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This page will explain how to use PCC Library search to:
1. Use the “Books, videos, & more” search box on the PCC Library homepage.
2. Make sure the “Books, videos, & more” tab is selected.
3. Enter a title, author, or keyword into the search box and select the magnifying-glass search button on the right.
4. If you want to refine your results by a particular format (like physical books, eBooks, or DVDs): on the left side of the screen, locate the “Format” section and select the format you’re interested in, such as “Print Books” or “DVD Videos”.
When you check the crossed-out check box icon to the right of each format option, it will exclude that option from your search.
Search course reserves by selecting the “course reserves” tab on the library homepage:
Or use the “Course Number and Name” or “Course Instructor” sections on the left of the screen to refine a completed search to find items by a course number or instructor:
Learn more about course reserves for students.
Use the “Availability” or “Library” sections on the left of the screen to refine your search results by: items are available on the shelf, in full text online, or at a particular PCC campus library.
Items in your search results that say “Available at…” and the name of a PCC campus should be located at that campus library.
NOTE: an item may be available at several PCC campuses. Click the “Available at” link to see where else the item may be located.
You can use the “Availability” section on the left to see if a book or DVD is physically available on PCC Library shelves, or to see if an item is available in full text online. You can use the “Library” section underneath “Availability” to refine your results list to items at a specific PCC campus.
You can request that an item from any PCC campus be sent to another PCC campus. For instance, if you usually take classes at the Sylvania campus, but the book you want is located at the Cascade campus, you can request to have it sent to you at the Sylvania library.
Learn more about requesting a book or DVD to be sent to your campus library.
If one of your search results says “Check holdings and other locations” you may request it from another library.
Learn more about requesting items from Summit libraries or other libraries (via interlibrary loan).
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