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.

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.

Celebrate Black History Month with the Library

Black History Month is rapidly approaching! Celebrate it with the Central Piedmont Library’s online exhibit about African Americans and the Vote. Learn about the history of the various Constitutional amendments that made voting possible for African Americans, as well as the history of the observance of Black History Month. The exhibit can be viewed here.

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.

Library Experiencing Issues with Research Databases

The Central Piedmont Library is currently experiencing off-campus access issues with a number of our research databases. For information about which databases are known to be impacted, as well as a workaround to access these resources, please visit our status of resources page at https://cpcc.libanswers.com/systems/. Unfortunately, we do not have a timeline for when this issue will be resolved.

Central Campus Library Open, Accessible

Just a reminder, the Central Campus library is now located in the former Advanced Technology Center, bordered by the Citizens Building and Charlottetowne Avenue, at the northeast corner of the main quad. See the college website for a Central Campus map.

You can access the Library easily from the sidewalk along Charlottetowne Avenue. You also can reach the Library from the main quad, just follow the signs around the construction fencing.

Most of the fencing will be down by mid-September, providing a direct route from the quad to the Library.

 

Central Piedmont Library to Host “Black Migrations: A Town Hall Meeting”

In celebration of Black History Month, Central Piedmont Library is sponsoring “Black Migrations: A Town Hall Meeting – Who, Where, When and Why.”

February 19, 2019; 10:30 a.m.  – noon
Central Campus, Library, Room 302

Discussion moderated by Dr. Jennnifer Dixon-McKnight, assistant professor African-American History and United States History at Winthrop University

Black Migrations emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and new social realities. This theme focuses especially on the 20th century through today.

The Library is also hosting an exhibition using Jacob Lawrence, Migration Series. The exhibition is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of The Library.

 

Library Move and Other Updates

Welcome to the first day of classes for the spring 2019 semester! There are some important – and exciting – changes happening at the library. The Hagemeyer Learning Resources Center – the old building that housed the Central Campus library – is now closed so the library has moved across the quad to 1241 Charlottetowne Ave., which is beside the curved Citizens Building.

The Learning Resources Center (and Pease Auditorium inside the building) will come down and be replaced by a new, state-of-the art library and student success center for our students. The new facility will also include a replacement of the existing Pease Auditorium and gallery. The new Central Campus library and student success center is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Even in its new location across the quad, the fantastic library team is still here to assist you.

  • Reading room, group & quiet study spaces
  • Staff available to direct students & provide academic support
  • Computers and printing labs
  • Graphing calculator, laptop, and hotspot checkouts
  • Information Technology Services (ITS) Express services
  • Books & DVDs for checkout

Also, Blackboard orientation sessions are available the first week of classes:

Here’s the breakdown of the departments and services housed in this new location for the Central Campus library:

First floor

  • ITS Help Desk
  • Coppa Coffee (opening February 2019)

Second floor

  • Library Informational desk
  • Computer lab
  • Library Archives
  • Library classroom
  • Learning commons, collaboration space

Third floor

  • Library quiet study spaces
  • English department
  • Library administration
  • Digital Media Services

Visit us at all of our Central Piedmont locations or online at www.cpcc.edu/library

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