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Hours / Staff / Policies

Library Hours                                                             Library Phone Number 

Fall and Spring Semesters                                          (530) 642-5695 

Monday - Thursday:               8:30 am-6:00pm
Friday:                                       8:30am-1:00pm
Saturday & Sunday:                Closed

For Library open hours on special occasions, holidays, summer, or semester breaks please contact the Library Circulation Desk.

Circulation Desk

(530) 642-5695

Library Staff

Reference Desk@FLC Library                                               
FLC Librarians - (916) 608-6612                                                                 

Library Media Technical Assistant
Gayle List - (530) 642-5695

Library Policies

LIBRARY CARD
The Student Access Card is a Los Rios Library Card. Pick up a Student Access Card at the Computer Lab located in Building C. The Access Card has a barcode which must be activated at the LIBRARY CIRCULATION DESK. Once activated as a Library Card, the Student Access Card must be used to check out books. The card will need to be updated at the Circulation Desk each semester enrolled. The activated Access Card is valid at any of the Los Rios Community College District Libraries: American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College and Sacramento City College. Registered Los Rios students can borrow books from any one of these libraries. For lost cards, students will need to pay a replacement charge at Student Services before a new card can be issued. For more information click on the following link: http://www.losrios.edu/lrc/lrc_sacard.htm 

BOOK RETURNS
Return all books and materials to the proper Book Return. The inside Book Return is located at the left end of the Circulation Desk. An outside Book Drop is available near the library entrance. Only use the outside book drop when the Library is closed.

REQUEST BOOKS FROM OTHER LRCCD LIBRARIES:  (ARC, CRC, FLC, SCC)
Students need to use the Library Catalog to request books that will be delivered to the EDC campus library, free of charge, from any of the Los Rios Community College Libraries. Students may ask for help to place a "Hold" on any Los Rios District library book that is already checked out. NO "Hold" privileges are available for Reserve materials. There is approximately a three-day waiting period for books to arrive. Students may request up to 7 circulating books at one time.

REQUEST BOOKS FROM REGIONAL LIBRARIES
Students may request books to be sent to the EDC campus library, free of charge, from the Sacramento State University Library and the California State Library. There is approximately a two-week waiting period for books to arrive. Request forms are available at the Circulation Desk.

COMPUTER ACCESS
Wireless Internet connection is available for enrolled students in the Library for personal computer use. However, the Library computers are available for Research purposes only.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY CARD
Residents of the community who are not currently enrolled in a Los Rios District course may purchase a "Community Library Card". This card allows anyone in the community to use the library for borrowing books, and to have on-campus access to the online periodical databases. The cost of this card is $15.00 per six month period or $30.00 per year.
 
LOAN PERIODS
Circulating Books may be checked out for 3 weeksCirculating Videos may be checked out for one week. All materials must be returned by the end of each semester. Reserve materials may have checkout periods of 2 hours, overnight, 3 days, or one week. Materials checked out for 2 hours are for in-library use only. The number of items you are limited to checkout are: 7 circulating books, 2 reserve books and 2 videos.

LOST MATERIALS
Library material that is lost will have a current replacement cost PLUS a $10.00 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee. Replacement cost for out-of-print material is at least $40.00 PLUS a $10.00 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee. Students have thirty (30) days to return the book for a refund minus the non-refundable processing fee.
 
NOTICES
Be sure to check your gmail  account for any library information notices about requests or overdue books.

OVERDUE FINES

Overdue fines continue to accrue during the hours and days that the library is closed. Non-payment of fines or failure to return materials will result in a BLOCK on the student's records in Admissions. Fines are paid at Student Services. Blocks are cleared when the student brings a paid receipt back to the Library Circulation Desk.

Circulating Books/Videos (per item)

Maximum Fine
Circulating items $.50 per day $20.00
Video tapes $.50 per day $25.00
Reserve Material (per item)

Minimum Fine

2-hour Reserve items $1.00 per hour $50.00
Overnight Reserve items $1.00 per day $50.00
3-day Reserve books $1.00 per day $50.00
1-week Reserve items $1.00 per day $50.00
Video tapes (2-hour) $.50 per hour $50.00

RESERVES
The fine for overdue Reserve material is the current replacement cost of the item OR a $50 minimum charge, whichever is greater. An additional processing fee of $10 will also be charged for items not returned. 
PERIODICALS: MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS
Current issues of periodicals are on display in the Library.  Be sure to use the Online Subscription Periodical Databases to search periodical articles in full-text on a specific topic.

PHOTOCOPY/PRINTING
A copy machine is available for student use (10 cents per page). Printing from library computers is also 10 cents per page and requires a Student Access Card. Students can use their Student Access Card as a copy card or use cash to make copies.


REFERENCE ASSISTANCE
A Reference Librarian is available to help students with their research needs. Contact the FLC Librarians if you need research assistance with assignments.

RENEWAL POLICY
Use the Library Catalog menu screen to access the "My Record" bar under OTHER. Students are limited to one renewal per item. Borrowed items cannot be renewed online if they are already overdue. Overdue items must be brought into the library for one renewal only. Items may be renewed if no other student has placed a hold on the item. Reserve shelf items may not be renewed.

RESERVE MATERIALS (including books, videotapes, DVDs, and CDs)
Use the Search Box to find a Reserve Book using: Course Name; Course Number; and Last Name of Instuctor.  Reserve materials are located behind the Circulation Desk. Reserve books circulate for limited loan periods such as 2 hours, overnight, 3 days or one week. These items are generally required course books or class readings.

STUDY ROOMS
Three study rooms are available in the Library for group study or individual study on a two-hour reservation basis. Use the schedule posted at each room to make a reservation.