Dean’s Welcome

Dean’s Welcome

As we embark on a spring term where college classes and services are being offered remotely due to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, PCC Library continues with our focus to provide you with access to research sources and library services that are important to your academic and workplace success. 

Even though PCC campuses are closed, library employees are available to help you navigate the many remote services and resources we have available. Students, staff, and faculty can access research help and other support via chat, email, and video appointments. Our online databases, streaming videos, ebooks, and more are available from the search box on the library home page. For more information, please see PCC Library Resources and Help When Off Campus.

Due to COVID-19, many libraries have shut down their physical operations, and the Orbis Cascade Alliance agreed to suspend Summit lending and borrowing. While access to physical materials is not available at this time, you can request electronic resources through interlibrary loan.  

Also, please help us by not returning any items that you have currently checked out. You will not be charged for late returns. Due dates will be extended and fines will be forgiven. Any current requests that are available for pick up will stay that way until the library reopens.

To keep you informed about the pandemic, PCC librarians have created an online guide with information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), including local resources and links to Coronavirus Information in Other Languages.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the campus libraries once PCC facilities reopen. In the meantime, our library as well as the Portland-Metro public library systems provide a wide variety of ways for you to do some self care during this crisis – try out a new language, stream a movie, listen to an audio book, or learn a new skill. The Accessing Popular Books, Videos, and Audio Online guide is a helpful source to locate what is available. If you’re looking for a book recommendation check out this helpful guide created by PCC librarians. 

Please use the library’s Suggestion Box to share your ideas about improvements to library services or if you have a question. Updates about library operations will be posted on the PCC Library website and Facebook page


Michelle Bagley
Library Dean