Summer 2016 Great Reads


Set your summer into motion with intrigue, romance, and mystery!

Whether you are searching for an “edge of your seat” thriller or a glimpse into the world of the paranormal, there is still much to be said about one of life’s most pleasurable moments: getting lost in a good book.

For those who love skimming pages or downloading the latest eBook, the library is a great place to supply your summer reading enjoyment, and as we say here at the Cato Campus Library…a good summer read makes for a great summer experience!


So stop by whether you are planning that long awaited vacation or simply want to curl up with a good book: either way you will not leave disappointed.

Here are just a few of the titles available:


Dead Low Tide by Brett Lott








Forever an Ex by Victoria Christopher Murray










The Iron King by Julie Kawaga










The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger


July 12, 2016

New Library

Come see the new library

We would like to invite you to come see the new Cato Library located in Cato III. We are located on the third floor in room 315.

It is a great facility with many conveniences.  It offers a study room with white boards, a technologically enhanced classroom, over 18 new desk top computers for patron use, and leisure seating.

Please stop by to say hello! We look forward to seeing you!

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 6 pm

Friday, 8 am – 4 pm

***Hours are subject to change so please check the library website for hours during breaks and holidays***


February 9, 2016

Summer 2015 Library Hours

Cato Library and Cato Law Library spring hours end Tuesday, May 12.

Cato Library and Cato Law Library will be closed Wednesday, May 13 – Tuesday, May 19.

Do not forget that items you have checked out from any campus library must be returned by Tuesday, May 13 to avoid fines.

Here are the Summer 2015 hours:



May 7, 2015

Happy holidays!

We here at the library hope you have a great holiday season. I know we are all looking forward to it. Everyone be safe and enjoy the time off!

December 11, 2014

Cato Library Finals Week Stress Relief – Beverages and Snacks

During Finals week, from 10AM-12PM and 4PM-6PM, the library will be providing hot beverages as well as a variety of snacks. We know how finals can be stressful, and we want to help make it as stress-free as possible! We wish you the best on your Final Projects and Exams!


December 1, 2014

Library Holiday Schedule

The end of the semester is almost here! To accommodate students needing extra study and prep time, Cato Library will be open extended hours from Monday, Dec. 1st through Friday, Dec. 12th.

Here are the end-of-semester hours for both libraries:

Cato (CT250):

Dec. 1-4 and Dec. 8-11:  8am – 7pm

Dec. 5 and Dec. 12: 8am – 4pm

CLAW (Law Library CT200):

Mon., Dec. 8 – Thurs., Dec. 11: 8am-9pm

Friday Dec. 12: Closed

Saturday, Dec 6: 9am-3pm

November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Break Library Hours

Cato Library and CLAW will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing you after the break!

November 25, 2014

CPCC Library Fine Forgiveness Days

From November 17 – December 12, you may bring in packaged food, cleaning products, baby care items or toiletries to get your fines waived. All items collected will be donated to the Battered Women Shelter.

Here’s how it works:

  • Bring in 3 items for fines between $1.00 and $5.00
  • Bring in 4 items for fines between $6.00 and $10.00
  • Bring in 6 items for fines $10.00 and above

NOTE: This excludes replacement fees for lost and damaged materials.

All library materials must be returned in good condition. Donations are also welcome from those without library fines!

Priority needs include: Cereal, crackers, body lotion, coffee, juice boxes, canned pasta, peanut butter & jelly, pacifiers, towels, bar soap, deodorant, combs, brushes, shampoo/conditioner, shower gel/body wash, toothpaste/toothbrushes, Q-Tips, Ziploc bags, Tupperware, dishes/bowls and automatic dishwasher soap.

November 11, 2014

Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship

The Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).   It is made possible through library fundraising projects.  The deadline for submitting an application for the scholarship is coming up in a month, on November 7, 2014.

To be eligible for the CPCC Library Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a full-time student, currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in an approved program leading to a two-year degree.
  • Must have completed at least one full-time semester at CPCC within the past two semesters, excluding the current semester, at the time of application and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher from CPCC. A copy of your current transcript must be submitted with the application.
  • Submit a completed application with supporting documents.
  • Write an original 550 to 750 word essay on how the CPCC libraries have helped you achieve your educational goals thus far.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a CPCC faculty or staff member that you have known within the last two years.
  • Library employees, including work study students, are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Scholarships are awarded for one academic semester only; previous Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship winners may not reapply.

For more information and links for the application and recommendation forms for the scholarship program, visit

October 8, 2014

Fall Break

Fall Break is coming up on October 13 and 14. However, the Cato campus library will be open from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM both days. The law library -CT200 will be CLOSED. We hope you have a good relaxing break. Come by the library and check out our leisure reads and DVDs. They can be a good way to spend your time during the break.

Both libraries will resume regular hours on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

For other library hours during the break, please see:

Have a wonderful and safe fall break! Enjoy your time off!

September 30, 2014

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