The Pierce College Puyallup library in the library/science building provides a variety of learning tools and resources.
Available in the library are 95,937 books, 33,386 eBooks, 4,045 videos, 8,244 volumes of periodicals, 33 computers, printers, four kindles, six iPads and access to more than 80 online databases, technical service librarian Lesley Creek said.
“The librarians at the reference desk are faculty. Our reason for being here is to foster student success. We teach students how to use the resources and help them with any concerns related to research,” said Kathy Swart, a reference instruction librarian.
Some of the library’s faculty teach a two-credit class called Research Essentials for students looking to better understand organization, tools and use of library resources.
The library has three distinct areas to work: the quiet section, the silent study area and private offices where study groups can meet.
A student ID card is required to check out items and a student ID number is needed to log into the computers or use the printers.
The library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
From Oct. 12 to Dec. 7 it will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Online library resources and additional information can be found at www.pierce.ctc.edu/library.
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