Available Library Services Fall 2020

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester! The library is here to support your academic success both in-person and online:

On-Campus Services:

Beginning Aug. 10th, we are pleased to offer a limited range of in-person services at all campus libraries:

  • Book and material check-out
  • Printing/Scanning
  • Computer use by appointment (for urgent academic needs)
  • Interlibrary loan

Library Hours:

  • Central Campus: Monday: 9 am to 7 pm, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm
  • Cato, Harper, Harris, Levine and Merancas Campuses: Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm
  • All physical locations are closed on Friday (online services available)
  • The Cato Campus Law Library is also currently closed.

Online Services:

The library will continue its robust slate of online services, including:

We also wanted to note that a few services will be unavailable until we are able to enter future phases of re-opening. These services include:

  • Textbook/class material reserves
  • Individual and group study spaces

Check out our short tutorial highlighting our Fall 2020 services! The library’s full re-opening plan is available on our Covid-19 library guide. If you have any questions, call us at 704-330-6635 or chat with us here.

Library Offers Contact-less Holds

The Library has been accessible remotely since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now offer physical materials through contact-less holds.

Students and faculty/staff can search for and request items through the Library catalog – making it easy and convenient to locate the materials you need. Items can be picked up at either Central, Levine, or Merancas campuses or the library will mail your request directly to your home.

Students can select delivery options during the request process. Do not go to campus until you receive confirmation that your request has been processed. Requested materials will be managed by using lockers that students can access directly.

Locker locations:

  • 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 contact the Library through chat or phone at 704-330-6885.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Available Online, Submit Summer Textbook Orders Now

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Barnes & Noble bookstore is closed for in-store purchases until further notice; however, all purchases and inquiries can be submitted on the Barnes & Noble website during regular business hours.

Textbooks, Central Piedmont gifts and clothing can still be purchased online at https://cpcc.bncollege.com/shop/cpcc/home

If you are planning to attend the summer term, now is the time to submit your textbook order to Barnes & Noble.

Financial Aid students may submit their orders on the Barnes & Noble website.  Once financial aid eligibility is confirmed for the summer term, your order will be shipped.

Need to sell your college books?

Barnes & Nobles has partnered with MBS Textbook Exchange, the nation’s largest textbook wholesaler, to offer you the best prices for your used books. You can pack and send your books free of charge, and receive payment within 3 weeks. Learn more here.

Rentals for this semester can be returned at any time but no later than May 12. Please click here to access Rental FAQ’s or feel free to contact your bookstore at any time with questions.

Get Help Online from the Library

Get Help Online

There are many ways the Library can provide you with expert help and services remotely. Always check the Library’s website for the latest info about our hours and services.

  • Chat
    The library will operate chat from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Friday, and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday starting on March 23rd.
  • Get Research Help Online
    Need help with research or finding peer reviewed articles? Last minute citation question? Ask us! You can email us, text us, or chat with a librarian from the convenience of your home.
  • Schedule a Consultation with a Librarian
    Subject librarians with expertise in specific areas are available for remote consultations  via phone, email, or online (e.g. Webex).

If you have further questions, we encourage you to reach out to us, either by phone or email.

Also, visit learnremotely.cpcc.edu to discover what you need to know if you’re taking online courses or if your courses are moved online.

Hotspot Checkouts to End, Learn About Low-Cost Internet Service

Central Piedmont Library will be ending the checkout of hotspots after the end of the fall 2019 semester. Hotspots will be not available after December 11, 2019. Information about low-cost Internet service can be found here: www.lifelinesupport.org. Lifeline is the FCC’s program to help make communications services more affordable for eligible consumers.

CPCC Library Book Sale

Need something to read? The CPCC Central Library will be having its fall book sale soon!

WHEN: Oct. 24 and 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: In front of the Central Campus Library.

Additionally, all other campus libraries will have their book sales going on during regular library hours – https://www.cpcc.edu/library/about-us/hours

All proceeds from the book sale go to the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship, visit https://www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship

 

Welcome to the Fall 2015 Semester from CPCC Libraries!

Welcome to the 2015 fall semester!  Hopefully, you had a chance to get settled into classes during the past week.  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.

To find out what books or DVDs are available in the library (or in electronic format), check out the online library catalog.

If you are looking for research articles or educational online videos, have a look at our Research Resources.

Need help using either one of these resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available to help in person, over the phone or online.

Online book renewals, which were not working during the spring and summer sessions this year, are now once again working!

Study Space?  We Have That!

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

Leadership Resources Available Online

The Office of Student Life has partnered with Library Services to provide an online leadership guide for students to access CPCC Library materials and external resources related to the topic of leadership – including books, videos and websites. For more information about becoming a leader on campus, please visit any Student Life Student Lifeoffice.

Click here to access the online guide and visit our blog, Student Life Connections, for weekly updates about Student Life events and programs.