Library Services for Distance Education Students

All of the library’s services are available for distance learning students. Students who are unable to come to campus can take advantage of the following extra services. Distance Education students must have a CCM email account in order to use there library services and obtain materials.

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Students coming to campus may obtain their library card at the main desk in the library with a valid CCM picture ID. Student who are unable to get to the main campus, may request a library barcode to use for borrowing materials. To request a barcode, a distance education student should email the Ask A Librarian service with a library card request including their name, address, telephone number, CCM email address and student ID number. Upon receipt of the email, a barcode will be sent to the student.


Students who are not able to come to the library may order CCM materials by email through the Ask A Librarian service. The email message should include the student’s name, address, phone number, CCM ID number, library barcode number, and the title of the material requested. The items will be checked out to the student and mailed directly to their home (please note we are unable to ship books our of the US). Students should contact their local library for materials that cannot be found in the CCM library holdings.


All CCM students have free access to Electronic Databases to locate periodical articles. When accessing the databases off campus, be sure to use the remote access links.
If a full text article is not available on the database, it can be ordered through the Article Request Form through Interlibrary Loan online. If a student is unable to come to campus to pick up an article, this should be indicated in the “special notes” section of the form. The article can then be faxed or mailed to the student’s home.


Students who are unable to come to campus can find reference and research assistance through the Ask A Librarian service, or by phone at 973-328-5296.
Librarians are available to help with
  • book and audiovisual material searches to locate materials in the CCM catalog and other resources
  • periodical database searches for recommendations on appropriate databases, search strategies, and document retrieval
  • web searching to help identify appropriate web resources, use search engines, and evaluate search results