Computer Commons Used for Special Events

Please note that the Computer Commons on the second floor of the Gunder Myran Building will be closed in order to accommodate student orientation as follows:

May 5, 2017:  1-3 pm

June 23, 2017:  1-3 pm

July 14, 2017:  1-3 pm

During these times, the GM 118 library computer lab will be open for public use.

Please contact the Computer Commons at 734-973-3420 or if you have any questions.


Open Education Resource (OER) Textbooks

The Bailey Library has installed a display of open education resource (OER) textbooks in various subject areas.

Authored by college instructors, published by Rice University/OpenStax College, and licensed through the Creative Commons, these open-education-resource (OER) textbooks are free in electronic format for educational use. The print format is usually priced at a fraction of the cost of commercially published textbooks.

Higher education institutions nationwide have begun to adopt these open education resources for their students, resulting in tremendous textbook savings, such as University of Maryland, University of Georgia, Northern Virginia Community College, and Tacoma Community College, among others.

You can find these OER textbooks in the library’s display cases.



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