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Library 101 For Students: Online Services

A short introduction to the CCBC Libraries

Welcome Back, CCBC Students!

We hope you had a great summer, and that you were able to stay safe and healthy! The CCBC Campus Libraries are open but there are some new protocols and policies in place to keep us all safe and healthy during this pandemic. For more information on how the college is operating during this time take a look at CCBC's Plans for a Phased Reopening.

Most CCBC classes are being taught online or in remote modalities for the fall semester. Here you can find tons of online resources to make you successful in your classes. Take a look at the different tabs on this guide for help with research (lots of videos and tutorials), choosing a topic, News and Misinformation, and more.

We'll also go over some of the major changes to in-person library services

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

Library Chat

Video or text chat with a librarian for help with research, citations, or other questions you may have. 

Library Chat Hours:

Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-9:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

Clickable Ask us a question box. Please click this button to join our Zoom chat.

You can also email us at

You can also schedule a one-on-one RAP session with a librarian. Just fill out the form and a librarian will meet with you online for research and citation help.

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

You can also work with the Writing Center online. Connect with the Online Writing Lab for guidance and help with your writing assignments.

Library Resources

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.


Take a look at our guide on Adjusting Your Study Habits During Covid-19. This guide provides strategies for staying organized and staying on-task with online, hybrid, and remote classes.

Newspapers and Magazines

Decorative imageAccess Newspapers like The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and more, online! Check out US Newsstream and click on U.S. Major Dailies. You can also read the Baltimore Sun online!

You can also check out some magazines through Flipster! If you are looking for a specific magazine email us at

Online Readiness

How to Find eBooks

Smart Search