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Truxal Library - For Distance Learners

The Library offers a variety of resources and services to students who are taking classes online or at another location. You can use these services without coming into the Library.  To learn more watch these videos:

Library Resources and Services Available to Distance Learners

Find books and other materials in the Library Catalog

Find information in the Library Databases

  • Electronic magazines, journals and newspapers
  • Electronic books and reference books
  • Streaming audio and streaming video
Note: You must have an AACC Library Card or Student ID to access electronic resources from off-campus.  If you need a library card follow the steps below, and then check your email - NOT your Canvas email - for your barcode number.  Once you receive it (within 1 business day) you can use it to access the databases.  We will send the card itself through the regular mail.

Request Delivery of a Truxal Library Book to

  • AACC at Arundel Mills (Student Services, Room 105)
  • Glen Burnie Town Center (College Services Counter, 2nd floor)
  • HCAT (First Floor Information Desk)
  • Fort Meade's Army Education Center
  • Other (contact Distance Learning Librarian at or 410-777-2216)

Request Items our Library Does Not Own (Interlibrary Loan)

  • Books from other libraries
  • Copies of articles from other libraries

Find out what other libraries in Maryland own

E-mail or call AACC librarians for assistance

Need Research Assistance?  Contact the Virtual Writing Center

  • Make an appointment for online research assistance with an AACC Librarian
  • Get help with finding sources
  • Get help with correctly citing your sources 

Check our guides for help with your Research

Ask for assistance with your research from AskUsNow! (live chat with a librarian)

  • Online Reference Assistance provided by cooperating Maryland libraries
  • Available 24/7

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