Your Personal Librarian (YPL)
Are you new to downloading e-books? Are you confused about how to make a table in Microsoft Word? Do you need help researching a topic? We can help! Make an appointment with your personal librarian for up to one hour of one-on-one consultation. To schedule an appointment, complete the online form or call the library.
Your Personal Librarian is available to connect you to the information you need. For example, we can help you with:
- Setting up an email account.
- Formatting a resume.
- Creating a Facebook account.
- Getting started in genealogy.
- Completing an online application.
- Using research databases.
- Finding reading suggestions and book reviews.
- And much more...
CCPL knows that completing homework assignments can be difficult. In addition to the many materials available for loan in our libraries, we also have a number of online resources which may help solve this problem. These resources are just a place to get started with online homework help. These databases are available for use both inside and outside of CCPL. And remember, finding an article in our databases is not the same as finding it on the Internet!
Homework Help at the Library
Our librarians are here for you! Ask for help anytime, or set up a specific time for an extended one-on-one learning session by booking a Your Personal Librarian session.
Online Homework Help
HelpNow from Brainfuse provides on-demand e-learning anytime, anywhere for all ages and levels. Features include Homework Help with live tutors, a 24-Hour Writing Lab, an Adult Learning Center, and a Foreign Language Lab and Spanish-speaking support.
Gale in Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits (K-5))
Gale’s Elementary research tool is a stimulating, colorful resource for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. Young learners can explore the visual topic tree to enjoy age-appropriate book, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as charts, graphs, pictures, and videos.
Explora Secondary Schools
EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal for middle and high school students to explore thousands of articles, e-books and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and videos.
Explora Public Libraries
EBSCO Explora’s easy interface provides one portal to explore thousands of articles, e-book, and multimedia. Sources include encyclopedias, journals, magazines, newspapers, books, e-books, primary source documents and Associated Press videos.
Learning Plan Services
Librarians are available at each branch to answer your questions--both big and small--and help you learn new skills. If you are pursuing a project with multiple steps, consider meeting with a librarian to create a Learning Plan.
What is a Learning Plan?
A Learning Plan is a library service created to assist you with large-scale projects or long-term learning goals, such as working towards earning a degree. Your librarian will help you break down the project into smaller steps, find resources for the information you need, and establish attainable goals to help you achieve your objectives.
How do I set up a Learning Plan?
Visit your local library to ask about setting up a Learning Plan. The librarian will discuss your project with you and identify staff with the expertise to create your personalized plan.
Customers have used Learning Plans to:
- Apply for and practice interview skills to get a new job
- Develop new computer skills
- Publish their original music online
- Write and publish a novel
- Complete a degree program
- Become proficient with 3-D printing and computer-aided design
- Perform market research to start a business
- Create a website
Looking for help with a computer issue? Want to learn more about the software on your laptop? Need to learn a new technology skill for your resume? Sign up for a YPL!
Visit DigitalLearn.org to watch short video tutorials on a range of computer topics including computer basics, connecting with others online, Internet safety, job search skills, and more. Available in English and Spanish.
Universal Class is the place to continue your education online and to fulfill your lifelong learning goals. Courses are not just tutorials; they are real classes that include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and actual assessments to help you learn and grow.
- A library card is required to access Universal Class - sign up for one now