About the Libraries
The Central Carolina Community College Libraries serve students, faculty, and staff in our three county service area comprised of Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties. A library is located on the main campus in each county. In 2006, CCCC formed a partnership with Chatham County to build a joint-use library on the College's Chatham Main Campus. The Chatham Community Library opened in September 2010 and serves CCCC students, as well as public library patrons.
CCCC is a member of the Community College Libraries in North Carolina (CCLINC) consortium. Access to the CCLINC Catalog is freely available online to all library users. You can search the collections of and request materials from the CCCC Libraries, as well as 50 community college library members. The CCCC Libraries also have cooperative agreements giving students borrowing privileges at the public libraries serving Harnett and Lee counties, and at Campbell University.
The Libraries offer a variety of resources in print and audiovisual formats, including over 28,000 books, over 2,000 audiovisual materials, and over 80 periodical subscriptions, as well as the New York Times on microfilm from 1851-2001. In addition, students have access to over 80 online databases, including NC LIVE. Databases provide access to full-text articles, over 255,000 eBooks, over 28,000 eAudio Books and eVideos, and much more. For more information on our resources and services, see our Library Services.
Special Collections: The Lee Library maintains special collections in the following areas: Audio Books, Best Sellers, Early Childhood (picture books), Educational DVDs, Fiction in Spanish, Foreign Languages, Legal Reference, Music CDs, The New York Times 1851-2001 on Microfilm, Popular DVDs, Reference, and Young Adult Fiction. The Harnett Library maintains special collections in the following areas: Audio Books, Educational DVDs, New Books, and Popular DVDs. The Chatham Library maintains special collections in the following areas: Audio Books, DVDs, Genealogy, and Local History.
Mission & Goals
The CCCC Libraries support the college mission by empowering students, faculty, and staff with the skills to effectively find, evaluate and use information, and by providing access to quality information and technology resources.
- To provide individual and group course-integrated library instruction that facilitates critical thinking, connected learning, and personal growth; classes are delivered in-person and online.
- To provide distance education learners with resources and services equivalent to those offered to on-campus students.
- To provide welcoming and well-maintained physical and virtual spaces conducive to learning and studying.
- To develop a high quality collection of print and digital resources in support of the college curriculum.
- To provide easy access to our information resources and to additional materials available from other institutions.
- To provide current technological tools which facilitate equal access to electronic resources.
- To connect to the college and local community by engaging in outreach activities and maintaining a positive visible presence on campus.