Need library instruction for your students?
Central Piedmont Librarians offer both face-to-face and online instruction.
The Central Piedmont Library is committed to supporting student learning. One way that we fulfill this commitment is by providing library instruction. Integrating library instruction into your class, whether online or in-person, has the potential to greatly improve your students' learning experience.
Requests must be made seven business days in advance of session.
Both online and in-person classes can make use of our embedded librarian program. For more information about the embedded librarian program, please read the Embedded Librarian Program Policies.
Questions? Contact Mark Coltrain: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Place books or articles on reserve for your students to use through the semester.
Please fill out this form and bring it along with your reserve item to your local Central Piedmont library to place on reserve.
Please allow 2 business days for reserves processing.
Fill out the Library Reserve Request Form.
Collection Development Liasons
Request curriculum supporting materials for a subject area of the library collection.
Collection development for all college academic departments is handled through the Central Piedmont Library Collection Development and Management Team.
If you have collection development questions, concerns, or requests you may contact your campus liaison listed below.
Suggest Materials for Purchase
Suggest specific items for the library collection.
You can suggest specific items for purchase in our collection at any time.
How to abide by Copyright Law in the classroom and online.
Linking to Library Resources
Link directly to our subscription resources from BlackBoard or Moodle.
Download a PDF with complete instructions on linking to pages within EBSCOhost, Opposing Viewpoints, Literature Resource Center, PBS Video Collection, and more.
Embed a video from Films on Demand in your online course.
What is EZproxy?
EZproxy allows Central Piedmont students and faculty to use restricted library resources, such as our journal and magazine article databases, from off-campus. When users access a resource from off-campus, EZproxy routes them through the Central Piedmont login page allowing them access to our subscription resources.
Why would I want to use EZproxy?
EZproxy allows you to add links to high quality and trustworthy library resources directly from your BlackBoard course shell. No extra logins required! A history course can link to an article in the New York Times Historical, which has coverage back to 1851. A course in psychology can link to readings from within scholarly psychological journals. With EZproxy, almost any resource available through the library website can be accessed from off-campus.
How do I use EZproxy?
First, you’ll need to obtain the permanent URL for the article or document and then add a short piece of code into the link. The code is entered just after the “.com” in the URL. After adding the EZproxy code you are free to copy and paste the link in BlackBoard. For example:
Central Piedmont EZproxy code: .ezproxy.cpcc.edu
Permanent URL to a restricted library resource w/ code:
Where do I Find the Permanent URL to a document?
The location of the permanent URL varies between library resources. We have included the location for many of our popular resources in this PDF document. If you need additional assistance or want to link to a resource not included in the Word document, contact Doug Short at x6845 or email@example.com.
Accessibility and Digital Learning
Learn how to make your materials accessible.
Accessibility and Digital Learning page was created and is maintained by the office of eLearning in partnership with the CPCC Library. It is a resource to help Central Piedmont employees make materials accessible. Much of this information applies to the information provided digitally and online (i.e. posted on a website, in Blackboard or Moodle, sent via e-mail). As technology and web accessibility continue to evolve, the information here will change, as well. This page is intended for information sharing purposes and should not be construed as legal advice.
Reserve Equipment and Items
We offer a wide variety of equipment for faculty and staff at all of its locations.
Central Piedmont Library offers a wide variety of equipment for faculty and staff at all of its locations. To see what is available at each location and to make reservations, click the link below for each campus.
Faculty/Staff Equipment Policy: This document explains the policies regarding checkout of equipment, including lenght of checkouts, renewals, and late returns.
Semester Long Laptop Form: Need to checkout a laptop for an entire semester? Print out this form and return it to the library. Supplies are limited.
Marketing Displays: Check-out high quality displays for use at events.