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Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * January 2021

Gold and white Happy New Year on a black confetti background.

Greetings from the Harold Washington College Library! We may not be on campus, but the library continues to be at your service for all your information needs. Watch for this monthly newsletter to keep you updated on how the library can assist you, as well as for information about new resources, events, book recommendations, and more. Happy New Year from all of us at the Harold Washington College Library!

Chat Reference Hours

Librarians are available via chat Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 10 pm. Look for the chat box on the lower right corner of any library page including the main CCC Libraries information page.

Screen capture of the CCC Libraries Homepage with links to the individual campus libraries.

On the HWC Library homepage, you can also chat with a librarian by clicking on the blue "Chat With A Librarian" button on the left.

Screen capture of the HWC Library's homepage.


January Poll

Did you make New Year resolutions for 2021?
Yes: 3 votes (60%)
No: 2 votes (40%)
Total Votes: 5

New Online Resource

The CCC Libraries now subscribe to the DSM Library database which includes the full text of the DSM-V (DSM-5) as well as other resources published by the American Psychiatric Association. Find this database, and many more, on the Library's Full List of Databases. Remember that to access remotely, you will need to log in with your CCC username (do not include the part) and password.

Library Request Forms

Schedule Library Instruction (for HWC faculty)

Schedule A Research Consultation (for all HWC community)

Suggest A Purchase (for all HWC community)

Reading Recommendation

Ebony Flowers writes about childhood, family, race, class, and identity in Hot Comb, her debut collection of stories written and illustrated in comic format. Hot Comb is part of the HWC Library's Graphic Novel Collection. If you are interested in reading this, or any other book in our library, you can place a hold through the Request It button in the online catalog.

Screen capture of online catalog record for Hot Comb with red arrow pointing to the Request It button.

Speaking of Books...

Did you know that you can return any HWC Library book checked out this semester or in a previous semester and no late fine will be charged? Just drop them in the library book return bin located next to the security desk on the first floor of the College.