VC Library Handbook



Students may search the library’s online catalog for eBooks and print titles held at any Vernon College library or resource room.

A variety of search options are available to assist you in locating materials. For example, if uncertain as to the exact title of the book or name of the author, select “Search the Catalog” to locate titles or authors that closely match your terms. The “ Catalog Search Tutorial ” offers other tips and strategies for searching the online catalog.

The catalog includes excerpts, tables of contents, reviews, and book jackets for many of the titles listed.

E-books: E-books can be accessed and downloaded directly from the online catalog.

View Demo Accessing eBooks

 E-books may be checked out for a period of from 1-7 days.  Once the check-out period has expired, the book is rendered inaccessible and automatically returned for use by other patrons.  Books may also be returned any time prior to the date due.

 Holds: If the eBook is in use, you will be given the option of placing the eBook on hold. Once the eBook becomes available, you will be notified via email and given 2 days in which to check out the book before it is released from the hold.


Databases offer 24/7 access to journal articles, reference materials, newspapers, and career resources off campus from any Internet connection. Enter your keywords or terms to search literally hundreds of

magazines and journals for information on your topic. To access remotely:  Go to the Library Homepage at .  Select “Access to Databases.”  Choose a subject area such as “General Research/Reference.”  Select a database such as “Academic Search Complete.”  Login with your Vernon College student ID number and PIN.

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