Did you know that distance learning students have online access to over 20,000 eBooks and thousands of electronic journals? Did you know a librarian is available to assist you via email, phone, and instant message during regular library hours? The CCC Library encourages you to make full use of these resources.
Need something in print? Interlibrary Loan and the Book Mailing Service make accessing print materials easier than ever for CCC distance learning students. Read below to find out more about these services.
CCC students have access to over 20,000 reference, scholarly, and professional full-text books online. You can find these books in the CCC library catalog along with items from the print collection.
To search exclusively for ebooks in the library catalog, follow these steps:
- Go to the library catalog
- Select "NC-LITN/Advanced Search"
- Scroll down for the "Limits" section and look for "Choose a collection to search"
- Select "CCC eBooks (online)" from the list.
- Perform your catalog search as usual.
Using ebooks is simple, too. When you have found a title that looks interesting, click on the title to go to the item record page. Now look for and click on the link that reads: "Carteret CC and Davidson CCC users click here to access this resource."
Magazines and Journals
Nearly all of the magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals available to CCC students can be accessed from off-campus. Want to know if a particular title is available electronically? Go to the NC LIVE homepage and look for the "Journal Title Search" button just above the "Live Help Chat" box on the left. Or if you are researching a topic, search thousands of journals at once using one of the many databases, such as Academic Search Premier. The Magazine Index is a pdf document that lists the print magazines and journals that are available in the library . You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file.
A librarian is usually available during regular hours to assist you with any research-related questions. You can call the Information Desk at 252.222.6247 or chat with us by instant message. During off-hours, consider sending a question via web form or email Eva Earles at email@example.com.
Book Mailing Service
Distance learning students can have books from any of the four NC-LITN institutions mailed directly to their homes. These institutions (Carteret Community College, Cape Fear Community College, Davidson Community College, and Guilford Technical Community College) share a library catalog, though ordinarily the non-CCC items are hidden. To see the complete collection of all four colleges, follow these steps:
- Go to the library catalog
- Select "NC-LITN/Advanced Search" from the menu
- Under "Limits," select "Search All NC-LITN Locations"
- Conduct your search
The Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) allows you to borrow books from other libraries through CCC library. It can take approximately 10 business days to receive a loan through ILL. To order materials through Interlibrary Loan, you will need to fill out the appropriate ILL form. For forms and additional information about our Interlibrary Loan Service, click on the Library Services tab or contact Susan Hopkins at 252.222.6213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that Interlibrary Loan books cannot be mailed directly to CCC students; they can only be picked up at the CCC Library Circulation desk. Interlibrary Loan is a free service for CCC students.
For questions related to your library account, contact Susan Hopkins at the Circulation Desk at 252.222.6213 or email email@example.com.
Finally, a number of Research Guides and tutorials are available to help you use library resources.