logging onto a library computer workstation. You may use only the computer you have been logged onto. Your use is limited to 30 minutes. If all visitor/guest computers are busy, you are welcome to wait. See more information in the Computer Use section

... use the College or Library WiFi?
Answer:
No. The College and Library wireless network are reserved only for current ACC students and employees.

... use the IRT Computer or Media Center?
Answer:
No. These facilities are limited to ACC student/employees with current, valid ACC IDs.

... use the video/DVD player in the media viewing area?
Answer:
Yes, you may use the video/DVD player in media viewing area. Media viewing is limited to one resource viewing per day.

... use the media on shelves or my own media for viewing?
Answer:
Yes, you may use library media on the shelves. Any personal material for viewing must conform to ACC's Acceptable Use Policy and any relevant state and federal laws.