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FLC Library Policies

Los Rios students, faculty, and staff must abide by the Library Circulation Policy and to be responsible for any materials borrowed.

Any behavior that is disruptive to library use is against library policy. Students who violate library policy will lose library privileges and may be subject to college disciplinary action.

LIBRARY USE GUIDELINES 
A set of guidelines has been established to promote an academic environment. The library asks that these guidelines be adhered to out of respect for your fellow students, the library and its staff. Violation of library policies may result in a loss of library privileges.

  • All food and drink are prohibited in the library. Students with opened containers of food or drink will be asked to take them outside of the library.
  • Cell phones & beepers should be set to vibrate or turned off. Students using cell phones will be asked to leave the library.
  • Headphones are acceptable, as long as their volume does not disturb other students or staff.
  • Unreasonable or abusive behaviors will not be tolerated.

Computer Use Guidelines
Access to LRCCD computers in labs is intended primarily for LRCCD students. Requests for such access will be considered if:

The requestor is not a current student, but is 18 or older and can furnish suitable photo identification for obtaining log on information

The requestor is under 18 but is a current LRCCD student with a valid student ID

ALL LRCCD computers are subject to monitoring to assure adherence to acceptable use standards (per district policies).

 

CIRCULATION POLICIES

For faculty and staff borrowing guidelines, click here.

Loan Periods
General circulating books check out for 21 days and may be renewed once unless there is a hold on the item(s). You may check out up to 7 general circulating books at a time. General circulating media check out for 7 days, with one renewal. You may check out 2 general media at a time. Reserve materials check out for 2 hours, 1 day, 3 days, or 7 days. You may check out 2 reserve items at a time. Reference books and periodicals are Library Use Only.

Renewals/Patron Record
Students can view which items they have checked out and renew regular circulating books. Go to Library Catalog, then select My Record and enter your username and password. In some cases, such as having overdue books, library fines or too many renewals, you may not be able to renew online.

Reserve Materials
These items are supplementary resources, including textbooks, made available by your instructors and circulate for short loan periods. Reserve materials can be found by searching the Reserves in the Library Catalog. To check out a reserve item, bring the call number for the item you want to our staff at the Circulation Counter. See Reserve fines policy below under the Fines section.

Silent Study Lab
The Library Classroom (FL1-35) is available for use as a silent study lab. Computers are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. Group work, talking, or disruptive behavior is not allowed in the lab. The lab is unavailable from time to time due to scheduled instructions. Lab hours are posted weekly at the Silent Study Lab entrance.

Study Rooms
Study rooms can be checked out for a period of two hours. Patrons must have a current Access Card, or ID, to reserve and check out rooms. Rooms may be reserved up to one week in advance. No same day reservations. Only one reservation per person/day. Study rooms may be renewed only once for another two (2) hour period. Renewals will not be granted if other students are waiting for a room. Patrons are responsible for the condition of the room. The library reserves the right to reassign or cancel reservations to assure the maximum and most appropriate use of its space. For the full Study Room Use Policy, please visit the Circulation Counter.

LIBRARY FINES
Fines also accrue during the hours and days the library is closed. Fines can be paid at the Circulation Counter. The FLC Library sends several overdue notices to patrons reminding them to return materials.

Fine Rates

General Circulating Books & Media

$0.50 per day/per item

1-day, 3-day, 7-day Reserve Materials

$1.00 per day/per item

2-hr Reserve Materials

$1.00 per hour/per item

Reserves
The maximum fine for overdue Reserve materials 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.

Lost and Damaged Materials
Library materials that are lost or damaged will have a current replacement cost, plus a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee. Out-of-print materials will be reviewed by library faculty and staff to assess current replacement cost and also incur the $10.00 non-refundable processing fee.

Appealing Library Fines
The FLC Library makes every effort to regulate fines according to well-defined standards. You have the option of appealing fines and charges if you feel that the fine or charge has been inappropriately applied or that there are mitigating circumstances that should be taken into consideration. Appeals must be made within 30 days after the date of the fines billing. Contact the Circulation Counter for more information.

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