Library Hours & Services

Library Hours

Fall 2022, (August 29th – December 17th)

Monday – Thursday : 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am – 2:00pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Online Chat Hours ( August 29th – December 17th):

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am to 1:30pm


Help with Research

If you need help with your research you can:

  • speak with a librarian at the reference desk
  • call the Reference Desk at 860-253-3170
  • Text us at 860-735-3557
  • email us at  Ask a Reference Librarian
  • make an appointment with a librarian

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) – Ordering books and or articles from other libraries

If you cannot find what you need in the Library collection–we can get you materials from other libraries in CT and beyond. Our Interlibrary loan (ILL)service in support of learning, teaching and research is available to all current ACC students, staff and faculty.

This service is also extended as a courtesy to retired ACC staff and faculty. All other Library users in need of interlibrary loan service are asked to contact their local public library.  For more information, please read our interlibrary loan policy.

Interlibrary Loan Request (Books  & Audio/Visual Materials) Online Form

Interlibrary Loan Request (Periodical Articles) Online Form

Purchase requests

Your suggestions for building our collections are not only welcome but essential. Your suggestions for additions to our collections including books, periodicals/journals, databases and media materials can be submitted via Online Purchase Request

Scheduling Information Literacy Instruction (IL) (faculty only)

Reference librarians will provide scheduled classroom instruction sessions on effective research using both ACC resources and web resources–tailored to the specific needs of your class and your students. IL sessions can be scheduled in your classroom or in computer labs. To request an IL session, please submit an Online IL Request Form to the Library.

Putting Materials on Reserve (faculty only)

To put material(s) on reserve for your students, please complete this Reserves Form and submit it along with the reserve items to the main service desk at the library.

Information Literacy Instruction

The Library offers Information Literacy (IL) Instruction.  You may request the following:

  • Electronic Classroom instruction—we meet with you and your class in one of the Computer Labs, where we demonstrate the Library website, our online catalog, and our databases.  This includes hands-on work with the students, and may be followed by a tour of the Library.
  • Other Formats—mutually agreed upon by the instructor and the librarian.
  • REMINDER—ENGLISH 101 INSTRUCTORS—Information Literacy instruction is a required component of your course.

Requests for Information Literacy Instruction should be submitted at least one week in advance.

To make a request, fill out the form below. Please use a separate form for each class.  You may also e-mail your request to or

A copy of your course syllabus, research assignments, sources you might expect your students to find in the Library, and/or any other pertinent information should be sent to us at least two business days prior to the session.

We will be happy to accommodate your time limitations.

We strongly suggest that you stay with your classes during IL sessions.  IL sessions are collaborative efforts requiring the active presence of both the faculty and librarians. Your participation is beneficial to students, and underlines the importance of these sessions.

Thanks for requesting Library Information Literacy Instruction for your class(es).  Please feel free to contact us in person, by phone, or by e-mail to discuss IL, and any special needs you may have.

Information Literacy Request Online Form

Adaptive Technology

The adaptive technology area of the Library was established in 2004 with major funding from a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded by the Connecticut State Library.

Asnuntuck students, faculty, staff, and area residents can use the following hardware and software, whether or not they have a disability or a special need.

  • Kurzweil 3000: for taking notes, preparing for tests, vocabulary development, and for listening to text being read instead of reading silently
  • ClearView 500: a desktop video magnification system that assists people with low vision.  Text and objects can be magnified in different colors, with adjustable brightness and contrast.

ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Training on how to use the adaptive technology area is available.

How to Tutorial

Accessing Databases Off-Campus

Using Academic Search Premier

Using Opposing Viewpoints to Choose a Topic

Evaluating Websites