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Format my paper?

Search for library materials?

Start out with SuperSearch to find books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and other items in our library collection and other SUNY schools.  You may need to use a different search tool to find specific titles or types of materials.



a specific book?

Search the Library Catalog to find books, CDs, DVDs, print magazines, and other physical materials.

a specific article?

Try Journal Locator to search for an article for which you have citation information (such as title, author, journal name).

a specific database?

Use the Databases A-Z list to find databases by name or subject area where you can search for journal articles and other content.

recommended resources for a particular class or subject?

Research guides for general subjects and specific classes are available. These guides include suggested databases, books, websites, tools, and search hints to help you find information sources.


Get help finding books, articles, and other library resources?

Librarians are here to help you with this very question!  Please contact us by email at or by phone at 607-962-9251 to schedule a time to meet with a librarian.


Access library resources from home?

You can connect to library resources if you're away from campus!  Make sure you are logged into your MyCCC account before opening the library site or specific databases.


Know the loan period for a book or other item?

Loan periods for books are 30 days for students and 60 days for faculty and staff.  Check your library account for loan periods for specific items like DVDs,CDs, and ILL materials.


Renew an item?

You can renew an item online in your library account or contact us for assistance.


Check out a textbook or course reserve?

We have many course materials available for 2-hour checkout at the library services desk. Ask us if your textbook is available or search Course Reserves online


Access materials from other schools and institutions?

Use InterLibrary Loan (ILL) to request books and articles from other collections. Items will be shipped to the SUNY CCC Library or sent to you as a PDF if available.


Reserve a study space?

Try our online booking system to reserve an individual or group study room for up to 2 hours per day


Know what resources are available to me as a college alum?

Alumni retain special access to library collections and resources. Please contact us for more information about specific library resources available for alumni and instructions for use.


Know what resources are available to me as a community member?

Residents of Steuben, Chemung, and Schuyler counties can sign up for a library card to check out materials. All members of the community are welcome to come in for research help or computer use.