- 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:
- Mandates that domestic violence is a national crime.
- 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
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!
THE FIRST AMENDMENT
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
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
September 13, 2016
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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