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Borrowing

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Use the library catalog to search for materials to borrow.

Current enrollment is required for Summit and Interlibrary Loan borrowing.

Who can borrow?

PCC faculty, staff, and current students can borrow any items owned by PCC Library, other libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance (via Summit), and many other libraries (via Interlibrary Loan). Orbis Cascade Alliance members, retired PCC faculty/staff, and community patrons can borrow items owned by PCC Library.

How long can materials be kept?

Most library materials check out for 21 days while videos and music CDs check out for 7 days.  Fines will be charged to your PCC account if you keep an item out longer than its due date.  Fines for PCC materials are $.25 per day for most items, $.25 per hour for reserves, $10 per day for most technology equipment, or the price of the item as listed in the library system if the item is lost. Fines for Summit materials are .$50 per day for most items, $1 per day for short-loan items, or $90 if the item is lost.

Pay your library fines here, donate food for fines, or appeal your library fines. Also see: Loan Periods and Fines.

Where do materials get returned?

Most items can be returned to any library location or book return.  Course reserves and equipment must be returned to the library checkout desk from which they were checked out.  Items returned to the outside book return after hours will be backdated to the previous day to avoid late fees.

Borrower Notes
Students
PCC Faculty/Staff
  • ID: Staff ID card or photo ID with name and PCC ID number (Example: g01234567)
  • Checkout: 21 days all items except Summit materials
  • No checkout of reserves, calculators, digital cameras, laptops, or other equipment.
  • Limit: 50 items
  • Renewal: Up to 6 weeks (only if item is not on hold)
Retired PCC Faculty/Staff and
Community Patrons (community members living in the PCC service district)
  • ID: Alumni lifetime card (PCC Alumni) or Community Patron Cards
  • Checkout: 21 days except no checkout of calculators, digital cameras, laptops, reserves or Summit items.
  • Limit: 2 items
  • Renewal: Up to 6 weeks (only if item is not on hold)
Summit Members
(Orbis Cascade Alliance)
  • ID: Institution specific
  • Checkout: 6 weeks or 6 days (short-term loan)
  • Limit: none
  • Renewal: none