Circulation/Borrowing - Members

Loan Periods

In order to check out library resources, you must complete a member registration form. Please allow 1-2 buisness days for the processing of membership applications. The library may at times give priority service to College-affiliated users and may limit visitors' access to selected facilities, collections, and services. Periodicals in print, microfilm, reference, and most reserve items do not circulate.

Media/Resource Loan Period
Books* 4 weeks
Music CDs* 4 weeks
Popular Books* 2 weeks
DVDs* 1 week (unless Instruction Collection, which are in-library viewing only.)

*Members are limited to charging out a total of 5 items at one time.

Overdue, Lost, or Damaged Resources/Equipment

Circulating resources that are overdue are subject to fines of $1.00 a book, with a $15.00 processing fee added for materials 28 days overdue. Media fines are $1.00 a day, per item. Replacement cost plus processing fees must be paid for lost or damaged resources or equipment.

Available Equipment

  • Designated computers for member and visitor use
  • Black and white copiers (10 cents per copy)
  • Topaz Magnifier (ask at the Main Circulation Desk for information)
  • Magnifying lens (available at the Main Circulation Desk)
  • Desktop scanner (available in Reference Area)
  • Headphones (available at the Main Circulation Desk)

Additional Resources for Members and Visitors

Members and visitors are welcome to use the library's collections for research and study purposes. These resources include collections housed in the library stacks, government documents, reference collections, current periodicals and newspapers (except those held in Reserves), and microform collections. Electronic resources are only accessible to registered members from campus workstations. The online catalog is available without restriction to the public. Please note that borrowing items from other libraries is available through your local public library.

The library sponsors many events throughout the year and visitors are always welcome to attend presentations which are open to the general public. Check the library Events Calendar for details!

Children in the Library

The library supports open access to the Internet and there may be materials inappropriate for young children found in print and electronic collections. For this reason, children 14 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult while in the library.

Children should never be left unsupervised. Parents are responsible for children's behavior and use of the library materials including access to electronic resources.

Questions or Comments

Library, Circulation Services

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