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CTC Spring Finals Week Hours


Monday-Thursday:  7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Student Services

Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Tutoring hours found on the Clark College library website


The iCommons is closed during quarter break. Return items any time to our book returns. At CTC the outdoor book return is located at the north entrance of the building. There is also an indoor book return located outside the iCommons door in CTC 219.

Good luck on finals!

Spring Term Finals Hours

Woman taking a swim test

Swimming exams at Newcastle Ocean Baths, 11/12/53, by Sam Hood – State Library of New South Wales – no known copyright restrictions

A quick update on Cannell Library hours during finals week:

Cannell Library will be open normal hours Monday – Wednesday.

We will close early at 6pm on Thursday, June 19th.

Please plan accordingly. And good luck with finals!

Update on Paying Fines

Clark College Libraries no longer accept online payments. Pay fines directly to the Clark College Cashier’s Office in Gaiser Hall.

The Cashier accepts cash, check, or credit card. Credit cards payments can also be made by phone, by calling the Cashier’s Office at (360) 992-2177.

For information about the Cashier’s office check their webpage: http://www.clark.edu/student_services/cashiers_office.php

More Information
Access Services

One penguin asks another, "Have you heard about Discover?"

Adapted from “Rockhopper Penguins” by Pablo Fernicola, CC BY-NC 2.0

The votes are in!  Discover is the name for the new Clark College Libraries catalog. Congratulations to Amy Waite, Clark College Libraries Access Services Manager, whose suggested name was selected from over 60 entries in the library catalog naming contest. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Amy Waite graciously waived the $25 Clark Bookstore prize, so we conducted a random drawing of all contest participants and have contacted the winner.

Clark College Libraries will unveil the new catalog and search on July 1.

FREE Breakfast at CTC!

ASCC will be hosting a free breakfast at CTC!

  • When: Wednesday, May 28
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Where: The “Nest” (2nd floor, top of stairs)

While you’re here be sure and stop by the iCommons in CTC 219! 

Research Help

We can help answer research questions and provide software assistance. Are you writing a work cited page? We can help guide you through that too! Visit us during staffed hours and chat or email any time during the quarter using “ask a librarian” on the library website.

Next Day Delivery

No need to wait! Students ordering materials from Cannell library on main campus can expect delivery to CTC the very next day!


Check out a netbook and sit anywhere in the building! Add a wireless keyboard, mouse or LCD projector. Can’t live without your music? We’ve got headphones too! Borrow a graphing or scientific calculator and finish a math assignment! NEW! We now have phone chargers and external DVD drives available to check out for three hours!

Study Rooms

Looking for a place for private study or quiet, collaborative academic discussion? Individuals or groups can reserve our study rooms up to one week in advance.

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A Coast Guardsman stands in silent reverence beside the resting place of a comrade., 1944 – U.S. National Archives – no known copyright restrictions

The Clark College Libraries will be closed in honor of the Memorial Day holiday. The Cannell Library will close as usual at 5pm on Saturday, May 24th and reopen on Tuesday the usual hour of 7am.

Our outside return boxes are always open to return books, movies, etc. Don’t get a late fine!

Need to request or renew a book? You can always do so online by logging in to your library account at https://oswald.clark.edu/patroninfo.

Need expert research assistance to finish that paper? You can always contact a librarian online (at this address: http://library.clark.edu/?q=content/ask-librarian) and you can get instant assistance via chat.

Clark College Libraries offer both laptops and netbooks for check out. Most of us are familiar with laptops, but what about netbooks? Netbooks offer several features that make them attractive options for student use.

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Clark College laptop (left) and netbook. Photo/Image Source: Clark College Libaries

1. Portability
Laptops may be portable, but netbooks are ultra-portable! They weigh less and they take up less space in your backpack – a major bonus when your bag is already loaded down with heavy textbooks.

2. The right tool for the job
Cloud computing is a big deal in technology right now, and netbooks are a great access point for all of your cloud stored documents. Working on a paper? Try Google Drive! Use this cloud-based web service from your netbook and you’ll be able to access it from any internet connected device. Laptops certainly would win in a CPU power fight, but sometimes you don’t need all that power!

3. Built-in webcam
Clark netbooks come with a built-in webcam, making it easy to collaborate in real-time. Group project? Schedule a meeting in Google Hangouts and chat with your group members from anywhere! Netbooks make collaboration simple and straightforward.

Clark offers netbooks for a checkout period of 3 hours. 21 day extended loan netbooks are available at Cannell library. Be sure to review the loan rules with library staff prior to checkout, as failure to comply can result in hefty fines. Next time you’re thinking about checking out a computer, consider asking for a netbook! After all, good things come in small packages.

Hello and welcome back to  our very, very intermittent podcast. This is a new podcast, (no repeats here at Cannell), but we are a bit behind our time in presenting it to you. This episode was recorded way back in late January of 2014, so it was still winter when we made this.

We had a special guest, Kristin Sherwood, who was kind enough to stop by and tell us all about the new College 101 program here at Clark College. So, are you ready to learn something new? No? Well too bad, because here’s our program and I bet you learn a thing or three. Just listen.


New! External DVD Drives

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Photo Image/Source: Clark College Libraries

Have you ever needed an external DVD drive to play DVDs or CDs? The iCommons at CTC has them available for checkout!

The drives can be checked out for 3 hours, CTC use only.

Search the library catalog using search terms “CTC External DVD Drive”.  http://bit.ly/RptVSD


Needing other accessories for your laptop or netbook? We have computer mice, wireless mice, and headphones! Stop by the iCommons today!

Join us…Clark Libraries Snapshot Day!


Two people taking photographs

Francisco Andaur (Fran Juan DeMarco) + Friend / People Photographing People Photographing People by NewMindSpace/SML via Creative Commons

Join us as we capture a day in the life of Clark Libraries on Wednesday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.!

Preview the new library catalog and interface at Cannell Library or the iCommons at CTC.

Share stories on how Clark Libraries have impacted you. You can also check out the celebration on Facebook and Twitter.

Win a $25 Clark College Bookstore Gift Card!

Our new catalog needs a name for the search! While you’re here submit a recommended name for the new search. You can fill out a form available at the Check Out desk at Cannell or the iCommons at CTC or online. Check here for contest details.

30 Clicks: Information Tools at Your Fingertips!

For more information on the new catalog and interface join us at Cannell Library, LIB 103 for 30 Clicks from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

New Library Card!

Image of Clark library card

Photo/Image Source: Clark College Libraries

We are also debuting the new Clark Library Card!


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