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How do I get items from another library?

  • When you search the catalog with the "Books & Media" tab, you can also see items from other libraries around the state.
  • If you'd like to have one of those items sent here, just click on the "Place Hold" button in the catalog.
  • You'll need your CMC ID number to place the hold.
  • If this is your first time requesting an item, you'll need to create a password.  To do so, click on the "Reset My Password" link.  A message will be sent to your CMC email address with instructions on setting your password.

How do I find books on the shelves?

  • If you're feeling lost in the stacks, ask a staff member.  We're always happy to help!
  • The CMC libraries use the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • In the Library of Congress system, call numbers alternate between alphabetical and numerical order, like this.

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  • First, books are shelved alphabetically by the letter on the first line of the sticker.
  • Next, the books are arranged numerically by the number on the second line.
  • Finally, books are shelved alphabetically by the letter on the third line, then numerically by the following decimal.

What databases can I access through the library?

Sortable List of CMC's Databases


Can I make an appointment for research help?

You can use the CMC Libraries Bookings page to schedule an appointment with a librarian.


Where can I get help with citations?

Check out our Citation Guides page for help with your citations.  You can also talk to a librarian in the library, or schedule an appointment.

What study spaces are available at the Steamboat Campus Library?

The Steamboat Campus Library has a range of study spaces for individuals to larger groups.  We welcome you anytime our library is open, and all are available on a 1st come, 1st served basis only.

  • Room 321 - Tutoring, Family-Friendly Study Room & More 
  • Room 320 - Study Room for Larger Groups 
  • Study Carrels (along west-side windows)
  • The Zen Room
  • The "Comfy Chair" Room
  • The "Big" Study Room  
  • The Genuis Rooms (2 of them!) 


Where can I play games or hang out at the Steamboat Campus Library?

We've got couches, a beautiful balcony, and some great games.  Come see us for more details!  Retro/old school video games, virtual reality, chess, checkers, D&D, puzzles and more for games.  And the balcony and Library in general are great for hanging out! 


Is food allowed in the library?

Yes, food and drink are both allowed in the library.  Please be careful and conscientious; food can be messy and/or stinky.

CMC offers access to nearly 100 different databases. You can search all of the databases with the search box towards the top of this page, go to the website page with all of our databases, or click on one of the databases below to start your search. Remember, a librarian is always here to help, so don't hesitate to reach out and ask for some support.

Staff, Help & More

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Tracey Hughes
Library Director

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Jonathan Beam
Instructional Reference Librarian

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Libby Foster
Tutoring Coordinator

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Even Swoop reads on Read Across America Day - 2023!