Borrowing Library Materials
Student Loan Period
Books - 2 weeks
Journals - 1 week
Videos - 3 days (limit 3 items at once)
Textbooks: Each library maintains a textbook collection for the classes taught at that campus. Textbooks may be check out one at a time and are for in library use only. Your South College ID card is required to check out textbooks.
Laptops: Each library has laptops that are available for in library use only. Laptops check out for 2 hours at a time. Your South College ID card and your driver’s license are required to check out a laptop. The first time you check out a laptop you will need to sign a laptop agreement form.
The Reference Collection, books and materials labeled REF, are for in library use only.
Materials from one campus can be delivered to the other campus by placing a request with a library staff member. Materials checked out can be returned to either campus.
Students may place a hold on books, journals and videos in the library collection. Speak to a library staff member to place a book, journal, or video on hold. Students may renew items for one more loan period unless the items have been put on reserve by another library user.
Overdue notices for library materials will be emailed to students one week after the due date of the materials.
Daily fines are not charged on overdue materials.
The final due date for library materials will be on the last day of class each quarter. All materials must be returned to the library by the last day of finals. Students will be billed for the cost of any overdue materials that have not been returned by the last day of classes.
Please note: Students cannot graduate with any outstanding overdue or unpaid materials on their records. Former or transfer students with any outstanding overdue or unpaid materials still on their records may have their transcripts held.
Please be kind to your fellow students and your librarians by returning your materials on time!
Students may reserve library meeting rooms for up to two hours at either campus for group study by filling out a Meeting Room Reservation Request located on the Library Moodle site. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Meeting room reservation requests submitted between the business hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday will be addressed on the same business day. Requests submitted after 4:30 p.m. and before 8 a.m. Monday through Friday, or over the weekend, will be addressed when the library opens on the next business day. Confirmed reservations may be viewed on the Computer Lab and Meeting Room Calendar on the Library Moodle site. If the students are unable for any reason to keep the reservation made, or will be late to come to the library, they need to contact the library staff at the library where the reservation is being held as soon as possible. If the students do not contact the library staff and do not arrive by thirty minutes after the time of the reservation, the reservation will be cancelled and the room will be made available to others.
The Library Department adheres to the South College Computer Code of Ethics. Any use of computer workstations in the Library will be governed by this institutional policy. Users violating the policy will be referred to the Dean of Student Affairs for disciplinary procedures.