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Welcome to Portland Community College Library and the 2013/14 academic year.

Welcome to Portland Community College Library and the 2013/14 academic year.

This is going to be a big year for library services at the college. During winter break, the Library will transition to a new library catalog. Although the look of the searchbox on the Library homepage won’t change much, behind it will be an improved search system. Stay tuned for messages about this change that will be coming throughout fall term.

The college is currently building a new library at the Southeast campus. The library building will be on Division near 82nd Avenue. It will house traditional library services, some classrooms, a tutoring center, and a computing center. The library will open Spring 2014, we look forward to celebrating its opening with you.

We have recently added a “noisy space” to the Rock Creek library. This will be a place for students to work together collaboratively without fear of disturbing others. The library will be working with students fall term to decide what kind of furniture to put in that space. Visit the library to let us know what you want.

PCC Library is here to serve students, faculty, and the community. We invite you to stop by for a visit or to explore the Library website. Did you know...

  • Students, faculty, and employees can borrow items from 37 libraries by using the searchbox on the Library’s homepage.  This is because PCC is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
  • The Research section of the library website provides links to many tools that help support learning and research. Librarians at the college create Research Guides for every subject area.  They are a great place to start your information search.
  • Library A-Z is a great place to look for library services.
  • There are many ways to contact us in person and online.  

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your goals. We look forward to working with you this year.

Sincerely,

Donna Reed
Library Director
Portland Community College