CCC libraries collect materials in a variety of formats to support academic curricula, career programs, information literacy goals, community interests, and lifelong learning pursuits of students and faculty.
Items can be requested and sent for pickup to the CCC library most convenient for students. Borrowed items can be returned to any CCC library. Items can be renewed online at library.ccc.edu, in person at a CCC library, or by telephone. Contact information for CCC libraries.
The standard loan period is 3 weeks with automatic renewals applied throughout the term, unless a hold has been placed by another patron. Some items, such as books on reserve, may have different loan periods. The final due date for students is always the last Friday of the term. For faculty and staff, the final due date is one year after the initial checkout date.
Late/overdue fines: no overdue or late fines will be applied, with the exception of fines for reserve (library-use only) materials. Items due will be billed unless returned to the library within 21 days of due date. Patrons are not billed for items lost by fire, flood, or theft; police reports or insurance claims must be provided.
Fines for non-CCC interlibrary loans items are determined by the lending institution.
Reserve items (required textbooks or other materials for a given class) typically do not leave the library and circulate for two hours at a time, with renewals possible only if no one else is waiting for the item. Overdue fines may be applied to reserve items.
Patrons can check out up to 25 items at a time.
Patrons are responsible for and will be billed for lost and damaged items. If a late item is returned in good condition no fees will apply. Patrons may replace the book in kind with a copy of the same or newer edition of the missing or damaged item, which is preferred, or pay the replacement cost of an item (cost is determined by the lending library) at any CCC bursar’s office.
If a patron has three or more lost books on their account across all CCC libraries, they will be blocked from further borrowing until they have returned or replaced all the lost books.
Patrons will be given three “claims returned" items if they believe they returned a book, but it is not present in the library
The library is more than a collection of items: it is an exceptional and organic combination of knowledgeable staff, services, and materials made available through evolving information technologies in a welcoming environment. The library promotes critical engagement with information, supports excellence in teaching and learning, and prepares individuals for active citizenship in a diverse global society.