Color and Materials Library

CCS Color and Materials Library (Taubman, Room 925) Hours Academic Year (September-April):

Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends: closed

CCS Color and Materials Library Summer Hours:

By appointment only.

You must show a current CCS ID in order to check out library materials. The library’s online catalog is accessible at; access is also available through Blackboard. From the catalog’s main menu, you can access your patron record to see what books and materials you have checked out, what their due dates are, and if you have overdue items, as well as put holds on books that are currently checked out.

Fines for overdue books are $0.20 per book per day, and $1 per material item per day. All lost or unreturned items will be charged the replacement cost plus a $30.00 processing fee. No borrowing is allowed for accounts owing $15 or more. Accounts must be paid in full in order to receive grades and transcripts.

Please remember this is a reference library. The materials are not for sale. You may use our scanner or your own camera to collect images of any materials you wish. If you require a large sample of a material or a sample to keep, please contact the suppliers or manufacturers (not the library). Contact information can often be found on the materials themselves or in one of the databases on our website: Due to the ever-changing nature of the collection, not all materials and periodicals are already cataloged; please request these items 24 hours in advance to allow time for cataloging.

Loan Periods


Two weeks. Books may be renewed once if no one has requested a hold be placed on them. Students may have up to 20 books (total) checked out to them at one time. Books may be returned to either library.

General Materials

Three days. Students may check out up to five items; faculty and staff may check out up to 10 items. Materials may not be renewed, and must be on the shelf for 24 hours (to give others an opportunity to see the materials) before you are allowed to check them out again. Materials must be returned in the same condition they were in prior to check-out (do not remove tags). You may, however, remove and keep a 1”x1” sample of materials that can be reasonably divided without losing their integrity and value to others. Not all materials have been cataloged, so there may be a 24 hour wait to allow time for cataloging.

“Active Matter” Materials (hanging on walls of library)

In-library use only for students. Faculty and staff may check out up to five items for three days.

Course Reserves

Four hours, in-library use only. Materials placed on reserve by faculty for their classes as well as some course textbooks are shelved behind the desk.


Current issues are in-library use only. After they are three months old, up to 10 periodicals may be checked out for seven days if you have requested the issue in advance (to allow time to catalog the issue).

Reference Books

In-library use only.