Borrowing Periods

Physician Assistant 6 weeks
All Other Students 4 weeks
Interns & Residents 4 weeks
Faculty 8 weeks
Staff 3 weeks
Alumni 2 weeks
CDs, DVDs, VHS 1-7 days
Books* 3 hours
Audiovisual (CDs, DVDs, VHS) 4 hours

*Reserve books charged out after 9:30 pm must be returned by 8 am the following morning.

Request a Book

Books not owned by the library can be requested using ILLiad. Always search the Library Catalog for PCOM holdings before requesting a book through ILLiad. Please note that textbooks are not available for interlibrary loan.

PA users have a self-service option in E-ZBorrow. Login to the PA Academic Library Consortium catalogs with the LIB# on your PCOM ID. If you have any trouble logging on, call the Circ Desk at 215-871-6470 and a staff member will verify that your LIB# is correct in the system.

Purchase Recommendations

The Library welcomes purchase recommendations from faculty, students, and staff. Please check current availability in the Library Catalog and E-Journal Locator prior to making your request. Submit recommendations to using your e-mail account.

  • Include your name, department or program.
  • Provide as much information as you have available on the resource.
  • Reference reviews if available.
  • Indicate if the resource will be used for a particular course or student activity.

Thank you for your suggestion. A librarian will be in touch with you.

Book Holds & Call Slips

Is the book you need marked “available” in the catalog?
If you are searching the PCOM catalog and you see a title that you want that is marked available, you can request the circulation staff to retrieve that book and have it waiting for you behind the circulation desk. You don’t have to be on campus to use this, and the book will stay on the shelf for 4 days until you pick it up.

Is the book you need marked “charged out” in the catalog?
Does it say Charged Out? Check here for instructions!


Books or AVs may be recalled when required by faculty for course use and reserve status. Notification of recall will be sent via e-mail to your PCOM e-mail account or phone. Recalled items must be returned to the Library within 7 days of the recall notification. Overdue fines will accrue after 7 days.

Address or ID Change

Borrowers are responsible for supplying correct and current addresses as well as any name changes. Please notify of any change in address or phone number. Also advise Circulation if you have a new PCOM ID as your barcode must be updated


PCOM Library's Bookshelf

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2014
5 of 5 stars
Authoritative, evidence-based coverage of more than 1,000 diseases and disorders, along with a concise synopsis of diagnosis and treatment. Great help.
tagged: medicine

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