Campus facilities are closed until further notice.
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Library FAQs (COVID-19)

Frequently Asked Questions

While all Collin library buildings are closed, the libraries have extensive online resources. Librarians are available online to answer questions and provide instruction.

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Q.  What if I have library items checked out?

A. Due dates for many library items (books, DVDs, music CDs, audio books) will be automatically extended until the libraries reopen. Please watch your email for specific instructions about how to return any laptops, calculators or maker kits that you may have checked out. No additional library fines will occur while the libraries are closed due to COVID-19. Previous fines will remain in place. There is no need to contact us to extend your due dates. It may take us some time to update everyone’s account. Please do Contact Us if you have other questions.

Q. Can I return items I have checked out?

A. You may return books, DVDs, music CDs, and audio books to our outside dropboxes. Please do not return laptops, calculators or maker kits to the outside dropboxes since that could cause them to be damaged. Please watch your email for specific instructions about how to return any laptops, calculators or maker kits that you may have checked out.

Q. What if I need to do research for my classes?

A. The libraries have extensive online resources available to current credit students, faculty, and staff of Collin College during all hours of the day. These include ebooks, full text journal, magazine and newspaper articles, and videos. Log in to CougarWeb, choose the Library tab. Choose Find Articles in Databases or the other more specific links in the middle column.

Q. How can I get help?

 A. Librarians are available to answer questions and provide instruction on using library resources from off campus. You can email and chat with us using our Ask a Librarian service. Faculty and students can also email subject liaison librarians directly for more in-depth consultations to support teaching and learning. For more information on library research, textbooks and free online tools during the COVID-19 closure please also visit COVID-19 - Online Library Services and Collections.

Q. What do I do if I need a graphing calculator but do not have one?

A. Desmos offers an online graphing calculator, mobile apps, and other math tools. Texas Instruments (TI) is offering a free six-month subscription to their TI-SmartView CE Emulator software for the TI-84 Plus Graphing Family. Common Sense recommends these digital graphing tools.

 

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