Are you using your phone to access your online coursework? Do you need a laptop for the upcoming semester? Do you know a student who needs one? As we all know, students who don't have access to the technology they need to do their school work are at a disadvantage in their classes. A smartphone is useful, but it's hard to complete a lot of coursework on a phone. And typing papers? No good. The Library has partnered with Durham Tech Student Engagement to loan laptops to student for the Fall
We can help! Looking for a book to read over winter break? READsearcher is a new service the Durham Tech Library is offering where we give you personalized book recommendation based on your answers to a few painless questions. You can find the link on the library homepage under 'Forms.' We are excited to offer this new service and look forward to helping all of you find your next book!
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[caption id="attachment_582" align="aligncenter" width="426" class=" "] With a touchscreen as well as textured buttons, the MagniLink Vision TTS assists readers who have visual impairments.[/caption] The library installed a modular video magnifier-- the MagniLink Vision TTS reader --which enhances or enables reading of printed books for people with a range of visual impairments. Features of the MagniLink Vision TTS include text-to-speech, adjustable zoom and a variety of background and text
Announcing our library's new reference service, Book A Librarian ! Do you need help doing research for an assignment for class? Want to learn more about searching for resources in general? Want someone to walk you through citing a paper in a new-to-you format? Have a busy schedule and want to make sure that a librarian is available to help you when you come into the library? Now you can make an appointment with one of the Durham Tech librarians for some one-on-one help! What we can do: - Give
New look, new layout, new books!
If we don't have something you need, we can probably get it! As great a collection as we have, Durham Tech Library doesn't have ALL the books we'd love to have. With the funding we receive, we try to purchase books most needed to support courses being taught at the college, but we can't buy everything that we want and that our very diverse users would like. Even if a book isn't in our immediate collection, though, we might still be able to get access to it, so if you don't see a book you want
We have a white board set up in the library to collect feedback about your library experiences. You can also use this blog to share your opinions. Feel free to answer the following questions by submitting a comment. How have you used the library this academic year? What do you like about the library? What could the library do to improve your experience? You can also take our library survey [link disabled since the survey has ended] to give us your opinions on our resources, services, and spaces
It’s close to time for exams, but the library has another kind of testing already going on. We’re trying out new chat software that lets us IM with students, faculty, or anyone else who needs assistance. To start talking with us, go to the library homepage and click on the chat icon in the middle of the page, near the bottom. If we're available to chat, the icon looks like: If we're not available, a different icon indicates that we're away. Chat with us, and let us know what you think! We hope
1. Helpful and friendly librarians and library staff ! 2. Computers, computer lab, and Wifi access 3. Comfortable group and individual study spaces 4. Cool new books ! 5. New DVDs! 6. LibGuides for research help 7. Citation workshops and help with MLA & APA formats! 8 . Research databases 9. Graphic novels! 10. Magazines, journals, and newspapers and much more! Visit the library today to register for your library card. Let us help you find the information and resources you need to be successful