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Library Remote Services Guide: Students

The PCC Library offers services both in the library building and remotely. Browse this guide for details about our online/remote services!

24/7 Live Research Help

How-To Videos

PCC Librarians are creating a library of brief videos that can help you with your research! Topics covered include Topic and Keyword Brainstorming, Evaluating Sources, Searching Databases, and MLA and APA citations.

Ready to Learn Online?

The California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative has created a series of tutorials and interactive activities to help you do your best while enrolled in online classes. These tutorials cover everything from adapting to reading online, to study habits, time management, financial planning and checking your technology readiness.

Get Help

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 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.


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! For more information on finding your textbook, please see our Textbooks Guide.

Library Databases

Try our library databases! You can access them using your LancerPoint username and password -- the same login you use for Canvas. Our databases offer magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles. But did you know they also contain primary sources, videos, art and photography images and encyclopedia/reference material?