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Using CCC Library

CCC Library supports students, faculty, staff, and community members by teaching users how to find and evaluate information, providing access to millions of print and online resources, assisting with research, and offering space to learn.

Purpose of collection management

CCC Library serves the college community and helps fulfill the college's mission by building and maintaining well-balanced and relevant collections that support instructional programs.

CCC Library's Collection Management Procedures and Guidelines document provides a framework for decisions concerning acquisitions, donations, withdrawals and material utilization. General criteria is used in making print and electronic collection decisions; each item is considered in terms of its own merit and usefulness to library users. Librarians, library staff, faculty members, and other members of the CCC community collaborate in selecting print and electronic material for inclusion in CCC Library's collection.

Suggest a purchase

Thank you for the interest in helping us improve CCC Library's collections. To request an item be added to the collection, use the Suggest a Purchase Form below. 

Gifts and donations

CCC Library welcomes donations! All donations are subject to the following:

  • CCC Library does not accept magazines or other serials or out-of-date encyclopedia sets, dictionaries, and general reference books.
  • Any donated materials considered for acceptance will be subject to the same selection criteria as items purchased by CCC Library.
  • CCC Library reserves the right to add to the collection only selected items from a donation.
  • All donated items may subsequently be retained or disposed of without consulting the original donor.
  • CCC library cannot appraise gifts. Gift receipts in which the donor can indicate the number and type of items being donated are available upon request.

Book Donations

  • Donors must provide CCC Library with a list of titles in advance of bringing in more than 5 books.
    • The list must include Title, Author, and Publication Date for each item. ISBN is requested when possible.
    • A template is available for use. Lists can be sent to 
  • Once a list is provided, CCC Librarians will review the titles and determine whether to accept the donation. 
  • If the donation is declined, or the donor is unable to create a list of titles, donations can be made elsewhere. Local donation options include:

Textbook Donations

Textbook donations are accepted as long as they meet the following criteria:

  1. The book has been used in a CCC class in the last year
  2. The book is in good condition (minimal writing/highlighting, all pages included, no excessive damage)

Please bring your textbook donations to CCC Library to be given to the Textbook Affordability Librarian for processing.

Statement of concern regarding CCC Library material

Use the steps and form below if you wish to voice concern about an item(s) in the CCC Library collection.

Process for stating your concern:

  1. Complete the "Statement of Concern – Library Material" form below. You may wish to photocopy the completed form for your records.
  2. Submit the form in hard copy to any library staff member. The library staff member will forward your form to the Library Department Chair.
  3. Await a response. The Library Department Chair will contact you within five (5) business days of the date listed on the form to arrange a meeting to discuss your concerns.
  4. Meet with the Library Department Chair. At the meeting, the issues regarding the library material will be defined and solutions will be discussed.
  5. Await a decision. After gathering more information (if needed), the Department Chair will make a decision regarding the library material and will communicate that decision to you.
  6. Follow up, if needed. If you believe the decision of the Library Department Chair does not address your concern, please ask the Library Department Chair to forward your concern to the Dean of the Curriculum Planning and Research (CPR).

Collection management procedures and guidelines

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