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 CCM Library may contact a Librarian for assistance with materials. The CCM Library can offer ebook suggestions, recommend print books available in the student’s local public library, or send a photocopied chapter from a print book in the CCM Library’s collection.


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 may contact a Librarian for research assistance during CCM Library hours by phone, text, email or chat:

Librarians are available to help with

  • Finding materials in the CCM collection and other sources
  • Recommendations for database options and search strategies
  • Web searching suggestions for finding credible resources