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Community Patron Cards

LIbrary Guest


Members of the community who pay taxes to support the college, PCC Alumni, and retired PCC staff may register for community patron cards. Registrants must be 18 years or older, and not attending high school. Due to licensing agreements with our vendors, community patron card privileges limit access to e-books or databases to use inside library buildings; no access is granted outside of the library.

Although community patrons are always welcome in our libraries, priority is given to PCC students. Due to limited resources, community patrons have daily one-hour access only to specific computer stations if available. Reserve materials are not available. See Borrowing for more details about borrowing privileges. Questions? Contact Us

Identification Requirements

Community residents must show picture ID and proof of address that they reside in the PCC district. A driver's license, state or federal identification such as a passport, or a state identification card and evidence of current address is accepted. Retired PCC Staff must show picture ID and the "Lifetime Member" card issued upon retirement from Portland Community College. PCC Alumni should request a community user card.


Fines are variable depending on material borrowed. See loan periods and fines for details. Borrowers are responsible for all materials checked out on their cards. If a card is lost, please remember to notify us so that we can block checkout to unauthorized borrowers.

Returning Items

Items may be returned to any campus Library. Book drops are available at each site.

Card Expiration

Community patron cards expire a year from the date of registration. Cards may be renewed as long as requirements are met and any library charges (fines, etc.) have been resolved.