New Browsing DVDs available!

The Bailey Library is very happy to announce the addition of the Browsing DVD Collection. This DVD collection is available to students, faculty and staff beginning in July and is located between the Browsing Book Collection and Browsing Periodical Collection.

The collection includes popular feature films and documentaries updated every month. If you would like to make a request for future DVD selections, part time reference librarian Maureen Perault will be happy to take your request.

Students, faculty and staff may check out up to two DVDs for three days.

New carts in the library!

You may have noticed carts out in the stacks of the library. These carts are for any materials you use in the library- books, magazines, newspapers, etc…  Mom always said, “Put things back where you found them”, but that rule doesn’t apply to the library! If you take a book off the shelf and it isn’t what you needed, don’t worry about reshelving it, just put it on one of the carts.
Note: These carts are not for materials that are checked out to you and need to be returned, including reserve items (textbooks, headphones, etc…). Please bring any items that need to be returned and checked in to the circulation desk.

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.

MeLCat is Here!

The Bailey Library is now your gateway to MeLCat (Michigan eLibrary Catalog), a statewide library collection of 7+ million holdings of over 150 academic, public, school, and corporate libraries in Michigan.

Our MeLCat membership essentially opens up access for our students, faculty and staff to this enormous collection of books and media items which no one single library can afford to acquire.

By searching MeLCat on our library homepage, current WCC users can, at no charge, initiate borrowing requests online to any of the participating Michigan libraries. The items will be delivered by a statewide courier to the Bailey Library for pick-up. The turnaround time is approximately five business days. Users can also drop off the items at the Bailey Library for return to the lending libraries.

As a seamless extension of the Bailey Library’s collection, MeLCat provides endless possibilities. Think of the library materials, such as textbooks and audio books, which we do not own locally but might serve your educational needs. MeLCat could well be your answer!

If you have any questions, please contact William Rutger, Interlibrary Loan specialist, in Library Access Services at 734-973-3429 or