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Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * Summer 2022

Harold Washington College Library Newsletter * Summer 2022

The HWC Library is your college resource for a variety of needs: research assistance, accessing course textbooks, finding books for research or for leisure reading, a quiet space to study, and much more. We are located on the 5th floor of the College. Our summer hours (until July 28) are Monday - Thursday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM. The Library is closed during the interim and will reopen on August 29 when fall semester classes begin. We look forward to seeing you!

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 summer semester. Chat hours are: Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am-10 pm and Friday - Sunday: 10 am-4 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.

Faculty Collaboration

Are you in need of more online library support for you and / or your students? Are you interested in transitioning from traditional course textbooks to open educational resources (OER) and other non-textbook course materials? The Library can help!

Summer is an excellent time for us to create and/or curate library content for your fall classes, so please reach out to us about the research projects you will be assigning.  

Shelf Talker

Editorial assistant Nella Rogers is the only Black woman at Wagner Books. Until one day, when the familiar smell of cocoa butter signals that she no longer is. What follows in Zakiya Dalila Harris' debut novel, The Other Black Girlis a story filled with suspense, dark comedy, and social commentary. Visit the library for this and other books to fill all your summer reading needs.

Textbooks in the Library

Textbook didn't arrive in time for the first day of class? Not able to purchase a copy of a textbook you need this semester? Did you know that the HWC Library has a collection of current textbooks (also known as our Course Reserves)?  Stop by to find out if the Library has what you are looking for. While items in Course Reserve cannot be taken out of the library, we have copiers and scanners available if you need specific chapters in class or at home. Please keep in mind that there may be instances in which the Library does not have a textbook being used in the current semester. Visit us for more information. The HWC Library's summer hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

Faculty Collaboration

Faculty, as you plan for your fall courses don't forget that your colleagues in the Library are here to help and collaborate. Some of the ways in which the HWC Library can help you and your students, include:

Contact us for more information. We look forward to working with you!

Summer Displays

Image of Juneteenth book display in the library
Library book display for Pride Month.
Photo of a library display of books, souvenirs, maps and brochures about Chicago and Chicago activities.
Juneteenth library book display
Pride Month library book display

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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