Borrow Materials

As a PCC student, your LancerCard ID is your library card. You can use it to check out materials from the library if you are registered in a class for the current term.

Loan Periods

You will be responsible for returning all of your materials that you borrow from the library on time. To check when your items are due, go online and check your library account!

Library loan periods and overdue fines:

Item Type

Loan Period

Overdue Fines

Maximum Overdue Fine


14 days

$0.25 per day


1-24 hour Reserve Material


$1.00 per hour


2-14 day Reserve Material


$5.00 per day



4 hours

$1.00 per hour


Telecourse Videos

24 Hours

$1.00 per hour


Audio cassettes

14 days

$0.25 per day


Video recordings

3 days

$1.00 per day



1 day

$0.25 per day


Cassette Players

Library Use Only

.50 cents per hour


Loan Maximums

You can renew most books and media up to three times. See below for more information on loan maximums for certain items:

  • Magazines: 5
  • A/V Materials: 3
  • Total Items: 25

Placing a Hold on an Item

If there is an item you need to borrow from the library that is currently checked out by another person, a hold ensures that you will be the next person to get that item. If an item isn’t checked out, you can place a hold on that item and it will become available for you to check-out at the Circulation Desk within one business day.

How do I place a Hold?

You can ask for a hold on an item in person at the Circulation Desk, on the phone by calling (626) 585-7174, or going online via the Library Catalog. Items that are placed on hold will be held for you to pick up for seven business days. If you would like to use the online Library Catalog, follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to or create a Library Account.
  2. When you find the item you want in the library catalog, click its title to view full details, then click the “Place a Hold” button.
  3. When the item becomes available, an email will be sent to the email address you have in your LancerPoint account.

Renewing Materials

If you need more time to use a material that you already borrowed from the library, you will have the option to renew your loan with certain types of material.

How to Renew Materials

You can renew most materials in any of the following ways:

  • Renew your material by phone by calling (626) 585-7174.
  • Visit the Circulation Desk in person during open hours.
  • Go to your online library account.

Some materials can’t be renewed online or via phone, so you will have to bring the materials back to the library to renew them in person. Course Reserve Textbooks and Telecourse Videos/DVDs have to be returned directly to the Circulation Desk on time. When returning them, you can speak to a staff member if you need to use them longer.

Return Materials

Please return materials inside the library at the Circulation Desk, or drop them in the book drops next to the south entrance of the library.

Overdue and Lost Items

If you borrow materials from the library, you will be responsible for any overdue, lost, or damaged items. You will be charged overdue fines for materials that are returned late. If you reach $10.00 in overdue fines, you will be blocked from borrowing items from the library until you pay your fines.

If the materials or technology you borrow are lost or damaged, you will have to pay the library's replacement cost for the item in addition to a $10.00 processing fee. Please contact the Circulation Desk supervisor at (626) 585-7174 if you have any lost or damaged items.

PCC students: a hold will be placed on your academic record for lost or damaged library items; the hold will be lifted once your library account is cleared.

Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements

As a PCC student with a valid LancerCard and current registration printout, you can obtain a library card that can be used to check out books from Cal State LA (CSULA) and Glendale Community College (GCC). If you are a CSULA or GCC student, you can use the PCC Library by showing your student ID at the Circulation Desk where you’ll receive a public patron card.