Fine Forgiveness Days

Have library fines? Bring donations of non-perishable, non-expired food items to any CPCC Library location to have your fines waived! Donations will also be accepted even if you don’t have fines!

Guidelines for waived fines is listed below:

3 items for fines between $1-5
4 items for fines between $6-10
6 items for fines $10 and above

A maximum of $20 in fines will be waived.

Fine Forgiveness Days are for late fines only. Replacement fees for lost or damaged items are excluded.

All items will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. This event is in partnership with CPCC Service Learning’s Food Lion Feed Challenge. For more information about the Food Lion Feed Challenge, please click the following link: https://www.cpcc.edu/service-learning/events-and-programs/food-lion-feeds-1

Resource of the Month – CultureGrams

The CPCC 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, 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.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! CultureGrams may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

Apply For The Library Scholarship!

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The Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).   It is made possible through library fundraising projects.  The deadline for submitting an application for the scholarship is November 2, 2018.

To be eligible for the CPCC Library Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a full-time student, currently enrolled in 12 credit hours or more in an approved program leading to a two-year degree.
  • Must have completed at least one full-time semester at CPCC and currently be enrolled as a full-time student with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher. A full-time student is one who is taking 12 credit hours or more. A copy of your complete CPCC transcript (unofficial) must be submitted with the application.
  • Submit a completed application with supporting documents.
  • Write an original 550 to 750 word essay on how the CPCC libraries have helped you achieve your educational goals thus far.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a CPCC faculty or staff member that you have known within the last two years.
  • Library employees, including work study students, are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Scholarships are awarded for one academic semester only; previous Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship winners may not reapply.

For more information about the scholarship program, visit http://www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship.

Resource of the Month – Test Prep Help

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Are you preparing to take an exam such as the ACT, SAT, TEAS, TOEFL, or a licensing or certification test? Need to brush up on your math or reading skills? Our resources of the month can help you! We have 2 test prep resources that can help you with all of the above and more.

Testing and Education Reference Center – Includes in-depth information on college,graduate, and professional programs, professional training, scholarships, and entrance tests alongside practice tests for entrance exams, certifications, and licensing exams. If you need a TEAS practice test, this is the resource for you!

PrepStep – Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information for students & adult learners. Practice tests include immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Standardized tests covered include CLEP, GED, SAT, ACT, US Citizenship and licensing tests for various careers. Basic skills in math and English are also included.

 

Welcome to the Fall 2018 Semester!

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Welcome to the Fall 2018 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.

We have a new online catalog that allows you to search for both articles and books or DVDs available in the library (or in electronic format), all at once. Check it out here.

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 or online.

Unfortunately, online book renewals and placing online holds are not working right now. However, you may contact any CPCC Library location to place a hold or ask to have your books renewed.

Study Space?  We Have That!

Need a quiet place to study?  All CPCC campus libraries have dedicated quiet study spaces.  Additionally, Central, Cato, 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!

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