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Library FAQs

General

  1. When is the library open?
    The library's hours for the current week are posted on the library homepage
  2. Are food and drinks allowed in the library?
    Snacks and drinks are allowed throughout the library.  All drinks must be in a container with a lid.
    Carry-out items (meals, burgers, wraps, pizza, etc.) must be consumed in the collaborative study area on the lower level or in the 24-Hour Study Lounge.
  3. What is the 24-Hour Study Lounge?
    If you need a place to study after the library closes, the library provides a 24-Hour Study Lounge on the main level, just inside the front lobby entrance.  Students can use their PC ID card to enter this area during times when the main library is closed.
    Access to the library is restricted to PC students and staff after 10:00 pm (until closing at midnight) Sundays through Thursdays, during the regular fall and spring semesters.  During those hours, patrons enter the building through the 24-Hour Study Lounge by scanning their PC ID card.
  4. If my professor placed an item on "Reserve" in the library, where can I find it?
    Professors often place items (books, articles, DVDs) on Reserve at the Circulation Desk.  These items are usually restricted to use within the building for an hour or two.  Reserve items must be checked out at the Circulation Desk using your PC ID card.
  5. Where can I go to print in color or to print a poster for my presentation?
    Media Services is located on the lower level of the library.  You can make color prints, copies, posters, scan images, laminate, bind reports, as well as get help with video production, check out a camera, and much more.  Please contact Doug Wallace and his staff at 833-8312 for pricing and questions.
  6. How many study rooms does the library provide?
    The library has 12 small (1-2 person) study rooms and 12 large study rooms, in addition to the 24-Hour Study Lounge.  The larger study rooms vary in size, accommodating 4-12 or more persons.  Many study rooms have wall-mounted whiteboards and students can check out dry-erase marker kits at the Circulation Desk.  All study rooms are first-come first-served.

Research

  1. How do I get help with my research?
    Ask A Librarian!
  2. How do I find a book?
    See our Find Books guide for help.
  3. How do I find journal articles on my topic?
    See our Find Articles guide for help.
  4. How do I find a journal title?
    See our Find Journals guide for help.
  5. How do I find newspaper articles?
    See our guide on finding newspapers at PC
  6. Do you have other research related questions?
    First, check out our How Do I? guide
    Still have questions?  Ask A Librarian!

Account Information

  1. How do I view and renew items I have checked out?
    You can view your library account by logging into My Library Record in the right side of the navigation bar.  To log in, enter your name and the 10-digit-barcode on the back of your PC ID. Once you are logged in, you can view the materials you have currently checked out and renew them if needed.
  2. How do I pay my library fines?
    Please pay library fines at the Circulation Desk on the main level of the library.  We accept only cash or check.

Technology

  1. Is wireless available in the library?
    Yes!  We three wireless networks are available in the library to meet the needs of our patrons.  Ask a library staff member for help.
  2. Can I print in the library?
    Yes!  Printers are available in the Reference area on the main level, in the 24-Hour Study Area, and in Room 39, the Instruction Classroom/Computer Lab on the lower level.  You can ONLY print from a library computer, and you will be prompted to enter your printing [same as Moodle] username and password.  We only offer black & white printing.  For color printing, visit Media Services.
  3. How do I reset my printing password?
    Go to password.presy.edu and select the Reset Password option.  You will need to have your student id number and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.  If you are an international student or you encounter problems while trying to reset your password, please contact Abby Fuller at asrush@presby.edu for help.
    If you are faculty/staff, you will have to be enrolled first before you can reset your password.  If you do not have your current password, please contact Abby Fuller at asrush@presby.edu for help.
  4. How do I access library resources from off-campus?
    PC students, faculty, and staff can access the library's online resources from off-campus locations.
    You must enter a database, ebook, or ejournal through the library website and then provide your printing username and password [same as Moodle] when prompted.  This information will authenticate you as a liscensed Presbyterian College user and allow you to access all PC subscription databases remotely until you close the browser [Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.] you are using.