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Finals & Papers? We're Here for You!

We're Here for you!

We're Here to Help!

Finals and end of the semester papers can be stressful, but you can do it!


And when you need it, de-stress with our coloring booksgames or puzzles!

We Have Your Holiday Movie Watching Needs Covered

Bring your student/staff/faculty ID and come check-out one of over 200 movie titles at COM library to enjoy over the winter break.  We've got something for everyone!

Get a list of DVD titles available through the library online catalog, OneSearch.

Rather watch an online movie?  Access featured movies/films through Hoopla, Films on Demand and Swank.

Amanda Gorman's Call Us What We Carry

The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing.

In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, these poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.

Get it now or see our OverDrive American Literature Collection. Also available in print soon in COM Library. 

Want More? See How to Use OverDrive or browse our whole OverDrive collection

Christmas on Display in the Library

Come and choose a book from our featured seasonal display and relax for a few minutes of seasonal joy.

Remember, the library has a number of online resources you can access 24/7 over the winter break to enjoy an eBook or watch a featured movie/documentary.  Streaming Media Options like Hoopla. Films on Demand and Swank are always available.  eBooks can be read at any time through OverDrive, Hoopla, eBook Central and many additional eBook platforms.  


Hoopla Extra Holiday Borrows!

Get Hundreds of titles without using your monthly instant borrows, free from Hoopla & COM Library! 

Want to know how to get started with Hoopla? Start here: How to Use Hoopla

Inside LEGO at Christmas!

Ever wonder how LEGO gets ready for one of the busiest days of the year?

Come with us as the notoriously secretive, family-owned super brand opens its doors.  We go behind the scenes at the LEGO factory to see how staff gear up for the holiday season, create new lines for Christmas and manage the multi-language customer call center at the busiest time of year. We follow the construction of a spectacular Lego train in central London and meet the Addis family, who has built a huge LEGO sculpture in their Cambridgeshire living room every December for the last twenty years. 

Take a break and be in wonder at the genius behind Lego at the holidays!  Watch it now (46:36)

Have a Great Winter Break!

COM Library is closed for Winter Break, but you can still stream a movie on Swankread a great eBook on OverDrive or read or stream great content on Hoopla, all free to COM students, faculty and staff, available 24/7.

And all our great online academic eBooksFilms on Demand streaming videos from great producers like A&EHBO or PBS and article databases are still there if you need them. :)

Merry Christmas from COM Library!