All books and resources are listed within our online library database. All resource center patrons allowed to place holds on books and materials and see their accounts with outstanding items, which is directly tied into the financial tab in the student’s Populi account.
The Portland Bible College Student Resource Center Library is a theological library. Students have the opportunity to use a wide range of resources, old and new, filled with information to help our students be as successful as possible.
Computers and Printers
All students will have access to a number of Mac computer stations during library hours where they can complete assignments, do research, etc. There are also several tables where students can study in groups or by themselves.
Any student is welcome to use the Student Resource Center printer for any assignments or school-related use free of charge. If the student will be using the printer for any personal use they will be charged a small fee per page printed or copied.
The PBC Bookstore is committed to securing the best prices on books and materials for our students. Since our bookstore is mainly online, our operating costs are meager, therefore we pass on the savings right to you!
Ordering your books has never been easier! Register for your courses through Populi, then click on the Bookstore link and request to see books for the courses you’re registered for. In a couple of clicks, you can decide if you want to add books to put on your student account or purchase them outright with a credit/debit card. There are no shipping charges if you pick up your books directly from the Student Resource Center (Building 5). If you would like your books sent to you, be sure to select the correct shipping options! We will notify you by e-mail when your order has been processed. We can also ship your books wherever you’d like for a nominal charge (book rentals are only available to Portland Campus students).
Click the image below to access the bookstore:
How to select your books
Click the correct category to find your books.
Search for the required books for your classes and select the book type you want.
All rental books may be checked out for 1 semester at a time. All books must be returned to the Student Resource Center by the last day of classes. Books that are returned in poor condition will be added to the student’s account at the full retail cost at which time the book will change ownership from Portland Bible College to the student.
Charges of $10/week with a maximum of $50 will be added to any student’s account who does not return a book rental or communicate with the Student Resource Center staff.
Books may only be rented to students attending the Portland Campus.
Your Cart and Shipping
Once you’ve added your books to your cart, select your Shipping Method.
If you are purchasing merchandise, please select the correct shipping. Rental Books cannot be shipped.
If you would like to add your purchase directly to your student account, you must be logged in. Once you are logged in, you may select the semester you wish to add your purchase to.
Logos Bible Software
Many of the books required for PBC classes are available in PBC’s Custom Logos Library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit our bookstore.
In order to receive your books in time for the start of your classes, please have your books ordered no later than one week before the start of classes. Books ordered after that date may no longer be able to be added directly to student accounts.
Logos Bible Software
PBC is proud to be able to work with Logos Bible Software to create a unique PBC Custom Library. This custom library, which includes the newest version of Logos, contains more than $3,200 worth of resources and includes many of the titles that are required for PBC classes.
What is Logos?
Logos is a computer software that gives you hundreds of books in an electronic searchable format with the ability to purchase thousands more. Resources include Bible dictionaries, lexicons, handbooks, commentaries, as well as several books currently required for PBC courses. Logos equips you with easy-to-use research tools and it is immensely helpful with Greek & Hebrew word studies.
Who gets a discount?
If you are a degree seeking PBC student, you automatically qualify for the PBC Custom Library discount.
How much will it cost?
PBC’s Custom Library includes the Logos 9 Starter Package as well as several books that are required for your classes. The total cost of the library is $210. All students enrolled in the Intro to Bible Study class will automatically receive a charge for that amount to your school bill. If you enroll in Logos’ Academic Discount Program, you will also receive a 30-50% discount on any library or book available through Logos as long as you are a student at PBC.
What is needed to run Logos?
Logos works for both PC and Mac. There are limited apps for Apple and Android devices as well as for any browser. You can find the system requirements for running the full software here.
How can I get it?
You can purchase the PBC Custom Library from the PBC bookstore. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
All students, residents and commuters, are assigned a mailbox when they enroll. New on-campus students will receive their mailbox key when they arrive on move-in day. Commuting students will be notified when their key is ready for pickup at the Student Resource Center.
There is no mailbox cost unless the key needs to be replaced. The assigned mailbox will remain the same for each consecutive semester the student is enrolled. An address change form must be completed by every student at the end of each school year and at the time of graduation or withdrawal from the college to allow for forwarding of mail.
Packages and mail are received from all carriers and distributed Monday through Friday. There is no delivery on Saturday or Sunday.
On-campus student addresses should appear as follows:
Name of Student
Portland Bible College
9150 NE Fremont Street, Box #
Portland, OR 97220
WARNING: Failure to include your mailbox number in all incoming mail or internal mail (such as assignments), may result in severe delays or returning of your mail.
A letter drop-off box is located near the rear entrance of the Administration Building. Outgoing packages can be processed at the Student Resource Center.
Campus mail from PBC and Mannahouse offices, faculty, or students is delivered Monday – Friday. Internal campus mail requires no postage but does require the sender’s name and recipient’s name and mailbox number. Campus mail can be dropped off in the drop box next to the student mailboxes. For security reasons do not drop mail containing cash or items of value in the box.
Summer and Winter Break
Mail will be held through all breaks including the summer break unless a forwarding address is left with the office.
Mail will be forwarded for 30 days if a forwarding address form is filled out. After 30 days all mail will be returned to the sender.
On-campus students who have utilized their mailboxes as their primary mailing address, must file a change of address form with the United States Postal Service. This can be done online through the USPS portal: https://moversguide.usps.com. Failure to complete the form will result in mail being returned to sender.
Key replacement orders may be placed in the bookstore by logging in to Populi under the replacement items tab. A $10.00 fee for mailboxes and a $50.00 fee for rooms is due and payable on purchase. Click here to request a replacement.
Dorm Room keys may be returned upon checking out of your dorm directly to your dorm leader or to the Campus Pastor’s office. MIDI Lab Keys must be returned to the head of the PBC Music Department. Mailbox keys may be kept for as long as you are a student, upon leaving should be returned to the Student Resource Center.
All students are required to renew their key the week before the end of each semester or upon student withdrawal. Failure to renew your key loan will result in additional replacement fees. Key renewals can be done in the Student Resource Center or through the Library Online Portal. Click here to learn how to renew your key in the Online Library Portal.
Hours of Operation
Saturday 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 10:00am, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Closed daily from 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Closed for spring break, holidays, and any official school break
Note: Resource Center services are for the exclusive use of the PBC community including current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and Mannahouse members.
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