The ESCC libraries have over 65,000 non-fiction and fiction titles.  Books, except those in the Reference Collection and Genealogy Collection, may be borrowed for four weeks. Search "WebCat"


The libraries have current subscriptions to 106 magazines and journals.  Back issues are available in various formats.  Although periodicals do not circulate, copies of articles may be reproduced.  For a listing of these click here.


AVL (The Alabama Virtual Library) includes license agreements with 11 premier database providers for 53 distinct databases, many with full text articles, including the popular EBSCOhost and various versions of InfoTrac. With an AVL card, Alabama citizens can access content from their homes, offices or other locations. Students may acquire the AVL card from any ESCC library.

CQ RESEARCHER (Congressional Quarterly) which is a source for in-depth, analytical reporting on the most current and controversial issues of the day.  These articles are designed to encourage discussion, to help readers think critically and to facilitate further research.

CREDO REFERENCE is a user-friendly research tool that offers access to thousands of reference entries from all the major academic subject areas. Users search hundreds of reference books and full-text articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, numerous subject-specific titles, as well as, 200,000+ images, audio files, and nearly 100 videos all with full citations.


The Vertical File, housed only at the main campus library, contains pamphlets and newspaper articles clipped from local, state, and national newspapers. The articles selected relate to research topics, local and state issues, and historic interests.  Selected articles may be photocopied.


As a Government Documents depository since 1969, the ESCC Library main campus maintains a collection of selected government publications from all departments of the federal government.  “Welcome to Online Government Publications offers a list of popular government publications.

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