Yes, portions of books or journal articles may be scanned from the libraries collections for faculty and students. Faculty, please use our scanning request form. Students may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In some circumstances, copyright law would allow us to make digital copies for use in Moodle courses. Whenever possible, we would purchase streaming access to the film through Kanopy or other streaming services. Portions of films on DVD or other media may also be shared with students via Zoom screensharing within a class session. If you need access to a film, please use our digitization request form.
In general, you should not pay for academic articles for your research. A few things could be going on:
We have access to the article at CCA, you just accessed it by going outside the Libraries' website. You could paste a citation or the article's title into our search engine to try to find it.
Even if CCA doesn't own access to the article, there may be free versions available online. Again, searching for the citation could help you find it. You can also try using the Unpaywall browser extension which tries to link academic articles to free copies.
Finally, if neither of those methods work, you can try to inter-library loan the article. We will reach out to other institutions to try to obtain access to it. Note that this can take some time, typically a couple weeks, so it is not convenient for research that you need right now.
Yes. All of the CCA Libraries' online resources are accessible from off-campus. If you click a link, you should be prompted to login with your CCA account to confirm that you're allowed access. This happens automatically if you're using the CCA Libraries Search on the Libraries home page or if you have selected a resource off the Libraries' A-Z List. However, if you go to one of our resources via Google or without using the Libraries' website, it will have no way of knowing you're a CCA student and may ask you to pay money to access articles or media. Just make sure you're using the Libraries' website and you will be OK.
wrong => doing a Google search for "JSTOR" and then searching the academic database
If you use the search box on the Libraries' home page, it'll take you to our search engine which offers a "content type" filter which you can use to refine your search. So first perform your search, using a general topic or the title of the specific work you're looking for, then use the Content Type filter to limit to the kind of media you want. In this example, you can see that "Journal Article" has been selected but there are options for newspapers, books, etc. If you select More... there will be further options, like image, art work, or video.
Portions of films on DVD or other media may be shared with students via Zoom screensharing within a class session. Asking students to purchase streaming access to widely available films is also an option.
No. We will not be charging overdue fees during the campus closure. Book drops are available at both campus libraries should you need to return library material, but if you are outside the Bay Area, we will extend due dates until you can return your items.
CCA's ETS team is maintaining help pages on Portal, which cover Zoom basics and should answer most of your questions. If you still need help, submit a helpdesk ticket, and someone from the team will be in touch.
The library is happy to attempt to obtain materials from other academic libraries. Because of library closures due to COVID-19, we are processing only requests that may be filled electronically. This may also be limited due to the closures of loaning libraries. To place an Inter-Library Loan request, please use the form on our website: https://libraries.cca.edu/services/circulation-services/inter-library-loan/
January 2021 Update: Due to the latest shelter-in-place order, library and media center checkouts and returns may be requested by appointment only. The Libraries will prioritize purchasing ebooks or scanning our physical collections before considering a physical checkout appointment. Requests will be fulfilled only when digitized versions are unavailable or insufficient. Please check https://libraries.cca.edu/ for latest updates.
Yes. Books, videos, and magazines may be placed on hold and picked up during scheduled pickup hours:
Meyer Library (Oakland): Wednesday, 11am-1pm
Simpson Library (San Francisco): Thursday, 11am-1pm