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The Wilkens Library

The Wilkens Library on the West Barnstable Campus of Cape Cod Community College is open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Most 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. Special collections and licensed databases are available for 4Cs students, faculty, and staff.

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

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

Library Resources

The CLAMS Catalog

A-Z Databases

LibGuides

Citation Help

William Brewster Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives

 

The library is closed and will reopen September 8th, 2020. For library assistance, call 508-744-6441 or email refdesk@capecod.edu. 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

Live Chat with the Library for questions by clicking here!

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

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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.

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.

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

Fillms on Demand

On Campus. For Off Campus access click here and enter your 4Cs Barcode.

Grant Information

Trying to search for grants from home? You can access Candid's (candid.org) Foundation Directory Online through the Wilkens Library with this link: Click here. 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

Selection of Internet Resources for Grant Seekers

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

https://capecod.libguides.com/student2020/ 

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

https://capecod.libguides.com/Open4Cs

Current Cape Cod Community College students, faculty, and staff may request books, audiovisual materials, and periodicals via Interlibrary Loan.

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Desk by e-mail for more information.

Contact the Wilkens Library

Live Chat with the Library for questions by clicking here!

Wilkens Library
Location West Barnstable Campus
Hours

Monday-Wednesday

8:00am-8:00pm

Thursday

8:00am-8:00pm

Friday

8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday

9:00am-1:00pm

Sunday

1:00pm-5:00pm

Phone 508-744-6441
E-mail refdesk@capecod.edu