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For Faculty & Staff

The Bailey Library provides many services to faculty and staff of WCC. See below for more information about these services.

Research Instruction Program

WCC Librarians work to promote information literacy by providing research instruction in conjunction with specific coursework for any class offered by the college. Preferably, instruction takes place in the library, but under certain circumstances will be offered at the class site.

library photo During each session, the Librarians teach research strategies for our collections along with explanations of the online library catalog, research databases for articles in journals and newspapers, web evaluation, and other location tools in the Library as they apply to the library/research assignment given.

Blackboard Linking to E-Articles

Once you have identified an e-article from one of the Bailey Library's research databases, you may want to provide a direct link to that article on your Blackboard course site for students. To do so, simply follow these steps:

  1. Copy the durable URL of the e-article from the research database. It can usually be found at the bottom of the article. Do not confuse this with the URL address in the web browser's address box.

    Example of a durable URL: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CA250577369&v=2.1&u=lom_washtenawcc&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w
  2. Paste this durable URL to your Blackboard course site.
  3. Append the Library's proxy address, http://ezproxy.wccnet.edu/login?url= to the beginning of the e-article's durable URL.

    Resulting in: http://ezproxy.wccnet.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CA250577369&v=2.1&u=lom_washtenawcc&it=r&p=AONE&sw=w

    The resulting URL is then ready for both on-campus and off-campus access by your students.

Library Liaisons to Academic Departments

The Library encourages faculty to make recommendations for new library materials. See the Library Liaisons to Academic Departments for a list of librarians and contact information for your discipline.

Borrow from Another Library

If a book or journal article is not available in the Library, you can request it through other libraries. See the Borrow from Another Library page.

ERes & Reserves Information

Forms and information related to submitting items for Library reserves can be found on the Course Reserves for Faculty page.

For further information about putting items on Reserve, contact Cate Karain at 734-477-8709 or e-mail

Materials Requests

Pressed for time? The Library offers to deliver your items, such as books, videos or DVDs, to your office or have it held for 24 hours at the Library Circulation Counter. See the Full-Time Faculty Borrowers and Full-Time Staff Borrowers page.

Research Assistance

The Librarians offer research assistance in-person, by phone, e-mail Ask a Librarian or via Live Chat Research Help Now.

Room Reservation

Group study rooms in the Library may be reserved by faculty or staff. Contact the User Services by phone at 734-973-3429 to make a reservation.

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:

Call Us: 734-973-3429

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