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CPTC Library/Learning Resource Center: About

Welcome to the CPTC Library/Learning Resource Center homepage! We are located in building 15.

About CPTC Library

Welcome to the Clover Park Technical College Library website! The Library is located on the Lakewood campus in building 15.

The CPTC Library provides print, non-print and computer resources to meet the informational and instructional needs of CPTC College students, faculty and staff. We aim for a balanced collection of books, periodicals and media representing diverse viewpoints to provide students with resources needed to examine issues freely and make decisions.

Contact Information

Main Library Line: (253) 589-5544

General Inquiries: cptclibrary@cptc.edu

Jason Anderson, Librarian

Deb Derylak, Learning Resource Center Coordinator

Pearl DeSure, Librarian

Nancy Garcia, Library Technician

Colleen McGaughey, Library Technician

Library Photo Gallery

CPTC student walking toward building 15.

The Library is in the Learning Resource Center - Building 15.

rows of bookshelves in library

We have lots of resources to help you with your courses!

The Library has many different study spaces, for individuals and groups.

Reserve a study room, for yourself or for group work.

Our Quiet Study Room offers a quiet space, to help you concentrate.

The Computer Lab has dozens of computers for student use, and staff to help you with your technology questions.

CPTC tutor Dave Lingenfelter works with a student.

Need help with your courses?  Visit the Tutoring Center for one-on-one and group assistance.

library scanner

Give our new scanner a try, when you need to scan chapters or articles!

Library Services

Reference Services

CPTC Library staff are eager to help you find information and answers to your research questions.  Contact us over e-mail or phone:

Pearl DeSure, 253-589-6067
pearl.desure@cptc.edu

Jason Anderson, 253-589-5764
jason.anderson@cptc.edu

Library Skills Classes & Class Orientations

Instructors may request appointments for Library Skills Classes & Orientations by contacting the librarians:

Pearl DeSure, 253-589-6067
pearl.desure@cptc.edu

Jason Anderson, 253-589-5764
jason.anderson@cptc.edu

Copying, Printing, and Scanning

Printing is free for CPTC students. Log in to the on-campus computers using the same username and password for email and get instance access to both b/w and color printing.

Free copying and printing is also available, and students are encouraged to use our new KIC face-up book scanner for easier book copying! The scanner also provides audio files of scans.

Distance Education Services

Some library services, such as access to electronic databases, are available remotely. Please contact the library by calling (253) 589-5544 for assistance with remote access to databases and other resources. Research help is also available. Please contact Pearl DeSure, Faculty Librarian, for assistance with your research. Students can also access library services through the Library's Canvas Portal

Computers

In addition to the General Computer Lab, the library has two Apple computers and six additional PCs. All computers have Internet access and Microsoft Office Suite. All computers in building 15 may only be used for school-related purposes.

Study Rooms

Library study rooms are available for use during Summer Quarter 2021!  Because of the College's COVID safety requirements, small study rooms are available for individual use, and group study rooms are available for up to 4 people.  Students may also study in pairs at several of our tables and booths.

Our 3 individual study rooms and 2 group study rooms are available on a first come/first served basis, AND you can make a reservation if you wish.

A Quiet Room is available for students seeking a quieter study environment.  The Quiet Room cannot be used for group work or tutoring.

For more information about additional resources in Building 15, please see the Learning Resource Center page.