Frequently Asked Questions
- What hours is the library opened?
- How do I check out a book or a DVD?
- How do I access journal articles?
- How do I access electronic resources (CQ Researcher, EBSCOhost, and GaleNet) from off-campus? Off-campus
- Are there computers available in the library?
- Does the library have calculators for student use? If so, can they be checked out?
- If I need to make photocopies, where are there photocopiers?
- Do the libraries have a scanner for student use?
- Are there study rooms available in the library?
- What is a reserve item and how can I access it?
- How can I become skilled at using the library?
- Are the Yeary Library and the Zaffirini Library the same library?
During the regular Fall and Spring semesters, the library is opened Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
When classes are not in session, the library is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday.
During the summer when classes are in session, the library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Saturday and Sunday the library is closed.
Books or DVDs can be checked out for two weeks either at the Circulation Desk of the Yeary Library, or at the Circulation Desk of the Zaffirini Library.
Journal articles can be accessed from the library homepage, which can be found at library.laredo.edu. Simply find “Databases” on the library homepage and the select the database you need. EbscoHost is a good database to begin with.
Off-campus access to electronic resources is limited to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff. To access an e-book, or database from off-campus you must first login with your Laredo Community College ID and password. Your Laredo Community College ID was assigned to you during your initial enrollment or employment.
When you logon, you will be prompted to login using User ID and Password. Once you login, you will have access to the Off-Campus Access databases. Use PASPort Credentials.
If you have trouble viewing them, contact the Automation Systems Coordinator at (956) 721-5282.
Yes, there are several computers available for student use in both the Yeary and Zaffirini libraries. Also, each library has a computer lab, offering even more computers.
Yes, there are calculators for student use that can be checked out at the Circulation Desk of either library
The Yeary Library has two photocopy machines for student use, and the Zaffirini Library has two.
The Yeary Library has a scanner in the Corral, the computer lab located in the rear of the building. The Zaffirini Library does not have a scanner, but the Learning Center on the top floor of the same building does.
Yes, there are five study rooms available in the Yeary Library and one study room available in the Zaffirini Library. Study rooms are especially useful for those who want to engage in group discussion or study with minimal noise.
A reserve item is a book or journal article that an instructor has put on reserve at the Circulation Desk for his or her class. Because this item is in such heavy demand, the usual loan period is two hours or overnight.
You can become skilled at using the library by viewing “Library Instructional Tutorials” and by frequently consulting the library webpage (http://lccl.ent.sirsi.net). For example, click on “Library Resources for Distance Learning Students,” which can be found on the left-hand scroll bar. “Library Instructional Tutorials” will appear on the upper right-hand side of the screen. There is more than one tutorial to choose from.
Yes, they are the same library, and they both report to the same library director. The Yeary Library is located at the Fort McIntosh Campus, and the Zaffirini Library is located at the South Campus. Although each library houses different books and journals, they share the same online databases and automated system (called SIRSI).