Any person who wishes to borrow material from the library collections of Isothermal Community College must have a valid library card issued by a CMC Library Consortium member library. Patron's barcoded library cards and the barcode of each item borrowed are scanned at the Circulation Desk to make a record of the transaction.
A library card can be obtained free of charge by inquiring at any CMC Library Circulation Desk and filling out a library registration form. To qualify for a card issued by the College Library, a person must be:
A person must also provide picture identification from a recognized form of identification such as a driver's license. Replacement fee for a lost library card is $1.00.
Library materials can be checked out to a person who does not have their library card with them; however, the person must present a picture ID to confirm their identity.
YOUR LIBRARY CARD IS NEARLY AS VALUABLE AS A CREDIT CARD – PROTECT IT.
When you are issued a library card, you agree to be responsible for all materials and services accessed through its use. If another person makes use of your card with or without your knowledge, you will be held responsible for payment of all library fines and fees which were incurred through use of that card, and your library account will become delinquent until you pay for the items.
When an Isothermal student's library account becomes delinquent, the student is BLOCKED from:
Don't let it happen!
PROTECT YOURSELF from unauthorized use of your library account by:
You can use the CMC Catalog to access your own library account, which enables you to view the materials you have checked out of any CMC Consortium libraries and their due dates, plus other information. To investigate this service, visit the CMC Library Consortium page.
Chat with a librarian.
Operated by ChatStaff and LibraryH3lp,
24/7 except federal holidays.
For most databases you will log in using your Patriot Port login, which for students is the same as your Moodle login.
For the few databases that require a different login that information is posted in Moodle in the Library Resources block under "Database Passwords."
If you are a current student or employee of the College who does not use Moodle, email your FULL NAME and DATE OF BIRTH to:
nclivepassword [at] isothermal [dot] edu
If you have problems during normal library hours call 828-395-1307.
After hours use the Library Chat.
For help on researching a topic, see Tips for Efficient Research