We’re in the business of answering questions, and the PC Library staff and faculty are happy to address any question you may have: from simple procedural ones to more complex research-level reference questions. For immediate answers to common queries, we’ve developed this list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Your student ID (commonly called the Cub Card) acts as a library card.
20 items can be checked out at once.
Up to 5 of the 20 may be non-books. Students may use "Faculty Use Only" media materials in the library only.
Books– 28 days | Non-books - 7 days
Generally, 1 renewal is allowed.
Some materials (course reserve, faculty use only, journals, newspapers) are in library use only.
Material may be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk, by telephone (602-285-7473), or online. To renew online, connect to the Library Catalog and select My Account.
A valid Phoenix College ID card is required.
Renewals are not allowed if another patron has placed a hold on the item or if your library account has an overdue status or has unpaid overdue fines.
- Course Reserves: $.50 per hour per item up to $50.00. Fines begin immediately after the due time. Material will be considered lost 2 days after the overdue. The cost of the item and $10.00 processing fee will be added to your library account and student record.
- Books 28 days past the due date and non-books 14 days past the due date will be considered lost. Cost of the item and $10.00 processing fee will be added to library account and student record.
- Interlibrary Loan: $.10 per day minimum, amount may vary depending on the Lending Library's policy.
- Students, Alumni and Community Borrowers may not check material out of the library if they owe $10.00 or more in Course Reserve Fines, processing fees, or have lost material.
Payment for lost material and processing fees may be made at Student Business Services or online in the Student Center
Drop your materials off at the Circulation Desk. Two book drops are also available outside of the library.
There is a wide selection of videos, including subjects such as Mathematics and English as a Second Language (ESL). Entertainment videos and foreign language videos are also available. Private viewing rooms to watch videos are located on the main and 2nd floors of the library. In addition, the library has a large collection of streaming videos.
In addition to books and videos, the Library also has magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, DVDs, reference materials, and databases of information. The Library houses some smaller collections including Graphic Novels, Juvenile Books, Leisure Reading, Legal Materials, and Paperbacks.
Reserve materials are located at the Circulation Desk. They are available for current Phoenix College students to use in the library only. They are placed under the instructor’s name, subject code, and course ID. Most reserve materials cannot be taken out of the library. You can search the Library Catalog to see what has been placed on reserve. Use the pull-down menu to select Course Reserves, and enter your course name, course ID, or instructor name.
You don't need to create an account. Just login to the computers using your My.Maricopa username and password (MEID/Password). You may only be logged into one computer at a time.
The library has computers with access to the Internet. Priority is given to students doing class related research. Computers in both the library and the Learning Commons have the entire Microsoft Office Suite: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Publisher.
The Library and Learning Commons use a pay-for-printing system with a cost of 10¢ per black and white one side and 15¢ black and white both sides of the page. You pay for prints by adding money to your account using the account management kiosk. You must have an active MEID and password to use the kiosk.
There is a color printer available on the main floor. The cost for color prints is 25¢ a page (one side). The library also has scanners available for no charge.
There are designated areas on the second floor of the library for quiet study. Smaller study rooms can also be used for quiet study if no one needs them for viewing videos.