- Games Collection
- Hamaguchi Study Print Collection
- Seed Library
- MUSE carts and Science Equipment Collection
- Object Collections
In conjunction with the Animation Department, CCA libraries have built a collection of board games, available for checkout or use in Meyer Library.
With almost 800 prints in the collection, the Hamaguchi Study Print Collection contains examples of a wide variety of printmaking techniques, including intaglio, lithographs, and relief prints. Special sub-collections include Japanese woodcuts, a portfolio by Piranesi, and CCA/C faculty and alumni work.
CCA’s Oakland Community Garden has been growing dye & fiber plants for years and collecting seeds for this library each season. This means that plants grown from these seeds are very well adapted to Oakland’s climate, organically grown, and open-pollenated. You can “check out” seeds to plant in your own garden - just fill in the form and take the seeds you want. Zines are available for each seed type with simple growing and dye-making instructions.
With the support of a National Science Foundation grant, CCA developed the Mobile Units for Science Exploration (MUSE) workspace in Simpson Library - a storage, display, and work site for the college’s science equipment collection.
In collaboration with Mara Holt Skov, industrial design faculty, CCA libraries have assembled an Object Collection for use in the classroom. The intent is to create a collection of iconic objects representing a range of trends in design history, giving students an opportunity to study the various qualities of the objects: weight, materiality, ergonomic factors, etc.
The collections are still under development. Currently, three themed collections are available: Machine Art, Analog Tools and Blobjects.