Receive text message notices from the Bailey Library

September 30th, 2013

You can now opt in to receive text message notices from the Bailey Library. Stay informed of upcoming due dates and library services or be notified when items are overdue by signing up through your library account. You can opt in to several categories. The Bailey Library actively uses the following:

  • Overdue notice- receive a reminder text BEFORE your items are due, you will also receive a text if your items become overdue
  • Manual Message- receive text messages regarding your individual account
  • User Announcement- receive text messages about library services

All standard carrier message rates apply.

Follow these steps to sign up:

  • Access your library account at, select the “Find Books/Media/Journals” link
  • Select “My Account” from the menu bar
  • Select “Change SMS Option”, log in and fill out the section with your mobile phone number and category choices

View detailed instructions here: Detailed Instructions: Library text sign up

For additional help call 734.973.3429 to speak to a library staff member.

New Library Resources

August 19th, 2013

Beginning Fall 2013, the Bailey Library will offer numerous new resources for students and faculty:

1. A new One Search engine to cross-search almost all of the library’s resources: database e-journals, e-books, library catalog books and media items, etc. You can limit your search results by different criteria including subject discipline. Please use the One Search box on the library homepage.

2. New subscriptions to online Scientific American & Scientific American Mind. You have access to the most current rolling 4 years to the present. For example, in 2013, you can access 2009 forward. In 2014, you can access 2010 forward, etc. These e-journals can be accessed:

a. Through the library’s E-Journals List.
b. Through the library catalog.

3. New business databases accessible on the library’s database webpage :

a. Business Decision
This database enables you to research consumer market data, demographic data, and market segmentation data for various addresses, zip codes, etc.

b. Business Insights: Global
This database helps you research companies, industries and economies around the world, including data sets and charts as well as case studies.

c. Demographics Now
This database contains the demographics of geographical areas, and allows you to research individuals and businesses and creates market research lists and reports.

d. Gale Directory Library
This database includes Business Rankings Annual and Ward’s Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico, etc.

e. Legal Forms Library
This database contains thousands of federal and state legal forms, including general business and litigation forms and an attorney directory.

4. New business e-reference titles in Gale Virtual Reference Library:

a. Encyclopedia of Global Brands
b. China in the Next Thirty Years
c. Toward An Innovative Nation
d. Economic Reform & Institutional Innovation
e. Business Leader Profiles for Students
f. Business Plans Handbooks
g. Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce
h. Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook
i. Encyclopedia of American Industries
j. Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries
k. Gale Encyclopedia of Global Industries Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets
l. Gale Business Insights: Handbook of Innovation Management
m. Gale Business Insights: Handbook of Investment Research
n. Market Share Reporter: Trends Over Time

If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our librarians at

Have a wonderful semester.

What Value Are You Getting Out of the Library?

April 5th, 2013

What value are you getting out of the library? A 2013 outcome assessment study conducted by the library reveals the following:

1. Every book you borrow is worth $45.00.
2. Every e-book you view is worth $35.00.
3. Every print journal you read is worth $140.00
4. Every e-journal search you do is worth $0.25.
5. Every media item you view is worth $120.00.
6. Every time you seek research assistance is worth $15.00.
7. Every library workshop you attend is worth $50.00.
8. Every hour of use of a group study room is worth $25.00.

More importantly:

1. You will persist academically more from one semester to the next if you use library resources than if you don’t.
2. Your cumulative GPA and semester GPA tend to be higher if you use library resources than if you don’t.
3. Your chance of scoring a C- or above in a course will be higher if you attend research instruction for that course than if you don’t.

Tips & Tricks Workshops at the Computer Commons

August 24th, 2012

To help improve students’ proficiency in basic computing, the Computer Commons is pleased to offer our Tips & Tricks workshop series. Focused on different topics, these practical, hands-on workshops last one hour and are on a drop-in basis for students in GM 230A. All students are welcome.

In Winter semester 2014, the workshop schedule and topics are as follows:

January 21, 10-11 am: Anti-Virus Protection
January 21, 2-3 pm: File Management: How to Save and Find Your Files on a Computer
January 22, 10-11 am: Printing in the Computer Commons
January 22, 2-3 pm: Anti-Virus Protection
January 28, 10-11 am: File Management: How to Save and Find Your Files on a Computer
January 28, 2-3 pm: Anti-Virus Protection
January 29, 10-11 am: Computer Survival: How to Avoid Common Computer Issues
January 29, 2-3 pm: Anti-Virus Protection
February 5, 6-7 pm: Anti-Virus Protection & Computer Survival
February 6, 6-7 pm: Anti-Virus Protection & File Management

Please call 734-677-5387 or email if you have any questions.

Download Library E-Books

January 23rd, 2012

The Bailey Library provides students and faculty access to 100,000 e-books, the majority of which are licensed from Ebrary. These e-books are readable on a web browser, while many are downloadable on most computing devices and e-readers. The download limit is 10 e-books at a time for 14 days.

To download an Ebrary e-book to your PC/Mac/laptop:

1. Install Adobe Digital Editions reader from on your computer.
2. Point your browser to the Bailey Library’s Ebrary site,, and log in with your WCC netID and password.
3. Search for an e-book and click Download.
4. Read your e-book on the Adobe Digital Editions reader.

To download an Ebrary e-book to your iPad or Android device:

First option:

1. Create an Adobe account on
2. Download the free Bluefire reader app from the App store or Google Play on your iPad or Android device.
3. Point your browser to the Bailey Library’s Ebrary site,, and log in with your WCC netID and password.
4. Search for an e-book and click Download.
5. Read your e-book on the Bluefire reader.

Second option:

1. Create an Adobe account on
2. Point your browser to the Bailey Library’s Ebrary site,, and log in with your WCC NetID and password.
3. Click My Settings, and choose Connect Your Mobile Devices to Your Ebrary Account, and then click Mobile Setup.
4. Enter your email address.
5. Ebrary will send you an email to set your passcode. Follow instructions to create passcode.
6. Download a special Ebrary app from the App Store or Google Play to your iPad or Android device. Please note that the app is for iOS 4.3 or Android 2.1 or higher.
7. Open the Ebrary app and sign in with your email address and passcode.
8. Search WCC’s Ebrary e-book collection, and either view your e-book online or download it.

Third option:

1. Download a special Ebrary app from the App Store or Google Play to your iPad or Android device. Please note that the app is for iOS 4.3 or Android 2.1 or higher.
2. Point your browser to the Bailey Library’s Ebrary site,, and log in with your WCC NetID and password.
* You’ll need to do this at least once every 90-days to validate use on the mobile app.
* Click “My Settings” link at top-right of ebrary screen
* Under “Link your account to Facebook“, click “Log In“
* On Facebook log-in screen, enter your Facebook credentials, click “Log In“
(Don’t have a Facebook account? Click “Sign up for Facebook” at lower left)
3. Create an Adobe account on if you don’t already have one.
If you’ve done full-document downloads on ebrary, you already have an account.
4. Point your browser to the Bailey Library’s Ebrary site,, and log in with your WCC netID and password.
5. Search for an e-book and click Download.
6. Sign in on the Ebrary e-book app using the “Sign in with Facebook” button (lower right hand corner) with your Facebook credentials. Read the e-book on the Ebrary app.

Important note: The Facebook Sign-in feature does not access or post anything on Facebook accounts. It just takes advantage of users’ Facebook authentication.

If you have any questions, please contact the Bailey Library at or 973-3431.

Writing Tutors at the Computer Commons

January 11th, 2012

To provide students with writing assistance at the point of need, a writing tutor from the Writing Center will be stationed at the Computer Commons on the second floor of the Gunder Myran Building on Tuesdays, 1-6 pm, and Wednesdays, 9-11 am, 1-4 pm.

This is a joint project between the Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences Division and the Learning Resources Division for Fall Semester 2013 and Winter Semester 2014.

Food for Fines

October 11th, 2011

Nov. 9-18 during regular library hours

Bring non–perishable food items to the Bailey Library User Services Desk and we will cancel any library overdue fines! Each food item donated will cancel up to $7.00 in overdue fines. No limit on the number of food items accepted. All are welcome to make a donation, even if you don’t have any library fines!

All food item donations will directly benefit the WCC Student Resource and Women’s Center Food Pantry. Food items appropriate for a Thanksgiving meal are encouraged and appreciated. Suggested items include: canned yams, cranberry sauce, vegetables, biscuit mix.

Overdue library items must be returned to the Bailey Library User Services Desk to apply donation. Food item donations apply to current library overdue fines only. Donations are not applicable to lost book replacement fees, processing fees or miscellaneous fees. Expired food item donations will not be accepted.

New Databases Available

October 11th, 2011

The Bailey Library has made available the following new databases for user access. They are accessible on the library’s database webpage.

* CultureGrams: For current information on countries, states and provinces.

* ERIC: For education research and publications.

* Facts & Comparisons eAnswers: For information on drugs.

* MedlinePlus: For health science research.

* Michigana: For archival documents on Michigan’s state history.

* Nursing Resource Center: For research in the nursing area.

* Small Business Resource Center: For how-to information on small business and entrepreneurship.

* Worldcat: For locating collection holdings in local libraries and worldwide.

Texting for Research Help

August 10th, 2011

You are now able to use your cell phone to text a Bailey librarian for research help.

The new texting research help service is reachable at 734.328.2823 on:

Monday-Thursday: 10 am-8 pm
Friday: 10 am-3 pm

In addition, you will be able to obtain research assistance in person and by live chat, email, or phone. Please see Get Help from An Expert library page for details.

70,000 New E-Books & Database Available

August 10th, 2011

The Bailey Library is now making available 70,000 new e-books from Ebrary for student and faculty access, bringing the library’s e-book collection to 90,000 titles. Covering all subject areas for college-level reading and research, the e-books are accessible on the library website, as well as in the library catalog.

The new Ebrary e-book collection is:

* Device-agnostic. They are readable with a regular web browser on a computer, laptop, iPad or other mobile devices. Users can also annotate, create hyperlinks, etc.

* Accessible by multiple simultaneous users 24 x 7, at no cost to you. You need not check them out of the library, thus no overdue fines!

* Printable, up to 60 pages.

* Accommodating for the visually impaired in providing text-to-speech conversion capability within the Ebrary reader.

A training webinar on Ebrary e-books open to students and faculty will be held on September 14 at 3 pm in GM 118. Please call 734.973.3379 to reserve a seat.

In addition, the library is making available a new Environment Complete e-journal database, which covers topics such as environmental policy, ecology, renewal energy, etc. This database is also accessible on the library website.