NEW Library Orientation for Students–Winter 2016

Do you know that your semester and cumulative GPA tends to be higher if you use library resources, or that your chance of getting a C- or above for a course is higher if you attend library research instruction?

Come to one of our NEW library orientation sessions for students in Winter semester 2016 and learn about all the wonderful resources and services that the Bailey Library has to offer. We even provide lunch and prizes!

Please rsvp on Campus Connect/New Student Network or at the library’s User Services counter or Research Helpdesk for one of the orientation sessions to be held from 12-1 pm in GM 118:

January 25 (Monday)

January 26 (Tuesday)

February 3 (Wednesday)

February 4 (Thursday)

2015 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads Program

We hope you will join the Bailey Library in celebrating the 2015 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program, “A Very Good Read”. Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Stop by the Bailey Library Monday, January 12 through Monday, January 26 and enter a drawing to win one of three copies of the 2015 Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads title, A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
  2. Join us for light refreshments and lively conversation at a book discussion of Ozeki’s novel at 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 17 in GM116A.

Ozeki’s novel was the 2014 winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, the L.A. Times Book Prize, and a finalist for the Booker Prize. It was selected for this year’s Read program theme highlighting a work of fiction, “A Very Good Read.”

The book weaves between two worlds. In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao is bullied at school. She keeps a diary, planning to document the life of her Buddhist nun grandmother before taking her own. On the beach of Canada’s Vancouver Island, novelist Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox filled with a diary and letters washed ashore after the 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.

The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads program is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book. For more information about the Reads program, visit

Happy Reading!

Molly Ledermann
Bailey Library
Washtenaw Community College
(P) 734-973-3313


Borrow books from University of Michigan libraries

Washtenaw Community College students, faculty and staff are eligible for guest borrowing privileges at the University of Michigan libraries. To qualify, you must be a currently enrolled student or current staff member in good standing at WCC. Download a brochure (pdf) or learn more at:

Participating Libraries

University of Michigan Libraries

734-764-0401 |
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library (North Campus)
Buhr Remote Shelving Facility (Greene St.)
Fine Arts Library (Central Campus)
Hatcher Graduate Library (Central Campus)
Area Programs
Asia Library
Clark Library
Special Collections Library
Museum Library (Central Campus)
Music Library (North Campus)
Shapiro Library (Central Campus)
Askwith Media Library
Shapiro Science Library
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
Taubman Health Sciences Library (Medical Campus)
Thompson Library (U-M Flint Campus)
810-762-3400 |
While visiting any of these participating libraries, you are encouraged to access electronic resources, make use of special collections and archives, and enjoy the many study spaces.

Faculty continue to have reciprocal borrowing privileges under established guidelines; simply show your faculty ID to Circulation Desk staff when you are ready to check out at the lending library.

Students and staff must first register at the circulation desk of their home institution. WCC students and staff, present your WCC ID at the WCC Bailey Library. U-M students and staff, at the U-M Hatcher Graduate Library or the U-M Flint Thompson Library. You can fill out the appropriate form at the circulation desk or bring it with you. Forms are available here: