The college library is centrally located to support faculty and students through its resources and services. library provides an ever growing book (eBook) and reference collection, online databases, A/R and V/R equipment, newspapers, periodicals, tables for group seating, individual study carrels, access to Dunwoody’s wireless network, computer stations and a printer/copy machine.
In keeping with the Dunwoody mission of providing a “best-in- class” education, the Learning Commons is currently undergoing a shift towards providing more and better electronic resources. The Learning Commons page on the Dunwoody website is available for students, faculty, and staff as a portal to our catalog hosted by MnPALS and curriculum support resources. A link to the EBSCO host gateway provides access to a number of databases, including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Science Reference Center, the Avery Index, EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection and the Teacher Reference Center. Off campus access to this Library portal is available using the Dunwoody user id and password.
Reference service is available during most business hours and by appointment. The reference collection is quite extensive, and the Learning Commons staff helps to provide full access to any of those materials. Learning Commons staff will help with specific reference questions, are willing to demonstrate usage of electronic research resources, and are available to give students and faculty a tour of the Learning Commons.
Historical Archives Collection
The purpose of the Historical Archives Collection is to preserve for researching the historically valuable materials which document the origins, development, activities and achievements of Dunwoody College since its inception in 1914. This collection consists of over 6000 items that are currently being categorized, identified and readied for digitization. Materials in this collection include:
- Early college photos, newspapers, documents
- Significant college publications, such as course catalogs and alumni newsletters
- Meeting minutes, other critical documents instrumental in guiding institutional policies
- Strategic plans, annual reports and other administrative materials
- Books and papers critical to the Dunwoody history
The Elftmann Student Success Center provides a team of professionals and peer tutors ready to help students achieve academic success. The center provides an array of services such as tutoring and supplemental instruction, support for ESL students and students with accommodations and academic coaching. Students can visit the Math Center for a Guided Study Recitation or help with homework questions or the Writing Center to get a great start on research papers or to prepare a résumé.
Faculty may send students to the Success Center for any of the above services and can work directly with the staff to ensure students receive the assistance needed for academic success.
The bookstore at Dunwoody is operated by Barnes & Noble. In addition to the usual services of a college bookstore, the Dunwoody/Barnes & Noble Bookstore features a unique Faculty Center Network called FacultyEnlight, an online, faculty-only resource that can simplify and expedite the textbook selection process. This free service includes unbiased information on more than 500,000 titles, including:
- How frequently and at which schools titles were used
- Peer reviews of different textbooks
- Tables of Contents
- Author bibliographies
- Chapter summaries
- Lists of other titles published in each discipline
- Link to request desk copies from publishers