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Come to AACC’s award-winning Andrew G. Truxal Library for research assistance, group study rooms and quiet spaces. You can research and study while enjoying views of the quad or the library’s green roof, or get cozy in a comfortable chair by the fireplace.


What can you find at the Truxal Library?

The library’s collection includes over 150,000 physical books, 114,000 electronic books, 15,000 online and print periodicals and 21,000 audiovisual resources available online and in house. The library provides access to more than 60 online databases, where most electronic resources can be found. You can also check out a number of anatomical and chemistry models for use in the library, as well as laptop computers, calculators, phone chargers, headphones, staplers, and more.


Get Started

Library Guides 

Get started with a step-by-step Research Process Guide, use the Citation Guide for citing in MLA and APA styles, and find Research Guides that describe how to access the best resources for a particular field of interest. Learn about Avoiding Plagiarism, Evaluating Websites, Writing College Papers, and more.

Library Catalog

Search for books, audiovisual materials, and reserve materials available in the library’s physical and online holdings. 

Library Databases

Find articles from newspapers, magazines, and scholarly, peer-reviewed journals, and get access to eBooks and online audiovisual materials. From off-campus sites, enter the barcode number from the back of your AACC photo ID or Truxal Library card.

Get Help with Research

Review FAQs about Truxal Library’s resources and services, ask questions by phone, text, email, or live chat, or set up an appointment to speak with a librarian online.

Learn more about using the Library

How to borrow and return

AACC students, faculty, and staff, faculty and students from other colleges, and county residents and workers age 16 and older may all use Truxal Library services and resources. These individuals can apply for Truxal Library cards or use their AACC photo IDs to borrow library materials and to access online resources from off campus. Those under age 16 can be issued a Truxal Library card with parental permission.

Learn more about how to borrow and return library materials.

Borrow items from another library

Truxal Library can borrow books from other libraries and obtain copies of articles for your use. This service is called Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and is usually free of charge. You need the barcode number from the back of your AACC Photo ID or Truxal Library card to complete an ILL form.

After you submit your ILL request, allow ten business days for the materials to arrive. The library will contact you to pick up your materials. Articles are sometimes received in electronic form and can be emailed 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.

Research services

Whether you are on campus or off-site, Truxal Library reference staff make it easy for you to get help! Not sure how to get started on a research assignment? Stuck in the middle of a project? Need help evaluating and citing your sources? Reference staff teach research strategies, recommend the best resources for a subject, and help find information that is hard to find, even on Google. Visit our Ask Us page to see all the ways to get in touch with a library staff member for research help.

For distance learners

The Library seeks to fulfill its mission by supporting students who are taking classes at a distance. Distance learners are students enrolled in online or hybrid classes, as well as classes at other AACC locations (Arundel Mills, GBTC, HCAT, or any other non-Arnold site).

For information on how to search for materials in our library, request materials from other libraries, order books for delivery to other AACC locations, and get help from a librarian at a distance, check out our Truxal Library for Distance Learners guide.

For faculty

Find out more about Truxal Library’s specialized resources and services for faculty, including information literacy instruction for your students whenever and wherever your classes meet, whatever the class format, even online; consultations for developing effective research assignments; reference services for faculty committee work, professional development, and research projects; course reserves, and much more

Library forms

Suggest an item to add to the library's collection.

Forms for distance learners 

Forms for faculty

User obligations and privacy expectations

Protecting the rights of users to view and read materials without fear of intrusion, intimidation, or reprisal is a core value for libraries, and Truxal Library protects the privacy and confidentiality of its users in a number of ways. Confidential records include, but are not limited to: circulation records, interlibrary loan requests, registration records, reference requests, and catalog, database, and internet searches. Acceptable uses of AACC computers are explained in the college’s College-wide Policies.

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 can be found on the American Library Association's webpages on privacy and confidentiality. For more information about how AACC may use student information, view the college's policies on student records.

Library users are expected to be reasonably quiet and to refrain from cell phone use, smoking, and using other tobacco products in the library.

Individuals who steal or damage books, audiovisual 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 staff as they leave the library.

Truxal Library mission

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:

  • Providing services that foster student success and enrich student learning.
  • Establishing and maintaining access to information resources that support the college’s curriculum.
  • Teaching information literacy skills that empower students to effectively find, use and evaluate information.
  • Assisting in the assessment of student learning.
  • Collaborating in a spirit of collegiality with faculty in the process of teaching and learning.
  • Providing a source for intellectual, cultural and physical vitality in the community.
  • Creating an environment that welcomes a diverse college and community population by critically evaluating the library’s collections, programs and services on a regular basis.

Contact the Library

Do you need more answers? The library staff is here to help you!

General service numbers

Circulation Desk
410-777-2238
circdesk@aacc.edu

Reference Desk
410-777-2456
refdesk@aacc.edu

Library Instruction
410-777-2456
libraryinstruction@aacc.edu

Distance Learning
410-777-2216
DLLibrarian@aacc.edu

Interlibrary Loan
410-777-2536
ILLRequest@aacc.edu

Collection Development
410-777-2483
cksteinhoff@aacc.edu

Department heads

Library Director
Cynthia Steinhoff
410-777-2483
cksteinhoff@aacc.edu

Access Services (Circulation, Reserves)
Vacant
410-777-2631

Distance Learning
Sophie Reverdy
410-777-2216
sreverdy@aacc.edu 

Library Instruction
Brandy Whitlock
410-777-2523
bmwhitlock@aacc.edu

Reference
Cameron Caswell
410-777-2520
tccaswell@aacc.edu

Systems and Technical Services (Systems, Cataloging, ILL)
Michelle Robertson
410-777-2213
mmrobertson@aacc.edu

Library Staff

Kay Cowherd
Cataloging Technician
410-777-2850
krcowherd@aacc.edu

Marisin Dixon
Reference Technician
410-777-2067
midixon@aacc.edu

Barbara Faulkner
Reference Technician
410-777-1992
bfaulkner1@aacc.edu 

Sean Jenkins-Houk
Circulation Technician
410-777-2212
swjenkinshouk@aacc.edu 

Mea Lee
Reference Technician
410-777-2399
mllee@aacc.edu

Jamie Myers
Circulation Technician
410-777-2153
jmmyers1@aacc.edu

Danielle Noble
Circulation Technician
410-777-2853
dmnoble@aacc.edu

Nina Parikh
Reference Technician
410-777-2339
nparikh@aacc.edu

Phylis Parker
Interlibrary Loan Technician
410-777-2536
plparker@aacc.edu

Casey Wade
Program Assistant
410-777-2257
cmwade3@aacc.edu

Elaine Donnelly
Cataloging Manager
410-777-2849
erdonnelly@aacc.edu

Questions?

We're here to help.

Andrew G. Truxal Library

Reference Desk

410-777-2456

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Visit the Library

Andrew G. Truxal Library

Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012-1895
410-777-2211
library@aacc.edu 

HOURS for 
November 2017

Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

Saturday
9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Sunday
Noon-4:45 p.m.


Thanksgiving Week

Monday, Nov. 20-Tuesday, Nov. 21
8 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 22
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Nov. 26
Closed

Please see our Google calendar for additional hours.