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Library 101 For Students: Adjusting for COVID-19

A short introduction to the CCBC Libraries

Library Response to COVID-19

The CCBC Library is currently open by appointment only.

But the Library has lots of resources and tools to help you through this transition. Take a look at the different tabs on this guide for help with research (lots of videos, tutorials, and quizzes), choosing a topic, Fake News (something we all want to be wary of during this health crisis), and more. Take a look at our guide below for Adjusting Your Study Habits During COVID-19.

Librarians will also be checking the library information desk email frequently throughout the library's hours. Please send us questions at

Librarians are also providing virtual library help through Zoom. You can video or text chat with a Librarian for help with research, citations, or other questions you may have.

Zoom Hours:

Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-7:30pm

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Don't forget the Student Success Centers are available thorough email too:,,,

In need of a laptop or access to the Internet?  Email the Office of College and Community Outreach at

For more information on CCBC's procedures during this time take a look at the Fall Return to Campus Policies.

Library Help

All our eBooks and Streaming Videos are still available even though the library is closed. You can search for eBooks here, and Streaming Videos here.

Don't forget you can also use SmartSearch to look for journal articles, newspaper articles, and magazine articles.


Online Resources

Textbook Publishers
RedShelf To ensure that all students have access to their course materials amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Redshelf is partnering with the publishing community to provide you with up to 7 free eBooks from participating publishers.
National Emergency Library Collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
Always Free Open Textbooks and Course Materials
OpenStax Free and open textbooks on a variety of subjects
Open Textbook Library Free and open textbooks on a variety of subjects
Other Online Resources
Netflix Educational Documentaries Netflix has made a selection of documentary features and series available on YouTube.
TI Graphing Calculator Software Free for 6 months
Graphing Calculator App App for Windows, Android, and iOS devices.


Annoucements and Alerts

- In need of a laptop or access to the Internet?  Email the Office of College and Community Outreach at

- Baltimore County has installed external Wi-Fi at the following locations: Catonsville Library, Essex Branch, Hereford Branch, Lansdowne Branch, North Point Branch, Randallstown Branch, Rosedale Branch, Towson Branch, White Marsh Branch, Woodlawn Branch. Wi-Fi can be accessed in the parking lots while residents remain in their vehicles.

- Xfinity is offering free WiFi at all public hotspots even for non-Xfinity customers. Search this site to find a local hotspot near you:

- Xfinity is also offering their Internet Essentials package at no-charge for 60 days and suspending all disconnects and late fees. All customers also have free unlimited data.