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Pierce College Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Pierce College Library is to facilitate quality library services, focusing on student success, teaching and learning excellence, and implementation of newly developing technologies. Our objectives are to:

  • maintain a high level of service for students, faculty, staff, and the community
  • provide prompt and knowledgeable responses to requests for information
  • develop instructional programs and implement technologies to help students achieve Information Literacy
  • provide access to all library resources for persons with disabilities
  • protect the right to privacy of library patrons and comply with the U.S. Copyright Law through policy and education
  • acquire and maintain a library collection that supports the curriculum and meets the information needs and format of the Pierce community
  • collaborate with other Divisions on campus in order to assess and implement services and resources which best serve students and faculty
  • educate faculty about new information technologies and materials with potential application for the instructional programs
  • maintain and enhance the Library environment so that it is an inviting place for students, faculty, and staff
  • commit to serving all members of the student and college community through our services and resources, with attention to those who have been historically underrepresented or marginalized

Collection Development Policy

The primary objective of collection development activities at the Pierce College library is to build and maintain a library collection which supports student success at the college. Towards this goal, the library supports:

  • The teaching needs of faculty
  • The research needs of students by developing and organizing relevant collections
  • Providing access to information resources (on and off-site)
  • Instructing patrons in the use of information resources

The collection development policy linked below exists to clearly define the process of material selection, retention, and deselection at the library.

General Library Policies

Food and Drinks

Drinks with lids are allowed in the library. Please enjoy your food before coming in the library, or study while you eat downstairs in the food court. 

Cell Phones

No phone conversations in the library. Please silence your phone or keep it on vibrate. 

Group Study Rooms

Policies listed on the Group Study Room page

Personal Belongings

Please do not leave any valuables (bags, backpacks, computers, phones, etc.) unattended in the Library. We cannot watch items for you and are not responsible for items that go missing. 

Lost and Found

If you have lost something, lost and found is located at the library Computer Lab Help Desk. You can call the desk at (818) 712-2661. Car keys, cell phones, and wallets are turned into the Sheriff's office each evening when the library closes. You can call the Sheriff's office at (818) 719-6450.