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College Catalog 2008-2010

Library Resources and Services

The CCCC Libraries consist of the Lee County Campus Library (Sanford), the Harnett County Campus Library (Lillington), and the Chatham County Campus Library (Pittsboro). All libraries provide assistance to students, faculty, and community patrons. Library cards are required for everyone. For students, the student ID card is also a library card. Community patrons are issued a community card free of charge. Students receive library orientation through curriculum classes. Library patrons may request individual instruction when needed.

A variety of print and electronic library resources are available to supplement the curriculum offerings of the college. The staff is available to assist students, faculty, and community patrons with reference questions, research, or other library needs.

The Lee County Campus Library staff can be reached by phone: (919) 718-7244, fax: (919) 718-7378, or e-mail. The phone number for the Chatham County Campus Library is (919) 542-6495, ext. 216. The Harnett County Campus Library phone number is (910) 814-8843.

Library services and resources are available at the Lee County Campus, in Sanford, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, except during semester breaks and holidays. The Chatham Campus, in Pittsboro, and the Harnett Campus, in Lillington, provide library services and resources from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours and semester break hours at the libraries vary and are posted at each campus library.

The three CCCC libraries have a combined collection of over 44,000 books, over 250 periodicals, and over 1,500 audiovisuals. The Lee County Campus Library also contains an extensive law collection.

Electronic resources via the Internet include several subscription databases and the NC LIVE collection of approximately 60 databases providing access to over 16,000 full-text periodicals and over 25,000 electronic books. Students can access some of the electronic resources from home. Contact the library staff about off-campus access and to obtain instruction in the use of these resources. In addition, the college participates in NCknows, an online chat-based reference service that provides assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The online catalog, or CCLINC, a central database containing the holdings of CCCC and 45 other North Carolina community college libraries, provides easy and free access to additional resources. Cooperative agreements giving students borrowing privileges exist between the CCCC libraries and the public libraries in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties and Campbell University. The library also participates in interlibrary loan services with other types of libraries in North Carolina and throughout the country, who have holdings in the OCLC WorldCat database.