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 http://www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship.

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: http://www.cpcc.edu/cpcc/library/about-the-library/hours

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

September 30, 2014

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week, September 22-September 26, celebrates the freedom to read. Banned books are titles that have been targeted with removal or restriction due to the content of the book. While books have been and continue to be banned, the reason for the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

We have quite a few books that have been challenged over the years here at the Cato campus library. So come to the library and see our display of some of our banned books. Celebrate your freedom to read!

Here are a few examples:

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

September 17, 2014

Book a Study Room

Do you have a study group that needs to get together or a place to work on a group project? Cato campus has a study room that you can use. It has plenty of desks, input for your laptop, a projector, and whiteboards. Just go to http://cpcc.libcal.com to reserve a spot!

August 20, 2014

Welcome back, Students!

Another fall semester is here, and I hope everyone had a great summer! As one of your librarians, I wanted to remind everyone that we are here for you and to help you succeed in your classes. As you begin working on research assignments we are able to help you find the best resources, assist with your citations, and if you’re new to CPCC, we can help you become acquainted with the library.

Our hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

You can reach us at 704-330-4818

We look forward to seeing you!

August 18, 2014

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