Welcome Back! 2017






Welcome back all new and returning students!


Take a look at what’s new for the Cato Campus Library and Law Library’s hours of operation.








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









For the day of Monday January 16th, the CPCC campuses including all campus libraries will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 holiday.

All campus libraries and locations will resume normal business hours on Tuesday January 17th.


Happy Holidays: Cato Campus Library Closed










As the semester comes to a close, the Cato Campus Library staff extend holiday wishes to the CPCC faculty, staff, and students.

Holiday and winter intersession hours for campus libraries are as following:

Dec 12 – Jan 6: Closed*

Dec 12 – Dec 15 and Jan 2 – 6:

Central Campus Library Hours: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Jan 9-11 (winter intersession):

Central Library- 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Campus Libraries – 8:00 am -4:00 pm

CLAW (Cato Law Library) – Closed

Regular hours for all libraries begin on Monday, Jan 12

*Refer to http://cpcc.libcal.com/hours/ to see a calendar of all library hours.

For all other inquiries regarding the hours of operation for CPCC please refer to the following link: http://www.cpcc.edu/calendar/academic

Have a safe and wonderful holiday, and to all returning students, we look forward to seeing you for the spring 2017 semester.

Fine Forgiveness Days


Fine Forgiveness

  • Beginning on November 14 and ending on December 12, 2016, the CPCC Library system along with the Cato Campus Library, is hosting Fine Forgiveness Days.
  • For more information regarding acceptable items for donation and all rules pertaining to the waiver of existing fines, please refer to the flyer below.



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














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!



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*