Porterville College



Please note: all Library services (including virtual) will be closed Tuesday, 12/15/20, through Monday, 1/4/21.

On dates when Library services are available, the Library building will be closed due to COVID-19.

All services are still available virtually. Please contact us pclibrary@portevillecollege.edu if you have questions.

Library Resources and Services:

Porterville College Library provides information resources in a variety of formats and functions: print books and periodicals, reserves, reference, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, media, Valley Writers, and more.

Computers provide students with access to online databases, full-text electronic books, and the Internet. Wi-Fi is available. Students can do their homework in the study rooms, carrels, and the comfortable, quiet reading area. Card-activated copiers and printers are available.

Key library services include checking out circulating books and reserve items as well as reference librarian assistance.

How to Return or Renew Items

During the week of Finals we will be out front to collect materials at 9am-9:30am and 12pm – 12:30pm every day of Finals week.

During this time of COVID-19-related campus closure, there are no late fees for overdue items. (This excludes lending library items.)

Friday, December 11th is the last day to return all Lending Library items including technology and science materials. Drive thru drop off available 9 am to 12pm in front of the bookstore/student center building. Please stay in your car, and please wear a mask.

You can return Lending Library books and calculators (not laptops, hotspots, or science material) to the silver drop box anytime you like. Library books are still due on or before 12/11/20. All items can be returned to the silver drop box in the parking lot in front of the Student Center building.

If students want to renew their books, they can contact us at the email address pclibrary@portervillecollege.edu or by calling 559-791-8123.


The Lending Library

Please note: All items from the Lending Library are due on or before 12/11/2020 for the Fall 2020 semester.

The Lending Library, located in the Porterville College Library, is now available to students. As of Spring 2019, the Lending Library has expanded to include 150 ESL textbooks, 200 English textbooks, 30 Sociology textbooks, 50 iClickers and 164 calculators for students to check out, at no cost, for the entire semester. The Lending Library currently has textbooks/materials for English, ESL, Math, and Sociology courses.

The PC Library staff is more than happy to assist any students who would like to take part in the program. This program is in collaboration with Equity. We are hoping to continue to expand the program in with more textbooks, please contact the PC Library if you have any book suggestions.

Below is a link to the PC Lending Library Book Contract that needs to be filled out before a book can be checked out by a student.

Please note these participation requirements for the Student Technology Request Form:

  • Must not have any outstanding balances on their account
  • Must not have any outstanding lending materials (i.e. books, laptops, power cords and etc.)
  • Must be enrolled for the Fall 2020 term