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WELCOME TO THE El Centro College Library - We Make It Possible for You! The Library is located on 2 floors: The 1 st floor contains copiers, reference books, best-sellers, magazines, paperbacks, and computers.

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WELCOME TO THE

El Centro College Library -

We Make It Possible for You!


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  • The Library is located on 2 floors:

  • The 1st floor contains copiers, reference books, best-sellers, magazines, paperbacks, and computers.

  • The 2nd floor contains the main collection – items that can be checked out.


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  • The Library Pathfinders subject guides: recommended sources of information (books, articles, websites)

  • Each month the Display Area focuses on a current topic, offering students a variety of books and viewpoints on that topic.


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  • The Circulation Counter is where you:

    • Check out Books

    • Pick up Reserve Items Left by Instructors

    • Pick up Back Issues of Magazines


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Checking Out Books:

  • Bring a picture ID (student ID card , Texas ID card, or Driver’s License)

  • Books are checked out for a 3-week time period, renewable (in person or online) for an additional three weeks

  • Check out 4 books per library visit up to a total of 10.


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  • Copy Center:

    • Make photocopies – 10 cents per page after you’ve sent up your Printing Account

    • Set up your Printing Account at the Circulation Desk – you will need a $1 to set up your account. The $1 gives you 10 copies.

    • Read back issues of magazines and newspaper from microfilm (which can be digitized for you).


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Trivia - the Copy Center contains microfilmfor the New York Times and Dallas Times Herald going back to the early 1900s.


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In the center of the Library, the Reference Desk staff are available to assist students during all hours the Library is open!

You can also call (214-860-2174) or email a Librarian for help


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The Library subscribes to over 150 current magazines and journals. The most recent issue is always on display -

feel free to read or browse your favorites, such as: Sports Illustrated… Vogue… Jet… Latina… Car & Driver…

Texas Monthly… People…


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  • The Library has computers available for you to use:

  • in the Reference Area

  • in the Library classroom (when not used by a class)

  • These computers offer access to the Library Catalog (books), databases (articles) , and the Web.


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The Library subscribes to 8 different local and national newspapers, including the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Post Tribune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

The Library has the current bestsellers and popular titles.


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The Reference Collection contains specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias for in-library use only.

These include career guides, medical dictionaries, music encyclopedias, fashion encyclopedias, artist biographies, and more!


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Study tables, comfortable chairs and sofas are located throughout the Library.


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The Library has a study room available for group study.


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The paperback collection contains popular fiction titles.


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  • The scanner:

    • digitizes images

    • digitizes text


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The Law Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Library.


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The circulating (main) collection of the Library is located on the 2nd floor. These books can be checked out.

Trivia - did you know that the Library has approximately 76,000 books in its collection?


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The 2nd floor contains multiple quiet study areas.


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Looking forward to seeing you in the Library!

  • El Centro Library:

  • http://www.elcentrocollege.edu/library/

    • Downtown Reference/Help Desk: 214.860.2174

    • Downtown Circulation: 214.860.2175

    • West Campus Reference/Help Desk: 972.391.1433

    • West Campus Circulation: 972.391.1427

    • BJP Circulation: 214.860.5780


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Looking forward to seeing you in the Library!

  • Downtown Hours (Fall and Spring Semesters):

    • Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 9:00pm

    • Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm

    • Saturday 10:00am – 2:30pm

    • Sunday Noon – 3:00pm

  • West Campus Hours (Fall and Spring Semesters):

    • Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    • Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

    • Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm

    • Sunday Closed

  • BJP:

    • Monday - Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm


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