Dean’s Welcome

Dean’s Welcome

On behalf of the staff of Portland Community College (PCC) Library, welcome to Fall term 2019!

This is your library – we want you to feel comfortable and welcome. Whether you need to find a “just right” space in the building (each library has noise zones for your study and collaboration needs), to meet with our reference librarians to get help with your research – they are even available through chat,  to ask staff at the checkout desk for help, or suggest new things to add to the collection, we look forward to connecting with you. 

At PCC Library you will find books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, streaming videos, e-books, online databases, research guides online, textbooks on reserve, laptops, calculators, headphones, and more … and we want you to use them!  Additionally, as a student at PCC, you can borrow materials from all Orbis Cascade Alliance academic libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

PCC Library has an incredible staff and we are here to help you. Whether you are looking for help with your research or need books and materials for your classes and assignments. We want to ensure our digital and physical environments are as useful as possible for you. Please let us know how we can support you in reaching your goals – you can submit your ideas through our suggestion box.

This year the library launched a new website.  Student input played a big part in the changes that we made.  We consider the website our virtual library and letting us know what you think will help us to continue to improve your experience when you visit. You will find the Library Website Feedback form linked at the bottom of every page on the website (under the “Library links” heading).  Tell us what works – and what doesn’t work.

As a long-time Portland resident and a PCC alum, I am delighted to be part of a College and a library that is so important to our community.  PCC Library is proud to have a part in equitable student success. We do this by providing welcoming and inclusive environments where anyone can explore, create, and learn.  I encourage you to visit your library – we are here to support your success.


Michelle Bagley
Library Dean