Learning Commons Services

Who Can Use the Library?




Community Users

Library Card Information

To check out materials from the Library or to use reserve materials in the Library, you must have a valid PCC student picture ID, which is activated as your library card. Non-students may obtain a library card by visiting the Library from the Circulation Desk by presenting a valid North Carolina ID. The replacement cost for a lost or damaged card is $1.00. Click HERE to fill-out the Library Card form online.

Lending Policies and Fines

Check Out Periods

Books: 30 days

Periodicals: 1week (back issues only)

Reserve Materials: Varies

Late Fees

Books: $.25 per day

Periodicals: $.25 per day

Reserve Materials: $1.00 per day (may vary)

Non-circulating resources

Audiovisual materials


Reference books

Other Library Services

The Circulation/Reference Desk is located on the lower level of H Building. Books and other materials are checked out from this desk. Librarians are available to assist you with information and reference questions.


This e-mail service provides:

Answers to brief, factual questions

Suggested research strategies and resources

Help with library databases and other resources

Information on library policies and services

Contact: Don Miller, Dean, Learning Commons, for questions

Computer Workstations

The library's public access computer workstations are configured for research. Word processing and other applications may be accessed during library hours. Student users must have a student picture ID and community users must have a library card to use the computers. Users must enter the last nine digits of the library card barcode on the back of their student picture ID or library card to log onto the workstations. Library policy prohibits access to email or chat rooms.

We are pleased to provide information technology resources at Piedmont Community College. We hope that you find these resources helpful as you pursue you studies, and we are happy to provide computer, site-licensed software, and Internet access to make your studies both rewarding and enjoyable. Users of the Gordon P. Allen Learning Commons and the Caswell LRC are expected to follow Piedmont Community College’s Technology Resources Usage Acceptable Use policy.

      Interlibrary Loan

Students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials from other libraries (North Carolina Community College Libraries) in the area, state, or region that are unavailable in either PCC campus library. Although borrowing books is usually free, users must pay for photocopies. To request a book or article through interlibrary loan, complete an Interlibrary Loan Request Form online for a book or an article.

Library Instruction

Each student is required to attend a Library orientation, which is through the ACA courses. Individual and group instruction in using library resources is available upon request. You may schedule an instruction session with the Reference Librarian, Person County Campus or the Campus Librarian, Caswell County Campus.

Library Surveys

Surveys allow the Library to measure how well we are providing services to the College, and the Library is able to take the information gathered from the surveys and make changes to provide better services.

Library Instruction - Person Campus

Library Instruction - Caswell Campus

Library Post-Test

Library Pre-Test

Library Book Club

Promoting literacy and communication in a collaborative environment.

Media Services

Supports the overall educational mission and goals of the College through effective use of current and future audio, video or multimedia educational technology and promotes the College to the general community by providing a wide range of media services to institutions and community organizations whenever possible.

Printing and Copying

Printouts are $.10 per single page. The photocopier in the Business Center accepts coins, or you may purchase a copy card. Copies are $.10 for black and white and $.25 for color. The Business Center is located on the lower level of H building.


Instructors place books, articles, audiovisuals, or other items on reserve for students in their classes. Items designated for library use only must be used inside the Library. Other items circulate for varying periods. Reserves are checked out at the Circulation Desk.