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Welcome to the John G. and Beverly A. Puente Library at Capitol Technology University. The library is here to serve your academic and scholastic needs. We hope this guide answers your questions and provides you with helpful information.

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to: 

About the John G. & Beverly A. Puente Library

 The John G. and Beverly A. Puente Library has a collection of more than 10,000 books, audio/video selections and periodicals that support the curriculum as well as reading for enjoyment.
The WiFi coverage in the library connects users to the same wireless network available for the rest of the campus. The library provides 14 networked desktop PCs and 5 Macs in individual study carrels.  Each workstation has software that supports classes and provides access to the internet including: the Library's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), printers, a scanner, and our Virtual Library. The VL provides 24 hour access to a large number of databases, journals and ebooks through ACM DL, LexisNexis, Proquest, Homeland Security, Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost), ABI/Inform and more.
Connect to the Virtual Library here for access to all of the online databases available. You will use your Capitol username and Capitol email password to enter the virtual library.
The library is also home to the William G. McGowan Center for Innovative Teaching (L102) classroom, the Business Resource Center (L100), and several conference rooms for small group meetings or study. The lower level of the library is accessible by elevator and a circular staircase. This area contains the stacks that houses the majority of our book collection. This area features a large open space with a panoramic view of a wooded are behind the campus. There are also many more study carrels on both ends of the stacks for a quiet place to focus.
Fall and Spring Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am to 10pm
Friday-Saturday: 9am to 4pm
Closed on Sunday
Summer Hours begin Monday May 14
Monday - Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4pm
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Library Users
Library Proctoring Procedures have changed as of Spring 2016, please see below.


To address the on-campus proctoring needs of professors and students, Dean Barker has created an undergraduate proctor service for the remainder of the Spring 2016 semester. The tutoring service in the library is last resort.

The undergraduate proctor service will begin Tuesday, March 8, and will run through May 10. The schedule for the service is:

Tuesday 5 to 8 pm
Thursday 2 to 5 pm
Thursday 5 to 8 pm
Friday 11 am to 1 pm

Room 134 in MCI Hall

Send an email to Include the following:

1. Your name and contact information;
2. name of student;
3. electronic copy of the assignment;
4. pass words (if needed);
5. instructions for administering the assignment; and
6. instructions for returning the completed assignment.

Students are responsible for booking time with the proctor service for completing the assignment.

Please tell students to bring photo identification for verification. Assignments will not be administered without positive identification.

If required, students should bring their own computers. None will be available in the classroom.

If you have any questions, please contact:

 Professor Claude Rankin

Chair, Business & Liberal Arts
Capitol Technology University
(301) 775-8134 Cell

Library Registration Form (.doc, 47K)
Library registration form
Employment Application Form (.PDF, 3160K)
Employment application form
Electronic and Audio Visual Equipment Request Form (.doc, 32K)
The electronic and audio visual equipment request form
Faculty Course Reserves Request (.doc, 23K)
Faculty course reserves request form
Turn It In Instructions (.docx, 740K)

Includes both documented instructions for professors and their students to utilize

Library Orientation.doc (.doc, 58K)
A quick and easy orientation guide to learn briefly about library services.
New Additions to the Puente Library! (.docx, 26K)
New Book Additions Fall 2014-Spring 2015 (.docx, 15K)
New 2015 Additions (.docx, 16K)
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print PDF files.