Got A Question? Let the Library Help

Pictured above is the homepage of Library Learning Express, one of NC Live's many databases

If you are looking for an answer to a question like “Where can I find a great novel?”, “Where can I find practice SAT tests” or “How can I improve my chances of passing my US Citizenship test?” then your campus library has your answer. NC Live which can be accessed through CPCC ‘s library webpage  provides free access to databases containing more than 50,000 newspapers, journals, magazines, encyclopedias, e-books, e-audio, and streaming video titles for North Carolina citizens.  People can access Novelist to search for a great novel, the PBS Video Collection to watch a series or documentary or Academic Search Premier to research a wide range of topics.

 The library also offers access to an online resource named Library Learning Express. On Library Learning Express you can quickly set up an account by creating a username, a password and entering your email address. After setting up your account you can begin using online tutorials. Courses, which are multiple tutorials on one topic, are also available. There are courses in Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Access and Business Writing, just to name a few.

Library Learning Express also has several practice tests to help you prepare for occupational exams and standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Exam, Civil Service Exam, Nursing Assistant Certification Exam and the US Citizenship Exam.  In addition to courses and practice tests, this online resource also has an area focused on improving job skills, building resumes and searching for jobs called the Job & Career Accelerator. North Carolina citizens who are not currently students can access NC Live at their Public Library.

Visit the Research Database page  at the library’s website to get started.

Job Hunting Resources at Your Campus Library

If you are searching for your dream job, the library can help.  The Cato Campus Library offers various resources on choosing a career, improving job skills and conducting a successful job hunt.  The library also offers internet access that can be used to search job board websites such as Careerbuilder and Snag A Job.

Through searching our library’s catalog you can see all job related resources at every library. If you see something you like from another CPCC Library, you can put in a request to have sent to your campus library.

A few of  the books that are available at the Cato Campus Library

 For finding your dream career:

For creating great resumes:

For improving job skills:

Please stop in at your campus library for more great books, DVDs and other resources.  

Do you want to know when we are open?  View the library’s hours.


Welcome to Cato Campus Libraries’ blog.  

 The Cato Campus of Central Piedmont Community College is home to two libraries, Cato and Cato Law.  Professional programs such as Paralegal Studies, Horticulture, Office Administration and Interpreter Education as well as a variety of other classes that support the goals of general education are supported by the Cato Campus Libraries.

 The Cato Law Library has many legal resources, such as the North Carolina General Statutes, American Law Review and Westlaw Legal Database. Computers with internet access  and scanners are also available to assist people engaged in legal research.  This library is dedicated to serving the Paralegal students of Central Piedmont, but guests who need to research legal issues are always welcome.  

The Cato Campus Library also contains a variety of  useful resources. This collection  consists of books, periodicals, videotapes, DVDs, and telecourses as well as access to electronic magazines, academic journals and ebooks on array of topics. Computers with internet access, and scanners are also available at this location. Checking out materials is restricted to students, but guests are welcome at this library also.   The Cato Campus is located at 8120 Grier Road (see a Google map of this location)  in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

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