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Atkinson Library

Faculty Resources


Book, Media, and Periodical Suggestions

We love recommendations from our faculty members! If you see an item that you believe should be added to our collection, please fill out our material suggestion form and we will do our best to incorporate it!


Course Reserves

Atkinson Library houses textbooks on reserve for students to use in the library. If you would like to have your class text available for students to use in the library or to check out for a few days, please bring the textbook to the library, where we will have you fill out a short form.


Interlibrary Loan/MelCat

Are you looking for supplemental materials to support your classes? Are you working on a research project and need access to books and articles not available at Atkinson Library? The Library offers access to resources to assist you in your professional research endeavors.

  • Interlibrary Loan is a nationwide resource sharing system to use when you need an article, book or media item not available through the Jackson College Library. Use the Interlibrary Loan form to make a request. This is a free service. Materials are picked up and returned to Atkinson Library.
  • MelCat is a statewide sharing system. It offers access to books and media at other Michigan libraries. Search MelCat to locate resources and make a request. Valid Jackson College, or other participating Michigan Library card is needed. Articles are not available through MelCat. For those, use Interlibrary Loan.

Library Instruction

Do you want your class to know more about how to navigate the library and the resources we provide? Our librarians are happy to provide an instruction session for your class! There are several options available:

  • Web Evaluation: Basic session on the use of Google for academic research, including Google Scholar.
  • Library Catalog & Databases Overview: Fundamentals of research and overview of tools available from Atkinson Library.
  • Customized Session: Librarians can tailor a session for you based on your overall class or a particular assignment.

If you are interested in scheduling a session, please use this form.


Testing Lab

The Testing Lab in Atkinson Hall (WA 118) is a great place to host your exams. It is a proctored location that allows students to take a test in a secure environment.

For more information about how to have your next exam hosted here, please visit our Testing Lab Information for Faculty page.


Atkinson Library, JC • 2111 Emmons Road • Jackson, Michigan 49201-8399 • Phone: 517.796.8622  • Email

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