ITS Help Desk Moving on November 12

Map showing library is moving On Monday, November 12, the Central Campus ITS Help Desk will move across the quad to room 100 in the former Advanced Technology Center building (where the Library will temporarily be housed as of Jan. 2019). The building address for the new Help Desk is 1241 Charlottetowne Ave. The new location is accessible to students, faculty, and staff from the quad.

Please visit the ITS Help Desk website for our hours of operations and services provided.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 704.330.5000 or helpdesk@cpcc.edu.

 

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

 

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Charlotte’s Founding on Oct. 17

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Charlotte’s Founding
October 17, 2018; 10:30 a.m. – noon
CPCC Central Campus, Library, Second Floor Atrium

The following panelists will be discussing the importance of collecting, preserving and sharing Charlotte’s history with the community. Reception to follow. PD credit pending.

  • Shelia Bumgarner, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
  • Andrea “Angie” Chandler, Harvey B. Gantt Center
  • Dr. Hugh Dussek, Moderator, Central Piedmont History Professor
  • Dr. Willie Griffin, Levine Museum of the New South
  • Dr. Brian Jones, Charlotte Museum of History

QUESTIONS? Learn more at cpcc.edu/library/events or call ext. 6885.

 

 

CPCC Library Spring Book Sale

The CPCC Library will be having book sales throughout the week of Sensoria.

    • Central
      • Book Sale (Wed. – Thurs., April 5 – 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
    • Cato
      • Book Sale (Tue.-Wed., April 4 – 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
    • Harper
      • Book Sale (April 3 – 7, library open hours)
    • Harris
      • Book Sale  (April 3 – 7, library open hours)
    • Levine
      • Book Sale  (April 3 – 7, library open 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

Black History Month Panel Discussion: “Crisis in Black Education”

CPCC Library is hosting a panel discussion for Black History Month entitled, “Crisis in Black Education.” The event will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at 11 a.m. in the Central Library Atrium on the second floor. The panel will include Tracy Moore, Dr. Ruby Jones, Attorney Harold Cogdell, Jr., Willie Williams, Somto Chukwu Chilo Ilo and Isaiah Phifer. Students are welcome to attend.

Construction in the Library

Pardon our mess! There is currently construction going on at the Central Campus library on the second floor. The library classroom is being expanded in order to provide better library instruction services to our

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

students. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of February/beginning of March. So, please excuse the noise and mess until then!

 

Welcome to the Spring 2016 Semester!

Dear CPCC Student,

As we gear up for the spring 2016 semester – classes begin Monday, January 11 – we want to share some important reminders to help you during the first week of class. Remember, CPCC is a tobacco-free college. All tobacco products, including vapes and other e-cigarette devices, are prohibited everywhere at all times. We thank you for your cooperation.

Here are the eight essential things you need to know to be prepared for the new semester:

1. Attend class on the first day. Download the new CPCC app and use your CPCC Login to view your class schedule from MyCollege (or go to http://mycollege.cpcc.eduto print your schedule). Bring a copy of your class schedule to ensure that the location has not changed. Note both the campus and building name for your classes. Look for information tables on campus to help you locate your classrooms or answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday (1/12) is the last day to add a full semester class without permission. The second eight-week short session begins March 14. Check CPCC Schedule Builder at https://schedule.cpcc.edu/myschedule/for course availability

2. Plan to arrive early to allow enough time to park and find your class. Traffic is heavy during the first two weeks of class.  Download the new CPCC app to see campus maps or visit http://www.cpcc.edu/campuses for information about each campus and follow #cpccparking on Twitter for the latest updates. Be aware of the new CATS CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar/trolley that’s now running up and down Elizabeth Avenue.

3. Park only in areas designated for CPCC students. Local businesses strictly enforce towing.  Student parking decals are available at any campus Cashiering office during regular operating hours and in Central High Room 122 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during the first two weeks of school.

Parking decals must be displayed by February 5.

4. Use your CPCC Login to access My College (or go to http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/) to find important information such as residency status, priority registration dates, enrollment verification, critical alert information, your student ID number and much more!

5. Pay your tuition by the due date to avoid being dropped from your classes. As of now, payment is now due the day of registration. For payment information and due dates visit CPCC Cashiering (http://www.cpcc.edu/cashiering/tuition-payment-dates). Log into My College (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/) to view your spring 2016 tuition bill.

6. You will need your student ID to check out materials from the Library, use the testing and fitness centers, or access the computer labs on campus. Student Identification Card information is available online.

7. Read CPCC Today, your student e-newsletter sent to your CPCC email every Wednesdayor read it via the new CPCC app an. CPCC Today (http://www.cpcc.edu/cpcc-today) covers a wide range of useful information from registration, parking and payment to important dates and events.

8. Have you received your CPCC Debit Card? If you’re a new curriculum student registered for spring 2016 who receives financial aid, you will receive a CPCC Debit Card. Remember this is NOT a credit card but a refund only card. Once you receive your card, follow the included instructions and select your refund choice. Keep your card in a safe place even if you do not expect a refund this semester, as there is a replacement card fee.

If you have not received your card, make sure you have updated your address through MyCollege (http://mycollege.cpcc.edu/).  For more information, visit www.cpccdebitcard.com. If you have any questions regarding the CPCC debit card, please contact Higher One at 1.866.782.0821 or the cashiering office at 704.330.6964.

Thank you for using your CPCC email account; it is the official means of college e-mail communication to you so please check your account often.

We are here to assist you and are ready to help you reach your academic goals. If you have any questions, call the CPCC Information Center at 704.330.2722 or visit the Student Success Center on your campus.

-Enrollment and Student Services (http://www.cpcc.edu/ess)

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!

 

North Carolina Community College Library Student Survey

College libraries are a valuable campus resource, providing an assortment of online and print materials that not only support your information and research needs, but also help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

The North Carolina community college libraries are currently conducting a statewide study to receive feedback on its libraries and librarians and we want to hear from you.

That’s why we’re asking all CPCC students to complete the online survey* at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCLLSS-Student-Survey using either their desktop, laptop or tablet computer by October 31.

*Please note: Clicking the above survey link indicates your informed consent.

Once finished, please be sure to click DONE at the end of the survey. Your responses will be completely anonymous and confidential.

Students who complete the survey will be entered in drawings for multiple prizes, ranging from $50 to $500. There will be:

  • (1) $500 first place prize
  • (2) $250 second place prizes
  • (15) $50 third place prizes

Questions? Email research@cpcc.edu.

Apply Now for the Library Scholarship!

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 6, 2015.

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 (a minimum of 12 credit hours) at CPCC within the past two semesters, excluding the current semester, at the time of application and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher from CPCC. 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.

 

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!

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 lynette.kendrick@cpcc.edu.

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.