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About the Library

Mission Statement

We foster the development of our users’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills by providing an inclusive and responsive learning environment and serve our community by being their first and best choice for information.

Visions and Values


The Cleveland State Community College (CSCC) Library  is an interdisciplinary space and the intellectual hub of the campus. We support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the CSCC community by connecting people, knowledge, and ideas, aligned with the vision of the College.


Student Focus and Access: Promoting resources and services that are responsive to all stakeholders' needs in a timely manner.

Equity and Inclusion: Fostering a community of belonging by embracing appropriate campus-wide equity and inclusion initiatives that foster learner-centered and diverse collections and 21st century library spaces. 

Collaboration: Commitment to appropriate campus-wide partnerships that promote lifelong learning and equal access to information.‚Äč

Innovation:  Promoting creativity and entrepreneurship, nurturing intellectual exploration and growth, and respecting the privacy of users.

Talent:  Continuous professional development to keep abreast of new trends and embrace emerging technologies.

Library Outcomes

  • Campus community will perceive the library as a place of study, resources, and research training
  • Library resources will be useful, timely and appropriate to campus populations and supportive of the college curriculum
  • Students will develop basic information research skills and the ability to evaluate information resources

Library Policies and Guidelines

The library staff strives to provide various spaces and services to promote student study and research.  To get the most benefit from your library experience, please keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • Ask questions!  The library staff are here to help you. Please let us know how we can assist you!

  • Need technology?  The library has many computers available for student use.  All library computers are loaded with Microsoft Office Suite.  Computers in the instruction lab are accessible whenever the lab is not reserved for a class.  

  • In order to maximize everyone's access and time on the campus computer network, please limit your time on the computers to learning.  Use Internet games, commercial videos and movies at home.

  • Your student ID is needed to check out library materials and to print from the computers. Learn more about checking out library materials.

  • Cell phones may be used in the library foyer.

  • Water bottles, covered drinks and non-messy snacks are okay away from keyboards and books, please.

  • Refer a friend!  Tell everyone how much you love the library and that they should come check us out.

  • Share your ideas and needs with us. You and your ideas make this your library!

Thanks for helping create and maintain a positive library environment.

Library Staff

Our staff is recognized across campus for their supportive, friendly, and patron-oriented service.  We appreciate your support and value your input.

Gina Cash - Interim Library Director, Reference & Instruction Librarian:

Katie Brady - Cataloging & Metadata Librarian:

Tamara Greer- Access & Public Services Coordinator:

Griselda Nazimek - Evening Reference Assistant:

Slade Scoggins - Interlibrary Loans & Circulation: 

Suzanne Ratcliff - Secretary: