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Library Services

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PPCC Libraries Support Students and the Community

PPCC Libraries offer full service checkout and returns during regular library hours. Students, staff, faculty, as well as members of the community are always welcome.

For checkout, a PPCC student ID serves as your Library card. Student ID cards can be obtained from Student Life.  PPCC faculty and staff need to present an Employee ID card, which can be obtained from the Facilities Office.

For community members, a local public library card (or college ID) AND a current picture ID are required to check out books and media.

Interlibrary Loans and Sharing Items With Other Libraries

If we do not have the materials you need, we can usually borrow from another library.
This service is available to PPCC students, faculty, and staff. Wait times will vary when using interlibrary loans, so try to request early. Arrange for interlibrary loans online or at the Circulation Desk.
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Services for Online Students

PPCC Libraries have made many of its services readily available to off-campus students by providing access through the library's Web site.
Several online subscription resources can be accessed through the 
Databases Page including outstanding periodical databases, a vast collection of electronic books, encyclopedias, and an image database.
The 
Web Catalog contains bibliographic information on all material in the library's collection. 

For any additional questions regarding library services please check out our Q&A page or email us.

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Loan Periods

Materials may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
Your library card is your PPCC ID.
You must present it at the Circulation Desk each time you check out materials or use course reserves.

  • Books and Audiobooks: 21 days.
  • Instructional DVDs: 14 days.
    Leisure DVDs: 14 days.
  • Check out limits for students, staff and faculty can consist of a combination of 15 items at a time. Check with the Circulation Desk for details.
    Community patrons (non-student guests) are limited to 2 print items only.
  • Reference books cannot be checked out.
  • Reserve Course Materials do not leave the library. Time limit for use is 2 hours.

Laptops for Checkout

  • Laptop computers are available for checkout from the Centennial and Rampart Range campus Learning Commons locations.
  • Students should bring a valid Student I.D. (obtained from Student Life) when checking out laptops from the Learning Commons.
  • Laptops are available for temporary use within the Learning Commons space and may be checked out by students and community patrons.
  • Additional laptops have been made available from ITSS for currently enrolled students to check out for an extended duration. These laptops may be taken off campus and will be due back at the end of the semester.
  • The devices available for extended semester-long checkout also include WACOM tablets and PC Laptops with Adobe Illustrator installed for students enrolled in MGD courses.
  • Laptop computers cannot be reserved or placed on hold and are available on a first come, first served basis. Contact the library to check laptop availability.
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