The Academic Support Center (ASC), located in the Albert Solheim Library, is PNCA’s research and study support network. Library staff and academic specialists partner with students to build skills and confidence in research, writing, and academics through one-on-one appointments, workshops, and homework and editing support.

ASC fosters and supports research, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving in the many forms they take. We help prepare students for a lifelong practice of ethical information seeking, evaluation, creation, and sharing with an emphasis on understanding and honing one’s own approaches to learning. At ASC, we value and encourage sharing the diverse experiences and knowledge base of all our students. Acknowledging and contextualizing our own stories allows us to better understand the world and how we perceive it. 

For more ASC resources, see our Homeroom Site:

Spring 2021 Hours (see below for online appointment booking):

Remote Appointments (2 per week per student):
Monday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Book an appointment with us online! Use these links to schedule something. If you’re not sure which type of appointment to schedule, you can email us at

Please note that only remote appointments are available until further notice.

  • Meeting with Library Staff Remotely: Meet with one of our helpful library staff for assistance with finding sources, researching topics, outlining a paper, citation/bibliography creation, refining a thesis statement, paper formatting, and more through Zoom!
  • Meeting with Writing Specialist Remotely: Meet with one of our wonderful writing specialists for assistance with in-depth and/or ongoing help with writing through Zoom!

  • Preparing for a Visit to ASC:

  • Read and bring your assignment (if applicable)
  • Do any required readings (if applicable)
  • Bring your paper or bibliography (if applicable)
  • Think of some specific questions you have
  • Make an attempt to work on the assignment on your own