Prince George's Community College Library provides services and assistance six (6) days a week (fall and spring). Click the following tabs to learn more about our services:
Information literacy instruction helps students develop a set of skills to comprehend and use information sources - inside and beyond the library - to fulfill information needs in academia, the workplace, and for lifelong learning. These skills help develop productive citizens by enabling them to analyze information and to make informed decisions.
Information literacy instruction helps students:
Please request an information literacy instruction session by using the electronic Library Research Instruction Form.
What’s an Embedded Librarian?
An embedded librarian is a librarian that is integrated into an online class for a period of time to support the student's in their research process.
Why do I need an embedded librarian?
The popularity of online classes has risen over the years. The reasons for choosing an online class are varied. Most often the main reason is that the student is not able to visit the physical campus, and the library, so they do not have the same exposure to the services of the library.
For this reason, the library has increased the number of electronic resources that can be accessed remotely. But having the resources is not enough. Many students have difficulties and need help, not only accessing resources remotely, but knowing what resources and services are available to them. An embedded librarian will provide support for these students in their virtual space.
What can the embedded librarian do for your class?
To request an embedded librarian in your course, simply fill out the Information Literacy Instruction Form.
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a borrowing privilege that is used to acquire books, journal articles, or multimedia that the library does not own.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
Who can borrow materials?
Interlibrary Loan can be used by enrolled students, faculty, administrators, and staff.
Are there any fees?
There is usually no cost related to this service.
How many requests can be submitted?
Request no more than five items at one time.
What are the loan periods?
Book loan periods are usually for three weeks with one renewal before the due date. Books should not be returned in the book drop. They must be returned in person and handed to a Circulation Services staff person.
How long does it take to receive the items?
Response and delivery time vary. Delivery may take between three days to three weeks. The requestor will be notified by telephone or e-mail when the item arrives. Items are held at the Circulation Services Desk.
Adherence to all copyright laws is the responsibility of individual patrons.
Circulation Services is located on the first floor of Accokeek Hall. Services include:
Please call Circulation Services at 301-546-0475 for further information.
Library and personal materials, print and audiovisual, may be placed on reserve in the library for student use. The use of materials on reserve is for within the library only. The reserved item will not be allowed to be checked out. However, students may photocopy or scan materials.
Please observe these two requirements:
The multimedia collections (DVDs) are located on the first floor of the library. Faculty may check them out for Prince George's Community College instructional purposes only.
The Reference Information Desk is located near the front door and is staffed by a professionally trained librarian all hours that the library is open.
The librarians are prepared and pleased to answer questions and offer direct personal assistance on using the Library's electronic and print sources to find information for research and study.