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

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National Library Week: April 13 – 18

Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library 

NLW2015_Banner_200x300We know we’re biased because we LOVE libraries! This week especially, we invite you to help us celebrate why libraries are so important, special and fun!

Libraries today are not mere repositories for books. They are the vibrant heart of their communities. They invite people to gather to reconnect and reengage with each other, to enrich and to shape their communities. Libraries are a pillar of our democracy, in that they ensure ALL people have access to the resources that they need to make intelligent, informed decisions, and to enhance their personal and professional lives.


Here are some activities you can participate in this week:

Scavenger Hunt -complete the hunt for a Candy Bar!

Wednesday & Thursday: Movie & Popcorn

Wednesday Schedule:
8:00 – Breakfast Club
10:30 – Party Girl
1:00 – Ghostbusters
3:30 – Philadelphia Story

8:00 – The Day After Tomorrow
10:30 – Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade
1:00 – All the President’s Men
3:30 – Beauty and the Beast

Throughout the Week:

Community writing experience: add a line and make a new story
Play a board game
Tell us why you came to the library and what libraries mean to you
Book in a Jar:  Yes, that’s an entire book in a jar -take a guess to enter the drawing to win a pair of Harkins’ Movie Tickets or $15 Starbucks Card.
Bookmark design contest–1st Place winner receives a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card; 2nd & 3rd Place Winners each receive a $15 Jamba Juice or $15 Subway gift card.  The winning bookmark will be reproduced and featured for the next year.  See the Buxton Library for Details or access the form here.

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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!

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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


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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!


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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.

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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

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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!




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Library Hours


Library Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7am – 8pm

Friday: 7am – 2pm

New Saturday Hours 10am – 2pm




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National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-10

NTD-POSTR-A Raise your hand if you’ve had an amazing teacher! Each of has had a teacher who inspired, challenged, or changed us in some way. I will forever be grateful to my first grade teacher, Mrs. Hicks for instilling in me a love of reading; to Mrs. Gallagher for making her middle school classroom a warm refuge; to Mr. Denny who promoted me to first alto saxophone in my high school band; to Dr. Ross for being an amazing lecturer of English Literature; and lastly to Dr. Sinclair-Faulkner for his insightful commentary on comparative religion. As a parent, I am now indebted to the teachers of my children for their compassion, enthusiasm, and commitment. Take a moment this week to celebrate those amazing teachers (especially those who live at PVCC) who have had an impact on your life. Use the #ThankaTeacher hashtag and join thousands showing their support for our nation’s teachers. – Paula

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