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Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources to assist students in their journey at Allen Community College.


What Can Allen Library Do For You?

On-line Students:  Access both Allen's print materials and electronic resources. Electronic resources are accessed with your Allen user Id and your student Id #. Our collection of print materials can be mailed to your home! Simply search Allen's on-line catalog and fill out the book request form. 

Burlingame Campus Students: As a Burlingame student you have the added benefit of having materials delivered directly to your campus ! Simply search Allen's on-line catalog and fill out the book request form. Electronic resources are accessed with your Allen user Id and your student Id #.

Iola Campus Students:  As an Iola student you have access to everything we have to offer at your finger tips. Come browse our new young adult collection or check out some dvd's to watch in your dorm room. Can't find what you're looking for? Do not hesitate to Ask A Librarian, we have access to materials all over the state with our interlibrary loan program. 

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New Books


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Wild - Cheryl Strayed
Call Number: FIC St82w 2012
ISBN: 9780307476074
Publication Date: 2013-03-26
Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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This Is Where I Leave You - Jonathan Tropper
Call Number: FIC T754t 2009
ISBN: 9780452296367
Publication Date: 2010-07-06
This Is Where I Leave You is Jonathan Tropper's (One Last Thing Before I Go) most accomplished work to date, and a riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind-whether we like it or not.

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Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline
Call Number: FIC K685o 2013
ISBN: 9780061950728
Publication Date: 2013-04-02
Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?

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Ketchup Clouds - Annabel Pitcher
Call Number: FIC P681k 2013
ISBN: 9780316246767
Publication Date: 2013-11-12
Zoe has an unconventional pen pal--Mr. Stuart Harris, a Texas Death Row inmate and convicted murderer. But then again, Zoe has an unconventional story to tell. A story about how she fell for two boys, betrayed one of them, and killed the other.

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The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
Call Number: YA G823f 2012
ISBN: 9780142424179
Publication Date: 2014-04-08
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Call Number: Fic F679g 2012
ISBN: 9780307588371
Publication Date: 2014-04-22
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer?

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post - Emily M. Danforth
ISBN: 9780062020574
Publication Date: 2013-05-28
The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.