Libraries

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Library Cards

Interlibrary Loans

NC LIVE and Other Passwords

Using the Library Computers

Making Photocopies

Faculty/Staff Information

Other Policies and Procedures

Library Cards

  • How do I obtain a library card? Students must present a class registration form to obtain a student ID and register for library privileges at any CCCC library circulation desk. Other library users must present a current photo ID and be a resident of Chatham, Harnett, or Lee counties. Students at the Chatham campus must first get a public library card at the Chatham Community Library (on campus), and then get a college library barcode added to it. To get a public library card, present your photo ID and proof of permanent local address at the Chatham Community Library circulation desk. To register for your college library barcode after you get your public library card, see Linda Bradford in the front office on the Chatham campus. return to top
  • What happens if I lose my card? Replacement ID cards for students may be purchased for $5.00. For community patrons, replacement cards are $2.00. Replacement cards for the Chatham Community Library are $1.00. return to top
  • How long do my library privileges last? Indefinitely. Student cards may be changed to public cards upon finishing a program or graduation. return to top
  • How long can I keep items? For most items, three weeks. In most cases, items may be renewed once if no one is waiting for them. return to top
  • Are there fines for overdue items? No fines are charged for overdue items for college library materials. When materials are kept out beyond the due date, two overdue notices are sent as a reminder to return the item(s). The third notice is a bill for the price of the item(s). No additional materials are loaned until overdue materials are returned. Students must clear their library records before receiving grades, transcripts, and diplomas or certificates. Students and employees at the Chatham campus are responsible for overdue fines on public library materials, and overdue notices are sent via e-mail only. Please refer to the Chatham Community Library policies on overdue materials. return to top
  • Can I renew by phone? Yes. Call 910-814-8843 in Lillington (Harnett), 919-718-7244 in Sanford (Lee), or 919-545-8084 in Pittsboro (Chatham). return to top
  • If I check out a book from one CCCC library may I return it to another CCCC library? Yes. return to top
  • What happens if I lose a library item? You will be charged for the price of the item. Borrowing privileges may be suspended at any library location until the item is returned or replacement costs have been paid. Student grades, transcripts, and diplomas or certificates are held until all library fees are paid. return to top
  • What if I find the item after I've paid for it? You can receive a refund by presenting both the item and the receipt of payment at any CCCC library circulation desk. Please refer to Chatham Community Library policies at the Chatham campus. return to top
  • Does the library own copies of textbooks? Current editions are not purchased by CCCC libraries. However, older editions may be available and instructors may have current editions on reserve. return to top
  • How do I check out a reserve placed in the library by my instructor? Reserves are checked out at the circulation desk. A library card is required. At the Chatham Community Library, please see the reference librarian for reserve materials. return to top

Interlibrary Loans

  • What is interlibrary loan (ILL)? ILL is a service that requests books and articles from other libraries. return to top
  • What is CCLINC? Community College Libraries in North Carolina (CCLINC) is a group of 46 libraries that share their combined resources with the patrons of all 46 libraries. return to top
  • What if I need material that isn't available through CCLINC? Request the material in person or fill out an ILL request form at any CCCC library circulation desk. At the Chatham Community Library, please see the reference librarian. return to top
  • How long does it take to get ILL materials? From a few days to a few weeks, depending on the library loaning the item. Making requests early in your research is advised. return to top
  • How long can I keep books through ILL? In general, CCLINC books can be kept for three weeks. Non-CCLINC books will vary based on policies unique to each library. return to top
  • Is there a charge for ILL requests? Material requested through CCLINC is free. Libraries outside of CCLINC may charge for ILL service, upon your approval. Charges will vary by library. At the Chatham Community Library, there is a $3.00 charge for books requested and received from outside the Chatham County Library System. return to top
  • What material is not available through ILL? Reference books and audio/visual materials are generally not available through ILL. return to top
  • Do I have to be a student or employee of the college to use ILL? Community patrons with a CCCC library card or a Chatham Community Library card may use this service. return to top
  • How do I get my material once it arrives? Your material will be at the circulation desk for pick up. At the Chatham Community Library, failure to pick up an ILL item will result in a $3.00 postage charge being added to the borrower's library card. return to top

NC LIVE and Other Passwords

  • How do I get passwords for NC LIVE and other online resources for off-campus access? You may request passwords at any CCCC library circulation desk or request it by phone or e-mail. Students at the Chatham Campus should contact the reference librarian at the Chatham Community Library for passwords to student research databases. return to top
  • Who is eligible for a password? All CCCC students, faculty, and staff are eligible. Other library users have on campus access to NC LIVE and other online resources. Remote access passwords may be required to access online research databases in the Chatham Community Library, as well as off campus. return to top

Using the Library Computers

  • Does your library have Internet access? Yes. All CCCC library computers have Internet access. Wireless access is also available. Internet and computer access at the Chatham Community Library may require a login using your library card. return to top
  • Do I have to be a student to use the library's computers? No, although priority is given to students at the college libraries. return to top
  • Can I print from these computers? Yes return to top
  • Does the library charge for printing? Yes. The charge is $.05 per page in the college libraries. A debit-type copy/print card must be used to pay for printing (and photocopying) at the Lillington (Harnett) and Sanford (Lee) libraries. Ask to purchase these cards at the circulation desk. At the Chatham Community Library, printing costs $.10 per page and is payable through a coin-operated system or cash. return to top

Making Photocopies

  • Does the library have a photocopier? Yes. Copies cost $.05 a page. Copies in the Chatham Community Library cost $.10 per page and are payable through a coin-operated system or cash. return to top

Faculty/Staff Information

  • How do I place an item on reserve in the library? Please call BJ Thompson at 919-718-7375 for reserves at the Sanford (Lee) campus. Call Barbara Wood at 910-814-8843 for reserves at the Lillington (Harnett) campus. For the Pittsboro (Chatham) campus, call Dana Haven at 919-545-8086. return to top
  • How do I request library instruction for one of my classes? Please call Mary Coleman at 919-718-7340 for instruction at the Harnett or Lee campuses. For instruction at the Chatham campus, call Dana Haven at 919-545-8086. For further information, please see the Library Instruction web page. return to top
  • May I reserve a study room for a class? Yes. All campus libraries have study rooms that may be reserved. Please call 910-814-8843 in Lillington (Harnett) or 919-718-7244 in Sanford (Lee). In Pittsboro (Chatham), call 919-545-8086. return to top
  • May I reserve the computer lab in the Sanford or Pittsboro library for a class? Yes, instructors may reserve the computer lab for their classes to conduct research for an assignment. Please call 919-718-7244 to reserve the lab in Sanford. In Pittsboro, please call 919-545-8086. return to top
  • Whom do I contact about reserving multimedia equipment? Call Barbara Wood at 910-814-8843 in Lillington (Harnett), B.J. Thompson at 919-718-7375 in Sanford (Lee), or Linda Bradford at 545-8000 in Pittsboro (Chatham). Please see the Multimedia Equipment section of the CCCC Intranet for more information. return to top
  • How do students check out AV/projectors for a class presentation? The class instructor must contact the library to make arrangements. At Chatham, the instructor should contact Linda Bradford at 919-545-8000. return to top
  • How do I request a book to be ordered for the library collection? Complete a Library Book Request Form for each item being requested. Then submit it to the appropriate person noted on the form for each campus. Download form as .pdf or .doc return to top

Other Policies and Procedures

  • Is the library a quiet place to study? The library staff makes every effort to ensure that the library is a quiet place to study and complete assignments. Study rooms are available, for group study, and carrels are also available for quiet, individual study space. Library users should be mindful of others by speaking in subdued tones, turning off cell phones, and refraining from the use of iPods and other similar devices while in the library. return to top
  • Do you allow smoking in the library? Smoking is prohibited on campus. return to top
  • Do you allow eating or drinking in the library? Eating and drinking is not allowed anywhere in the library. On the Sanford (Lee) campus, a small table is provided beside each entrance where you may temporarily leave your food and drink while using the library. Anyone bringing food or drink into the library beyond the entrances will be asked to leave it on the tables provided or to take it outside. Putting food or drinks into a book bag or purse is not acceptable. return to top
  • May children use the college library? The college policy is that students are not to bring children to the campus while attending classes, other activities, or while using the library. If a parent brings a child under age 16 into the college library, the child must be accompanied at all times by the parent, and the parent must supervise the child to ensure that he/she does not disturb others. If a child is creating a disturbance, the parent will be asked to leave with the child. Children ages 6 and older may use library computers under parental supervision only if ample computers are available. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to use library computers. return to top
  • Internet Acceptable Use Policy The college's Internet Acceptable Use Policy is available for download as a .pdf, click here to access it. return to top
  • Copyright Policies The college's Copyright Policies is available for download as a .pdf, click here to access it. return to top

 

Central Carolina Libraries

Lee County, Sanford (919) 718-7244

Harnett County, Lillington (910) 814-8843

Chatham County, Pittsboro (919) 545-8084

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