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About The Buxton Library @ PVCC

The Buxton Library @ PVCC serves the college and community by supporting learning through relevant resources and engaging learners through excellence in diverse programs and instruction.

Welcome to the Buxton Library @ PVCC

The Buxton Library is open to community members.  As an academic library, we operate differently and have different types of materials that are not normally found at a public library.  Specifically, our collection is chosen to support the curriculum, students, and faculty.  Our hours of operation are based on class schedules and vary between semesters and in the summer.  Community members are expected to abide by the Library’s policies (see Services & User Policies) and failure to do so may result in ejection, suspension of Library privileges, and/or arrest.

Community Borrower ID Cards/Library Cards



Community members who are Maricopa County residents may borrow materials from the PVCC Library at no charge, with a Community Borrower ID card. The Community Borrower card is valid at most of the Maricopa Community College libraries, dependent on each library's community borrower policy. The Community Borrower card must be presented to check out materials and to print/copy.

To Obtain a Community Borrower ID Card:

Option 1: Online

  • Community borrowers have the option to complete the application online or in person. Community borrowers need to complete a non credit application. (All steps below still apply)

Option 2: In-person

  • Visit the Welcome Center in the KSC Building to enroll as a Community Borrower. Bring a picture ID showing you are a Maricopa County resident, 18 or older. The Welcome Center will supply you with an 8-digit ID number and paper card.

  • Once enrolled, it takes about 24 hours for the unique 8-digit ID# to be authenticated.

  • Bring a picture ID and your unique ID# to Computer Commons Check-In Desk in the E - Building to have your photo Community Borrower ID Card made and learn what your MEID is.

  • The Computer Commons Help Desk can assist in setting up your password.

  • There is no charge for the first ID card.  A replacement card ID costs $5.00.

  • If you have problems creating your MEID and/or logging into the campus computer system, please please visit the Computer Commons Help Desk.

‚Äč* There are computers by Disability Services in the KSC Building that can be used to do this.

Community Borrower Loan Periods/Late Fees

Loan periods and borrowing guidelines common to all Maricopa Community Colleges

Community borrowers may have up to 5 items checked out at one time. Check-out of non-book items (DVDs, CDs, & audiobooks) are limited to 3 per patron. In addition, non-book items have a variable check-out time and some non-book items are Library use only. Look on the case for the loan period or ask at the Circulation Desk.

Please see the following loan chart to familiarize yourself with the items available for check out. 

Reserve Materials:  Many instructors place items, such as books, videos, and other formats on RESERVE in the Library. These Reserve items are intended for student and faculty use ONLY. Unless otherwise designated, Reserve items are non-circulating.

Returning Materials:  All materials can be returned directly to the library. Books may be dropped into the Book Drop located outside in front of A building.  Please do not put media (CDs, DVDs, etc.) in this outside Book Drop but rather return directly to the Library or the Book Drop located in the E-Building hallway outside the east doors of the library.

Overdue Notices:  An e-mail account will be generated when you get your ID card.  This e-mail will be used to notify you of overdue items. Failure to receive an overdue notice, for whatever reason, does not remove or negate your responsibility for meeting the due date or paying subsequent fines. Until fees are paid, a hold will be placed on the patrons record and Library privileges will be suspended.

Late Fees: General Items


When books are 28 days past due, the item will be considered Lost-Assumed and the borrower will be billed the replacement cost of the materials and a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee per item. A hold will be placed on the borrower's record and Library privileges suspended until all fees are paid.


When non-book items (media, periodicals, etc.) are 14 days past due, the borrower will be billed the replacement cost of the materials and a non-refundable $10.00 will be collected for each item. A hold will be placed on the borrower's record and Library privileges suspended until all fees are paid.


Any overdue book items that exceed 90 days of the 28 days overdue period or non-book items of 14 days overdue period under the Lost-Assumed status--we will not accept the material if it is returned after those days. You will be responsible for the cost of the materials and a non-refundable $10.00 for each item. If the item is returned within the 90 and in good condition, you will only be responsible for the non-refundable $10.00 processing fee.


Community Borrower Computer Use & WiFi


The PVC Library adheres to the MCCCD Technology Resources Standards which have been established for campus computer users.  These standards apply to both the Library's open lab and mobile device use via the PVCC WiFi. Community borrowers may use the specially designated computers up to 2 hours per day with a valid community borrower ID card.


Database Information & Resources Access

Community Borrowers can access databases information at the library but not online remotely.

If interested in accessing online resources there are other resources you can access.