Welcome to Portland Community College Library and the 2012/13 academic year. We're here to serve students, faculty, college staff, and the community. If you don't see what you are looking for, please contact us. We strive to support your success by providing quality educational services.
If you have never visited a library, we invite you to stop by one of the library locations. The college has full-service libraries at Cascade, Rock Creek and Sylvania campuses and limited service at Southeast Center. Come in and visit, or explore this website to find out more about what the library has to offer. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. We would love to have you as a friend or follower.
Library services extend well beyond the walls of library buildings and most library services are available via the extensive library website. PCC is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Alliance), a consortium of 37 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. By searching the library catalog, students, faculty, and staff can borrow from any Alliance library. Students can also use Interlibrary Loan to borrow items not owned by PCC or the Alliance.
When looking for information, the research section of the library website is a good place to start. The librarian-created research guides provide resources for every area of study. The library subscribes to many research databases containing information, articles, books, news and more. Search the databases or search journals by title to find a list of print and online publications.
Finally, and on some days most importantly, the library is a great place to relax and hang out. There are quiet and noisy spaces where you can work in groups or alone. This space belongs to you, so please feel free to bring in some coffee and a snack, kick up your feet, and do some homework or curl up with a good book. The library has a collection of books, CDs, and DVDs for entertainment. There are computers and printers in the library and all libraries have wireless access.