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What's New at the Library

FALL 2014


More good news!  CCBC Library has subscribed to EasyBib, an online tool that helps you create citations and bibliographies in MLA, APA and many other styles.  Citations for books can be obtained simply by entering the book's ISBN number; citations for websites may be created by copying and pasting the URL to the appropriate form.  Links to EasyBib are found on the MLA Style or APA Style pages on the library website.


Good news! CCBC Library has added an important new database to our EbscoHost subscription.  It is called e-Book Community College Collection, and allows you to read and download reference books in all disciplines taught at community colleges.  Tutorials on how to search the new database, and how to download e-Books for a limited time period are available online from the publisher. 




¿Hablas Español? Visite la nueva colección de libros en Español en la Biblioteca de CCBC. Tenemos biografías, libros de ficción y no ficción sobre diversos temas, para niños y para adultos. Estos libros también están disponibles a otras bibliotecas a través de nuestro servicio de préstamo interbibliotecario.

Do you speak Spanish? Visit the new collection of books in Spanish at CCBC Library.  We have biographies, fiction and nonfiction books, and materials for children and adults.  These items are also available to other libraries through our interlibrary loan service.



    MARCH Did you know? Periodicals in the Nursing and Criminal Justice areas are now available for browsing on the first shelf of the nonfiction area, across from the Customer Service desk.


Check out the new titles acquired for the Library collection during 2013!
Stop by the Library and check out one of the best books of 2013, on display at the Library entrance.  Just ask a staff member to get them for you.  Enjoy!  


FALL 2013


Need to cite a web site in MLA style but don't remember how to do it?  Just click the EasyBib link on the Library's MLA Style web page. Copy the URL and paste it into the search box, and click the Cite This button.  At the next page, verify the information, and click the "Create Citation" button.  Voila!  Your free citation will be ready.  


Bestseller author Tom Clancy has died at age 66.  Check out one of his books at CCBC Library!  To do this, click the Library Catalog link, select AUTHOR search, and enter his name in reverse order (Clancy, Tom).  Remember to bring your library card!


Did you know?  With the new version of Overdrive, downloading favorite e-books and audiobooks to your device for free has become much easier! For step-by-step directions in video or text form, go to:

 AUGUST   Welcome all, and happy new academic year!!! Stop by the Customer Service desk at the Library to obtain your library card. Remember to bring photo ID.  For a list of who does what at the Learning Resource Center, please click  here.  If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask!




Come visit the CIVIL WAR IN PENNSYLVANIA TRAVELING EXHIBIT, now open at CCBC Library.  Click the link for more information, dates and times.


Join us in celebration of NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!!!


The end of the semester is approaching, and soon those research papers will be due. Are you still confused about where to obtain reliable sources? How to cite these sources in MLA Style? How to best use Microsoft Word or PowerPoint to present your assignment?  FREE HELP IS AT HAND!

Librarian Leila Mandel will be available to answer your questions about any library- or research-related topic.  No registration required.  Just stop by with your questions.  Remember to bring your draft, sources, and flash drive.  Click here for dates and times


Check out our new arrivals! 
Thanks to the generosity of members of faculty and staff, who responded generously to our holiday request for new books for our children's collection, dozens of beautiful new books  have been added to our collection. Thank you so very much!
They are now on the shelves, ready to be checked out.  Stop by soon and enjoy!


FALL 2012


 CCBC Library children's collection needs... books!

It's the holidays, and charities put out the kettle, jingle the bells, and hope for cash. Not us! We hope for books. Specifically, books for kids and young adults.

The CCBC Library's Children and Young Adults' Collection needs an upgrade.

Our budget has been reduced, and the main focus of our collection is curriculum-related materials so, our youth collection gets second place. But many parents and grandparents--and current/future teachers--use our Library, seeking books for their young ones. So, our Children and Young Adults collection is important.

 The gift of one new, currently published hardcover children’s or young adult book (fiction or nonfiction) would help us a lot! Please consider us for your gift list this year. In gratitude, we'll put a donor plate with your name on any book you purchase.

To help, we've created a Wish List on Amazon with some great titles we'd love to have.

 CCBC Library and our patrons thank you, and we wish you a blessed holiday season!



 In honor of Veterans Day, our work-study student Marina Karenbauer has compiled a list of non-fiction books on the topic of wars and the Armed Forces.  


Just in time for Halloween!   Meet local horror genre author David Atkins in the Library Lounge on Thursday, October 25, from 11:30 – 1:00 or 5:00 – 7:00.

David is the author of the horror novel Obituary and the novella 3rd Hollow.  Both stories feature local settings (and even sports teams!)   A new novel titled The Country Silence is due to be released before Christmas and it promises to keep you awake at night. Stop by the Library and meet David; ask him questions about his books or his writing process in general; bring a copy of his book to sign; or purchase a signed copy during the event.   Everyone who attends will receive a ticket for a drawing for an autographed copy of Obituary.

Join Phi Theta Kappa's Duck Pond on the PINK Library Bridge for their annual Susan G. Komen fundraiser. Donate $1.00 to breast cancer research, pick a duck, and win a prize.
  AUGUST  Happy New Academic Year and welcome to our new students! Stop by and get to know our beautiful library and all the services the College has available to help you succeed!
Please note that the Library is closed on Friday, August 17; staff are participating in Freshman Orientation activities.  All other offices located in the LRC will be open (Supportive Services, ACT 101, Keys, Placement testing).




To learn what new titles were acquired for the Library collection this past academic year,  view the 2011-2012 list of new books.




We have resumed our print subscriptions to Consumer Reports, Money Magazine, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Smart Computing.  Current issues are now on display at the library's magazine lounge.


 Come Celebrate National Library Week at CCBC Library - April 9 - 13!


The end of Spring term is fast approaching, and those research papers will soon come due.  Are you still unsure about how to locate academic-level material to complete your research? Are you confused about where to begin? Are you having a hard time deciding on a topic? Do you have questions about MLA Style? Leila Mandel, the reference librarian, is available to answer your questions about any library- or research-related topic. Do not wait until the last moment!  Just call 724-480-3427 or e-mail to make an individual appointment.  


B-VR-PAC, the Beaver County Library System online catalog, has now a new, streamlined  interface.  Visit the Web page to explore, and let us know if you have any questions.

  JANUARY CCBC Library now offers CREDO REFERENCE database! 
CREDO REFERENCE puts the content of hundreds of REFERENCE BOOKS at the reach of your mouse. Access it from the Library's Databases page.  To connect to the database, use your CCBC e-mail logon. A short User Guide is available, as well as video tutorials. As usual, contact us at 724-480-3427 if you have any questions.


FALL 2011


Attention, KINDLE owners!  You are now able to download fiction and nonfiction books on PDF or mp3 format from our free OVERDRIVE database.  To get more information, please go to the OverDrive Kindle page.


New printing procedures are now in place at the Library.  It is no longer necessary to present a library card at the Customer Service desk in order to use one of the library computers.  All computers are available to users, who can sit at any machine and start working, no logon necessary.  If you use library computers to print documents, please present your CCBC ID card to identify yourself as a student and get your free printouts.  There is a limit of 50 pages per day per user.  Community patrons now have to pay 10 cents for each printed page, even when printing less than 10 pages.


CCBC Library's  new online interlibrary loan form is now available on the library home page, under "Services" for your convenience. It is now much easier to request books and periodical articles from libraries outside of Beaver County directly from your computer. For questions, contact Angie Pope at 724-480-3409.




CCBC Library is joining the Beaver County Library System in a raffle for a Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch Reader. One eReader will be raffled at each library. Tickets will be sold at the Customer Service Desk. Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5, and 8 for $10 and the drawing will be held on Sept. 10th.  Don't miss this chance to win this awesome device! 


The Library has acquired approximately 420 new books during the 2010-2011 fiscal year, not including titles received on an ongoing basis, which we refer to as "standing orders".  To learn what is new and exciting in your area, view the 2010-2011 list of new books.


Library computers have been upgraded! All public workstations are now running WINDOWS 7 operating system and have both Microsoft Office 2007 AND 2010 software installed. Logon and password are no longer necessary. However, everyone must still present a valid library card at the Customer Service desk to check out a computer so that staff can keep track of usage and printout identification. We appreciate your continued collaboration in this matter!


Terrific news!  Download the latest audiobooks and e-books FOR FREE

CCBC Library and the Beaver County public libraries have subscribed to the OVERDRIVE database, which allows everyone who owns a Beaver County Library System card to download audiobooks and e-books for free.  All it takes is a computer (PC or MAC), e-reader (Nook, Sony, but not the Kindle) or smart phone (iPhone, Android, Palm, Blackberry) and the free software provided by Overdrive.  At the present time, there are 368 current titles available in this collection, plus thousands of public domain titles.  Please note that course textbooks are not available. 

For short video demonstrations of this product, please go to

To access Overdrive, please click here.

 If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.