Useful to Know
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The four CCAC libraries house over 250,000 books, DVDs, music CDs, magazines, journals, and newspapers
We provide access to over 55,000 ebooks, including basic reference materials such as encyclopedias and dictionaries
Hundreds of thousands of full text articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and newspapers are available through our 60+ research databases
Video tutorials are available on the library website for our most heavily used research databases.
Off Campus Access
All of the library's resources are available remotely:
NetID or CCAC Network Account: used to access all of our research databases, like EBSCOhost, Britannica Online and Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.
CCAC ID Number: used to access our online catalog and the ebrary ebook collection
You may find the following Library resources useful for you classes or professional development:
Materials are housed in the library's reserve collection at each campus to improve access to high use items for a greater number of people. Reserve items can include resources from the library such as books and periodicals or an instructor's or department's personal materials.
To place an item on Reserve for your students, see the circulation desks at North, Boyce and South. At Allegheny Campus, see the Reserve Desk on the second floor.
Loan periods for these items are designated by the faculty member placing the item on reserve.
Circulation & Faculty Loan Periods
The chart below shows the circulation periods for faculty using library materials.
|Material Type||Loan Time|
|A/V Materials||1 week|
|Books on Tape / CD||4 weeks|
* South Campus does not allow Periodicals to circulate.
Materials can be returned to any CCAC Library circulation desk or a book drop located on any campus.
Materials may be renewed at any campus library's Circulation Desk, by phone, or by logging into your library account in the online catalog. An item cannot be renewed by phone if it is overdue.
If you have any questions, please call the Circulation Desk at your campus:
Allegheny Campus: 412.237.2585
Boyce Campus: 724.325.6712
North Campus: 412.369.3681
South Campus: 412.469.6295
The Library Archives is a depository of material created by or pertaining to individuals and offices of CCAC. If you're looking for that committee report from 1988, or if you're cleaning out your office files, think Archives! For assistance in locating archival materials or to donate materials, contact Pat Moran, Allegheny Campus, 412.237.6566 or Sally Caldrone, South Campus, 412.469.6294.