Monday, September 28, 2015

Banned Books Week

Century College Library is celebrating Banned Books Week September 28 – October 3.   Libraries are committed to supporting the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those that some consider unpopular.  Stop in to the library and enter our drawing for a Banned Books tote, pencil case and a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  Take a moment to participate in BookFace. And check out the library display case and see some of the surprising titles that have been challenged or banned. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Good News About Scanning in the Library

Scanning print items will soon be much easier.  One of our librarians, Jane Young, has won a digital scanner, the KIC Click Mini. It will scan both pages of an open book or journal placed face up in the cradle. When it arrives, it will be available in our copy room for student use.  

Curious about our new scanner?  Check out the link and keep watching this space for updates!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Student Success Day

Will you be on campus for Student Success Day? Stop into the Library at 12:30 for the breakout session Your Library, Your Lifeline. We all know the library is an excellent place to do research, but sometimes you need to do practical things like write a resume, manage your finances, or find a scholarship. Take a tour and find out how using the library can help you manage your life. The session will be held in E1852, the Library’s Computer Classroom.

We will also be handing out candy, so please stop in!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What’s in the library?

The Century Library is just full of books right? Wrong! Here is a list of things you can use in the Century College Library.

The library has computers for students to use. Just log in with your Star ID and Password. Laptops are also available to be checked out and used in the library. And if you need to print, we also have a….

The library has a printer so you can print class notes and PowerPoints.  If you’re printing PowerPoints, please change them to grayscale even though it’s a black and white printer. It will go much faster.

So you can listen to those videos you’re watching for class.

Study Rooms
Got a group project and don’t know where to go? Come to the library and use one of our 4 study rooms. Rooms can be booked in advance online  or checked out in person, based on availability. They can be reserved in two hour blocks.  Be sure to have your student ID!

Course Reserves
Your instructor told you they put a book on reserve? Then you’ll find it in the library. The majority of these books do not leave the library and must be checked out. But that’s ok because we have a….

The library has a scanner/copier for students to use. Articles can be scanned and sent to your email, saved to a flash drive or copied for 10 cents a page.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Library Closed September 5 - 7

The Century Library will be closed Saturday, September 5 - Monday, September 7 for the Labor Day holiday.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Welcome to Fall Semester!

Welcome to all new Century students and welcome back to all returning students!  Regular hours resume August 24. 

Monday — Thursday, 7:30 am – 8 pm
Friday, 7:30 am – 4 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday, CLOSED

We will be closed for the Labor Day holiday from September 5 to September 7.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Back to School with Century Library

As summer draws to a close, Century College Library has put together a back to school survival guide for our students, comprised of links to helpful sites and tips and tricks to make this year your best yet.

  1. The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New:  
Feel like mastering a new skill or need to take an extra free online course to feel confident in a certain subject?  Check out this link!

     2.  The Assignment Calculator:

Need help structuring your time? Century Library's Assignment Calculator is a time management tool that breaks down assignments into a series of manageable steps.  Just enter the assignment subject, start date, and due date to get started!

     3. Need some studying ambiance?  Head over to to hear some great recreations of the ambient sounds of a cafĂ©.  This will boost your creativity and help you work better!  If the coffee shop vibe isn't your scene, check out for a similar effect.

     4.  Swank Motion Pictures:

Has your teacher assigned a movie? Check Swank via the Library webpage to see if it is available. Movies found here can even be watched off campus.

     5.  Taking a class that requires memorization?  Use to make all the flashcards you need, without wasting paper.  Good for your brain and the environment!

Classes begin August 24th, see you soon!