Thanks to the internet, there is one resource college students often forget about – the library. Patrick Benner and Joel Lutes, two of PUC’s librarians, gave us 10 facts about the college’s library, several of which we didn’t even know! The library is doing some pretty neat things to help PUC students do their best while they’re here.
1. You can browse over 30,000 journals at library.puc.edu.
2. The PUC Library provides students with access to over 100,000 ebooks.
3. You can select from over four million books, DVDs and CDs through Link+.
4. The Pitcairn Islands Study Center in the library is the world’s largest research collection about the islands. Scholars come from all over the world to do their research here.
5. If you don’t have your own computer, don’t worry! There are about 60 public workstations available within the library and the computer lab areas. Printing in the library is also FREE, so if you need somewhere to print your homework, the library is your place.
6. Did you know you can check out a laptop from the library? There are 15 laptops available to students; 2 MacBooks and 13 MacBook Pros. They come with a carrying case and a charger that can be checked out at the same time or separately, and they’re able to be checked out for up to three hours at a time. You can renew them one time/day for another three hours by calling or stopping by the library.
7. There are four group study rooms that can be reserved at library.puc.edu if you need a place to study with friends for that Anatomy test.
8. You can find out what was said about your parents in old issues of The Campus Chronicle that are now digitized on the library’s website. You can browse issues as far back as 1924!
9. Research help is available until 9 PM every evening the library is open.
10. If you’re writing a paper in your room and don’t want to change out of your pajamas to go ask a librarian a question for your research paper, get out your phone! You can text a PUC librarian at 707.948.6639, and generally any texts between 7 AM and 11 PM will be seen and answered within minutes.