The Library is excited to announce the availability of a new information literacy-focused platform, Niche Academy!
Niche provides ready-made videos and online tutorials on research skills, critical thinking, database searching, and much more!
Instructors may request appointments for Library Skills Classes & Orientations by contacting the librarians:
Pearl DeSure, 253-589-6067
Jason Anderson, 253-589-5764
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain [published pre-1925] or (b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:
This material is an adaptation of Defining the "Open" in Open Content and Open Educational Resources, which was originally written by David Wiley and published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at http://opencontent.org/definition/.
Visit our OER page for more information about where to find OER for your courses!
The CPTC Library has a small collection of textbooks (known as "Course Reserves") that are available for students to use within the Library building. While we do not purchase print copies of textbooks, we encourage faculty members to search for their textbook titles in our book catalog to see if they are already in the collection. If the Library has a copy of your textbook, please send an email request to the Faculty Librarian to get the book added to our Course Reserves shelves.
If you are able to help the library support our students by providing an extra copy of your required textbooks for in-library use as part of our Course Reserves collection, please contact Faculty Librarian Pearl DeSure (email@example.com, 253-589-6067).
Textbooks are occasionally available in e-book format through our primary e-book provider, Ebook Central. If you are interested in an e-book option for your textbooks, please contact the Faculty Librarian with the title, author, publisher, and edition of the book. The Faculty Librarian will look into available licensing and funding options. In rare cases, grant or other funding may be available to pay for e-book licenses. In most cases, the Faculty Librarian will request that the faculty member use program funds to pay for e-textbook access.
For more information about our Course Reserves collection, please visit our Course Reserves guide.