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Central Piedmont Library Newsletter: January 2023

Archives Corner

This year, the Central High building on Central Campus turns 100! Opened in 1923, Central High School was once part of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. Central High ceased its operations as a high school in 1959, with programs moved into Garinger High School. Over the past century, the Central High building has housed all levels of educaitonal programs and institutions such as, Charlotte College (UNC-Charlotte), the Central Industrial Education Center, and Central Piedmont Community College. Want to learn more about the history of this historic building? Contact Central Piedmont Archives staff for more information!

The Central Piedmont Archives identifies, collects, and preserves materials that relate to the history of Central Piedmont as well as its purpose, mission, and vision in the Charlotte metropolitan region. Our collections are available to Central Piedmont faculty, staff, students, and members of the general public for research, as well as instruction and programming opportunities. For more information, please visit our website.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


The Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday recognizes the birthday of the activist and leader and his contributions to the civil rights movement. Although efforts were made shortly after his assassination in 1968 to make his birthday a federal holiday, it wasn't until 1983 that the national observance was signed into law. The MLK Day of Service was started by former US Senator Harris Wofford and former Congressman John Lewis and legislation recognizing the King Holiday as a day of service was signed into law in 1994.

For more information about Martin Luther King, Jr., check out our exhibit guide.



Streaming videos from Films on Demand about Martin Luther King, Jr. You may be prompted to enter your Central Piedmont login for access.



Video Resources

Films on Demand New Titles

Newly added Films on Demand titles for this month can be found here. 231 new titles were recently added, covering a wide variety of subjects. Be sure to check back next month for more new titles!


Welcome to the New Semester!


Welcome to the Spring 2023 semester! With the beginning of a new semester, we’d just like to take some time to remind you of a few of the services that the library has to offer, as well as highlight a few recent changes.


In need of a Chromebook, graphing calculator, or hotspot to check out for the semester? We have those! Although, be aware that these items check out fast and supplies are limited. Some campus libraries may already be out of certain items, so give your local Central Piedmont library a call to check beforehand.

Books and More!

As always, the library wants to help out with your research and educational needs.  To that end, we provide access to a wide variety of resources, both in print and online.

  • Need to search for books, DVDs, or articles that we have offer? There is a search box located on the main library page that takes you directly to our online catalog. 
  • You might also be interested in checking out some of our online resources available on our Research Databases page.
  • Need help using any of our resources?  Don’t be afraid to Ask a Librarian!  Library staff are available through online chat, in person, over the phone, or even by text!
  • Need to renew something you have checked out? You can do that online by accessing the My Account page. To login, simply provide your full name and your Central Piedmont login username.

Study Space?  We Have That!

Need a quiet place to study?  All Central Piedmont campus libraries have dedicated quiet study spaces and study rooms. You can book these study rooms yourself online. Book early though, as they tend to fill up quickly!

Faculty Resources

We also offer a number of resources just for faculty.  Be sure to check out our Faculty Resources page to see what we can offer you.

We hope everyone has a great semester!

Community Services with the Library

On December 22nd Central Piedmont Library staff participated in a community service project at Samaritan’s Feet. The organization provides shoes for children around the world.  Their vision, “A world with zero shoeless children”.  Each year the library chooses a community service project that will impact someone’s life. Whether inside the library working with our students, faculty, and staff, or in the community, we serve to meet people’s needs, and hopefully, brighten someone’s day.  

To learn more about Samaritan’s Feet

New Titles

Check out our new titles for this month!

Central Piedmont New Titles