Library FAQs

Angelina College Library Frequently Asked Questions

When is the library open?

Spring and Fall:            

 

            Open  Close
Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Saturday          ——-Closed———

Sunday            ——-Closed———

Holidays          ——-Closed———

☼ Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

How do I obtain a library card?

If you are a student or employee of Angelina College, your Angelina College ID Card acts as your library card. If you are a not a student or employee of Angelina College, your State-issued photo I.D. acts as your library card. You are responsible for all materials you borrow. You must present your ID card to the library service desk staff to check-out material.

How do I locate books?

To find e-books, print books, e-journal articles, media, and other items, use AC Explorer (ACE), from our web page at https://www.angelina.edu/library/.  Circulating books are located on the second floor; reference books are located on the first and second floors.

How do I locate journal and newspaper articles? 

The library subscribes to a variety of online resources that provide access to online articles, access these from AC Explorer (ACE) or by choosing one of the resources listed under the library’s List of Online Resources link on the library web page.

Can I access library materials from home?

If you are a student or employee of Angelina College, you may access the library’s online resources both on and off campus. (Use either AC Explorer (ACE) or the List of Online Resources to access the library’s online resources from off campus. You will be prompted for your login credentials.) If you are a not a student or employee of Angelina College, you will not be able to access the library’s online resources from off campus. To check-out print resources and videos in physical formats you will need to make a trip to campus.

Distance Learning Process

The library provides a variety of physical and online resources and services to accommodate the needs of both on-campus and distance learning students and faculty.

All faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students have access to the resources and services discussed in this process. Materials in the main circulating collection can be searched via AC Explorer (ACE). The library provides 24/7 off-campus access to a variety of electronic resources including, but are not limited to, e-book collection e-journals, and a plethora of other general and specialized subject databases. Access to these Online Resources is available via login. Librarians are available via online chat, text messaging, emailing, and by phone during hours that the library is open. Online tutorials and handouts are also available, and both class and individual instruction can be arranged upon request. Interlibrary loan services are also available through the college’s TexShare affiliation and through other library protocols, allowing patrons to procure additional books or periodical articles.

How can I learn to use the library resources?

The librarians provide instruction to various classes, but individual instruction is also available. There are tutorials for many of the resources. You can also visit us in-person, contact us by phone at (936) 633-5220, email us at aclibrary@angelina.edu, and text or chat with us using our virtual reference service.

Does the library have computers that I can use?

There are 50 patron computers and 2 catalog computers in the library.  The patron computers provide access to the Internet and have Microsoft Office installedCheck with a library staff member for more information. The library computers are primarily provided for course-related work.  Academic use is always given priority over usage for personal entertainment. If you wish to save documents, you should bring your own USB drive or other recordable media with you. Insert these before starting on your project and remember to save regularly.  Please ask for assistance if you are not sure how to save a file. The library Computer Use Process is listed below.

Computer Use Process

The patron computers provide access to the Internet, office productivity software, library printers, and a variety of other resource software, which support the curriculum of the college. The computers are primarily provided to support class-related assignments and priority will be given to that purpose. The patron computers may be used by currently enrolled Angelina College students, faculty, and staff, as well as to those that live within the College’s service area.  AC students, faculty and staff are given priority. Computer equipment is provided for the use of the college community. Patrons are responsible for all charges accrued using any computer resource. Time limits on patron computers will be determined as needed. The library reserves the right to impose time and other usage limits in order to provide priority access for students on class-related assignments. Computers may only be reserved by AC faculty or staff, on an occasional basis, for class-related work. Patrons will be held accountable for damage to any equipment. Patrons are prohibited from altering any program, setting, or data. Never use any college-provided computing resource to view or transmit obscene or pornographic material or anything illegal, threatening or deliberately destructive— even a joke. A patron is personally responsible for his/her actions in accessing and utilizing the library’s computer resources. Usage is a privilege, not a right, and may be revoked if abused. Repeated misuse of the workstations may result in usage being denied.

Does the library have Wi-Fi internet access?

AC Wi-Fi internet access is only available to students and employees of Angelina College, as well as invited visitors. Please refer to the AC WiFi instructions for required login information. Wi-Fi printing is not available.  (Print jobs must be sent from one of the library patron computers to one of the library service desk printers.)

Does the library have printers available?

Documents are sent to the printers at the service desk. If you are a student or employee of Angelina College, black and white printouts are $0.10 per page; color printouts are $0.25 per page. If you are a not a student or employee of Angelina College, black and white printouts are $0.25 per page; color printouts are $0.50 per page. You are responsible for all pages that you send to the printerBe sure that your document printed before closing your program. If you wish to save documents, you should bring your own USB drive or other recordable media with you. Insert these before starting on your project and remember to save regularly.  Please ask for assistance if you are not sure how to save a file or have questions about printing.

What other services does the library offer?

There is also a document scanner available on the first floor, and there are three group study rooms available on the second floor. The library Study Room Process is listed below. Other services for AC students and employees include spiral binding with plastic rings, and lamination of items up to 25” wide, and one Student Access Services computer on the first floor.

Study Room Process

The study rooms of the AC Library are provided to give Angelina College students, faculty and staff a site for collaborative study and research. The study rooms are primarily provided for groups of three or more AC students. One or two people may use a room, but may be asked to vacate if all rooms are full and a group requests the room. Community patrons that live within the College’s service area are allowed to use the study rooms, but must vacate immediately if an AC patron group needs the room and no other rooms are available. Use of the rooms is limited to two-hour periods and users must check in at the service desk. Angelina College students and employees can reserve a study room one week in advance. Reservations will only be held for 15 minutes past the scheduled reservation time. After the initial two hours of usage, all library patrons may return to the service desk and request an extension for an additional two hours. This request must be made immediately at the end of the first two hours. If no other library patron needs to use the room, the prior room occupant may stay, but may be asked to vacate if another library patron request the room and no other rooms are available. Excessive noise by group may result in the group being asked to leave. Repeated misuse of the study rooms may result in usage being denied or disciplinary action taken.

What is reserve material?

Reserve material takes many forms (books, articles, notes, videos, models) and is kept at the library service desk. Instructors place items on reserve to ensure that all students have access to the material.

What is the procedure for checking out material?

If you are an Angelina College student or employee, bring your AC I.D. and the items you wish to check-out to the library service desk. If you are not an Angelina College student or employee, bring your State-issued photo I.D. and the items you wish to check-out to the library service desk. If your fine record is clear and you have no overdue items, the materials will be checked-out to you. A date due slip attached to the item will indicate when to return the material. The library Circulation Process is listed below.

Circulation Process

Borrowing privileges are extended to Angelina College students, faculty, and staff as well as to Community patrons that live within the College’s service area. However, fees are levied for late, lost, and damaged materials. Proper identification must be presented to the library staff at the time of check out. Loan limits & loans periods may be overridden as determined by the librarians. Fines accrue from the date due, including weekends and holidays. A book drop is available at the front of the library for after-hours returns. If an item is not found, the item is considered lost and the patron will be billed accordingly.

Where do I return items?

Books should be returned to the first floor circulation desk or the outside library book drop.  The book drop is located on the outer wall of the library to the left of the main entrance.  To prevent possible damage, please return non-print materials inside.

If Angelina College Library does not have the materials I am looking for, is it possible to borrow the materials from another library?

Yes, it is possible to borrow the materials from another library by utilizing TexShare card services. Refer to the TexShare Card Process listed below.

TexShare Card Process

Angelina College Library participates in resource sharing with many other Texas libraries through membership in TexShare. TexShare is a consortium of Texas libraries joining together to share print and electronic materials, purchase online resources, and combine staff expertise. TexShare cards are available to Angelina College faculty, staff, currently enrolled students, and Community patrons that live within the College’s service area.

How should I go about donating materials to the library?

See the library Gift Process listed below.

Gift Process

The Angelina College Library’s Gift Process complies with the gifts policy as written in the college’s policies and procedures manual. Please note that all gifts to the college must be accepted by the President of the college on behalf of the Board of Trustees, and that all gifts, “must contribute to the College District’s basic mission and purpose and enhance overall College District resources without undue budgetary expenditures or constraint.”

What else should I know about the library?

  1. The first floor is an activity/reference floor; the second floor is a quiet study floor.
  2. No eating or use of tobacco products is permitted in the library. Only drinks with secure, sealable lids (such as screw-top lids, no-spill mugs) are permitted. No drinks should be placed near the computers!
  3. Cellular phones should be set to silent/vibrate and should be used outside the library.
  4. Please do not reshelve Leave them on tables or in the bins provided.

Off-Campus Login Credentials for Online Library Resources

  • Student Username:
    • The last 3 digits of your student ID number, the first letter of your first name, and your entire last name with no spaces and no capital letters (ex. 789jsmith)
  • Student Password:
    • Your entire student ID number (ex: 123456789)
  • Employee Username:
    • The first letter of your first name, and your entire last name with no
    • spaces and no capital letters (ex. jsmith)
  • Employee Password:
    • Your 8-digit birthdate (ex: 09011968)

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3500 S 1st St,
Lufkin, TX 75901

Main: (936) 639-1301
Admissions: (936) 633-5210
Business: (936) 633-5318

contact@angelina.edu

Mon – Fri 8:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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