Many faculty members bring their classes to the PCC Library each semester for a research session, where students are introduced to the library and get hands on-experience locating resources for their research assignments. Now, PCC Librarians are offering virtual research sessions. Schedule one for your class!
If you need an article that is not available through PCC, we can request it to be delivered to you electronically from another library. Make an interlibrary loan request.
Interlibrary loan of printed materials has been suspended.
OER: Open Educational Resources
ZTC: Zero Textbook Cost
Explore OER and ZTC options! These are resources that are always free to access online and can be embedded or integrated into Canvas. Find out more by visiting the OER LibGuide.
The PCC Library makes streaming videos available through several databases:
For research help or other library questions, use the chat box on this page, available 24/7!
Virtual Consultation Appointment
For personal, in-depth assistance, make a consultation appointment to talk with a librarian via phone or Zoom videoconference.
Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll respond within 24 hours on weekdays.
Our research guides offer research tips, suggested resources, citation help and more in various disciplines.
Temporary, free access to textbooks through RedShelf and VitalSource has ended. Students who already accessed a textbook can continue to access it through June 12, but additional free titles cannot be accessed.
The PCC Library subscribes to several ebook platforms, with most titles available to an unlimited number of students simultaneously. Learn about and explore our ebook collections!
If you're looking for a specific book, use the library catalog search box on the library homepage. Click on the Books category and enter the title you're seeking. When search results appear, click "Available Online" in the filters on the left side of the screen:
We also have audiobooks available:
Our library databases are up and running! You can access them using your LancerPoint username and password. Our databases offer magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles. They also contain primary sources, videos, art and photography images and encyclopedia/reference material.
PCC Librarians are creating a library of brief videos that can help students with their research! Topics covered include Topic and Keyword Brainstorming, Evaluating Sources, Searching Databases, and MLA and APA citations.