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Step 1: Search the Library Catalog

  • Most results will be eBooks that you can read online using your S#.
  • Click the "On Shelf at CCA" tab to see books that are available now.
  • Use your S# to place holds for pickup at CentreTech or Lowry.
  • View a short video on placing holds for pickup at The Spot on the Lowry Campus
  • Signup to get library notifications by text

Step 2: Search the AspenCat Libraries

  • Click "Place Hold"
  • Enter your Library Card Number : 21278 + your S# (e.g. 21278S12345678)
  • Password (PIN or Last Name): (this is the last 4 digits of your S#)
  • Select the campus where you want the item delivered.

Step 2: Search the Aurora Public Library Catalog

  • Requires an Aurora Public Library Card (available at Library Service Desk)
  • Use your Aurora Public Library Card to request the item. How to Request an item
  • The item will be delivered to The Locker
  • You will receive a notification email
  • You can scroll to the bottom of the page and click "See more results in Prospector" to see books available at other institutions.

Step 3: Search Prospector

  • Prospector is a shared catalog of multiple Colorado Academic Libraries
  • Requires an Aurora Public Library Card (available at Library Service Desk)
  • Select “Alliance – Aurora Public Library” as your institution
  • Select “Community College of Aurora” as your pickup location
  • The item will be delivered to The Locker
  • You will receive a notification email

Step 4: Search SWIFT ZPORTAL

  • You can request items from virtually all libraries in Colorado
  • Select libraries to search in Current Profile (e.g. Academic Libraries or All Libraries)
  • Enter Search Terms
  • Select "Get It" once you have found what you are looking for
  • Enter your Library Card Number : 21278 + your S# (e.g. 21278S12345678)
  • Enter the last 4 digits of your S# in the field (this is your PIN): Last Name (ALL CAPS) or PIN :
  • Select Your Library : Community College of Aurora
  • Click Login
  • Click Request
  • You will be notified by email when items are avaialable for pickup at The Library (CentreTech Campus)
  • Signup to get library notifications by text

Step 5: Search WorldCat

Step 6: Place an Interlibrary Loan Request

 The Locker

 APLThe LOCKER  

Use The LOCKER to pick up materials from Aurora Public Library and through Prospector--a group of academic and public libraries across Colorado.

The Locker is located on the first floor of the Student Center next to the Café.

(Quick tips on using the online Locker form.)

Step 1: Search the Library Catalog

  • Select the eBook icon at the top of the search results.
  • Click the "Access Online" button when you have found a book you would like to read.
  • eBooks are available from 2 companies:
  • EBSCO eBooks (CCA) are academic books.  The Access Online button will open a new window.  Enter Your S# to read them online or you can download them to an app.
  • Cloud Library (mostly non-academic) books will open in a new window. You must download an app to use them.

EBSCO eBook collection

  • Search over 200,000 academic eBooks.
  • Use your browser to read ePubs and PDF files of books

Cloud Library collection

  • Download the cloudLibrary App directly from the Apple App Store or Google Play or install the cloudLibrary App for Windows PC or Mac OSx
  • Log into your Library: select U.S., Colorado, and AspenCat Union Catalog.
  • Click Agree to terms and login with your 14 digit library card number and password.
  • To login to Cloud Library, use 21278 followed by your S# for your library barcode (e.g. 21278S12345678)
  • Use the last 4 digits of your S# for the password
  • Browse and borrow!

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