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Porterville College



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.

Special Notice Regarding Overdue Items

During this time of COVID-19-related campus closure, there are no late fees for overdue items. (This excludes lending library items.) Library books are still due on or before 5/15/20. All items can be returned to the silver drop box in the parking lot in front of the Student Center building.


The Lending Library

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.

PC Lending Library Book Contract

Textbooks Available Spring 2020

Online Lending Library Agreement

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