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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a library card?
How do I access journals, magazines, and newspapers?
How do I get research help from a DCCC librarian?
How many items can I check out and for how long?
How do I suggest a book or DVD the library should purchase?
What do I do if the library doesn't a book, video, or article that I need?


How do I get a library card?

For DCCC students, faculty, and staff, the DCCC ConnectCard doubles as a library card. To activate your ConncectCard as your library card, visit the library on the Davidson or Davie campus. 

Traditional library cards are issued to the community borrowers who hold residence in a neighboring NC county and can provide valid, current, North Carolina government-issued photo identification


How do I access journals, magazines, and newspapers?‚Äč

Journals, magazines, and newspapers are available by way of library databases, searchable from the library homepage. DCCC students, faculty, and staff should enter their StormTrac username and password for access to all library databases. Community borrowers are provided a remote password for access to databases provided by NC LIVE, available via NCLive.org.


How do I get research help from a DCCC librarian?

DCCC Librarians provide research help online or face-to-face. To get help, complete the Contact a DCCC Librarian form.

24-hour chat research help is also available here.


How many items can I check out and for how long?

DCCC students, faculty, and staff may check out ten books, three DVDs, seven pieces of Digital Production Lab equipment. 
Community borrrower may check out two items: two books, one book and one DVD, or two DVDs. 

Books lend for 14 days and may be renewed for an additional seven days. DVDs and Digital Production Lab equipment lends for seven days and may be renewed for an additional seven days. Other equipment lends for one day with no renewals. The renewal limit for all items is two times. Items requested by another patron may not be renewed.  


How do I suggest a book or DVD the library should purchase?

Purchase suggestions can be submitted via DCCC Library's online Suggestion Box


What do I do if the library doesn't a book, video, or article that I need? 

DCCC Library offers interlibary loan, a service where DCCC library borrowers books and articles from other libraries. Students that have no lost items are eligible for interlibrary loan services. Borrowers classified as Faculty/Staff that are currently employed with the College are eligible for interlibrary loan services regardless of lost items on their account. To place an interlibrary loan request, complete the Interlibrary Loan form