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Library Services During COVID-19 Closure: Faculty

During the campus closure, the PCC Library is up and running with virtual services. Librarians and the library staff are here to help you and your students with virtual research sessions, online research help and more.
For more general information, updates and resources, visit the Novel Coronavirus 2019 page on the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office website.

24/7 Live Research Help

Due dates and fines - student concerns

Please share this information with your students:

All library materials checked out during Spring Semester, including books and calculators, are due on June 12. Please see detailed return procedures.

Research Sessions

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!

Interlibrary Loan

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

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.

Streaming Videos

The PCC Library makes streaming videos available through several databases:

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Chat icon24/7 Chat

For research help or other library questions, use the chat box on this page, available 24/7!

 

Consultation iconVirtual Consultation Appointment
For personal, in-depth assistance, make a consultation appointment to talk with a librarian via phone or Zoom videoconference.

Email iconEmail Us

Send us a message at librarian@pasadena.edu and we'll respond within 24 hours on weekdays.

 

Guides iconResearch Guides

Our research guides offer research tips, suggested resources, citation help and more in various disciplines.

Textbooks

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.

PCC Librarians are happy to help you locate the books you need. Please contact us by email or 24/7 chat and we'll be happy to assist!

Ebooks and Audiobooks

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:

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We also have audiobooks available:

Library Databases

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.

How-To Videos

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.