I am a community member (e.g. local resident). Can I use the library?


Community Members


Who is eligible?

The PCC Shatford Library is open to members of the community. There is no fee to use the library (but please see below about checking out books).

The library provides a limited number of guest computers; visit the Circulation Desk to obtain access. Additionally, WiFi is available throughout the PCC campus, using the network PCC_Campus, no password required. Community members can access our databases on our guest computers or on our public WiFi network, but not from off-campus.

If you're a local high school student, please see details about your privileges at the PCC Library.

Checking out books: If you wish to check out books and you are a resident of the Pasadena Area Community College District or your primary place of employment is within the District, you can receive a Community Member Card at no cost. If you don’t live or work in one of the District’s cities, you can pay $25.00 annually for the card. The District’s cities include:

  • Altadena
  • Arcadia
  • El Monte
  • La Cañada
  • Pasadena
  • Rosemead
  • San Marino
  • Sierra Madre
  • South Pasadena
  • Temple City


Get Your Community Member Card

Visit our Circulation Desk and present the following:

  1. A current California I.D. or driver's license
  2. A second proof of identification (select one of the following):
    • Utility bill (from the most recent month)
    • Current car registration
    • Pay stub (within the last month)
    • Bank statement (from the most recent month)

The address on the second proof of identification must match the address listed on your California I.D. or driver's license.

  1. $25.00 cash or check (made out to Shatford Library), only if you do not live or work within the Pasadena Area Community College District.

Community Members Borrowing Guidelines

Specific guidelines for Community Members:
  • Community Members can use library research databases from on campus. You can use our wireless connection with your own laptop or personal device.
  • Course Reserve materials are available only to currently enrolled PCC students.
  • Interlibrary Loan services are available only to currently enrolled PCC students, staff and faculty. 
  • A Community Member can borrow up to 10 items at a time for a two-week borrowing period, as long as your library account is in good standing. If fines or fees accumulate to $5.00 or more, borrowing privileges are frozen until the full amount is paid.
  • Questions? Please contact the Circulation Desk at (626) 585-7174 or email us at PCCLibrary@pasadena.edu.
  • Last Updated Jan 17, 2024
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  • Answered By Kenneth Simon

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