CCS Main Library Hours – Academic Year (September-April)
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
CCS Main Library – Summer Hours
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
You must show a current CCS ID in order to check out library materials; in order to have library privileges, adjuncts must be currently teaching at CCS. In addition, adjunct faculty must leave a current e-mail address and/or telephone number with library staff. Click the following link to access the CCS library’s online catalog; access is also available through Blackboard. From the catalog’s main menu, you can access your patron record to see what books you have checked out, what their due dates are, and if you have overdue books; faculty can also request online that items be placed on course reserve.
Faculty are strongly encouraged to contact the library prior to the start of the semester in order to ensure the library has the materials you need for class, whether textbooks, books, or movies. If you are going to show a movie in class or want to ensure that books and/or movies are available to all students throughout the semester, please contact the library to request the material(s) be placed on course reserve. These items will then be available to students in four hour periods for use solely in the library.
If you wish to make recommendations for materials not currently owned by the Library, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Suggest a (Library) Purchase form. All lost or unreturned items will be charged the replacement cost plus a $30.00 processing fee.
The library provides instructional sessions that can either be tailored to a specific class assignment or, more generally, focus on how to use the library’s resources, particularly the electronic databases. Sessions are typically held in the library’s computer lab (I-004) in the basement of the building and must be scheduled in advance to ensure that librarians are available and equipped to help with specific assignments.
Digital images are provided via Luna, a digital tool for teaching and research that allows users to create presentations within the software. Students and faculty are both strongly encouraged to use Luna for high quality images with detailed information; however, students are not able to download full-size images (although they can create flashcards with thumbnail images). After signing an agreement stating that the images will be used solely for pedagogical purposes, faculty are able to download individual images or entire presentations into PowerPoint.
Faculty have borrowing privileges with Wayne State University via the InfoPass system; please come to the CCS library to obtain the form from a staff member before going to Wayne’s libraries. After receiving the form from CCS, present both your CCS ID and the form at Wayne’s libraries in order to borrow materials.
The library is equipped with seven Macs and eight PCs; only staff, faculty, and registered CCS students may use the computers. The library subscribes to numerous databases that can be found via Blackboard; the majority of these databases can be accessed from any location, on campus and off, although a couple require using a computer physically connected to the CCS internet network. The library has two large flatbed scanners equipped with Photoshop (Macs) and two smaller scanners suited for document scanning (PCs).
The library’s holdings feature over 60,000 books, with new additions weekly, as well as a selection of over 250 journals, magazines, and periodicals that can be perused within the library. The library also has a group study room and six individual study rooms suitable for one to two individuals.
Faculty Loan Periods
- One semester. Faculty may have up to 20 books (total) checked out to them at one time. Books may be returned to either library.
- Videos and DVDs – Documentaries and course reserves
- Four hours. Movies that are located behind the circulation desk may be checked out by faculty for use in class and are due back immediately after class. Please contact the library to reserve the video or film at least two days prior to when you will be showing it in class; this is to prevent double-booking with other faculty members. If you wish to preview a film and it is not booked by another faculty member for use in class, you may check it out overnight and return it to the library by 10 am the next day.
- Videos and DVDs – Feature film collection
- Three days. The TV series and general collection DVDs are located on the shelf behind the Reference section.
- One day. This includes both current and back issues.
- Closed Reserve Books
- One day. Closed Reserve books are permanently shelved behind the circulation desk; many photography books are on Closed Reserve.
- Open Reserve Books
- Two days. Open Reserve books are shelved on the row next to the reference desk and have red tape on the spine above the call number label. These materials are accessible in the general stack area and only need to be checked out if you take them out of the library.
- Vertical File Materials
- Two weeks. Vertical File materials are housed in the filing cabinets in the far right corner of the library. In general, these materials are filed alphabetically by the name of the artist and include brochures and small exhibition catalogues.
- Reference Books
- Reference books may not be taken out of the library.