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Welcome, Cape Fear Community College students, staff, and faculty! Please consider this a launching point for learning about our library.

How can I get a library card?

How do I access the library online catalog?

How do I find newspapers, magazines and journals?

How do I place a book on hold?

How do I renew a book?

How do I request an interlibrary loan?

How do I cite sources using…?

How do I send a Fax?

How do I access the Library’s Wi-Fi internet?

How can I contact the library for further assistance?

How do I search other Library Catalogs?


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.

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How do I access the library online catalog?

Go to the library home page and select the link 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.

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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.

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How do I place a “hold” on a book?

If an in-house book or circulating audiovisual item is checked out, then you may come to the Circulation Desk to “place a hold” on that item. You will be put on a list and called when that title is returned to the Library and your name is next on the list. A CFCC ID card must be presented to check out materials from the Library.

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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).

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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.

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How do I cite sources using…?

For more information on how to cite sources using APA & MLA formats see the Citation Guides webpage.

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How do I send a fax?

To send a fax, come to the Circulation Desk at either campus Library. There is no charge for sending a local fax. There is a $1.00 charge for a long distance fax.

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Does the Library have Wi-Fi?

The Cape Fear Community College’s wireless network, SurfCFCC, is available for use by all CFCC staff, faculty, and currently enrolled students. The network has access points in strategic locations at both the Downtown and North Campuses.

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How can I contact the Library for further assistance?

Getting in touch with us is easy!

Email us

Call us at: 910-362-7034 (Reference), 910-362-7030 (Circulation)

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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.

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How do I search other library catalogs?

Search other library catalogs such as UNC Wilmington, New Hanover County Library and other surrounding area libraries.

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Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

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Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.