To login to your library account click on CHECK MY ACCOUNT located on the left-hand side of the navigation bar on the Learning Commons Website.
Your library account can help you keep track of the books you borrow. You can also renew books, check fines, and place holds on books by logging into your account.
For details about how long you can check-out material, fines, placing holds or recalling books, see the following:
Students, faculty, and staff can use their CTS email username and password combination to access all databases and ebooks:
Fall & Spring Semester
Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
J-Term & Summer Hours
Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. (J-Term)
Friday, 9:00a.m. - 2 p.m. (Summer)
There are a number of different ways you can search for materials in the Learning Commons.
Each sub-group is named after what you’d be looking for.
This is exactly what it sounds like. CTS subscribes to EBSCO Discovery Service, a new platform that allows users to search in one place all the content the Learning Commons either owns or subscribes to. You can search for books, articles, streaming media and more across our catalog and all of our databases (e.g. ATLA, EBSCO, JSTOR, Project Muse, etc.).
Find – CTS Catalog
This is the Learning Commons Catalog. You can find here all of our print books, print journals, A/V material, and some of our ebooks and streaming media. You can search by title, author, or keyword.
This is an alphabetical listing of all of the databases and web resources that are available in the Learning Commons. Some of these databases will require you to login if you're off-campus but several are open access and do not require a separate login.
If you know which journal you're looking for, this is where you can see if it's available in the Learning Commons collection and the coverage dates.
Alternatively, you can search for what journal titles are available for any given subject. Please note that this is not where you’d search for a topic. It’s only useful if you're searching for journal titles, and not full-text articles.
The research guides are a curated list of books, ebooks, journals and databases for different subject areas. The research guides are great "starting points" if you're not familiar with the particular subject. The research guides also include a number of how-to guides (e.g. how to navigate databases such as EBSCO, ATLA, JSTOR and Project Muse).
This is a listing of al the books on the reserve shelf for the current semested in the Learning Commons.