Library Book Sale: October 6-10!

Mark your calendar! We will be selling over 10,000 items in our Fall Book Sale.
Hardbacks, Paperbacks & Media!
All items = $1 each!

MondayThursday: 7am-6pm
Friday: 7am-1pm

Book Sale Flyer



Posted in Events | Leave a comment

Summer Entertainment

We hope your summer is restful and rejuvenating! How about some great reads to help while away those long hot summer days?


Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
Who doesn’t want to read about this audacious businessman whose has the smarts and the cold hard cash to innovate in space exploration, e-commerce, and the automotive industry? A fascinating account of one of the boldest entrepreneurs of our time.

The Trascriptionist by Amy Rowland
A terrific debut novel by a former transcriptionst for the NYT. Explores the disconnection between ethics and journalism, and people and the organizations they serve.

Holy Cow by David Duchovny
Yup, the X-Files actor wrote a book, and it’s a funny, heartfelt book about a cow and her friends who discover the dark underbelly of the human world: industrial meat farms.

The Whites by Richard Price (writing as Barry Brandt)
If you love crime novels, prepare to enjoy the best crime novel of 2015. Richard Price has written for the TV series The Wire, and is no stranger to the intrigue and complicated motives of criminals and detectives alike. The hallmark of Price’s writing is the nuance and breadth he brings to all of his characters.

Nightmares by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
In this first of a trilogy, Jason Segel writes the story of Charlie Laird, a boy who is convinced his stepmother is an actual witch. A great read for elementary-aged readers who may also have trouble differentiating between bad dreams and reality.

Ball written and illustrated by Mary Sullivan
A hilariously illustrated story about the inner life of dogs.

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mark Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen
Life takes some interesting turns for two young boys and their dog. Illustrated by Jon Klassen, famed for the “I Want My Hat Back” and “This is Not My Hat” books.


Posted in Collections, Just for Fun, Library News, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

PVCC Faculty Published Works

This project by the Buxton Library is aiming to provide an open-access platform to celebrate the accomplishments of PVCC’s dedicated faculty (both residential and adjunct), by collecting and displaying faculty members’ published scholarly and creative endeavors (e.g., manuscripts/books, dissertations, poems, journal articles, multimedia productions, etc.). The project will help our students, community, and colleagues to know one another better, and will enhance the branding of PVCC.

Research Guide: PVCC Faculty Published Works

FacultyPubs1 FacultyPubsOsback2FacultyPubsDissertations2 FacultyPubsPeevey1 FacultyPubsRoccaforte FacultyPubsRomaDeeley2

Posted in Displays, Library News | Leave a comment

Textbooks on Reserve: English, Math, Reading and more!

The Buxton Library has many textbooks for your classes at the Circulation/Reserves Desk! Save some money and get your reading done before you leave campus.

Most textbooks on Reserve need to be used in the library for a two hour checkout. You just need your Student ID to check them out. Then, you can either read here, or you can scan or copy the pages you need to read later. Happy Reading!

Posted in Circulation, Collections, Library News | Leave a comment

Need a little more library time before and during finals?

We’ve extended our hours for you! The library will be open until 9pm December 1-17!

December 1-13
Mon – Thurs: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

December 15-20
Mon – Weds: 7:00am – 9:00pm
Thurs: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 11:00am
Saturday: Closed

December 22-24
Mon – Tue: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 7:00am – 12:00pm


Posted in Hours | Leave a comment

Open Presentation Area

How will you utilize this new library resource?

  • Project your laptop to the big screen?
  • Collaborate on a project?
  • Brainstorm with your classmates?

Lili might give you some ideas!


Posted in Library News | Leave a comment

Free Career Workshops: Tuesdays in October

Bring your lunch and drop in for a free, 30-minute lesson on how to use the Arizona Career Information System (AZCIS) to help you determine your career path.

AZCIS not only helps to identify potential careers, it can also help you to choose a major, find schools that are best for your chosen path, find scholarships and financial aid, and prepare for employment with resume assistance and interviewing tips. It’s an amazing resource for college students, especially if you’re not yet sure where to go after PVCC.

The workshops will be offered every Tuesday in October (Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28) from 12:00 – 12:30 pm, in the Library’s Southeast Corner (E Bldg). Call 602-787-7215 to RSVP or just drop in.

Posted in Databases, Events, Instruction, SE Corner, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Live Research Help

Did you know that you can get live research help from a librarian 24/7? Use our Ask a Librarian service. You can chat with a real, live librarian anytime, day or night! Ask a Librarian new logo - small

Posted in Library News, Research, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Students: What you need to know about your library!

Welcome! In addition to what you might expect to find (books, yes we’ve got those!), see what else you can do in the Buxton Library:

View a little welcome video! (90 seconds)

Eat, drink, and study!
Personalized research help at the Reference Desk
Top 50 textbooks for use in the library
Check out materials using your PVCC Student ID card
Quiet study and group study spaces
Practice presentation space
Access eResources online from anywhere with your MEID & Password: fulltext books, magazines, journals, newspapers, videos!
Get help 24/7 with Ask-a-Librarian chat
Fun popular movie/series collection
Great collections: Career & College, Children’s Books, New Arrivals!
Laptops available to use in the library
Access to resources at all 10 of the Maricopa Community College libraries

Also our Spring Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7 am – 8 pm
Friday: 7 am – 2 pm
Saturday: 10 – 2 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Pop in for a visit!




Posted in Collections, Library News | Leave a comment

Library Hours


Library Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7am – 8pm

Friday: 7am – 2pm

New Saturday Hours 10am – 2pm




Posted in Holidays, Hours | Leave a comment