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Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * November 2022

Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * November 2022

Finals season is upon us, and the HWC Library is here to help. Need assistance with your research or looking for a quiet space to work? Come by the Library. And if you want take a break, visit the Study Break Station where we have jigsaw puzzles, coloring sheets, and other activities to help you relax and refresh before diving back into the end-of-semester work. Our Fall 2022 hours of operation are Monday - Thursday from 8AM to 8PM and Friday from 8AM to 4PM

New Website

The Library's website has a new look! 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.

Current Library Displays

Native American Heritage Month

From the Archives: Garland Court Review Through the Years

Labor Unions and Workers' Rights

What's On Your Plate?

Native American Heritage Month


Kurt Vonnegut: 100th Birthday

Shelf Talker

Erika L. Sánchez, the award-winning author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, is back with Crying in the Bathroom, a memoir about generational trauma, mental illness, feminism, and carving her own path in life. The book follows her from her childhood in Cicero to a fellowship at Harvard and the success of her debut YA novel in 2017. She writes about her experiences, alternating the painful and the hilarious, with honesty and hope. This memoir is highly recommended for fans of memoir, autobiography, personal essays, or Latina/x literature, and 100% recommended for first and second generation college students and immigrants / children of immigrants. -- Celia C. Perez, HWC Librarian

Native American Heritage Month

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.

Research Consultations

If you are having trouble finding information for a research project or have other research-related questions and would like to meet one-on-one with a librarian, the Library offers research consultation appointments. Appointments can be in-person, via Zoom or by phone. You can make an appointment online. You will need to select a date and time and provide information about the assignment with which you need assistance. Once you submit your information, you will received a confirmation email. 

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)

Featured Database: Native American Heritage Month Films in Kanopy

Visit the Kanopy database for their selection of documentaries and feature films celebrating Native American Heritage MonthKanopy, a video streaming database that provides access to award winning films and documentaries, including titles from the BBC, the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, and more, is one of library's online databases. Remember that to access remotely, you will need to log in with your CCC username (do not include the part) and password.

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. Have a research assignment question? Need a book rec? Stop by and chat with some of the HWC librarians! 

Free Museum Days in November

We're on Instagram!

Connect with us on Instagram @hwc_library for news and information about resources, events, and more at the HWC Library.

Past Newsletters

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

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