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PBSC Library Resources (Loxahatchee Groves): Services

Overview of library resources both physical and electronic available to students attending PBSC Loxahatchee Groves campus

Services

At the library we offer access to computers, WiFi, printers, textbooks, and equipment for use in and out of the Student Learning Center (SLC).

​We also have a librarian present ready to give students aid with research, paper formatting (e.g. MLA, APA), using our databases and electronic resources, and placing requests on books you need or want -- making them available for pickup right here!

Equipment, computers and printing,

Currently we have 8 desktop computers available for use in the SLC.  You can also bring in a device like a laptop or tablet and use our WiFi.

MacBook Pros and Windows-based laptops are available for 3-hour long checkout.  For use on campus only.  Please bring your PantherCard and Driver's license if you wish to check one out.

iPad Pros with keypboards are available for 2-night take home checkout.  

Kindle Fire HD8 tablets with eTextbooks are available for 3-week checkout.  For longer checkout times please see your librarian.

Scientific and graphing calculators for semester-long checkout. 

Power banks to charge your personal device/s for use anywhere on campus for 3-hour checkout.

Headphones to use in the SLC for 3-hour checkout.

Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headsets are available for 3-hour checkout.

We have a printer/copier/scanner that students can use.  Be sure to have money on your PantherCard as color prints cost 50 cents each and black and white prints cost 10 cents each.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If a specific work is not available through PBSC's catalog you may use ILL.  ILL lets you borrow books from other college and university libraries.  You can submit an ILL request in person at the library or you can do it online.  Please allow up to ten days for your request to arrive.  Pickup is in the library in LGA 132. 

Circulation

Currently we have some course textbooks that may be checked out and used only within the library/SLC.

We have a limited selection of textbooks on our Kindle Fires.  Kindle eTextbooks.

We also have a wide range of equipment for checkout.

Book requests, book renewals, and returns may also be done here.

Online Research

Having trouble with a research project or paper?  Need a starting point or need to sort out what's a reliable source and what's not?

Come and see our librarians Therese Erskine or Ning Zhang for any and all research inquiries.

We can help you find the right resources, show you how to search through all of our electronic databases (they provide thousands upon thousands of reliable research, data, and scholarly articles), and help answer any questions on formatting your work -- MLA, APA or any other style.

For some quick help and familiarization with PBSC's online resources check out our online guide called Using PBSC Library's Electronic Resources.

 

Library Instruction

Faculty members may request a librarian to visit their classrooms and give demonstrations and instruction in using all of our resources including our electronic resources. 

If requested the instruction can even be tailored to the class subject or a specific project.  To request instruction please fill out this form Classroom Instruction at least one week in advance.