Information for Community Members

Information for Community Members

Members of our community are welcome to use the library and its resources with the understanding that our academic context by necessity prioritizes service to our students first and foremost.  Our collections are developed specifically to support student learning, and we strive to maintain an environment conducive to that emphasis on learning.

Items from physical collections are available for borrowing with a limit of five (5) items at a time, and our digital resources (ebooks, article databases, streaming media) are available only while on campus.

Community members are expected to abide by the Library’s and MCCCD’s policies and to anticipate that our hours of operation revolve around (and vary according to) semester-based class scheduling.

Library account 

Any community member who is a Maricopa County resident and age 18 or older may obtain (at no charge) a Community Borrower (CB) account to use and borrow resources from the PC Library.

Requirements for our staff to create your Library account:

  • A computing user account, known as the MEID (Maricopa Enterprise IDentification), which can be created or renewed using this MCCCD self-service online tool when you are physically on campus or by visiting PC’s Hannelly Center Welcome Desk.
  • Arizona state-issued photo ID with Maricopa County address (or AZ state photo ID with separate proof of Maricopa County residency)

Community borrower accounts will expire one year from the date of issue. Accounts must be in good standing (debt-free, no concerns noted) for Library staff to renew borrowing privileges.

Computer Use Policies

  • Community users are expected to follow MCCCD Technology Resources Standards and refrain from Prohibited Conduct detailed therein. Infractions will result in a permanent loss of library privileges.
  • Community users are provided on-campus-only access to PC/MCCCD e-resources. Off-campus access to digital resources requires credit-based course enrollment.