Responding to COVID-19: Due to COVID-19, all University Libraries locations are closed. You can chat and email with us Monday through Thursday 7am-7pm, Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, and Sunday 1pm-6pm. We are not currently accepting any new hold/pickup or scanning requests for physical items. See details on library changes and support.
Don't have a current public library card?
Come in to any library with your photo I.D. If your I.D. doesn't have your current address, bring along a piece of mail or a legal document with your name and current address on it. If you're under 18, it's best to come in with your parent or legal guardian. If that's not possible, PCPL can give you a library card, but you will be limited on the number of items you can check out until your parent or guardian can come in with you.
Check out the E-Library for online research tools. Some relevant history resources include:
MasterFILE Complete – Magazines, Journals, and Photos (library card required)
Have a paper due about a serious topic? Want to know every fact there is about someone famous? Use MasterFILE Complete from EBSCO to dig up hard to find facts.
Military History Magazine (library card required)
Travel back in time right into the thick of the action, with news and articles on military history from every country and era. Available in EBSCO MasterFILE Complete.
U.S. History in Context (library card required)
Looking for information about U.S. history for a homework assignment, a paper, or a lesson plan? Find events and current information from a variety of perspectives.
World History in Context (library card required)
Find articles, videos, images, and more to explore the history of the world and the people, cultures, religions, and conflicts that created the world we know today.
World War II Reference Library (library card required)
With biographies of major players in the war, speeches, diary entries, newspaper stories, and more, anyone interested in delving into WWII will find something of interest.