Students

The DACC Library Media Center serves your education and entertainment needs. Whether you’re looking for a book, movie, journal article, training video, popular magazine, or just need to use a computer, we are here for you.  Please talk to our friendly front desk staff if you need help finding a particular resource or bit of information.

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StudyingDACC Library East Mesa. A view of the study carrels, with a person in a nearby chair reading.

Our East Mesa and Espina libraries have plenty of study space for student use. Reading chairs, study tables, and study rooms are all available on a first-come, first-served basis. East Mesa also has study carrels for more focused individual work. While we do ask users to respectful of those studying, our libraries are busy places and will not be silent. You can borrow headphones from the front desk to help you focus or listen to something on the computer.

Find – Write – Cite

Looking for help with a writing assignment? Please explore the links to the right. In addition to the resources provided on the Find – Write – Cite pages, please remember that library staff are happy to help you learn how to find the information you need and cite it properly for all your writing tasks.

If you have a new phone, tablet or computer, library staff will be happy to help you connect to campus wifi.

Reserve Items

Professors and departments have placed many required textbooks and additional resources on reserve at the library. Ask at the front desk for reserve items. Reserve items, with a few exceptions, may only be used in the library and most have a two hour checkout period. If there is a book or other item for a class you are taking that you would like to see placed on reserve at the library, please talk to your professor.

Computers

Computers are available for student and public use. Priority is given to students doing homework. Recreational use may be time limited during busy periods. East Mesa and Espina libraries have computer workstations that comply with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards and are available for those needing special accommodations. Others may use these computers, but first priority is given to persons with disabilities.

Taking a Break?

In addition to all the educational resources, the library also has many popular movies and TV shows on DVD that you may check out. We also have a great selection of fiction books that may be checked out for your reading pleasure.