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Distance Education Services

Distance Education Services at the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library

The Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library supports distance learners with access to electronic databases and eBook collections, video tutorials, and other services.  Librarians can assist with access and research questions via phone, email, or video chat.

The Library building is currently closed until further notice.  Find the library's current hours here.

Meet with a librarian (virtually)

Students can meet with a librarian through Google Meet, Google Hangouts, or Zoom.  Email to set up a time to videochat with a librarian for research help and other library questions.

Faculty can request virtual information literacy sessions for their classes.  Topics may include finding and using library resources, determining the usefulness or reliability of sources, developing a research question, and other topics related to searching for and analyzing information.

You can also contact the library by phone at 607-438-3150 or by email.

Textbooks and Course Reserves

During the switch to remote learning, you may be able to get free ebook access to your textbooks through VitalSource.  Create your account at Users can create a free account to check out up to 7 ebooks until May 25, 2020.

If you need chapters or materials from other textbooks and course materials, let us know!  We may be able to help you find publishers and other sites where you can read or request the materials you need.

Please contact for this service and provide the Course Number, Textbook title, pages or chapters needed, and ISBN if available.

Scientific and graphing calculators

To replace the functions of a graphing calculator, we recommend the following resources:

  • Desmos
    Online graphing calculator to graph functions, plot data, and evaluate equations
  • Wolfram Alpha
    Online tool to generate plots of functions, equations and inequalities in one, two, and three dimensions
  • Texas Instruments
    Free 6 month subscription to TI-84 calculator emulator and other software programs.  Students must enter .edu email address to download software and receive activation code.
  • Wabbitemu emulator
    An emulator allows your computer to act like a Texas Instruments graphing calculator after installing the software.  Also available as an Android app.


Math and other tutoring help is currently available through video chat!  Contact or find out more about math tutoring on the MyCCC tutoring website.

InterLibrary Loan services (ILL)

Students, faculty, and staff can currently request articles only from other schools through InterLibrary Loan (ILL). Articles will typically be sent as a PDF to your ILL account.

When using ILL for the first time, you will need to set up an account by clicking the First Time Users link underneath the login option.

You can make an ILL request here.

Loan periods and renewals

Due dates for books and other physical items have been extended.

Please contact us if you need a new due date for library items.

You can also renew items online from your MyCCC account by visiting the library homepage.  Select the Check Library Account link under the SuperSearch bar to view due dates and renew materials.

Off-campus databases

Members of the SUNY CCC community have access to databases whether they are on or off-campus.  Make sure you are logged into your MyCCC account to ensure you see all materials available to SuperSearch or our databases.

Video Tutorials

Check out the Library Video Tutorials   



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