Celebrate Your Right To Vote!

Person voting

The Cato Campus Library along with the CPCC library system are encouraging you to exercise your right to vote by going to the polls on November 8th.

  • Early Voting Dates: October 20-November 1
  • Early Voting Locations: Click here


Leave a Comment October 25, 2016

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Cato Campus Library and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month







  • Domestic violence comes in many forms. Be it physical, mental, or emotional: abuse is in no way an act of love.
  • Furthermore, national statistics show that, in the US, an act of assault or violence is committed against a woman, every nine seconds, and that an act of physical abuse is committed on an average of 20 people every minute by a partner (National Statistics Domestic Violence Fact Sheet).


Domestic Violence Awareness










  • Understanding the signs of domestic violence is one effective way by which to bring awareness to the issue as well as finding a solution.
  • Speaking with domestic abuse counselors and members of law enforcement is also another way to learn more about patterns of abuse and abusive behavior.
  • Researching current literature can also prove beneficial in a case where more in-depth knowledge is required beyond what is considered common or general.


Protection Against Domestic Violence








  • The Violence Against Women Act is a law that was passed by Congress in 1994- including a 1996 addendum- which:
  1. Mandates that domestic violence is a national crime.
  2. Provides nationwide protection for abuse victims as well as monetary compensation for any incurred losses (Federal Domestic Violence Laws, United States Department of Justice).


Additional Resources and Services

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


If you know someone who is a victim of domestic violence…..







Silence is not the solution!


Please join the Cato Campus Library and the Cato Law Library along with the CPCC library system as we promote National Domestic Violence Month and stop by and take a look at our new display!














Cato Law Domestic Violence Information Station














October 6, 2016

Cato Library Banned Books Week!



Join the Cato Campus Library as we celebrate Banned Books Week and your freedom to read!

When:  Sept 25 – Oct 1, 2016

Where: Cato Campus Library, CT 315 Building III









Banned Books, the First Amendment, and the ALA!


Aside from the freedom of speech, religion, the press, and peaceable assembly, the First Amendment also protects, the freedom of expression of thoughts, ideas, and opinions, and if not for institutions like the library, many of these thoughts, ideas, and opinions would go virtually unnoticed.










From a historical standpoint, the library has been a staunch supporter of public enlightenment and the freedom of open access- all of which present as challenges to censorship.














Within this context, organizations like the ALA (American Library Association) have worked to uphold the First Amendment and the provisions that it provides.

Founded in 1876, the ALA  has long played a key role in promoting intellectual freedom, literacy, and education http://www.ala.org/aboutala/, and it is for this reason and many others, that the Cato Campus Library along with the ALA is supporting your right to freely create, publish, and read–by celebrating Banned Books Week.


For more information on the event and a list of banned books: go to http://www.ala.org/bbooks/


Stop by the Cato Campus Library to view our own Banned Books Display!



September 26, 2016

Cato Campus Fall Book Sale!









 When: Thursday September 29, 11am -1pm

Where: Cato Campus – Parking Lot during Fall Fest

Donations will be accepted from Thursday September 15 – Monday September 26, 2016! Bring all of your new and gently used books, CDs, and DVDs

*All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship Fund*

September 20, 2016

We Want You to Join!



September 13, 2016

Cruise Into Fall 2016 With Dean Henderson!






Welcome Dean Henderson

The Cato Campus would like to extend a warm welcome to our new campus dean, Mr. George Henderson. When he is not overseeing the administrative operations of the Cato Campus, he enjoys spending time riding his Harley Davidson and collecting motorcycle memorabilia.

His love of riding has taken him to different cities across the United States including Houston, TX, Kissimmee, FL, and Washington D.C. to name a few.

When we had a chance to catch up with Dean Henderson, he was gracious enough to loan some of his most prized collectibles to the Cato Campus Library for display and also provide us with a sneak peak into his life on a motorcycle.

Check out some of Dean Henderson’s favorite pieces and a few photographs of his travels!

















More Cool Stuff!!




September 8, 2016

Labor Day Hours: Cato and Cato Law Libraries



The Cato Campus Library CT III- 315 will be closed Saturday September 3rd- Monday September 5th for the Labor Day holiday weekend but will resume normal business hours on Tuesday September 6th.

The Cato Law Library CTI-200 will be open on Saturday September 3rd 9:am-1:pm and closed Sunday September 4th-Monday September 5th and will also resume normal business hours on Tuesday September 6th.



August 30, 2016

Fall 2016! Welcome Back


Welcome back all new and returning students!  As with the start of any new semester, you may find yourselves overwhelmed with all of the demands that come with being a college student which is why it is  important to become familiar with all of the services and products here at the Cato Campus Library.


Yosif M Leisure study

In grand Cato style, we have relocated to a new space with new accommodations including chairs with swing- away laptop holders and large tables.













General Library Information

Cato Campus Library

Hours:        Mon-Thurs 8:00am-6:00pm, Fri 8:00am-4:00pm, Sat and Sun: Closed

Location:    8120 Grier Road, CT 315 Charlotte, NC 28213 Building III

Telephone:  704-330-4818

Cato Campus Law Library

Hours:      Mon-Thurs 8:00am-8:00pm, Fri: Closed, Sat: 9am-1pm, Sun: Closed

Location: 8120 Grier Road, CT 200 Charlotte, NC 28213 Building I

Telephone: 704-330-2722 EXT 7819


Resources and Services

Looking for books, books, and more books! (not to mention articles and dvds), stop by and browse our collection and/or check out the  Encore Library Search Engine.

Need an article, newspaper, or video tutorial on a specific subject? The CPCC Research Resources library database system has everything you need.

Study Rooms












There are also study rooms available equipped with large computer screens . Just ask at the front desk and complete the form by accessing the link below. Also as a rule: there must be a total of two or more people to rent a study room.

Click Here to Launch Study Room Booking Widget














August 22, 2016

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

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