PCC Library has a number of special and specialized collections that are described here.
The African Film Collection represents feature and documentary films from the African continent. Most of these films were made by African directors. Each year, Portland Community College is part of the Cascade Festival of African Films. To support this event, the library has purchased many of these films for use by PCC faculty, staff and students.
The Rev John H. Jackson Collection consists of a variety of hand-written sermons, photographs, certificates and personal effects from one of the premier leaders in the African American community during the 1960s.
The PCC library is rich with art. PCC art instructors are well represented, and some well-known international and Northwest artists grace the walls.
The Library Prize Competition is given to PCC students whose work illustrates exemplary levels of research, writing ability and best use of library resources. This is a collection of winning student essays.
These photos describe the rich history of the college, and the hard work it took to get PCC where it is today.
Educational videos that explain complex concepts in 3-minutes or less using paper cut-outs and whiteboards.
Thousands of high-resolution streaming videos organized by subject.
Streaming videos organized by subject, for academic research as well as general interest. Contains many genres, from documentaries to movies to training videos.
Educational videos that feature semiconductor and electronics technology.