The mission of the Resource Centers at Central Community College is to serve the diverse information needs of our students, faculty and staff. We support the college’s mission by acquiring resources to support the curriculum and providing equal access to those resources. We promote the development of information literacy through class presentations and interaction with our library users.
The goal of the Central Community College Resource Centers is to have a usable collection of resources which support the college curriculum. The major objective is to be an active participant in the educational programs of Central Community College. Our collections include materials in various formats such as print, media, and electronic. The collections on each campus reflect curriculum-specific needs and support both on- and off-campus students of the college.
Central Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.
Your WebCentral ID is your first name (generally your full legal name) lowercase, followed by the last 5 digits of your student ID #. Your initial password is the letters & symbol: CCC# followed by the last 6 digits of your social security number. The CCC must be capitalized. If you encounter any other problems accessing WebCentral, please contact the CCC Service Desk at 308-398-7999 during business hours.
All remote users of licensed resources must login. To access databases, you need to be a current Central Community College student, faculty, or staff member and provide your college student/staff ID number for authentication. When you try to access one of the databases a box should pop up where you can enter your ID/login & password. Note: This is the same identification & password used for WebCentral access.
Nebraska residents who are not CCC faculty, student or staff members may access a number of databases via http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebraskAccess/logon.asp by entering a valid driver's license number or state identification number. If you are a Nebraska resident without a Nebraska driver's license, please contact one of the CCC Campus Resource Centers (see the "Contact Information" drop down menu ).
You can connect to Flipster on a computer or a smart device (via the Flipster app). You’ll be asked for your WebCentral ID/Password to continue access.
The Resource Center staff on each campus is primarily responsible for selecting resources suitable for their individual collection and often review current and retrospective bibliographies and journals, judging format and degree of completeness.
All library users are invited to recommend items for the Resource Center collection. The staff strives to meet the needs for faculty and students.
The following priorities guide selecting resources:
When selecting specific resources for the Resource Centers, the following general points are considered:
Items supporting the curriculum of Central Community College have priority in selection.
Books provide a wide scope of historical, comprehensive, and diverse information for our students, faculty, and staff. Textbooks are not bought for the collection. Multiple copies of a book title are not usually bought for each campus collection.
Periodicals are publications issued in successive parts, bearing numeric or chronological designation. For publications local in nature, the Resource Center will buy hard copies as long as funding is available. Periodicals and journals are bought through subscription and continue as long as funding is available. When national and international publications are needed, electronic databases are preferred sources. Full-text electronic databases are the preferred source for serials, periodicals, journals, and newspapers.
Audiovisual materials include, but are not limited to audiotapes, compact discs, and DVDs as recommended by faculty and staff to support instructional needs.
Electronic and Online Resources
Electronic and online resources are available to all students, faculty, and staff. Most of these resources can be accessed remotely. Selection of electronic resources will be based on the same criteria used for other formats. Because of the unique format, other factors such as ease of use, access methods, interface choices, searching and information delivery methods will also be considered.
Out-of-print materials are rarely bought unless it is for replacement of heavily-used titles which are either lost or withdrawn because of poor physical condition or they will fill in significant gaps in the collection.
The Resource Centers will maintain a collection of materials to document the history of Central Community College.
Using the proper guidelines, donations and gifts will be accepted. In addition, all donated materials must be in good physical condition with no writing or highlighting inside. There should be no stains, mildew, or brittle pages. Bindings should be in good repair. The Central Community College Gifts-in-Kind and Donations Procedures form must be completed.
To preserve a well-balanced, viable, and useful collection of resources for Central Community College, the Resource Center staff will continually evaluate the collection to discover its effectiveness.
Decisions to replace worn out or damaged materials will be based on:
To provide Resource Center patrons with a quality collection, obsolete, damaged, or otherwise unusable material must be withdrawn. The following criteria will be used to deselect books from the Resource Center collections:
The Resource Centers support:
Central Community College strives to provide the college community with current material reflecting diverse views of controversial social, scientific, and philosophical issues. Members of the college community with concerns about material in the Resource Center collection or materials not selected should use the following procedures to express those concerns: