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San Diego City College Library

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Borrowing / Loans

***Update 9/21/20: Books checked out before the COVID-19 campus closure in March are now due Oct 15th. They will no longer be renewed, so please return them: you can do so anytime via the book-drop slot next to the Library's front entrance door OR come to the Library entrance in-person on Mondays between 11am-1pm***

Doorside Pickup Service | Borrowing Policies & Procedures

Doorside Pickup Service

The Library is happy to announce the rollout of doorside pickup for print books from our Circulating (3rd floor) Collection. This does not include Reserve books or textbooks on Reserve. 

 

BORROWING PROCEDURE

  • Request item(s) by first finding the book(s) in SDCCD Books+ and then signing into mySDCCD Login to place a hold on a book(s). Sign in using the same information that you use to register for classes. See screenshot below:

Screenshot of the request link for signing in to get a book to pick up.

  • Library personnel will pre-check out the book(s) to you before you arrive for pickup.
  • You will receive an email from Library personnel for details on when to pick up the book(s).
  • Come to the Library entrance doors at your scheduled time and present your student ID. Please wear a mask. You will be handed your item(s) pre-packaged in a bag.

Pickup Time: Will be scheduled via email to you regarding the book.

Maximum number of books checked out at a time: 10

Checkout period: Semester checkout

Quarantine period: Books returned to the Library will be quarantined for five days before they can be loaned again.

Renewals not allowed: Because books will be checked out for a semester, they cannot be renewed.

Holds: If the book is already checked out, you may place a hold on the book.

 

RETURNING PROCEDURE

Please use the book drop slot near the Library entrance doors to return books. No appointment necessary.


 

Borrowing Policies & Procedures (during campus closure)

 

See Doorside Pickup Service for actual borrowing instructions

Who Can Check Out Circulating Materials?

Currently-enrolled San Diego Community College District students, faculty, and staff are eligible to check out circulating materials. Your current SDCCD CSID card is your library card, and you must present it to check out materials.  You will be held accountable for any use of the card. All fines and holds must be cleared before Library materials may be checked out. The link to my SDCCD Login will show you the status of your checked-out items, holds, fines, etc.; you will need your CSID number to log in.

What are the Loan Policies (by Type of Material)?

Books:  Maximum number of books to check out: ten per student.

How Do I Put a Hold Request on a Book?

You may place a hold request on a book that is currently checked out. Request item(s) by first finding the book(s) in SDCCD Books+ and then signing into mySDCCD Login and follow the directions to place a hold. (Sign in using the same information that you use to register for classes.)

  

You may return materials (including Reserve circulating materials) in the following manner:

  • Use the outdoor book drop slot, located to the right of the Learning Resource Center's main entrance doors. You can use this slot any time. 

***Payment of library fines must be made through the City College Accounting Office (A-256). Please see their web site.***

Overdue Material Fine Structure

A fine will be charged on all Library materials not returned within the allotted grace period and may result in a suspension of circulation privileges until the matter is resolved. The fine structure is as follows (as stated in Board Policy 3300, Student Fee Schedule - Attachment 1, Sections l and m):

Collection Fine Amount
General Circulating Materials A cumulative $2.00 overdue fine ($0.25 per day x 8 days) shall be assessed per item for failure to return books within 7 days of the posted due date. Additionally, a charge of $0.25 per day excluding holidays will also be assessed per item after the imposition of the overdue fine until the accumulated charges equal the replacement cost of the book.
Note: Not applicable for ECC
Reserves Circulating Materials A $2.00 overdue fine shall be assessed per item for failure to return Reserve Library on posted due date. Additionally, a charge of $.50 per day will also be assessed per item after the imposition of the overdue fine until the accumulated charges equal the replacement cost of the material, plus a $7.00 processing fee.
Reserves Non-Circulating (Library Use Only) Print Materials A fine of $5.00 per day shall be assessed per item for the unauthorized removal of print (e.g., books, photocopies) Reserve Library Use Only materials from the library until the accumulated charges equal the replacement cost of the material.
Reserves Non-Circulating (Library Use Only) Non-Print Media A fine of $10.00 per day shall be assessed per item for unauthorized removal of non-print (e.g., videos, CD-ROMs) Reserve Library Use Only materials from the library until the accumulated charges equal the replacement cost of the material. The fine is $5 a day for earphones and calculators if taken from the building.
Lost (over 120 days past due) Replacement cost of item plus $7.00 fee.  

 

Student Record Freeze (Administrative Hold)

An administrative hold will be placed on a student's college record when they accrue any charges/fines for overdue books and/or lost material. A student's circulation privileges may be suspended for outstanding fines. If fines are not paid, the student may not be able to register for classes, request transcripts, obtain grades, etc. A hold will be removed once all Library materials are returned and/or fines paid.

 

Student ID Card

Student ID Card

Your student ID card = your Library ID card

Circulation Desk

Circulation Desk

The Circulation Desk is where you check out and return books. If you need to return a book after hours, a book drop is available outside the library entrance, to the left of the elevator.

Information Desk

Information Desk

The Information Desk is staffed by librarians who are there to help you with your research questions. Please ask us!

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