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Daley College Library: Virtual & In-Person Library Services

Daley / AVI Library Hours

Daley College Library:

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm

Friday: 8 am - 4 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm

AVI Library:

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm

Wednesday: 8 am - 7 pm

Virtual Librarian:

Monday - Saturday: 4 pm - 10 pm

Sunday: 10 am - 10 pm

Research Appointment


Schedule a 30 minute Zoom meeting with a Daley librarian! 

The librarian can help with all your research needs.

Make a 30 minute appointment for a one-on-one virtual session.

Please request all appointments at least 2 hours in advance. 

Library Hours

Richard J. Daley College

8 am - 8 pm, Monday - Thursday

8 am - 4 pm, Friday

9 am - 3 pm, Saturday


Arturo Velasquez Institute

8 am - 6 pm, Tuesday

8 am - 7 pm, Wednesday

Virtual Services

4 pm - 10 pm, Monday - Saturday

10 am - 10 pm, Sunday

Start your research here!

Advanced Search

Need help using Encore, the library search tool? Here's a step-by-step guide!

Access Virtual Library Resources

Library services

Librarians are still here to help you! Contact us for help with research or library questions. This guide highlights some of the resources available to CCC students. For help, look for the Chat with a Librarian chat box!

On-campus book pickup and returns (no appointment required)

Place books on hold using our library search tool, Encore, and pick them up on campus. Look at our Video Tutorials page for more help with this or chat with a librarian. You will receive an email when materials are ready. Wear a mask, bring your ID, and be prepared to complete the health check in order to enter the building.

Daley Library is open Monday - Friday, 8 am - 3 pm.  Book returns will be accepted in the book drop located outside the library doors.


Off-campus access to books and articles

Books can be requested using the library catalog. Place books on hold and pick them up on campus.

You may take advantage of our database subscriptions for access to eBooks. Click here for a list of ebook databases.


Database access

Library databases provide access to full-text scholarly articles as well full text magazines, newspapers, and even video, audio and images.

Click here learn more about what databases are and how to use them and look at the video tutorials page of this guide for tutorials.


Course reserves

Textbooks are available for 2 hour loans for use within the library! Simply ask at the circulation desk and exchange your CCC ID for the textbook.

In some cases, required texts (or older editions) are available for a 3 week loan. Search for textbooks in the library catalog under the "In the library" tab. 


Citing Sources

The Purdue OWL is our recommended citation guide, or contact a librarian using one of the channels described in this guide.

Daley College Mission

Richard J. Daley College empowers its diverse community to achieve their goals through innovative education and programming in a supportive, inclusive, and equitable environment for life-long learning.