We're happy to return to the Library and hope you are as excited as we are for the school year to begin. Here are a few library updates and reminders to help make this semester another great success. If you have any questions, please contact us, we're happy to help. :)
Beginning Saturday, August 21, we will resume full library services. Items will be available for in-person, same day checkout, although you can continue to place hold requests online and pick up your items during our normal business hours.
Fall Library hours of operation:
Saturday: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 8:15a - 8:00p
Friday: 8:15am - 2:00pm
For details, visit our Library Hours page.
Individual and group study rooms are now available for currently enrolled students to use. Reservations must be made made online and can be made on the fly as well as through the end of the semester. To make a reservation, please visit our Study Rooms reservation page. on the Library website. Room use is limited to 3 hours at a time, and room keys must be checked out at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please visit our website.
We have a limited number of textbooks that are available to use in the library for free! Left your textbook at home? Or want to try before you buy? Borrow our copy for up to 2 hours at a time, and then return it for someone else to use. It's as easy as that! Search the library catalog to see if the textbook for your class is in our collection. If you don't see the title that you are looking for, contact your instructor and make a request for it to be placed on reserve.
Register for our virtual film discussion to learn about the history of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series, written by Alvin Schwartz. We'll discuss the controversies and themes of censorship around the series, the history and folklore of the stories themselves, and the influence these books still have on writers, artists, and horror fans alike.
This event qualifies as a Hotspot event for PC Honors students!
IMPORTANT: You will need to stream the documentary before the discussion. You can do so using any of these options:
Students who sign up and attend at this session will be automatically entered into a drawing to win PC Library swag! (limited to currently enrolled MCCCD students only)
Find contests, polls, reading lists, and more on our Banned Books Week Library page!
Keep up-to-date with your library account on your mobile phone by opting-in to the library’s text messaging service. After opting in, you will receive a text message when:
Text messages will only be sent for the items listed and does not replace email notices. You will still receive Library Notices in your email for ALL library account communication.
PLEASE NOTE: The library does not charge a fee for this service, but your cell phone plan’s regular text-messaging rates apply.
Opt out anytime from your library account or by contacting library staff.
In need of research assistance or information about library resources or services? In addition to our usual online Ask A Librarian chat service, we now offer texting as another way to get in contact with your PC Librarians! Questions will be answered quickly during normal business hours - and asap outside those hours! Text your questions to (602) 207-8483. While this is a free service, text message and data rates from cell phone providers may apply.
Access more than 30 popular magazines on your phone, PC, tablet, or other mobile device using Flipster! Log in with your MEID and password, then browse and borrow magazine issues. Magazines download in an easy-to-read digital format that looks just like the print edition. Try it out today!