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Services for Faculty: Resources & Services

Use this guide to learn about CCAC Library services that can support faculty.

Useful to Know

Get to know us!

The four CCAC libraries house over 200,000 books, DVDs, music CDs, magazines, journals, and newspapers

We provide access to over 65,000 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 100+ research databases

Video tutorials are available on the library website for our most heavily used research databases.

Have a suggestion?

The CCAC Library welcomes suggestions for new materials that support the college's curriculum and interests of our users. Suggestions will be sent to the appropriate campus for review and consideration by the subject librarian.

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 for accessing our online catalog to place holds on items and to renew borrowed items.

Helpful Resources

You may find the following Library resources useful for you classes or professional development:

Course Reserves

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.

Complete our Reserve Intake form with all of the required information and then drop off your item to your campus library.

Circulation & Faculty Loan Periods

The chart below shows the circulation periods for faculty using library materials.

Material Type Loan Time
Books 4 weeks
A/V Materials 1 week
Books on Tape / CD 4 weeks
Reserves varies
Periodicals 2 days*

* 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 online if it is overdue.

If items are lost or have not been returned within a year, then the full replacement cost plus a processing fee will be charged to the patron.

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

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