The PPCC Libraries Support Students and the Community

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

For checkout, PPCC students need to present a PPCC student ID. This serves as your Library card. PPCC faculty and staff need an ID card from Human Resources. For the community, a local public library card or college ID, and a picture ID are required to check out books.

Interlibrary Loans and Sharing Items Between 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.

Services for eLearning Students

The PPCC Libraries have made many of its services readily available to its 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 of the materials in the library's collection. Students with other questions regarding library services should contact the Library at (719) 502-2400, or by email.

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 books on CD: 21 days.
  • Instructional DVDs: 21 days.
    Leisure DVDs: 7 days.
  • Check out limits for students, staff and faculty can consist of a combination of 10 items at a time. Check with the Circulation Desk for details.
    Community patrons (non-student guests) are limited to 2 print items only.
  • Magazines and Reference books cannot be checked out.
  • Reserve Course Materials do not leave the library. Time limit for use is 2 hours.

Fines

If you turn in an item late you will be fined.

  • 1-10 days overdue: $.50 per item per day.
  • 10+ days overdue: $1.00 per item per day.
  • Leisure DVDs: $1.50 per item per day