October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Can you identify the types and signs of abuse? Do you know what to do if you suspect someone is being abused? Not knowing, should not be an excuse!

We all deserve to experience healthy and happy relationships. You are invited to join us for special multi-campus presentations listed below to learn about the covert aspects of power and control in unhealthy relationships. You’ll hear firsthand experiences by ‘survivors’ of domestic abuse, from CMPD, the local district attorney’s office, mental health clinicians, and the college’s Title IX program advocates who’ve partnered together to speak out against intimate partner violence. In addition, a special panel exhibit Survivor Stories will be on display the week of presentations at each campus.

Attendees will receive invaluable information on violence prevention resources and services available in the community and at the college. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, October 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Central Campus, AT306 – Library, 3rd floor

Tuesday, October 8, noon-1 p.m.
Harris Campus, H1 1120 – Auditorium

Thursday, October 17, noon-1 p.m.
Levine Campus, LV2600 – Library

Tuesday, October 22, noon -1 p.m.
Cato Campus, Cato III- CT024, Lower Level Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, October 29, noon -1 p.m.
Harper Campus, H4 310 – Library

November 5, 12:30 -1:30 p.m.
Merancas Campus, CJ 131-Auditorium

Tuesday, November 12, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
City View Campus, Rm 140

These programs are a partnership by: Library Services, Mecklenburg County Prevention Services, Student Life, Office of Institutional Equity, Family Resource Center, CMPD and the District Attorney’s Office. 

Library Services News

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!

This Valentine’s Day LOVE YOUR LIBRARY!

Join us at ANY of our campus library locations on Tuesday, February 14 for a special student event called “Love Your Library!” Central, Cato, Cato Law, Harper, Harris, Levine and Merancas Campus Libraries will be simultaneously unveiling our new CPCC Library logo, and we will be educating students on the various services and resources available across our campus locations. Come learn about CPCC library as a place, as a service and as a resource through fun games and prizes!

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with us at CPCC’s Love Your Library! There will be:

•             Games

•             Prizes

•             Snacks

•             Giveaways

•             And more!

 

Chat with a Librarian!

The library now provides a chat with a librarian service! Students can now chat in real time with a librarian. Do you have questions about library services, citations, or research databases? Give us a chat:

          Hours are Monday – Thursday, noon – 8 p.m. and Sundays, 7 – 9 p.m.

          Chat can be accessed from the library’s home page: http://www.cpcc.edu/library.

 

Advice for College Students: 6 Reasons to Get a (Free) Public Library Card

If the classroom is the first stop in the learning experience, the library is the next destination. You may already be familiar with the library at CPCC, but don’t miss out on another invaluable resource—the Charlotte MecklenburgLibrary Resources Library system. All CPCC students, regardless of county of residence, are eligible for a Charlotte Mecklenburg Library card. Here are six reasons to include a public library card on your list of school supplies. Learn more here.

Got Library Fines?

From November 16 to December 11, 2015, the CPCC Libraries will be conducting a food drive called Food for Fines. During this period, fines accrued from overdue items will be forgiven at all campus libraries in exchange for the donation of non-perishable food items.

How does Food for Fines work?

  • For every one non-perishable food item, one dollar in fines will be waived from your account. So, 4 cans of soup will equal $4.00 in fines waived.
  • A maximum of $20 in fines will be waived from any account.
  • Only fines are waived – replacement fees for lost books are not eligible for Food for Fines.
  • No credits for future fines will be issued. Food for Fines is for existing fines only.

Which food items are acceptable?

Only non-perishable food items will be accepted. Non-perishable means that the items will not be in danger of immediately spoiling. Items must not be expired.

The following food items are most desired for Food for Fines:

  • Canned meats and fish, including tuna, chicken and beef stew
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Soup

All donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Donations will be accepted even if you don’t have fines!

 

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!

Got Library Fines?

Fine Forgiveness Days
Nov 25 — Dec 13, 2013
Bring in personal care products to get your fines waived!
ALL ITEMS COLLECTED WILL BE DONATED TO THE BATTERED WOMEN SHELTER
How does it work?
  • 3 items for fines between $1-5
  • 4 items for fines between $6-10
  • 6 items for fines $10 and above
THIS EXCLUDES REPLACEMENT FEES FOR LOST AND DAMAGED MATERIALS. ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RETURNED IN GOOD CONDITION.
DONATIONS FROM THOSE WITHOUT FINES ARE ALSO WELCOMED.
Priority needs include: body lotion, bar soap, deodorant, combs, brushes, shampoo/conditioner, shower gel/body wash, and toothpaste/brushes.

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.

 

Library Spring Break Hours

The hours for CPCC libraries during Spring Break, March 11-16, are as follows: 
March 11-14    
Harris & Merancas           9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cato, Harper, Levine       8 a.m.-4p.m.
Central                                7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 15
Central only                       7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 16  
All locations                          Closed
Library hours can be accessed by clicking the hours link on the library’s website.

Get Connected!

Do you want to start the year off right? If so, attend the Office of Student Life’s Student Resource Day (SRD) on a campus near you! The road to success starts by getting connected! Student Resource Day is a great opportunity for students to meet staff, learn about all services and resources available on campus, and enjoy free popcorn and prizes in one stop!Campus representatives will include: Library Services, Student Life, Service-Learning, Family Resource Center, Transfer Resource Center, Financial Aid, Career Services, Disability Services, Counseling and Advising, Information Technologies and more!

Central Campus
When:  Wednesday, Jan. 25; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Overcash, 2nd floor lobby

Harper Campus
When: Tuesday, Jan. 31; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 3rd floor Hallway (outside room 304)

Cato Campus
When:  Wednesday, Feb. 1; 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Atrium

Levine Campus
When: Thursday, Feb. 2; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Levine Building 2, 2nd floor foyer

For more information on getting involved, visit the Office of Student Life website at http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life.

New Year, New Databases from the Library!

The Library is able to start the year by adding a whole new list of databases!

Looking for the most up-to-date, reliable business-related information?  Hoover’s is your source. It is a comprehensive business resource containing profiles of millions of public and private companies and important individuals in business, as well as hundreds of profiles of major industries.

Interested in seeing what other new databases we have?  Check out a full listing of all our new resources here.