Your Student ID Card Is Your Library Card!

    June 12, 2024

    You will need a Century Student ID to use library resources, to check out computer equipment, game room or recreation equipment, and to use the fitness center, Math, English, Reading or Writing Labs. Your first Student ID card is free. Lost or replacement cards are $5.00 (payable at the Business Office).

    Getting a Student ID Card

    You will need a Century Student ID to use library resources, to check out computer equipment, game room or recreation equipment, and to use the fitness center, Math, English, Reading or Writing Labs.Your first Student ID card is free.Lost or replacement cards are $5.00 (payable at the Business Office).

    How to Obtain a Student ID Card in Person

    To obtain your Century College Student ID, you will need to bring a copy of your current course schedule (printed or on your phone) along with a driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID to the Records & Registration Office on the Wet Campus (W2220), reach them by email records@century.edu, or call 651-779-3299.

    How to Obtain a Student ID Card Online

    Century College Student ID cards are available online! Learn how to create an ID card online.

    NOTE: Speciality program badges must be done in-person. (Nursing, EMS, etc.)  

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    THE END OF SEMESTER IS UPON US

    April 18, 2024
    If you’re looking for some research assistance for your final paper or project, now is the time to stop in the Century College Library. Librarians and library staff are more than happy to show you how to navigate through our collections and databases. We’re available to help you in Person, by Phone, Email, Chat, and through Virtual Reference! 

    Best of luck to all our students!

    If you’re looking for some research assistance for your final paper or project, now is the time to stop in the Century College Library. Librarians and library staff are more than happy to show you how to navigate through our collections and databases. We’re available to help you in Person, by Phone, Email, Chat, and through Virtual Reference!

    Best of luck to all our students!  

    Get Help

    Contact Us
    Phone 651-779-3968
    Email askalibrarian@century.edu
    24/7 Chat Chat Now
    Virtual Reference Schedule Appointment

    Celebrate National Library Week at Century College Library

    March 19, 2024

    National Library Week is April 8 –12, 2024

    Ready, set, library! Century College Library encourages everyone in the community to visit the library to take part in the festivities and explore all the library has to offer.

    First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.  Libraries give us a green light to experience something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and pursue our passions through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, lectures, and more.  

    Century College Library offers a wide array of resources, including print and online books, magazines and journals, videos, and more to support coursework and explore personal interests. We also offer computers, technology access and support.

    So, get ready to explore, become inspired, and connect with others this National Library Week. Century College Library is here for you, all the way to the finish line.

    Celebrate National Library Week with Us!

    Ready, set, library! Century College Library encourages everyone in the community to visit the library to take part in the festivities and explore all the library has to offer.

    First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April. Libraries give us a green light to experience something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and pursue our passions through book clubs, storytimes, movie nights, crafting classes, lectures, and more.

    Century College Library offers a wide array of resources, including print and online books, magazines and journals, videos, and more to support coursework and explore personal interests. We also offer computers, technology access and support.

    So, get ready to explore, become inspired, and connect with others this National Library Week. Century College Library is here for you, all the way to the finish line.  

    Check out the National Library Week events below:

    NLW Poster 


    Your One-Stop Location for Library and Technology Needs

    October 27, 2023

    What is available in the Library?

    • Get one-on-one help from our Librarians. Get help with your assignments/papers, we will assist by finding the right sources you need.
    • Resources: Print and online books, magazine and journal articles, video, and more to support coursework and explore personal interests.
    • Spaces: Reservable group study rooms, study tables, quiet study areas, fireplace.
    • Interlibrary Loan: Resources not available at Century can be requested through interlibrary loan (ILL). This is a free service.
    • Technology: East Student Technology Computer Center is located in the library space. 38 desktop computers. Laptops are available for check out. Find the Tech help you need by visiting >>> https://www.century.edu/support-services/student-technology-resources/

    What is available in the Library?

    • Get one-on-one help from our Librarians. Get help with your assignments/papers, we will assist by finding the right sources you need.
    • Resources: Print and online books, magazine and journal articles, video, and more to support coursework and explore personal interests.
    • Spaces: Reservable group study rooms, study tables, quiet study areas, fireplace.
    • Interlibrary Loan: Resources not available at Century can be requested through interlibrary loan (ILL). This is a free service.
    • Technology: East Student Technology Computer Center is located in the library space. 38 desktop computers. Laptops are available for check out. Find the Tech help you need by visiting >>> https://www.century.edu/support-services/student-technology-resources/  Librarians and staff  

    National Endowment for the Arts Big Read is back at Century College Library!

    October 12, 2023

    NEA Big Read is back at Century College Library for a second year. This event is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This year’s NEA Big Read: White Bear Lake is a celebration of Ross Gay’s poetry book “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude.” It is “a collection of 24 poems that focuses on gratitude through the rhythms and abundance of the natural world.” Amber Guetebier from White Bear Center for the Arts will be present to guide conversation and foster connection.

    October 25, 2023
    Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
    Location: Century College Library, East Campus, E1800
    3300 Century Ave. N.

    Free copies of the book, swag bags, coffee and candy will also be available.

    Come join us for this free event! No registration required.

    >Open to the public<

    To learn more about NEA Big Read, visit http://whitebeararts.org/nea-big-read/

    NEA Big Read is back at Century College Library for a second year. This event is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This year’s NEA Big Read: White Bear Lake is a celebration of Ross Gay’s poetry book “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude.” It is “a collection of 24 poems that focuses on gratitude through the rhythms and abundance of the natural world.”   Amber Guetebier from White Bear Center for the Arts will be present to guide conversation and foster connection.

    Free copies of the book, swag bags, coffee and candy will also be available.

    Come join us for this free event! No registration required.

    >Open to the public<

    To learn more about NEA Big Read, visit http://whitebeararts.org/nea-big-read/

    October 25, 2023

    Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

    Location: Century College Library, East Campus, E1800

    3300 Century Ave. N. 

    Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude Book Cover


    Celebrate Banned Books Week 2023 with Century College Library!

    September 26, 2023

    Celebrate Banned Books Week 2023 with Century College Library!
    OCTOBER 02 – 06.


    The theme of this year’s event is “Let Freedom Read.”

    • All week in the Library: E1800 (East Campus)
    • Monday, October 02: 11-1 PM in the Nest (West Campus) 

    We’ll have swag, treats, and book scavenger hunt with t-shirts and gift cards prizes to choose from!

    Celebrate Banned Books Week 2023 with Century College Library!

    OCTOBER 02 – 06.

    The theme of this year’s event is “Let Freedom Read.”   

    “When we ban books, we’re closing off readers to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book. We liberate the array of voices that need to be heard and the scenes that need to be seen. Let freedom read!” ~ ALA   

    Come celebrate your freedom to read with us:

    • All week in the Library: E1800 (East Campus)
    • Monday, October 02: 11-1 PM in the Nest (West Campus)

    We’ll have swag, treats, and book scavenger hunt with t-shirts and gift cards prizes to choose from!

    Banned Books Week Poster


    Banned Books Week is October 1 - 7, 2023

    September 15, 2023

    The theme for Banned Books Week 2023 is “Let Freedom Read.”

    The theme for Banned Books Week 2023 is “Let Freedom Read.”

    According to the American Library Association, “Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. For 40 years, the annual event has brought together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship”.

    Here are the “Top 10 Most Challenged Books by Year.”

    Century College Community - celebrate your freedom to read with us!

    Visit the library during this week to learn who bans the books, where and why they ban them. Take a minute to see if any of your favorites have been banned. We will have treats, a scavenger hunt for t-shirts, gift cards and more.


    NEW! Access to the Nursing and Allied Health Premium database.

    August 3, 2023

    Great News! Our library is pleased to provide new access to the Nursing and Allied Health Premium database from ProQuest. Nursing and Allied Health Premium contains general information, clinical training videos, and scholarly journals on allied health topics.

    Great News! Our library is pleased to provide new access to the Nursing and Allied Health Premium database from ProQuest. Nursing and Allied Health Premium contains general information, clinical training videos, and scholarly journals on allied health topics. You can find it on our Databases A-Z list or at this direct link: https://login.cenproxy.mnpals.net/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/nahp/. (Related allied health databases can be found there as well.)  
    The goal of this database, centrally funded by the Minnesota Legislature through Minitex, is to ensure equitable access to important healthcare resources across the state to support educating the healthcare workforce and to provide trustworthy health information to the public.
    Let us know if you have any questions about this new resource.
     
    Click on the video below for a quick preview >>>
      

    Happy Pride Month and Rainbow Book Month!

    June 6, 2023

    June is Pride Month and Rainbow Book Month.  Come browse our current display that honors, celebrates authors and literature that reflect the LGBTQIA+ community.

    This month, we are celebrating Pride Month and Rainbow Book Month! Check out our current display that honors, celebrates authors and literature that reflect the LGBTQIA+ community. Browse our online catalog, and also click here to view a listing of the Stonewall Book Awards. https://rb.gy/016tl

    Pride Month Display 2023


    Come De-stress with Therapy Dogs at the Library!

    May 1, 2023

    Therapy dogs are back in the Library!

    Come take a study break at the Library! We will have teams of Therapy Dogs available for you to pat.

    Locations: Tuesday, May 02, 12:00-2:00pm East Campus Library- Fireplace (E1800)

    Therapy dogs are back in the Library!

    Come take a study break at the Library! We will have teams of Therapy Dogs available for you to pat.  These therapy dogs are trained to gently-interact with people in different environments such as schools, hospitals, libraries and special-care facilities. Come join us to pat your stress away!

    Location: Tuesday, May 02, 12:00-2:00pm East Campus Library- Fireplace (E1800)  

    Therapy Dog Poster


    National Library Week is April 24-28!

    April 19, 2023

    Come celebrate National Library Week with us!  

    Century College Library encourages all community members to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all we have to offer.

    Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library, from  books and to audiobooks and ebooks. But there’s so much more to the story of libraries.

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 24-28, 2023)

    Century College Library encourages all community members to visit the library during National Library Week, April 23-29, to explore all we have to offer.  

    Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library, from books to audiobooks and ebooks. But there’s so much more to the story of libraries.  

    Century College Library offers a wide array of resources, including print and online books, magazines and journals, videos, and more to support coursework and explore personal interests. We also offer computers, technology access and support.  

    If you haven’t checked out Century College Library lately, you’re missing the full story. Stop by for a visit to celebrate with us during National Library Week, April 24-28.  

    Follow Century College Library social media channels, Like us on Facebook ,Follow us on Twitter, and the hashtag #NationalLibraryWeek to join the online celebration.  

    History

    First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.  

    In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee’s goals were ambitious. They ranged from “encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time” to “improving incomes and health” and “developing strong and happy family life.” With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read!”  

    For more information, please visit: https://ilovelibraries.org/national-library-week/.  An initiative of the American Library Association.

     National Library Week Poster with events


    Write Like Us Display in the Library

    April 10, 2023

    Come check out our New April display on Write Like Us!  “Minnesota State Write Like Us is an equity-based creative writing program at five Twin Cities metro-area community colleges: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Normandale Community College, and North Hennepin Community College. Minnesota State Write Like Us centers and celebrates the work of BIPOC writers and writing students, fostering literary mentorship and leadership as it builds a platform for shared stories, voices, and lived experiences”

    These events are free and open to the public so invite friends and family, and don’t miss out on this experience!

    Come check out our New April display on Write Like Us! “Minnesota State Write Like Us is an equity-based creative writing program at five Twin Cities metro-area community colleges: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Normandale Community College, and North Hennepin Community College. Minnesota State Write Like Us centers and celebrates the work of BIPOC writers and writing students, fostering literary mentorship and leadership as it builds a platform for shared stories, voices, and lived experiences” 

    These events are free and open to the public so invite friends and family, and don’t miss out on this experience! 

    Learn more here: https://www.century.edu/academics/learning-opportunities/write-us/  

     

    Write Like Us Schedule