How do I obtain a library card?
New ADCP students should complete the online application form. Once your application
is processed (usually within 24-48 hours), you will receive an email with your library
information and instructions on logging into the databases. Shortly thereafter, you
will receive your library card (key fob) along with more detailed instructions.
I've lost my library card! How do I replace it?
Contact Mrs. Margaret Kinney, Head of Circulation at (334)833-4422 or email her at
As an ADCP student what library privileges do I have?
ADCP students have the same borrowing privileges as any other student.
How do ADCP students access the electronic databases from off campus?
Once you obtain a library card, you may access the library's electronic resources from
the Library's homepage by clicking on the 'Databases' link. A login screen will appear.
Enter your library card number and last name.
Once you login, you can move from one database to another without having to login again
for that session. NB: Your browser must be set to accept cookies in order to access the
Which browser should I use to access the library's catalogue and databases?
We recommend you use the most current version of either Firefox or Internet Explorer. For
your convenience, the college's tech team has a website for easy downloads of Firefox.
Who do I see about problems accessing the library website/electronic resources?
Mrs. Brenda Kerwin is the Systems Librarian and may be reached at (334)833-4529 or at
How do I renew items online?
To renew items online go to the Library's Homepage and click on the 'your library account'
link under Find Books & More. Type in your library card number (without the spaces) and
a screen will display the materials you currently have checked out. Check the box next to
the item you plan to renew and press the 'request renewal' button. This may only be done
once and only if materials are not overdue.
What is an Inter Library Loan (ILL)?
An Inter-library loan is the process by which libraries, on behalf of a user (i.e. student,
faculty member, staff member), can borrow materials from other libraries located in the U.S.
or abroad. There are certain policies that must be followed and there may be a cost to the
requestor, depending upon whether the lending library charges for the loan. This charge may be
a loan fee for a book or the printing fee for a copy of a journal article. Contact Mrs.
Nordis Smith for further information and assistance at (334)833-4537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I found a citation for a book/article I'd like to read. How can I get a copy?
Contact Mrs. Nordis Smith, our Inter Library Loan (ILL) and Reference librarian at
(334)833-4537 or email@example.com.
How much does an Inter Library Loan (ILL) cost?
There is no charge for ILL items obtained from most Alabama libraries. Costs for items
obtained outside of Alabama vary. You should be prepared to tell Mrs. Smith how much you're
willing to pay for an item when you make the ILL request.
What is "Countess"?
Countess is the name of our library's online catalogue, and is named after Selina, Countess
of Huntingdon from whom the College took its new name in 1936, when it became co-educational.
(See A History of Huntingdon College, 1854-1954 by Rhoda Coleman Ellison, University of
Alabama Press, 1954)
Be sure to check our main campus FAQ page for other questions you may have.