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Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * December 2022

Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * December 2022

As we head toward the end of the semester, don't forget that the library is your resource for research assistance, to access course textbooks, to check out books for school or for leisure reading, for a quiet space to study, and much more. Our Fall 2022 hours of operation are Monday - Thursday from 8AM to 8PM and Friday from 8AM to 4PM. Please be aware that the HWC Library will be closed during the interim and will reopen when spring classes begin on January 17, 2023. All of us at the HWC Library wish you a successful end to the semester, a restful break, and a safe and happy new year.

Find Us Online

Visit our homepage to access online resources and learn more about what the HWC Library can offer.

Chat Reference Hours

Librarians are available via chat during the fall semester. Chat hours are: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-10 pm and Saturday - Sunday: 10 am-10 pm. The chat box feature will open 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 side of the page.

From the Archives

Loop College Organizations (1969 - 1970). Ever wonder what kinds of student clubs existed at the College in the past?

Loop College Organizations (1969 - 1970). Ever wonder what kinds of student clubs existed at the College in the past?

Shelf Talker

What if everything you knew about your family was a lie? Estranged siblings Byron and Benny are forced to come together when their mother dies, sent on a journey to fulfill her dying wishes—and to “share the black cake when the time is right.” As they listen to the audio recordings from their mother, she tells a tale of the life and crime of a young woman from the Caribbean. Secrets are revealed that shatter the image of the family they thought they knew. Will they be able to piece together their concept of family and share their mother’s black cake after all, or will the tensions surrounding her life and choices force them apart? Black Cake, Charmaine Wilkerson’s lyrical novel takes readers on a multigenerational journey from the Caribbean to the UK, New York and California, and explores the concept of family, belonging, memories and secrets. --- Courteney Belai, Librarian  

Finals Week Support

Whether you're looking for academic support, organizational tools, or ways to relax during Finals Week, the HWC Library has you covered. Our Final Exams Week Support LibGuide includes a variety of selected resources to help get you through the end of the semester.  

Final Due Date for Library Books

The final due date for books checked out during the fall semester is Friday, December 9, 2022. To avoid fines, please return library books inside the HWC Library or in the book drop outside the library's entrance by this date.

Library Request Forms

Schedule Library Instruction (for HWC faculty)

Schedule a Research Consultation (for all HWC community)

Suggest a Purchase (for all HWC community)

Request an Interlibrary Loan (for all HWC community)

Request a Video for Online Viewing (for HWC faculty)

Faculty Publications (for HWC faculty)

Film Requests: Spring-Summer 2023

If you are faculty using movies as part of your curriculum and find that the titles you need are not available through Kanopy or Academic Video Online, please be aware that the CCC Libraries now have access to a Swank package that includes 50 title slots licensed through June 2023. To view the CCC Libraries' currently licensed titles, to search the Swank catalog, and to request titles for Spring or Summer 2023, visit the Swank websiteWe will do our best to honor all requests and will prioritize high demand films that are requested by multiple instructors or needed for more than one class.

Pop-Up Library


If you missed the Pop-Up Library at the first-year experience Midterm Mixer on October 25th, we'll be back on the first floor on December 7 from 10am to 1pm. Stop by and chat with some of the HWC librarians! 

Free Museum Days in December

Winter Is Coming

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Past Newsletters

Take a look at our previous newsletters for any information you might have missed.

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