How Do I … ?
Welcome, Cape Fear Community College students, staff, and faculty! Please consider this a launching point for learning about our library. Don’t see your question answered below or on the right? E-mail, chat, or call us!
How can I get a library card?
Your Cape Fear Community College Identification card will serve as your Library card. ID cards are issued in the Union Station building on the Wilmington Campus and in the Library on the North Campus. The ID Schedule is posted on the CFCC Parking page. To get an ID, you will need a current schedule and photo identification (ie. driver’s license, passport, military ID). You’ll use this card to check out library materials, including books, DVDs, and reserve items. For non-CFCC patrons, go to the Community Patron webpage for further information.
How do I access the library online catalog?
You can either use the search box on the library home page or go directly to the Library Catalog to search for books and audiovisual items in our collection. No password is required to search our catalog, and it may be searched from anywhere that you have access to the Internet.
How do I find newspapers, magazines and journals?
The Library subscribes to many magazines, journals, and newspapers. Current issues of journals and magazines can be found in the Periodicals section, located at the back of the Wilmington campus Library and adjacent to the Circulation Desk in the North Campus Library. Newspapers are located behind the Reference desk underneath the windows. Magazines, newspapers and journals are for library use only and cannot be checked out. You can access the Magazines/Newspapers/Journals webpage to get further details on the titles to which the Library subscribes. If you are looking for a specific title, ask at the Reference desk to find out if we have it. Also keep in mind that many magazine, newspaper and journal articles are available through our electronic resources. Please ask us for help if you need research assistance.
How do I place a “hold” on a book?
If a print book or circulating audiovisual item is checked out, then you may come to the Circulation Desk to “place a hold” on that item. CFCC Students, Faculty, and Staff can now also place “hold” requests online by searching the Library Catalog and clicking the “Request” button. You will be put on a list and called/emailed when that title is returned to the Library and your name is next on the list.
How do I renew a book?
Items may be renewed one time, as long as they are not overdue and have not been placed on HOLD for another library patron. They may be renewed in person or over the phone (910-362-7030). CFCC Students, Faculty, and Staff can now also renew online.
How do I request an Interlibrary Loan?
If the Library does not own the book you need, you may request it through interlibrary loan (ILL). If the book is owned by one of the other libraries in our consortium, holdings will be displayed in our online catalog and may be requested at the Library’s Circulation Desk. Allow at least 7-10 days for receipt of the book. If the desired item does not display in our online catalog, you will need to fill out a
Book ILL Request Form. Journal articles may also be obtained by filling out a
Journal ILL Request Form. If the item can be borrowed from another library outside of our consortium, it takes a minimum of 7-14 days to receive the requested item. Videos and other audiovisual materials are not available from other libraries through interlibrary loan. ILL request forms are also available at the Reference and Circulation desks.
How do I cite sources using…?
For more information on how to cite sources using APA & MLA formats see the Citation Guides webpage.
How do I print/copy/scan?
You can print as much as you like in the library. The current cost is .05 cents per page black & white; .35 cents per page color. Color printing is done by our staff at the Reference Desk. All payments must be made in cash.
Photocopies are also .05 per page black & white; .35 cents per page color. All payments must be made in cash.
Scanning is FREE. Documents can be scanned in either black & white or color as a PDF or JPG. All files are saved onto a flash drive. Don’t have a flash drive of your own? Borrow one from the library for FREE.
How do I send a fax?
Does the Library have Wi-Fi?
Yes! The Cape Fear Community College’s wireless network, SurfCFCC, is available for use by all CFCC staff, faculty, and currently enrolled students. Community patrons can also use our SurfCFCC Guest network by supplying a valid email address.
How do I search other library catalogs?
Search other library catalogs such as UNC Wilmington, New Hanover County Library and other surrounding area libraries.
How can I contact the Library for further assistance?
Getting in touch with us is easy!
If you need research help immediately and the Cape Fear Community College library is closed, try asking for help from NC KNOWS which offers round-the-clock online reference service from librarians worldwide.