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Faculty Research Tools: Books

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Books @ Wake Tech Libraries

Through Wake Tech Libraries, you have access to books housed at the five campus libraries, nearly 200,000 ebooks available online, and books available through inter-library loan from the all the community colleges across the state of North Carolina. In addition, you can borrow books from four-year colleges and universities in the Raleigh area through our Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) agreement. 

Library Catalog

This search box will search all six Wake Tech Community College libraries. If you wish to search only one library, select "Search other NC Community College libraries" and then select your home library.


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Ebook Collections

Interlibrary Loan for Books

Faculty can obtain books and articles from other libraries through Wake Tech libraries' interlibrary loan service. Materials are sent to Wake Tech libraries where you can then check them out.


  1. Search the online catalog.
  2. When you find an item that you want from the list of results, click on the item's title.
  3. On the next screen, under Item Details, select the link that says Place Hold.
  4. The next screen will prompt you for your identification. Type your 7-digit ID in the User ID box. Your PIN is 1234 unless you have changed it under the MyAccount feature. (Leave the Alternate ID box blank.)
  5. Select your pickup location (you can choose any one of these five locations):
    • Wake
    • Wake Health Education
    • Wake North
    • Wake Public Safety Education Campus
    • Wake West
  6. Then click the Place Hold button. The next screen will verify your hold.
  7. To request another item, go back to your list, or conduct another search and follow the same process.

Some materials, such as reference books and DVDs, may be unavailable for loan.

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC)

Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC) is a nonprofit consortium that promotes collaboration among higher education institutions in Raleigh, NC and Wake County. In order to access the libraries and their materials, faculty members must obtain a CRC Library Card from any Wake Tech campus library.

Libraries at CRC Colleges & Universities

Carlyle Campbell Library (opens in new window) (Meredith College)

NC State University Libraries (opens in new window)

      D. H. Hill Library (opens in new window)

      James B. Hunt Library (opens in new window)

Lucy Cooper Finch Library (opens in new window) (William Peace University)

Prezell R. Robinson Library (opens in new window) (Saint Augustine’s University)

James E. Cheek Learning Resource Center (opens in new window) (Shaw University)

Wake Tech Libraries (Wake Technical Community College)


If you can't find what you need through Wake Tech's Interlibrary Loan Service, you may want to try searching for books at other nearby libraries. WorldCat searches public and private libraries for books.

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