Q: When I check out a book, how long can I keep it?
A: Most books check out for the entire semester; textbooks and reserve items are for short-term use in the library only.
Q: How many books or other library items can I check out?
A: You can check out up to 25 library items at once!
Q: How do I get a library card?
A: Your Lancer Card ID is your library card -- be sure to bring it with you to the library! If you do not have your Lancer Card, we will also accept a valid government ID along with your student ID number.
More questions about checking out a book? Get details here:
A selection of e-books is included in many of our databases. The following ebook collection may also have sources relevant to your research topic:
A single search box covers our catalog of books and DVDs, as well as a large number of the periodical articles in our collection. You can search All, or you can use the tabs above the search box to narrow your search to Articles or Books.
Start your search here!
The PCC catalog search (above) includes a database of books, media and course reserves located in the library's collection. Begin a book search by clicking on the Books tab. For any book title, click on Availability or Editions and Formats to take down the call number which leads you to the specific item on the shelf.
Use Advanced Search to select a specific field (eg. title field or subject field). To find information about a person, use the Subject Field (select from the drop down menu). To find information on a topic, you can look in the Details section of any book listing to identify library subject headings, then in a new search, select the Subject field and type in the subject heading. You can search for an item by title if you select the Title field from the drop down menu. Other search fields include Author and ISBN.
Example Advanced Searches: