The center of any place of learning is the library. At AACC, the library is your one-stop shop for all your research needs – whether you’re looking for research assistance, a computer lab or just a quiet space to study by the fireplace.
The Library has a collection of over 150,000 books, 202,000 electronic books, 6,000 print and electronic periodicals, 9,000 audiovisual items, access to 60 electronic databases and a number of science models selected to meet the needs of our students.
To quickly get started with your research, use the following resources:
At the request of instructors, librarians provide specialized instruction on using Library resources to individual classes. If your instructor has not scheduled an instructional session for your class, please come to the Library's Reference Desk for help with your research needs. You can also get started with the information below.
AACC students, faculty and staff, county residents and workers, school children, and faculty from other colleges may all use the Truxal Library. Borrowers must present their library card in order to borrow materials.
The Library can borrow books from other libraries and obtain copies of articles for your use. This service is called Interlibrary Loan (or ILL for short) and is usually free of charge. All you need is an AACC Student ID or Library Card and a completed ILL form.
Submit your request to the library and allow ten business days for the materials to arrive. The library will contact you to pick up your materials at the circulation desk. Articles are sometimes received in electronic form and can be e-mailed to you.
Circulation periods for books borrowed from other libraries are determined by the lending library.
For assistance, contact the Interlibrary Loan Office at ILLRequest@aacc.edu or 410-777-2536.
Forms for distance learners:
Forms for faculty:
The Truxal Library has a professional staff of Librarians and Reference Technicians able to assist you with your reference inquiries. The Reference Desk, located on the main floor of the library, is staffed during the hours of library operation. While students, faculty, college-affiliated patrons and residents of Anne Arundel County are our primary patrons, anyone who comes to the library may use the services of the reference staff free of charge. Whether your question is esoteric or mundane, short or lengthy, our reference staff will help you with your information quest in a timely and efficient manner!
Many of the library’s resources and services are based online. Students who are taking classes online or at another location have access to all of these online services.
Readers are expected to maintain reasonable quiet and to refrain from using cell phones, eating, drinking, smoking and using other tobacco products in the Library.
Individuals who steal or damage books, materials or other Library property may lose their library privileges and be legally prosecuted on misdemeanor charges according to Article ED section 23-408 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Users may be required to show all books in their possession to the Circulation Desk staff as they leave the Library.
Protecting the rights of library users to view and read materials without fear of intrusion, intimidation or reprisal is a core value for AACC. Truxal Library protects users’ privacy and confidentiality. Confidential records include but are not limited to circulation records, registration records, reference requests, reference and Internet searches, and interlibrary loan requests. Acceptable uses of AACC computers are defined in the Computer and Electronic Communication Access and Usage at Anne Arundel Community College Policy published in the College Catalog.
Library circulation records and other records identifying the names of library users are confidential and are prohibited from inspection, use, or disclosure, in accordance with Maryland law (Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article Section 23-107). Such records shall not be made available except pursuant to a lawful court order, search warrant, or subpoena. Requests for confidential library circulation records from a federal, state, or local enforcement agency shall be referred to the Library Director.
Additional information related to Library Privacy Policies can be found on the American Library Association's web page on privacy and confidentiality.
For information about how the College may use student information, view the College's policies.
The Andrew G. Truxal Library is committed to participating in teaching and promoting lifelong learning at Anne Arundel Community College and throughout Anne Arundel County by:
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Access Services (Circulation, Reserves)
Systems and Technical Services (Systems, Cataloging, ILL)
Interlibrary Loan Technician