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The Wilkens Library

Hours

The Wilkens Library will be available remotely during the following hours:

Monday–Thursday: 8am–8pm
Friday: 8am–4:30pm
Saturday: 9am–1pm
Sunday: 1pm–5pm

For the fall semester, the Wilkens Library building will be open by appointment only for the following hours:

Monday: 8am–4pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4pm–8pm
Thursday: 8am–4pm

Students, faculty, and staff may schedule one 2 hour appointment per day. Please email us at refdesk@capecod.edu to schedule an appointment. “Walk-in” appointments can be made if space permits. Please call the front desk (774-330-4480) at your scheduled time to be let into the building. For more information see our Fall 2020 Student Services LibGuide

Borrowing

Books circulate for 3 weeks and may be borrowed with a 4Cs ID or CLAMS Library Card. 4Cs IDs are provided to faculty, staff and currently registered students only. We are now offering pickup of library items on our terrace.

With your 4Cs ID, you can also access the Wilkens Library Resources online, anytime. Check out this how-to video to learn how.

The 4Cs Library Team is here to help you research and access resources that will help you thrive in the classroom.

Learn more about library resources and services: Student Services Guide

Library Resources

If you have a CCCC Zoom account, you can find us in your Contacts as Reference Desk. Library email, phone and Zoom accounts are monitored during remote library hours (Monday–Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am–4:30pm, Saturday 9am–1pm, and Sunday 1pm–5pm).

Need help with research? Ask your librarians!

By Email: refdesk@capecod.edu
By Phone: 508-744-6441

Come to the Reference Office under the big, blue ASK HERE sign across from the library computer lab.

Sign-in to NoodleTools with your My4Cs account. First time logging in? Try our step by step guide. Please contact the library if you are unable to register or renew your account.

Video: How to Login and Create a New Project in NoodleTools


Video: How to Cite Your Sources Using NoodleTools

The Media collection is located on the Library's first floor and includes DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes. All titles are fully searchable in the Library's online catalog.

Anyone may view and/or listen to individual titles at computers, viewing stations or rooms any time the library is open. To arrange for viewing, e-mail Adam Harris or come to the Reference Desk.

Please note: The Instructional Media Collection is designed for classroom use, therefore most materials do not circulate except to classrooms.

To arrange for AV equipment delivery, contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@capecod.edu.

Films on Demand
In addition to our physical collection, our Films on Demand subscription provides thousands of titles in streaming video on campus and off.

Trying to search for grants from home? You can access Candid's (candid.org) Foundation Directory Online through the Wilkens Library. The Wilkens Library staff can also assist you with funding searches directly. Contact us at refdesk@capecod.edu for assistance.

Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers on Cape Cod and the Islands looking for funding sources have access to a valuable collection of resources at the Wilkens Library.

The Wilkens Library at Cape Cod Community College is a member of the Funding Information Network (FIN), part of the Foundation Center (FC). The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. The Funding Information network provides information on potential funding from foundations, corporations, the public sector and other sources for nonprofit organizations and individuals. Materials in the collection include guides on grant seeking, proposal writing, and texts on nonprofit management/board leadership and giving, and voluntarism/volunteerism.

Hours

The materials in the FC Cooperating Collection are available during regular library hours. An appointment is not required, but is recommended for the first time visitor or if consultation with a librarian is desired. To schedule an appointment, please contact Maryann Stacey at 774-330-4444 or mstacey@capedcod.edu.

Online Databases

The Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive and current online source on foundation grants. Access to The Foundation Directory Online database is available in the library. Remote access is not available. The Foundation Directory Online includes detailed information on foundations, with links to current foundation 990-PF tax filings, crucial facts on grants, including the purpose of the grant, and a searchable index of trustees, officers, and donors. The database also includes a tutorial on how to search the Foundation Directory Online as well as links to FAQs, and additional resources.

Foundation Grants to Individuals online is a database of programs that award grants to individuals. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is available for in-library use only. Remote access is not available. This unique online foundation database of grant programs for individuals is searchable by foundation name, foundation city, foundation state, field of interest, type of support, geographic focus, company name, school name, and free text.

Training Opportunities

The Wilkens Library will announce workshops on effective use of Foundation Center resources for individuals and local non-profit organizations.

If you would like to request training for your group, or for more information, please contact Maryann Stacey at 774-330-4444 or mstacey@capedcod.edu.

Resources

The Funding Information Network maintains a current and comprehensive set of reference publications and other aids on all aspects of grant seeking and fund raising. These materials are for in-library use. Patrons of the collection may want to allow for extended or frequent visits to the library in order to conduct thorough and effective searches.

Print resources in the Wilkens Library Reference Room include:

  • Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing (2007)
  • Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals (2008)
  • Foundation Directory Parts 1, 2 and 3 and Supplement (2015)
  • Foundation Fundamentals (2008)
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals (2015)
  • Foundations Today Series
  • Foundation Giving Trends (2011)
  • Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates (2010)
  • Foundation Yearbook (2011)
  • Guia para Escribir Propuestas (2008)
  • Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs (2011)
  • International Grantmaking IV (2008)
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving (2013)

Helpful Links from the Foundation Center

  • Introduction to Proposal Writing – 2 part course including budget, expenses, administration & research process
  • Innonet (Innovation Network) – Step by Step online help with program planning and evaluation

Selection of Internet Resources for Grant Seekers

Access Library resources anytime remotely with our Off-campus Services Guide.

Learn more about free open educational resources (OER) at 4Cs.

Contact the Wilkens Library

Wilkens Library
Location West Barnstable Campus
Phone 508.744.6441
E-mail refdesk@capecod.edu