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Circulation Services


To get a library card, visit the circulation desk and complete a library card registration. Public patrons will need a valid photo ID and students will need a Carteret CC Student ID. For public patrons with a federal ID or an out-of-state ID, we will need something with your local address on it, such as a utility bill. Library cards are free for currently registered Carteret CC Students. There is a $5.00 registration fee for public patrons. 

Loan Periods
Books  3 weeks
Bestsellers & New Books 3 weeks
Films  1 week





Checkout limits vary according to borrower type: 

Carteret CC Student Borrowers
New Books & Bestsellers A limit of 3
All Other Books (excluding Reference Materials) No limit
Films A limit of 2





Public Borrowers
New Books & Bestsellers A limit of 3
All Other Books (excluding Reference Materials) A limit of 10
Films A limit of 2





Borrow Books from Other NC Community College Libraries

If the Carteret CC Library does not have the book(s) you need, you can search for and request materials from other community college libraries in North Carolina (CCLINC) through the Carteret CC Library Catalog. 

To borrow books from other community college libraries, change the search default library in the catalog from Carteret Community College to "Other CCLINC Libraries" or "All". Results from other NC community college libraries will be displayed. Items can either be borrowed through the library's catalog system using your library card and pin number or through a library staff person. We will notify you when it arrives. The book will be held at the circulation desk. To place a hold on a book, you must have an active library account with no overdue materials.

Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan is a service that allows you to borrow books and journal articles from other libraries if these materials are not available at the Carteret CC Library or through other NC community college libraries. It can take up to ten (10) business days to receive an item through ILL. Contact the Circulation Desk at 252-222-6213 to request materials through ILL. 

   ILL Fees

Carteret CC Student Borrowers Public Borrowers
Interlibrary Loan is a free service for Carteret CC students.  At time of request - Nonrefundable $3.00
When the request is filled and picked up - $2.00




   ILL Documents



The Carteret CC Library has 16 PC desktop computers. The computers run Windows 10 along with Microsoft Office Suite 2019. All users need to show a valid state, federal, or college ID to use a computer. Public patrons are limited to two hours per day. 


The library has three scanners available for use on computers #1, #6, and #16. These scanners/computers are on a first come, first served basis. 


All of the desktop computers are connected to the printers behind the circulation desk. Black and white printing is available for $0.10 a page and color printing is available for $0.50 a page. 


CCC students and public patrons may access the WiFi using the following information: 


  • Go to "Connect to a Network"
  • Select "CarteretCC"
  • Input the WPA key: 2522226196
  • Open the web browser of your choice
  • A "Welcome to Carteret CC" webpage should automatically load
  • In the fields provided, input your campus username and password


  • Go to "Connect to a Network"
  • Select "CCC Guests"
  • A "Welcome to CCC Guests" webpage should automatically load
  • Select "Continue to Internet"

Additional Services & Resources


The library has a self-service photocopier near the circulation desk. Letter, legal, and ledger sized copies are $0.10 per page. 

Study Room

The library has one study room available for use. This room is first come, first served and can be used by CCC students, public patrons, and CCC employees. The study room has a large table equipped with USB and electrical outlets, six chairs, and a large whiteboard.  

Research/Assignment Help

Ask a Librarian

The Carteret Community College Library is open during the following times: Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5:00pm and Friday from 8am to 4pm (no Friday hours in the summer). Please feel free to visit the library or phone your library/research questions to us during our business hours. During after hours, please email the library or chat with a librarian throughout the country via Chatstaff (available during operating hours and most after hours). 

Research Help

A number of Research Guides are available to help you with your research. Here you'll find subject-specific information on the resources you'll need to conduct research. These guides are designed to support both seated and distance learning students, providing lists of information resources along with basic information about how to access and use them. 

Citation guides are also available. The guides include step-by-step instructions on how to format and document sources used in your research papers according to the APA and MLA citation styles.

Copyright Information

This guide will inform you on copyright and issues pertaining to the use of copyrighted materials. Find information on the use of copyrighted works, fair use, and public domain.

Copyright Information for Students