Many Library resources available remotely


In response to COVID-19, some publishers are offering free access to online textbooks. Not all textbooks are available, but some may be. Find options on the Library’s Textbooks (Course Reserves) webpage. Check back on this webpage as additional options may be added. 

Returning Library Materials 

Please do not return books or laptops now. There will be no late fees. 

Online Instruction

There are multiple options for online library instruction. The STARS (Students Tackle Academic Research Skills) Tutorial is available. In addition, shorter, interactive tutorials such as How to Find a Topic, Identifying and Evaluating Sources, and Finding an Article in General OneFile are now available on the Faculty Research Guide

Librarians have been working with faculty to create tailored library assignments that teach research skills and incorporate tutorials, videos, and our 24/7 research chat service. You can explore assignment ideas on the Designing Effective Research Assignments guide. We are here to help, so please let us know what your needs are and how we can assist. 

Laptops and Internet Access 

Laptops are still available for check out at Public Safety in the Gannon Building from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday until they are all checked out. You may call Public Safety in advance at 517-483-1800. They are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Public Safety office is located in the Gannon Building. You will need to enter Public Safety through the “after hours” door, located off the Mall. 

Low-cost options for internet access and information about software is available on our Computers & Software webpage

Streaming Video

Find options for streaming video. You can embed or link to videos in D2L. Kanopy has opened up “Great Courses” for free use through April 12, 2020.

Ask a Librarian – Virtual Research Help 

Ask A Librarian virtual research help is available 24/7. LCC Librarians are available via chat: 

  • Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. 
  • Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
  • Saturday Noon-5 p.m. 
  • Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 

You can also contact us by email, making an appointment for a phone meeting or calling the Reference Desk at 517-483-1615. Leave a message and an LCC Librarian will call you back.