New Process for Library Holds

Holds Pickup Locker

Students and faculty/staff can search for and request items through our catalog available at!/

Items can be picked up at either Central, Levine, or Merancas campuses or the library will mail your request directly to your home. Patrons select these options during the request process. Do not go to campus until you receive confirmation that your request has been processed. This request process will be re-evaluated in early October.

Requested materials will be managed by using lockers that patrons can access directly. Locker locations are:

Central – front vestibule of the library (OLD ATC)

Levine – in the vestibule between Levine 2 and 3 (behind the flag circle)

Merancas- in the Claytor building in the alcove between the Registration and Information desks

For any further questions, please reach out to us through chat or phone at or 704-330-6885.

Library Operations During COVID-19 Virus

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 –

For further assistance, you may contact us:

By chat or email –

Visit the library website for additional information and access to online resources anytime

Black History Month Resources

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:

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

Heritage Quest – Use Ancestry’s Heritage Quest to research your family’s own history. This guide for conducting African American family history research may be especially helpful.

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.

Welcome to the Spring 2020 Semester!

Students studying in the old library building. Photo courtesy of the Central Piedmont Community College Archives

Welcome to the Spring 2020 semester! With the beginning of a new semester, we’d just like to take some time to remind you of a few of the services that the library has to offer, as well as highlight a few recent changes.

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!

Faculty Resources

We also offer a number of resources just for faculty.  Be sure to check out our Faculty Resources page to see what we can offer you.

We hope everyone has a great semester!

New Videos from Films on Demand

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.

Library Book Sales are Coming!

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:

Campus Dates Times Location
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

Library, H4-300
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

Library, LV2600
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.

Service. Place. Resource.

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