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CCPL and Tri-C announce partnership

CCPL and Tri-C announce partnership

Release date: 5/19/2021

New program provides Cuyahoga County Public Library cards for Tri-C students to easily access materials   

Parma, OH – May 19, 2021 –  Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) students have Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) resources at their fingertips through a new partnership between the institutions.

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 their lives.”

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 broad 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.”


About Cuyahoga County Public Library
At Cuyahoga County Public Library we are committed to our mission of being at the center of community life by creating an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive and our vision to be the most convenient library system in the country.


Hallie Rich
Communications & External Relations Director

Robert J. Rua
Assistant Marketing & Communications Director