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Where do I start searching?

You can start searching by using a search box on the library's homepage or by selecting a specific database either on a Research Guide or under the Find/Search left-hand navigation link.

Off-campus Access

You will be prompted to log in with your PSC Single Sign On login credentials (e.g. myPSC login) when you attempt to access any password-protected resources or sources.

If your login doesn't work, try resetting your password through TrueYou. Contact the Library if you need further assistance.

Find Articles

Use the "Quick Search" search box or the "Article" search box on the library's homepage to search all databases except those provided by ProQuest and FirstSearch. To search those databases, use their direct links.

You can find subject specific databases on A-Z Database and on Research Guides.

To find scholarly journal articles, check the limit results box for "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals", "Peer reviewed", or "Scholarly journals" when you search. You will retrieve only journal articles.

Find Books and eBooks

Use the "Book & eBooks" search box on the library's homepage or the Library Catalog. Since we share our catalog with Wayne State College and Chadron State College, you can also search their collections.

Checkout and Renew Library Materials

To check out, bring the materials to the front desk with your library card or PSC ID. Books check out for 3 weeks; DVDs and CDs for 1 week.

To renew, contact the library or log into your library account through the Library Catalog.

All library materials may be checked out except periodicals and reference books.

Materials may be returned inside at the front desk or outside at the dropbox beside the back entrance to the library from the parking lot.

Items on Reserve

Ask for items on reserve at the front desk. Provide your professor's name and the title of the reserve material you wish to use. The material will be checked out to you. The check out time is determined by your professor.

Checkout Laptops and Equipment

Bring your PSC ID to the front desk. You will be asked to filled out an agreement. The laptop or equipment will be checked out to you for a determined check out period.


All the library computers print to either the printer in the computer lab or the one in the print area beside the front desk. Printing to the printers is free.

A copier is also available in the print area; copies are $.05 per page.

Library Catalog Account

After you register for a library card, you will have access to your account through the Library Catalog.

In your account, you may view your checked out items and renew them.

You may also request items that are checked out and be placed on the hold list for them as well as request items owned by Wayne State College or Chadron State College. You will be notified when the items are available for pick up at the front desk.

Because of contract agreements, eBooks cannot be shared between libraries.

Study Rooms

The six library study rooms (3 on the Main Floor and 3 on the Curriculum Level) are available on a first come, first served basis. Two of the study rooms have viewing and listening equipment if you need to watch a DVD or VHS. Additional equipment for viewing and listening is available by asking at the desk.

Peru State College Library
600 Hoyt Street | Peru, NE | (402) 872-2311