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Learn how to find books, articles and other resources related to chemistry.

Borrowing books from the Library

You will need to bring an official photo I.D. and know your student I.D. number to check out materials. The physical items listed below, or digital photos of the same, qualify as official photo I.D.'s:

  • Student ID card with photo issued by any LACCD College. (Student ID cards can be acquired at Copy Tech.)
  • Student ID card with photo from other higher education institutions. 
  • Government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, California ID, passport). 
  • High school ID card with photo.

Information about loan periods, renewals, returns, holds and fines can be found here.

Placing Holds on Books

Interested in placing a hold on a book? Holds (requests) can be placed on most items from the LACCD libraries. If there's a Get It option next to a book in OneSearch, then you are able to place a hold.

Follow these directions to learn how to place a hold on a book

Searching for Books

All Pierce College Library books can be found through One Search. 

Use the search box to type in the title of a book, the author, or some keywords of the subject you are researching.

  • Title (example): the anthropology of religion, magic, and witchcraft
  • Author (example): Philip Stein
  • Subject or Keywords (example): "social media" bullying

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Chemistry Books in the Library

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Image of dark book cover with a tunnel-like structure in the middle with light in the background and various overlapping structures along the tunnel.
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Image of book cover with dark cover and artwork on bottom section showing an illustration of a man demonstrating a chemical process in a lecture hall or laboratory. There process is exploding and audience members are escaping or shielding their eyes.
Image of black cover with drawings of three rows of glass containers with materials of various substances and colors inside.
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