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CPTC Library: Books and Media

Welcome to the CPTC Library homepage! We are located in building 15.

Even though the library is closed, you can still check out books! Access the library catalog online or use the search box below to find books of interest. If you find something you'd like to borrow log in to your account to place a hold, or contact the library and we'll be glad to do it for you.

If you're not able to find the item you're looking for, we can help you find an alternative. If you feel the item should be in our collection, please submit a book purchase request and we will consider it for the library collection.

Search for CPTC Library materials

This search box will default to search all physical and electronic materials available through CPTC. To limit your search to print books and audiovisual materials, select "Library Catalog (books and media)" from the drop-down menu.



Links to ebook databases:

  • Ebook Central - all subjects. See box on lower-right for remote access information.
  • R2 Digital Library - health sciences ebooks. Contact Pearl DeSure ( for remote access information.
  • EBSCO E-books - there are multiple e-book collections in EBSCO organized by reading level. See box on lower-left for direct links and remote access information.

EBSCO Ebooks

There are a variety of ebook collections available through EBSCO host, categorized by reading level. Click on the links below to explore the individual collections. Use the generic EBSCO username and password for access.

Ebook Central

A vast collection of electronic books is available online at Ebook Central. Remote access requires a personal username and password. Click here to request an account.

Allow 24 hours M-F for your account to be activated. You will receive confirmation over e-mail.

Once your account is activated, you can explore the database of e-books by browsing by subject or searching for individual keywords.

With your remote access account you will be able to make highlights, create a virtual bookshelf, and download PDFs of chapters. Whole book downloads for off-line access are also available through the Ebook Central app.

For any assistance using Ebook Central or finding relevant e-books, please e-mail Pearl DeSure (