Delgado Community College Libraries
The Delgado Community College Libraries hold membership in LOUIS: The Library Network, a partnership of academic libraries whose primary purpose is to develop cooperation and foster resource sharing among Louisiana libraries. Membership enables access to the electronic resources acquired through collaborative collection development and purchasing. The Delgado libraries provide resources, print and online, for the educational needs of students and the instructional needs of faculty.
The libraries support the College curriculum by providing college-wide access to approximately 160,000 print volumes and 920 print journals. In addition to the print collection, the library collections contain more than 250,000 electronic books, more than 76,000 electronic journals, and 122 online databases to assist students and faculty with their educational and research needs. Library computer reference stations provide access to ISAAC, our online catalog, as well as to the electronic collections. This includes a virtual reference collection of titles commonly found in print on library shelves. The computers also provide access to MS Office, the Internet, the College’s Course Management System, Electronic Databases, Chat/Email Reference, and recorded information literacy sessions.
Other library services, both on-site and online, include–but are not limited to–the following: reference assistance; circulation; information literacy sessions; interlibrary loan and reciprocal borrowing and lending among participating LA institutions; intra-library loan between Delgado libraries; access to reserve materials, a computer print station, scanning/print stations, magazines and journals in print and electronic formats; and audio-visual materials.
For specific hours and details about each location, please check the “About Us” tab on the Delgado Library Web Page.
The City Park Campus Moss Memorial Library was originally located in a building constructed with funds bequeathed by Ellenora Moss, a Delgado family friend. The original facility was demolished as result of damage sustained by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Construction of the new Moss Memorial Library was completed in 2015, as a part of the Marvin E. Thames, Sr., Learning Resources Center. The state-of-the art facility contains space for the library circulating and reference collections, the periodical collection, a Louisiana Collection of College Archives and reference publications directly related to Louisiana and New Orleans, centralized processing services, student small group and individualized study spaces, social gathering spaces, as well as instructional spaces for library instruction and the College’s Adult Education instructional services program.
The Delgado Charity School of Nursing Library is located on the third floor of the Delgado Charity School of Nursing building in Room 301. The library holds a variety of current print volumes and subscribes to professional journals. The collection supports the instructional programs taught on campus. The library space has 33 student study stations, 30 computer stations, and two group study rooms, accommodating six to eight students each.
The Delgado Jefferson Site Library, located in Room 16A, has a collection of over 500 volumes and a variety of other materials such as videos, DVDs, and CDs. The library space accommodates 21 student study stations and 12 computer stations.
The Delgado Sidney Collier Site Library, was completed as the second phase of construction at the College’s Sidney Collier Site. The original buildings, as part of the Louisiana Technical College, were damaged beyond repair as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The new state-of-the-art facility opened August, 2015, and houses the circulating, reference, and periodical collection, in addition to space for student study areas and a computer resource center. The materials in the collection support the instructional program and course offerings at the site, as well as general community resources. Four group study and one community resource collaborative meeting room are available for student, faculty, staff, and community use.
The West Bank Campus Library is located in Building 2, Room 126, and has as a collection of over 26,000 volumes. The library subscribes to journals, magazines, and newspapers in print and microform. Materials support the instructional program and course offerings at the campus.
Student Open Computer Lab
The Student Open Computer Lab is located on the City Park Campus in Building 2, Room 210E. This is an open access computer lab, featuring 74 workstations, color and black-and-white printing, scanning, and a copy station. Students may use the Open Lab to complete course assignments, study for tests/quizzes, print course-related documents, send and receive e-mail, and access the internet. A variety of other services are available to students. Student assistants are available to provide guidance when using the Open Lab and its resources. Hours of operation are posted, along with holiday and semester break schedules. Please remember to bring a Delgado photo identification card to access this facility and to use its resources.
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