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Distance Learners & Blackboard Users

The Bailey Library provides WCC's distance learners and Blackboard users easy access to the same library resources and services available on campus. The library resources and services are here to help you achieve academic success.

Borrowing Library Materials

Borrowing materials
To find books and other materials, search the library catalog. You may then borrow library materials with your WCC ID card.

For details, see Borrowing Library Materials.

Borrowing materials without coming to campus
The Library will ship library materials to distance learners contingent upon established guidelines.

For details, see online College on Demand Library Materials Requests.

Renewing borrowed materials
You can use your WCC netID and PIN to log into your library account and renew your borrowed materials. You may also renew by phone at 734-973-3429.

For details, see Borrowing Library Materials.

Borrowing materials from other libraries
You can borrow materials from the statewide MeLCat system or the international OCLC library system by contacting the ILL office at or 734-973-3734.

For details, see Borrow from Another Library.

Researching Journal Databases

Accessing electronic journals in the Library's research databases
Go to Find Articles and A-Z List of Databases. Select a database and authenticate with your WCC netID and password when prompted.

Borrowing journal articles from other libraries
Contact the WCC Bailey Library's User Services at at 734-973-3426.

Accessing Library Reserves

For the on-site materials that your instructor has put on library reserves, search for them in the library system and access them in the Library.

For electronic materials that have been put on the ERes system, your instructor will provide you with a direct link on his/her Blackboard course site, as well as a password, to access it. You may also search for the materials in the ERes system.

For details, see Course Reserves for Students.

Accessing Online Research Guides

The Library provides a number of online research guides, such as:

Asking for Research Help

You may consult a librarian in person, by email, or via real-time chat. See Get Help From An Expert.

The librarian liaison for distance learning is Sandy McCarthy. You may contact her at or 734-677-5293.

Hours of Operation:

Fall/Winter Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30am to 10:00pm
Fri 7:30am to 5:00pm
Sat & Sun 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Spring/Summer Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00am to 10:00pm
Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sat & Sun Closed

Holiday/Special Hours:
September 1Closed

Call Us: 734-973-3429

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