The library has over 60,000 books, 150,000 e-books, 275 periodicals, 64 electronic databases, and over 2,500 videos and DVDs, 90 percent of which deal with art and design. The college’s digital database, Luna, is available online for study and classroom presentation; please see Academic Technology for training. 
You will need your current CCS ID to check out books. Students may check out books for two weeks with one renewal if there are no holds placed on the book. DVDs may be checked out for three days with a fine of $1 per day.  There is no grace period for return of DVDs.  Other materials have varying check out fines; please check at the circulation desk 313.664.7642.

Reference assistance is available at all times the library is open. Please contact Nancy Steffes (nsteffes@collegeforcreativestudies.edu) at 313.664.7803 Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm, or Robert Hyde (rhyde@collegeforcreativestudies.edu) at 313.664.7642 Monday through Thursday 4pm-11pm, Saturdays 10am- 5pm, and Sundays 1pm-7pm.

Color & Materials Library

The Color & Materials Library is located in room 925 in the A. Alfred Taubman Center.

Visual Resources

Visual Resources, selects and manages the content of CCS’ digital image database referred to as Luna. Containing over 315,000 high-resolution images for teaching and research, users can explore and gather images using keywords, zoom in to images for close-up viewing, and pull in external media from Flickr. Whether you choose to use the software slideshow features, or download into PowerPoint, Luna offers one-stop searching.

You can access Luna through the Quick Links menu located on the left-hand side of your Blackboard home page. Then click “Login” located on the upper right of the Luna page. Use your Blackboard credentials. To search all collections together, click “All Collections” on your left. Downloading privileges can be obtained after signing a Statement of Agreement and Legal Responsibility (link for this is in the center of the Luna home page.)

To request images, contact Marian Lambers, Visual Resources Curator at 313.664.7643.

Reference Handouts

Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from other Periodicals
Electronic Databases
How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography
LUNA Image Database for Student Presentations
MLA Format

CCS Library

Color & Materials Library
CCS online catalog
View your library account

Other Library Links

Detroit Public Library
Khan Academy
Michigan Electronic Library
Wayne State

CCS Databases & Subscriptions

Academic eBook Collection
Bloomsbury Fashion Central (www.bloomsburyfashioncentral.com)
Design & Applied Arts Index (search.proquest.com/ip/) note: ccs only subscribes to the proquest academic site
Design inForm (arts-search.com/database/index.php)
Encyclopedia Britanica (academic.eb.com)
The Gnomon Workshop (ccs.thegnomonworkshop.com)
Infotrac (infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/lom_centercs)
Issues and Controversies (http://online.infobaselearning.com/direct.aspx?aid=95719&pid=we57)
Issues and Controversies in American History (http://online.infobaselearning.com/direct.aspx?aid=95719&pid=we58)
LS:N GLOBAL – trends database (www.lsnglobal.com)
Mango – language learning software
Material ConneXion online database
Newsbank (infoweb.newsbank.com)
Oxfort Art – formerly Grove Art (www.oxfordartonline.com.meredith.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/)
Periodicals with Electronic Access
Salem Press – History (history.salempress.com)
the decades 
great lives from history 
milestone documents
Sirs Renaissance (sks.sirs.com)
STASH – (stashmedia.tv)
STYLUS – trends database (www.stylus.com)
stylus fashion – (http://www.stylusfashion.com/)
Today’s Science (http://online.infobaselearning.com/direct.aspx?aid=95719&pid=we59 )
Wayne State University (www.wayne.edu)
WorldCat (www.worldcat.org)
World Book (www.worldbookonline.com/?subacct=l1303 )