Learning Resources


LL, (626) 585-7221
PCC Library is here to support your academic success! As the campus gateway to a world of information, the library offers a wealth of current, credible resources in both print and electronic formats. Explore our diverse array of subscription databases, which can be accessed from any Internet-connected device with a current LancerPoint username and password, and our ever-expanding collection of books.

Visit the PCC Library to utilize its quiet study spaces, browse the textbook collection, or work collaboratively in group study rooms. You can work in the computer labs, borrow a laptop, print, scan, or photocopy material all while you charge your phone in the Library's secure charging lockers. You can also meet with a librarian for one-on-one research assistance, participate in customized research sessions and workshops, or enroll in the library's UC/CSU transferable, one-credit class on college research: LIB 001. If interested in a career in libraries, you might also find yourself taking classes in one of the Library's certificate programs for library support staff, digitization, and archives.

One-on-one reference and research assistance is available at the Library Reference Desk as well as by phone, email, and 24/7 chat. Librarians teach customized research sessions for classes in all divisions, citation workshops, a credit class on college research (LIB 001), and certificate programs in Library Technology and Digitization Skills. PCC Library also provides quiet study space, laptop lending, group study rooms, cell phone charging lockers, computer labs, textbooks, printing, and photocopying.

Library Borrowing Privileges

Library borrowing privileges are granted to all current PCC students, faculty and staff with a PCC Lancer ID. In addition, borrowing privileges are extended to adult residents of the Pasadena Area Community College District and to people who work in the District. Register at the Circulation Desk with a California driver’s license and a second proof of identification with the same address. Students who attend high school within the District’s boundaries may register for borrowing privileges at the Circulation Desk with a current high school ID card.

Library telephone numbers:

  • Reference Desk    (626) 585-7360
  • Circulation desk    (626) 585-7174
  • Computer Labs    (626) 585-3363
  • General Information    (626) 585-7221

Success Centers Hub

Room D300, (626) 585-7230

PCC Success Centers are here to support you as a whole student, offering a variety of services such as tutoring, coaching, counseling, academic and career workshops, study space, and access to technology.  Success Centers are welcoming student spaces ready to support your success in college and beyond!

The Success Centers provide academic support services for Pasadena City College students and faculty to complement classroom learning and college success. Located on the 3rd floor of the D building (D300), the LAC Success Center Hub operates:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-4:00pm,

Students are required to sign in and present a valid PCC Lancer Card to utilize center services.

The Success Centers Hub hosts in-person and remote online tutoring for a wide variety of subjects free of charge, on a walk-in basis. Certified peer tutors assist students with learning skills and course-related assignments. Subjects tutored include business math, accounting, CIS, CS, BIT, Stats 15, foreign languages, communication, TVR, social and behavioral sciences such as Anthropology, Child Development, Economics, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Psychology and Political Science, Sociology, Stats 18 and Writing. Visit the Success Centers website (https://pasadena.edu/academics/support/success-centers/ ) for updated schedules and other useful information, including online 24/7 tutoring options.

Center resources include 10 computers with multiple user applications, Internet access, and basic skills software (English, Math, and English as a Second Language). Several assistive devices are available to students with disabilities. WEPA print station for students use. Success Center Hub has a study space and a lounge with complimentary snacks and coffee.

Professional full-time staff, counselors, success coaches, and a skilled team of student workers are on hand to assist students with direction to appropriate learning strategies and resources.

STEM Success Center - Math

Room R406, (626) 585-7458
The STEM Success Center Math (SSCM) provides mathematical support services for Pasadena City College students and faculty to complement classroom learning and college success. The SSCM is located on the 4th floor of the R building in R406. Students are required to present a valid PCC Lancer Card or student identification number in order to use the center’s services.

The SSCM is run by a team of professional tutors, student-workers, staff, and faculty; any of which may help direct students to appropriate services. Services the SSCM provides include book, calculator, and laptop in-center check-outs, workshops, directed learning activities, handouts, and free in-person and remote tutoring. Students and faculty can access our online services and resources via the SSCM’s Canvas page.

At the SSCM, tutoring is provided for most mathematics and statistics courses taken at PCC. Students may receive one-on-one tutoring or be a part of a group tutoring session. Students in groups of three to six may reserve a group study room via the SSCM website (https://pasadena.edu/academics/support/success-centers/math-success-center/). The website also provides the most up-to-date hours of operation, workshop schedules, tutor schedules, and instructions on how to become a SSCM tutor.