Library Learning Commons

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: Closed

Student IDs are available in the libraries and at the Smithfield Center!


Library Catalog QuickSearch - (info: This search tool is set-up to search all of our resources in the collections/databases available through Paul D. Camp Community College at one time by default (All items). All you have to do is type your keywords in the search box and click Search.)

Ask A Librarian (This feature allows the patron to enter a chat session with a reference librarian 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.)

Have Feedback? (info: Please use this form to report outstanding service by our staff, problems, or to suggest improvements.)

New Databases

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection - A collection of ebooks from University of Michigan Press covering a variety of humanities and social sciences topics.

Art & Architecture ePortal - The A&AePortal is an authoritative eBook resource that features important works of scholarship in the history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. With innovative functionality and extensive metadata, the site offers students and scholars an engaging experience, encouraging critical thinking skills and supporting rigorous academic research.

Docuseek Film Collection - Docuseek streams essential independent, social-issue, and environmental films, providing exclusive access to content from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution.

PrepSTEP - PrepSTEP for Community Colleges offers targeted learning centers with practice tests, tutorials, microlessons, e-books, articles and flashcards to help you achieve your goals.

Niche Academy - Collection of tutorials on computer and life skills, customer service, information literacy, research skills, and other areas of interest.

Popular Databases

Audiobook Collection - (info: This database contains thousands of audiobooks to be checked out online, downloaded, and heard on many devices.)

CQ Researcher - (info: A database which is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.)

eBook Collection - (info: A collection of thousands of electronic books which can be read online in full text or downloaded for temporary checkout.)

ebrary Physical Sciences eBooks - (info: A collection of thousands of digital books focused on the physical sciences, such as biology, chemistry, geography, mathematics, physics, and many more.)

EBSCO Databases - (info: A compilation of databases dealing with a broad spectrum of fields of study. The available databases may be searched all at once or individually.)

Films on Demand - (info: A digital database which provides access to thousands of full-length streaming videos and clips from many different subject areas.)

Gale Databases - (info: A compilation of databases dealing with various fields of study, which can be cross-searched. You will need to enter your MyVCCS username and password, the one you use to enter Canvas, to access the Gale databases.)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - (info: A database which provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.)

Issues and Controversies - (info: Presents and enhances the full backfile of Issues and Controversies On File, which has probed about 600 controversial topics in the news since its debut in September 1995. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies and contact information augment the balanced, accurate coverage of current and historical events.)

Opposing Viewpoints - (info: A database containing today’s current hot topics which helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.)

OVID - (info: A collection of books, journals, and database resources containing information for the scientific and healthcare communities.)

O’Reilly for Higher Education - (info: A compilation of thousands of online, technology-based electronic books.)

Science in Context - (info: This database features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular areas of science.)

World News Digest - (info: This database which brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print.)


The mission of the Paul D. Camp Community College Library is to support college programs, students, faculty, and the college’s community. Resources and services we offer include:

  • print, electronic and multimedia resources to support the College's programs
  • access to online databases and the Internet
  • instructional equipment for teaching and learning
  • one-on-one research assistance
  • organized materials for easier use
  • information literacy instruction
  • facilities for instructional and community activities

Access to Library Materials

Students can access a full range of library services at the Franklin campus, Suffolk campus, and Camp Center at Smithfield. Our diverse collection includes:

  • print and electronic books (eBooks),
  • magazine and newspaper subscriptions,
  • multimedia resources,
  • online databases,
  • online audiobooks via OneDrive,
  • MS Office software,
  • And career resources

Students can also check out materials from Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education campuses with a consortium card. Applications are available in the libraries. They can also borrow books and articles from other institutions through interlibrary loan services. Students can identify materials available at other libraries and in electronic databases through the Virginia Community College System Electronic Library Resources and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA).

Need Help?

The Library staff can help you with:

  • reference and research assistance,
  • information literacy presentations/ workshops,
  • equipment requests and assistance.
  • interlibrary loan requests

Franklin – 757-569-6741
Suffolk – 757-925-6345