During the academic year (September-April), the College for Creative Studies Library is open:
Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
You must show a current CCS ID in order to check out library materials. The library’s online catalog is accessible on the Internet at www.lib.collegeforcreativestudies.edu. Access is also available through Blackboard. Students can search for books, periodicals, and materials placed on reserve by your instructors. From the catalog’s main menu you can access your patron record to see what books you have checked out, what their due dates are, and if you have overdue books.
Fines for overdue books are ten cents per book per day. Other materials have varying fines; please check at the circulation desk. All lost or unreturned items will be charged the replacement cost plus a $30.00 processing fee. Accounts must be paid in full in order to receive grades and transcripts.
Cell phone use is prohibited in the library! Please turn ringers off when entering the library. If you should receive a call while in the library, please take it out into the lobby.
Books: Two weeks. Books may be renewed if no one has requested a hold be placed on them.
Closed Reserve Books: Closed Reserve books are permanently shelved behind the circulation desk; many photography books are on Closed Reserve. These items can only be used in the library.
Course Reserves: Materials placed on reserve by faculty for their classes as well as some course textbooks are shelved behind the circulation desk. These items can only be used in the library. They have a four hour checkout duration.
Open Reserve Books: Open Reserve books are shelved on the row next to the reference desk and have red tape on the spine above the call number label. These materials are accessible in the general stack area, but can only be used in the library.
Periodicals: All periodicals, both current and back issues, are for library use only.
Vertical File Materials: One week. Vertical File materials are housed in the filing cabinets at the end of the row where the graphic novels are shelved (far right corner of the library). In general, these materials are filed alphabetically by the name of the artist and include brochures and small exhibition catalogues.
Reference Books: Reference books may not be taken out of the library.
Videos and DVDs: Students are allowed to check out the movie DVDs that are located on the shelf behind the Reference section. Movies that are located behind the circulation desk may only be viewed in the library. There are 3 DVD/ /video stations located in the Library that are available for student viewing.
Scanners: The library has two large flatbed scanners equipped with Photoshop (Macs) and two smaller NT scanners suited for document scanning (PCs).
The Library is equipped with wireless access. Please see staff for assistance.
Only registered CCS students may use the computers. Our seven MacIntosh and eight NTs are equipped with Internet access and word processing software. The NTs are also programmed with Excel and PowerPoint.
The six PCs located along the wall have Internet access as well as subscription databases, including:
Academic eBook Collection
Berg Fashion Library
Design & Applied Arts Index
The Gnomon Workshop
Issues and Controversies
Issues and Controversies in American History
Material ConneXion online database
Periodicals with Electronic Access
Salem Press – History
Great Lives from History
Wayne State University
WGSN – homebuildlife
WGSN and Stylesight
World Book Encyclopedia
These databases can also be accessed through Blackboard anywhere on campus and can also be accessed through the wireless portal.
Please see library staff for any problems or questions with Internet or database searching.