Don’t Just Read a Good Book… Be One!

The Harris Campus Library invites YOU to participate in the Human Library at Harris, a part of Sensoria at Harris! This event takes place on Wednesday, April 13, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Harris 1, Room 1235.

What is a Human Library?

The Human Library started in Denmark in 2000 as a way to challenge prejudice and stereotypes while fostering understanding among people within a community. As part of the Human Library, readers can borrow a book to learn more about the life experiences faced by the book due to being stereotyped or judged in some way.

What is a book?

Books are people who have volunteered to share their unique experiences or perspective on life—their story. Because of their experiences, books have often been stereotyped by others.

What is a reader?

A reader is a person who is interested in borrowing a book from the Human Library. The reader will spend 30 minutes having a one-on-one conversation with a book about their experiences.

What kind of stories can a book share?

A book can share any experience that they feel comfortable talking about to their readers.

I am interested! How do I sign up?

If you want to share your experiences with a reader, contact Monique Clark at, by phone at 704.330.4618, or stop by the Harris Campus Library (Harris I, Room 2100). Happy reading!

Participate in National Library Week

In celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014, CPCC Library Services will be partnering with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in promoting the concept of One Book, One Week, One Community.  Everyone is encouraged to read Ray Bradbury classic book, “Fahrenheit 451.”  If you would like to participated in these discussions and would like to get a free copy of the book, please contact Lynette Kendrick at extension 6114 or

CPCC Library Services will be hosting the following discussion events during the week.

Central Campus

April 16, 11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

Learning Resource Center (Library) Room  404

Facilitated by Brian Anderson, English Instructor

Light Refreshments will be served.

Harris Campus

April 16, 2-3 p.m.

Harris 1 Auditorium

Facilitated by Harriette Dudley, Early Childhood Education instructor


The Book vs. Movie

Levine Campus

April 17, noon-1 p.m.

Levine #2203

Facilitated by Cheryl Coyle, Sr. Librarian and Sue Johnson, Literary Blogger.

CPCC Barnes and Noble Bookstores

Buyback and Rental Return Hours December 5 – 11 

CPCC Bookstore

CPCC Central Campus Bookstore

Central and Levine Campuses:
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cato Campus:
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 am – 2 p.m.
Merancas, Harris and *Harper Campuses:
Dec 5, 2013:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
                        2 – 3 p.m. (closed for lunch)
                        3 – 6:30 p.m.
Dec 6, 2013: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dec 9-11, 2013:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
                           2 – 3 p.m. (closed for lunch)
                           3 – 6:30 p.m.
*Harper Campus bookstore will be open 12/7/13 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
**Last day to return rentals is December 11, 2013

Barnes and Noble Book Store Hours During Buyback Period

Central Campus:
Monday – Thursday,  7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Levine Campus:
Monday – Thursday,  7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cato Campus:
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Buyback periods will be held at the Harper, Harris and Merancus Stores as follows:
Tuesday, May 7 – Thursday, May 9: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  and  3 – 7 p.m.

Friday, May 10: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Monday, May 13: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  and 3 – 7 p.m.

All rental books are due no later than Monday May 13

Welcome Back CPCC Students

Buying your textbooks for the spring semester is now in full swing, and you have many textbook options. We offer a great rental program, as well as new, used books and ebooks.The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rdYour booksellers will be more than happy to explain all of the options to you.

Purchasing your books doesn’t need to be a stressful situation; in fact here are a few tips to make it a quick, easy and even enjoyable process.

1) When going to the bookstore be sure to have a copy of your course schedule with you. This will help our booksellers ensure you are purchasing the correct text.

2) Bring your student ID Card. Not only is this used to purchase books if you receive financial aid, scholarships, or a sponsor, we love to see your smiling face on your ID.

3) While waiting to purchase your books, start up a conversation with the people in line with you. This is a great way to meet new people, and maybe even get some insight on a class you are taking, or are thinking about taking.

4) Remember to keep your receipt! We will gladly refund your purchase until January 18, 2013, as long as your books are in the exact condition as when you purchased them and you have your receipt.

5) Most importantly, your bookstores are here to help you with anything you may need, or any questions you need answered.

Have a wonderful semester!

Get Access to More Than 100,000 eBooks with Open Library

Looking for free downloadable eBooks? Want books for your Nook, Sony Reader, or other ePub compatible device?
North Carolina libraries and NC LIVE are teaming up with Internet Archive on a project that gives patrons access to a large, shared downloadable eBook collection.
Through this collaboration, North Carolinians have access to more than 100,000 in-copyright eBooks in Open Library, an eBook lending platform developed by Internet Archive, a San Francisco-based nonprofit. In addition, more than one million public domain titles, and a small collection of more recent titles are available.
Most of these books are digital scans of titles owned by participating libraries.  Libraries from across the country have contributed books, including CPCC Library, and more than 60 North Carolina libraries.
To use Open Library, patrons should visit
Users need to “Sign Up” and create a new account before downloading books. To see the books available for checkout, visit the eBook Borrowing Collection at  Look for the green “Borrow” icon to find books that are currently available for checkout.  Patrons can download up to 5 books at a time, for 2 weeks each.
Books can be read online in a web browser, or downloaded and transferred to a compatible portable device* (e.g. Nook, Sony Reader).  Patrons who choose to download and transfer eBooks will first need to install Adobe Digital Editions (a free download).
If you have any questions, please call ext. 6023, or visit your local library.
*Please note: Most titles in the eBook Borrowing Collection are not available for Kindle at this time.


Barnes and Noble Area Campus Bookstore Hours for December

Harper, Harris, and Merancas:United Way & Library Scholarship Book Sale
Dec 5 and 6 (Wed. and Thurs.):  Open 10 a.m.  –  2 p.m. and 3 – 7 p.m.
Dec 7 (Fri.):  Open 10 a.m.  –  2 p.m.
Dec 10 – 12  (Mon., Tue., Wed.): Open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 – 7 p.m.
Buyback – Cash for Books – December 5 – 12
Reminder:  Rentals for this semester can be returned at any time but no later than December 12.  Please remind the bookstore associate that you are returning a rental.
Do you need cash for the holidays?  Come sell your books at any of our campuses and get cash instantly for your books.  Books must be in sellable Condition.

An Important Reminder to CPCC Financial Aid Recipients

Financial Aid - New Resources. New Ways.

Financial Aid - New Resources. New Ways.

This is an urgent reminder from the Financial Aid office at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Friday (8/17/12) is the last day for financial aid recipients to purchase approved books, bus passes and supplies in the CPCC Barnes & Noble bookstore.  Please do not miss your opportunity to purchase items that will support your success in the classroom. We hope your fall semester is off to a productive start, and thank you for choosing CPCC.

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

Beginning August 1, 2012, Financial Aid students can use excess funds to purchase books in the CPCC Barnes and Noble bookstore.  Check your MyCollege account to confirm your financial aid award and account balance.

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend weekend will be observed August 3 – 6, 2012. Campus Barnes and Noble bookstore hours of operation for Tax-Free Weekend are as follows:

  • Harper, Harris and Merancas Bookstores 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Cato Bookstore 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (August 3rd)
  • Levine Bookstore 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Central Bookstore 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Harper, Harris, Merancas Bookstores will be open 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday (August 4)
  • Central, Levine and Cato Bookstores 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday (August 4)
  • Central Bookstore only on Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (August 5)
Awarded Financial Aid students who are making satisfactory academic progress will be able purchase their books and limited supplies tax-free.