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!

Friday, July 24, 2015

New App for Century Students

Century College has developed a very exciting new app that will be replacing planners produced by Student Life.  This new app, called MyQuack, will be much more responsive to students, and meet a demand that students have been requesting.

The app is free for both iPhone and Android users and contains helpful links to resources such as:
  • Campus policies
  • Information about each campus office and resource that was in the Student Life planner previously
  • Pages for each club and organization on campus
  • A calendar of important events
  • Mobile-friendly links to D2L, eServices, and the campus directory.

Century will be continuing to add more features and information to the app in the near future, which makes this a very exciting time to download and explore the app.

For those students who cannot say goodbye to the paper planners quite yet, the Century bookstore has committed to printing a more general planner that will be available for purchase closer to the first week of classes.  Even better news, this planner will be free to students who make any textbook purchase and to staff and faculty who stop by the bookstore and request one.

To download the app on an Android, visit this link:

To download the app on an iPhone, visit this link:

Monday, July 6, 2015

Playaway: A Uniquely Accessible Audiobook

Left: Bonk by Mary Roach     Right: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Unlike CDs, audio cassettes or downloads, Playaway does not need a separate player. Instead, Playaway comes pre-loaded and ready to use with one audiobook per device—making them simple for you to use and your library to circulate.

6 Facts about Playaway:

  1. Super portable
  2. Easy to use
  3. No screen to scratch
  4. Varied reading speeds to choose from
  5. Equipped with a universal jack (can be played in the car!)
  6. 100+ titles to choose from
  7. Available for check out at Century Library!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Reads by the Library Staff

Searching for a book to read this summer? Look no further!  The staff at Century Library has come up with some great recommendations, listed below.  Whether you're a mystery buff, a romantic at heart, or looking to read something simply fascinating, we've got something for everyone.
Euphoria book cover
  Euphoria by Lily King

Dracula book cover
Dracula: The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker

Whispers book cover
Whispers by Dean Koontz

All the Light We Cannot See book cover
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

She's Come Undone book cover
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Love Falls book cover
Love Falls by Esther Freud

Monday, May 18, 2015

Welcome to Summer! Special Hours and Special Art

Welcome to Summer term! Summer library hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am to 8 pm.

We're starting off the semester with an odd blip in our hours. On Tuesday, May 19, we will close at 4 pm for a special event located in the library.

During finals, we offered the opportunity to relieve your stress by coloring. Some of you did amazing work!