News & Events

We Have Streaming Video & eBooks!

September 26, 2016

Interested in using an ebook or streaming video for a class assignment? Visit the "Research Resources" section located to the left, click on "Research Databases," then select the Streaming Video or eBooks option from the drop down menu. Ask a Librarian if you need assistance!

Sept. 19: One Maryland One Book

September 20, 2016

Join us for a book discussion on the "All American Boys" by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

DATE: Monday, September 19, 2016
LOCATION: Hays-Heighe House

To register, call 443-412-2316. You will be eligible for a free copy of the book, while supplies last.

September 13 & 14: The Library Expo

August 29, 2016

Explore how the Library can help you! Join us for snacks and giveaways!

DATES: September 13 & 14, 2016
TIME: 10 AM - 2 PM
LOCATION: Library, 2nd Floor

July 10, 2016 - Chautauqua 2016: Gwendolyn Brooks

June 15, 2016

FREE, family-friendly living history performance, “Gwendolyn Brooks,” portrayed by Dorothy Mains-Prince at the Chesapeake Theater, Sunday, July 10 at 1 p.m.

Pre-performance: “To Be Free: Music and Poetry Performed by Benny Russell and Colleen Webster.” This performance is part of Chautauqua 2016: Masters of their Craft, co-sponsored by HCC Library, Cecil College, Cecil County Public Library, and the Maryland Humanities Council. Visit for more information.

Recognition of Scholarly or Creative Work by HCC Employees

April 14, 2016

Have you published a scholarly or creative work or produced comparable work in the visual or performing arts since May 1, 2015? If so, consider nominating your work for recognition. Nominations are due on May 13, 2016. Click here to learn more or click here for the nomination form.

Library Used Book Sale

March 21, 2016

DATE: April 11 - 18
TIME: When the Library is open!
LOCATION: Library, 2nd Floor

Lots of fiction and non-fiction books, children's books, cookbooks, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and more!

Book Sale proceeds support the HCC Foundation Library Textbook Scholarship.

Did You Know?

March 11, 2016

The HCC Library has gathered together information about OER (open educational resources) in the subject guide available at:

This guide will point the way to help you find what you need to lower the cost of textbooks for your students by using OER and/or other alternatives to commercial textbooks.

Did You Know?

March 10, 2016

OER (Open Educational Resources) are powerful. Imagine what student success rates would look like if every student had all the course materials on the first day of class. What if some, or all, of the course materials were free for students? How would that impact teaching and learning, student retention and completion?

Learn more about OER at a Lunch and Learn discussion offered by Dr. Karen Rege, Director for eLearning and Instructional Resources, on Tuesday April 5 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Library room 303.

Click here to learn more.

Did You Know?

March 09, 2016

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. OER often have a Creative Commons license that states specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.

Click here to learn more.

Did You Know?

March 08, 2016

The cost to students at Harford Community College for required textbooks varies a lot depending upon the course and which options students choose (such as purchasing a new print textbook, purchasing a used print book, renting, etc.). The HCC College Store has provided the following data on the average price for required textbooks:

  • Purchase of a new print textbook: $127.50
  • Rental of a new print textbook: $92.50
  • Purchase of a used print textbook: $95.25
  • Rental of a used print textbook: $61.25
  • License of an eTextbook: $110