Library ServicesLocated in the Newport Center Building, the Library, and A-V areas provide intellectual access to recorded knowledge and information consistent with the present and anticipated teaching and research responsibilities of Alpena Community College. The Alpena Community College academic library collection is generally most suitable for adult use; those obtaining library cards must be a student at ACC or its University Center, or be a non-student at least 18 years old.
The Library consists of books, pamphlets, periodicals, reference, CD and on-line materials. Computerized local and regional library catalogs and inter-library loan facsimile service give students, community patrons, and college staff quick access to materials anywhere in the country. Computerized (CD and on-line Internet) full-text access is available for over 10,000 unique periodical titles, The Detroit Free Press, and an assortment of other national and local newspapers. Computer access to the Internet, websites, and email, is also available in the ACC Library.
Audio-visual equipment is used primarily on campus at Alpena and at the Oscoda Campus for instructional programs and for classroom use by individual students. Community groups holding meetings in college facilities may also request use of this equipment. Charging towers are available for all electronic devices.
Library users should adhere to the following guidelines:
- Do not enter if you are or have recently been sick.
- Per the latest Executive Orders, it is each individual’s legal responsibility to wear a face-covering in public.
- Students must practice six feet of social distancing at all times.
Fall Semester HoursMonday-Wednesday — 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday — 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday — 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday — 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 24-27 — 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 28 — 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 29-30 — CLOSED
September 5-7 — CLOSED
November 16 — 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
November 26-29 — CLOSED
December 19-20 — CLOSED
December 21-23 — 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
December 24 - January 3 — CLOSED
Note: Special hours or sessions during evening and weekends - will be provided as per faculty request, student petition or other group requests; a notice of one week will be needed. The library will be closed in correspondence with recognized college holidays.
Overdrive E-Book Offerings
The ACC library partners with OverDrive to provide a collection of E-books and audiobooks to students and staff. If you already utilize ACC's Overdrive collection and would like us to provide a title that is currently not available, please email a request including the book title, author, and the format (e-book or audio) to Library Technician April Barres at email@example.com. For those who have not yet, but would now like to, utilize the ACC OverDrive collection these are the steps to set up an ACC account:
Go to Alpena Community College’s homepage and select the Library Services link at the very bottom of the page in the farthest right column (it should be midway down the column).
On the Library Service homepage select the ACC Collection link located at the top of the list on the left-hand side of the page.
Follow the instructions on the ACC Collections page on how to Create an OverDrive username and password.
Once you have created a username and password, you will be able to follow the OverDrive link on the ACC Collections homepage and login to utilize ACC’s collection
If you would like to use OverDrive on your mobile device, you can download the app from any app store. When logging on through a mobile device, always choose “login using your library card,” select Alpena Community College from the drop-down menu and enter your ACC login credentials. If you have any issues with logging in please contact a librarian by email.