The new program allows Tri-C students to opt in for a library
card, providing access to CCPL’s sizeable collection of books,
magazines, movies, music and more. The card can be used
digitally or at the system’s 27 branches.
The collaboration will connect Tri-C students to free
educational materials to support their academic efforts, as well
personal enrichment and entertainment items.
“Students are balancing everything from classes to jobs to
family commitments and more,” said Tracy Strobel, executive
director at CCPL. “We are thrilled to partner with Tri-C to make
it more convenient than ever for students to access the
resources they need to succeed in school and other areas of
Plans for the library card program grew out of requests received
by Tri-C librarians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The librarians
often recommended that students sign up for a CCPL card to gain
access to more materials.
The opt-in process will make it easier for students to apply for
a CCPL card while also reaching a broader campus audience.
Students will be given the option during the enrollment process.
“This partnership is about connecting our students to community
resources,” said Dan Overfield, assistant professor and
librarian at the College. “Cuyahoga County Public Library is a
tremendous asset that offers them countless benefits.”
Active students with a Tri-C student ID number can register at
portal2.tri-c.edu/CCPL (sign-in required).