Free Resources at Bailey Library

Welcome to Richard W. Bailey Library at Washtenaw Community College! We’re here to help you succeed in school and develop skills that will help you tremendously when you transfer to a university or work in a place of employment.

Located in the Gunder Myran Building, the Bailey Library provides a rich array of resources and services, as follows:

* A book collection closely aligned with your class work. See

* Print and electronic materials put on library reserve or electronic reserve by your instructors for your classes. See

* Thousands of full-text electronic journals in numerous research databases accessible on and off campus. See

* If we don’t have what you need, borrow a book or an article from another library. Most materials will arrive within a week. See

* Self-help resources, such as learning guides (, helpful web sites (, and self-paced tutorials (

* Research assistance by our librarians on site or via email, live chat, or IM. See

* Instruction on library research techniques with your class or on your own. Talk to your instructor or email us at

* Numerous amenities, such as group study rooms, wireless access, security cables for personal laptops, headphones, etc.

* Computer Commons housing over 160 computers (PCs & Macs) with numerous software applications.

* For distance learners taking COD or mixed-mode classes, don’t forget to check out

You’ll be amazed at what you can find at the Bailey Library!

Library System Down

The library system will undergo a server migration and system upgrade during the week of August 13, 2007.

Please note that all system functions, including the library catalog, the library search engine, circulation, reserves, and access to research databases, etc., will be down during that period.

We expect that the library system will be operational by August 20.