Albany County Campus Library

All library materials offered through the Cheyenne Ludden Library online catalog and library databases are available to students at the Albany County Campus.

The ACC Library offers a comfortable space for study and research with easy access to print and online library collections, a small onsite collection of books including reference materials, daily newspapers, and popular magazines.

The student computer lab is located in the library.

Tutoring services through the Student Success Center are also scheduled in the library.

Ludden Library Services 

See Ludden Library website for complete listing.

With a physical collection of almost 60,000 items and electronic subscriptions to 100 research databases, the library strives to meet the research needs of LCCC students. Students are encouraged to contact the library with any questions regarding how to access materials remotely, how to find quality information resources, and how to correctly cite and use those resources in their assignments.

The Ludden Library houses more than 50,000 books and an equal number of electronic or "eBooks."

Use the search box on the library homepage to search the Ludden Library catalog, WYLDCAT.

With a library card, you can renew books online, search for materials available at other Wyoming libraries and can request items through interlibrary loan through the WYLDCAT system.

If you need a library card or help accessing your account online, please contact the ACC Circulation Desk.

The library has more than 4,000 audiovisual titles available in a variety of formats, including DVD, VHS, and CD. In addition, the library has access to downloadable eAudiobooks, classical and jazz music online through NAXOS, and a collection of over 5,000 online, streaming educational videos through Films on Demand.

The library provides online access to more than 100 research databases. The majority of these subscription resources are journal and magazine collections; however, other databases contain reference books, art images, classical music, and educational videos.

For off-campus login and any other questions about the databases, please contact the ACC Information Desk.
Services

ACC Services

Checkout and Renewals

Item Type

Checkout Period

Number of Renewals

Books

3 weeks

up to 3

Videos/CDs

1 week

up to 3

Magazines/Newspapers

1 week

no renewals

Reference Books

cannot be checked out

 


If another library patron has requested an item that is checked out to you, library staff may request that you return the item early. Materials may be renewed over the phone (307.772.4263) or online through My Library Account.

Returning Items

Please return library materials to the ACC Circulation Desk located within the library.

Charges for Lost Items

If a library item is lost or not returned, the patron will be charged for the cost of the item plus an additional processing fee. Processing fees range from $5-$20 based on the item type.

The ACC Library has 30 public-access computer workstations that patrons are welcome to use whenever the room is not reserved for a class. All computers have Internet access and are installed with Microsoft Office 2010.

The library also provides the following:

  • Photocopy machine
  • Color printer
  • Scanner
  • Calculators
  • Kindles available for library use
  • Anatomical models
  • Work area with paper cutter, staplers, tape and a device charging station
  • Lost and Found for the ACC

Course reserves are materials an instructor sets aside for a specific course.

Books, videos and CDs are kept behind the Circulation Desk and are available for shortened checkout periods. This allows all students to access needed materials. Articles often can be placed on electronic reserve ("eReserve"). EReserves are accessible directly through the online library catalog from on or off campus.

Course reserves are searchable through the library catalog by course number, course name or instructor's name.
Please note that items on reserve for online courses are physically located in Cheyenne at Ludden Library.

Search Cheyenne Campus Course Reserves.
Search Albany County Campus Course Reserves.

 

Books, articles and other materials that aren't available in the library collection can be obtained from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan Request Form. If you have questions about this form or have forgotten your PIN, please contact the library for help.

You'll be notified as soon as your materials arrive. Although most items arrive within a week, it may take two or three weeks if an item is difficult to find or shipped from out of state. Requests should be made well in advance of the date materials are needed.

For further information on the interlibrary loan process, please contact the ACC Circulation Desk at 307.772.4263.

 

The ACC library has six individual study carrels. These are available on a first come, first served basis.

Two group study alcoves are also provided in the library.

The library tables are commonly used for group study and tutoring as well as for individual study.

Services for Faculty


Information literacy forms the basis of lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
Association of College and Research Libraries, 2000

Information technologies are transforming the traditional tools for research, resulting in an increasingly complex information landscape. Information literacy is the ability to access, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources and in a variety of contexts. The library faculty is committed to working with departmental faculty to develop the skills inherent in information literacy, and the ACC librarian would be happy to schedule an instruction session either in your classroom or in the library. Contact Mary Henning, 307.772.4285 or mhenning@lccc.wy.edu.

For assistance with instruction, presentations and written materials geared specifically to your course and assignment, as well as general orientations for more inexperienced students, contact Paula Badgett at Ludden Library, 307.778.1378 or pbadgett@lccc.wy.edu.

With a focus on curricular support, the LCCC Ludden Library contains about 60,000 physical items. Additionally, the library website offers access to hundreds of online reference databases, including collections of over 80,000 eBooks, almost 70,000 online periodical titles, 6,000 streaming videos and nearly 100,000 audio recordings.

Staff at the ACC Library can assist you in requesting materials from Ludden Library that will be delivered to the ACC Library.

The ACC Library welcomes recommendations for purchase of print materials that support students' research needs. To request an item for purchase, please contact the ACC librarian. If you're teaching a new course and your students will need library materials on course topics, the library staff will assist you in identifying and ordering relevant titles. 

Faculty members may place library or personal materials on reserve by visiting the ACC Circulation Desk or calling 307.772.4263. Since it takes time to process materials placed on reserve, a minimum of 24 hours is required. Short articles may be photocopied and placed on reserve in the library. Alternately, items available in one of the library's article databases may be linked to. Whether in paper or electronic format, reserves must comply with copyright law.

Have questions about copyright? You are not alone. Some of the basics are given in our Copyright LibGuide. Your librarian can help you navigate through copyright compliance and provide your students with the materials they need.

Contact Maggie Swanger, 307.778.1283 or mswanger@lccc.wy.edu.