Students, faculty and staff with borrowed items should hold on to those materials at this time. Late fines will not be charged for items due while the library is closed and due dates will extend until the library re-opens.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, all locations of the Central Piedmont Community College Library will be closed until further notice. There is a possibility of some open hours during the week of March 23, but that remains unknown at this time. For current hours, please visit – https://cpcc.libcal.com/hours/
For further assistance, you may contact us:
By chat or email – http://cpcc.libanswers.com/
Visit the library website for additional information and access to online resources anytime
Interested in what new titles the library has? Check out our new titles list for February 2020! https://researchguides.cpcc.edu/newtitles
Interested in what new titles the library has? Check out our new titles list for January 2020! https://researchguides.cpcc.edu/newtitles
February is Black History Month. We have created an online exhibit profiling the history of this monthly celebration, as well as the history of African Americans and the vote.
Additionally, you can find other Black History Month related resources below.
Slave Narratives – available through ABC-CLIO eBooks
Various films from Films on Demand about the African American experience, including:
- The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
- Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
- Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson
- Strange Fruit
- The Apollo
- Let Freedom Ring: Moments from the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965
- Slavery By Another Name
African American Poetry – The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince’s ‘Bars Fight’, c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins
Black Perspectives is the leading online platform for public scholarship on global black thought, history, and culture.
African American History Month is a site maintained by United States cultural heritage institutions that pays tribute to the history and culture of the African American experience.
Books and More!
As always, the library wants to help out with your research and educational needs. To that end, we provide access to a wide variety of resources, both in print and online.
Our website has recently gotten a bit of a facelift! There is now a search box located on the main library page that takes you directly to our online catalog. This will allow you to search for both articles, books (print or electronic) and DVDs available in the library.
You might also be interested in checking out some of our online resources available on our Research Databases page.
Need help using any of our resources? Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian! Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone, through online chat or even by text!
Need to renew something you have checked out or pay late fees? You can do both of those things online by accessing the My Account page. To login, simply provide your full name and your Central Piedmont login username.
Study Space? We Have That!
Need a quiet place to study? All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quiet study spaces. Additionally, Central, Cato, Harper, Harris and Levine campuses have study rooms available. You can book these study rooms yourself online. Book early though, as they tend to fill up quickly!
We hope everyone has a great semester!
Films on Demand, a streaming video platform that Central Piedmont Library subscribes to, contains thousands of educational videos. In the month of October, Films on Demand added over 200 new videos to their collection. These new videos cover a wide range of subjects including business, politics, history, education, culture and science.
Of particular note are the following new videos:
- Reconstruction: America After the Civil War – This PBS series, hosted by historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents the definitive history of the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself.
- Marvel – Marvel are the superheroes of the entertainment world, but just three decades ago the company was on the brink of collapse, forced into an all-out war to survive. Former insiders give a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Marvel Universe and how the company fought its way back to the top.
- Facebookistan – We voluntarily share information on our Facebook walls, and by signing their Terms of Service, we have voluntarily allowed Facebook to use this information for whatever the company finds useful. This film investigates the paradox of a social media that promotes openness, transparency which encourages all of us to share but which as a company, reveals little of itself to the 1.4 billion people who use its services daily.
Need to add more books to your personal collection? The Central Piedmont Library can help with that! We will be having book sales at all of our campus locations over the next few weeks. Times and locations are below:
|Cato||Thursday, Oct 24||11am-1pm||Cato III, Patio/Amphitheater|
|Central||Wednesday, Oct 23 – Thursday, Oct 24||9:00am – 3:00pm||Library (Outside Front)|
|Harper||Monday, October 28 – Thursday, Oct 31, 2019
Friday, Nov 1
|8:30 am am – 7:30 pm
9 am – 1 pm
|Harris||Monday, Oct 28 – Thursday, Oct 31||9am – 7pm||Library, H1 2100|
|Levine||Monday, Oct 21 – Thursday, Oct 24
Friday, Oct 25
|8am – 6pm
8am – 4pm
|Merancas||Tuesday, Oct 22||9am – 6pm||Library, TS243|
The library will also be accepting donations of gently used books during this time for the upcoming book sales. Donations may be dropped off at the service desk of any library location.
The Central Piedmont Library’s featured resource of the month for October is CultureGrams. This extensive resource provides reliable cultural information on the countries of the world, including perspectives on daily life and culture such as dating and marriage, holidays, diet, and personal appearance. Additionally, CultureGrams includes such features as recipes, photos, infographics, personal interviews, and graphs and tables with lots of different country data.
CultureGrams also offers a States Edition and a Provinces Edition, which focus on the various states of the U.S. and Canada, respectively.
If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact our Online Services Librarian, Doug Short.
Interested in what new titles the library has? Check out our new titles list for September 2019! https://researchguides.cpcc.edu/newtitles