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Resources for Small Business Owners

This guide can be used for Marketing Research for Small Business Owners

Welcome New and Existing Small Business Owners!

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Welcome to the CCCC Library research guide for Small Business Owners. This guide is intended to help small business owners access and use quality information accessible online and through the library’s website.

Use the tabs to the left to navigate the guide.

Hours and Services

Borrowing Materials

Books may be checked out for 3 weeks. DVDs may be checked out for 3 days (limit 3 titles)

Public patrons must present a current driver's license or other valid municipal, state or federal photo ID, and must be 16 years of age to obtain a library card. Only residents of the three-county service area (Chatham, Harnett, and Lee) will be issued a public patron library card. 

Computers, Printing, Fax, and Scanning 

Computers with internet access and Microsoft Office applications are available. A scanner and wireless internet access are also available at all libraries. Printing, photocopying, and faxing services are available for free at the Lee and Harnett Main Campus libraries. Printing and copying services at the Chatham Community Library are payable through a wireless printing system at 10¢ per page (black and white only). 


Lee Library  Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  &  Friday  7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                               

Harnett Library  Monday - Thursday:  7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  &  Friday  7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                           

Chatham Community Library  Monday - Thursday:  9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  &  Saturday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                        

*College campus is closed on Fridays during the Summer semester

Library Assistance 

Library staff is available for reference questions, research, or other library needs. Assistance is available in person, by phone, by email, by virtual appointment, and through a 24/7 online chat reference service. 


There are designated visitor parking spots on campus for public patrons.

Study Spaces 

The libraries provide multiple options for study spaces including study rooms, study carrels, and quiet study tables.

Library Lingo

Print articles iconArticle: A single, usually stand-alone, piece of writing included in a larger collection, typically a magazine, journal, or newspaper.

Journal iconJournal: A journal is a periodical (meaning published on a regular, on-going basis) collection of articles, usually related to a specific subject area.

Database: A collection of information sources such as journals, newspapers, eBooks, or encyclopedias, that have been organized so that users can easily find, access, and use that information.

audience iconPeer Review: The process that scholarly articles must undergo to be published. When an author submits their article to an academic or scholarly journal, it is then sent to other experts in their field (knows as their peers) to be reviewed. If those experts agree that the article contains good information and is based on a sound study or experiment, then it can be published.