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Library Services

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PPSC Libraries Support Students and the Community

PPSC Libraries offer full-service checkout and returns during regular library hours. Students, staff, faculty, as well as members of the community, are always welcome.

For checkout, a PPSC student ID serves as your library card. Student ID cards can be obtained from Student Life.  PPSC faculty and staff need to present an Employee ID card, which can be obtained from the Facilities Office.

For community members, a local public library card (or college ID) AND a current picture ID are required to check out books and media.

Study rooms are reservable at the Centennial and Rampart campuses up to a week in advance and on a first-come, first-served basis for up to two hours at a time. Please contact a Learning Commons front desk to make the reservation. Centennial (719)502-2400 Rampart (719)502-2440. Front desk staff may require additional details

Interlibrary Loans and Sharing Items With Other Libraries

If we do not have the materials you need, we can usually borrow from another library.
This service is available to PPSC students, faculty, and staff. Wait times will vary when using interlibrary loans, so try to request early. Arrange for interlibrary loans online or at the Circulation Desk.
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Services for Online Students

PPSC Libraries have made many of its services readily available to off-campus students by providing access through the library's Web site.
Several online subscription resources can be accessed through the 
Databases Page including outstanding periodical databases, a vast collection of electronic books, encyclopedias, and an image database.
Web Catalog contains bibliographic information on all material in the library's collection. 

For any additional questions regarding library services please check out our Q&A page or email us.

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Loan Periods

Materials may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
Your library card is your PPSC ID.
You must present it at the Circulation Desk each time you check out materials or use course reserves.

  • Books and Audiobooks: 21 days.
  • Instructional DVDs: 14 days.
    Leisure DVDs: 14 days.
  • Check out limits for students, staff and faculty can consist of a combination of 15 items at a time. Check with the Circulation Desk for details.
    Community patrons (non-student guests) are limited to 2 print items only.
  • Reference books cannot be checked out.
  • Reserve Course Materials do not leave the library. Time limit for use is 2 hours.