News & Events

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

Did You Know?

March 07, 2016

OER WeekAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, college textbook prices have increased faster than tuition, health care costs and housing prices, all of which have risen faster than inflation. Textbook prices have actually risen three times the inflation rate in the past 10 years.

Celebrate Open Education Week by checking out daily posts about textbook costs and alternatives, brought to you by eLearning and the Library.

Click here to learn more.

Read the Library Quarterly!

February 08, 2016

The Spring Issue of the HCC Library Quarterly is now online! Check out information about upcoming events, including National Library Week, our Little Free Library and recommended resources. Read it now!

Faxing Policy Update

January 29, 2016

The Library regrets it can no longer send or receive faxes on behalf of patrons. Patrons interested in faxing will have assistance with online faxing upon request at the Circulation Desk.

Hot Off the Presses!

October 02, 2015

The Fall Issue of the HCC Library Newsletter is now online! Check out information about upcoming events, the Library’s second floor renovation, our featured database and some featured books. Read it now!

One Maryland One Book (Book Discussion)

September 23, 2015

Join thousands of Marylanders this fall who will be reading and talking about The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

Date: Monday, September 28
Time: 12 PM
Location: Hays-Heighe House, 2nd floor

Banned Books Week begins September 27!

September 23, 2015

What is Banned Books Week? Watch as puppets Chad, Rustle and Mooch misinterpret the meaning of Banned Books Week, until Herb comes to the rescue: The American Library Association has created this show to spread awareness of censorship.