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Borrowing Privileges

CHECK OUT: Your student ID/library card must be presented to check out books, videos, or reserve materials. Students can check out up to 20 books at the same time, but only ONE RESERVE item may be checked out at a time. Community borrowers can check out up to 5 books at the same time, but they cannot check out reserve items.


General Collection (Main Stacks) - 21 Days

Reserve Collection (Hourly) - LIBRARY USE ONLY

Reference Collection - LIBRARY USE ONLY

Magazines/Periodicals - (Main Stacks) - 7 Days - (Limit 3 Periodicals)

RETURNS: Return books to proper "book return chutes" at any of the 3 colleges. Reserve materials must be returned to the reserve desk at the appropriate college.


Overdue Fines
Daily checkouts - 20 cents per day per item
Hourly checkouts - $1 per hour per item

Bills for replacement of materials are generated after the third overdue notice has been issued.

Replacement bills include overdue fines, the actual replacement cost of the item, and a $10.00 processing fee. If an item is returned within a year from the date that the replacement bill was issued, the replacement cost of the item and the processing fee will be refunded. The overdue fines will not be refunded.

A hold will be placed on any student's record if s/he owes more than $25.00. This means that this student WILL NOT be able to check out library materials, be able to register for classes, or obtain transcripts.

Community Borrowers pay $5 per academic session to activate their library cards.

There is a $1 charge to replace lost or stolen library cards.

RENEWALS: A renewal is allowed if no one else has requested the book. To renew your book, you may either bring your student ID/library card and the book to the Circulation Desk or you may renew your book online by clicking here

HOLDS: You may place a hold for a book that is checked out, and you will be notified as soon as it is available. Books awaiting pickup will be held for 3 days.

INTER-CAMPUS LOAN: These loans are available for material located in any of the three college libraries. A maximum of three (3) requests shall be filled at one time. The reference librarian will assist the patron in filling out the request forms. The books will be available at the Circulation Desk upon arrival.

For a library book that cannot be located, the patron may choose to fill out a search request at the Circulation Desk. The circulation staff will search for the item for two weeks, and then notify the patron about the outcome of this search.