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10. Two libraries serve Del Mar College students

The William F. White, Jr. Library, East Campus, has resources supporting coursework for the campus and houses administrative services for both libraries. The Howard E. Barth Learning Resources Center, West Campus, has resources supporting the courses taught on the West Campus. Hours for both libraries during academic terms are:

Monday - Thursday:
  7:30 AM to 10:00 PM
  7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Hours for the libraries change during non-enrollment periods, so watch for announcements about library hours at these times.

9. Student Technology Centers Provide Computer Access

Both libraries have Student Technology Centers, where students can complete course assignments, do online research, surf the Net, and check their e-mail. There are computers in other areas of both libraries as well.

8. Del Mar Libraries have Excellent Traditional Collections, as well as Technological Strength

The libraries provide over 189,000 print volumes, more than 15,000 media titles, 650 current periodical titles, microforms, and electronic access to numerous databases, 32,000 e-books and the contents of over 64,000 periodical titles.

7. DMC Students Have Access to Several Libraries

Students can obtain a TexShare card that allows direct library borrowing at many libraries throughout the state, including Texas A&M—Corpus Christi and Kingsville and Coastal Bend College. We also do interlibrary loans for our students who need special materials to complete their research. Just ask about these services at the Circulation desk of either library.

6. The Libraries have Several Special Collections and Features

Special collections include the Burt Escamilla Pennington signed book display in the White Library and the Laurence Harville architecture collection in the Barth LRC. The White Library also has a Sculpture Gallery on the fifth floor, which houses the Library Purchase Award Collection, an exceptional grouping of small-scale contemporary sculpture. Other permanent displays in the White Library include the Alfred G. Trube model aircraft collection and pieces of the Berlin Wall donated to the library by former student Michael Schulze. On Friday afternoons the Library sponsors its free Curricular Enrichment Film Series, which includes a variety of feature films selected and introduced by various faculty members.

5. The Library Website is a Major Information Source for our Students

The library’s website (http://library.delmar.edu) provides access to all kinds of useful information, including the library catalog DMCNet, subscription databases, links to other colleges, and material about the library itself.

4. Keep our Reference Librarians Happy - Ask them for Help when You Need It!

Some of us have studied and trained for YEARS learning how to do library research. So, if you need help, please ask us. The Reference department in the White Library is on the 2nd floor. At the Barth LRC, you can ask at the Reference desk which is under the skylight in the center of the library. If you are working from your computer at home and need assistance with your research, call us at 698 1311. Helping you is our job – and we like our work.

3. The Libraries have Study Rooms and AV Viewing Areas for Your Use

Both libraries have study rooms available to accommodate different study styles and needs. In the White Library, these rooms are available on the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th floors; in the Barth Learning Resources Center, they are located all over the Library against the walls. If you find information you need in our audiovisual collections, equipment is available for you to watch videos and DVDs and to listen to CDs or other audio formats.

2. The Libraries are here for You

Let us know if we are doing something wrong or right! Both libraries have suggestion boxes near the Circulation desks, so give us your suggestions or drop by the Director’s office on the 5th floor of the White Library (phone: 698 1308). Finally, if you would like to see a particular book, video, or magazine in the library – let us know, either directly or through the suggestion box. We can’t buy everything, but we will give serious consideration to anything you suggest.

AND the number 1 fact Del Mar College students need to know about library services: Always, ALWAYS - have your currently valid Del Mar College ID card with you so that you can use the Student Technology Center or check out library materials

This rule protects you by confirming that the person checking out Library property is who he says he is. This rule also protects our resources by controlling access to library materials and equipment. If you don’t have an ID, you can get it at the Circulation Desk of either library. The first ID card is free; replacements cost $5.00.

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Del Mar College Libraries
101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78404
Phone (361) 698-1310

Please send comments/suggestions to
Merry Bortz, Head of Library Technical Services

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