Current Library hours are available on the Library website.
The Library Director oversees all library operations, collections, technology and strategic planning. The Director works with the faculty, students and staff to develop library collections and services. The Director is an ex-officio member of the Library Committee of Faculty Assembly. The Director provides pedagogical support to faculty, as well as research assistance and instruction to students, faculty and staff.
The CCS Library, housed in the Manoogian Visual Resource Center on the Ford campus, serves both undergraduate and graduate programs. The Library contains over 70,000 print volumes, 238 print periodicals, 4,690 video/DVDs, and an extensive material sample collection. Approximately 90 percent of the Library’s holdings are related to art and design.
The online Library catalog, accessible through the Library website, allows students to review their check-outs, renew materials, and place holds on materials. The Library provides access to wi-fi and computer workstations for students, faculty, and staff. The Library provides access to over 100 databases with curated database lists available for each academic department. Remote access to all electronic resources is available through e-z proxy via the College’s portal. Interlibrary loan services are available for resource needs that extend beyond local holdings. In addition, currently registered students have borrowing privileges at Detroit Public Library, Wayne State University libraries, and a number of other academic Detroit area institutions.
Reference services are available to provide support to students on an individual basis. Library instruction sessions are offered to classes to provide tailored information literacy and research assignment support. Classes are offered in the Library lab on the Ford campus or via in-class instruction. The Library website includes links to worksheets and resource guides on numerous topics including writing, research, citation, and academic integrity.
The College engages in assessment of student learning to evaluate outcomes that demonstrate the effectiveness of the curriculum in meeting the educational goals and objectives of the undergraduate and graduate programs and to foster continuous improvement of the curriculum. Assessment initiatives are coordinated and administered via the office of Academic Affairs under the direction of the Dean of Academic Affairs.
The Assessment Committee of the Faculty Assembly consists of faculty members across all majors who serve a three-year term and support the College’s engagement in assessment initiatives. The Dean of Academic Affairs is an ex officio member of the Assessment Committee, and also works closely with the Deans and Department Chairs, who are responsible for the implementation of assessment initiatives, evaluation of departmental student learning outcomes, and continuous improvement of the curriculum within their respective majors.