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Dean’s Welcome

Dean’s Welcome

Whether you are brand new to PCC or returning I’m excited to welcome you to Summer term 2024! PCC Library is here to support your learning, research, and exploration. If you need help with research for a class assignment, are looking for a group study space, or want to borrow something to read (listen to or watch) for fun you’ll find it in your library.

Rock Creek Library Renovation

The Rock Creek Library will be closed for renovation beginning Monday, June 17th, 2024 through Winter Term 2025.

  • A temporary Library location will open July 8, 2024 in Building 3, Room 225 and remain open through construction with limited services.
  • The Student Computing Center (SCC) will relocate to Building 2, Room 256 on June 24, 2024 and will remain open through construction.
  • The book drop in Building 9 is closed. Please return all library materials to the temporary library space in Building 3, Room 225 beginning July 8, 2024.

Important: The temporary Rock Creek campus library will have limited services available. Visit the Rock Creek library renovation page for details and updates.

Summer Term Library Hours

This term, the campus libraries will open the following days and times.

  • Monday through Thursday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • The Rock Creek Library will reopen for summer library hours on Monday, July 8, 2024.

The libraries offer the following services in the building:

  • Borrow library materials – books, music, films, course reserves (including the anatomy models), equipment, and laptops
  • Use a computer
  • Print, copy, or scan
  • Study rooms

When library buildings are closed

Library employees are here 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 research help appointments. Our online databases, streaming videos, books and ebooks are available from the search box on the library home page. For more information, see PCC Library Resources and Help When Off-Campus. 

Recommended resources

Here are some library resources we would like to highlight:

  • Introduction to the library website – A video tour of the PCC Library website
  • Research help appointments – Schedule time to meet with a PCC librarian online or in-person
  • Library audiobook and ebook collection – Audiobooks and ebooks that you can read or listen to with the Libby App.
  • New Arrivals – Check out the latest additions to the library’s collection.
  • Research and Topic Guides – PCC librarians create guides to help you locate and use books, articles, and media from PCC Library and on the web.
    • Generative Artificial Intelligence: This guide is intended to help you learn about and critically engage with generative AI tools.
    • Paper Topic Guide: This guide provides tips for how to get started on your writing and research assignments.
    • Looking for a Good Read: PCC Library’s reading guide includes book recommendations on SciFi, Dystopia, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Non-Fiction and more!

    PCC Library is focused on providing you with access to research sources and library services that are important to your academic and workplace success. Please use the library’s suggestion box to share your ideas about improvements to library services or if you have a question.


    Michelle Bagley
    Library Dean