Library materials may be loaned to the following:
Note: Exceptions may be made by individual colleges. Different types of borrowers have varying privileges.
Some form of identification, such as those listed below, is required when borrowing materials. Contact your college library for specific information about its requirements.
Students will also need
Community borrowers will also need
Different types of borrowers have varying privileges. Each college will determine how best to deliver the materials to distance learners.
Books in the circulating collection may be checked out for three weeks and renewed for an additional three weeks, as long as a "hold" has not been placed on the book.
Dependent on the individual college's policy, non-print materials may be checked out for a limited time period.
A maximum of 10 items may be checked out.
TexShare patrons may check out 2 items.
Generally reference books, periodicals and reserve items do not circulate. Each college library may also have special collections that do not circulate. These must be used in the library.
Materials, except textbooks, may be returned to any DCCCD college library.
All materials checked out from a DCCCD college library are considered overdue if not returned to the library by the due date.
Borrowers with overdue items are notified by e-mail, phone, or US mail.
Borrowers with overdue materials on their Library accounts cannot check out additional materials.
At the end of the semester, all borrowers with overdue items are blocked. Such borrowers are unable to obtain transcripts or to register for additional classes until overdue materials are returned or paid for.
Cost for lost or damaged items equals the cost of the item plus a $10 processing fee.
Refunds are available only in the form of the replacement cost. The processing fee is not refunded.
A borrower may place a hold on a circulating item that is owned by any of the colleges of DCCCD. This process is called "Inter-College loans (ICL)".
Requests for materials or "holds" can be placed over the phone or through the Online Catalog.
Requested items may be picked up at any DCCCD college library except North Lake students may only select the central campus library as their pickup location.
Materials take 3-5 business days to arrive at the pickup location.
Materials are on hold for 7 days after it arrives.
To cancel any holds, contact the library.
Library tour and quick introduction to library Web site as well as library services and resources. For groups with no assignments or low information literacy levels.
Class covers searching the Library Catalog, Databases and other electronic resources. Focuses on search strategies to find relevant and reliable sources of information. Overview of citation styles. Best for classes working on an assignment or a paper. Research classes can be created specifically for the class and audience.
Introduction to library services and resources with a focus on careers. Stresses how to easily find information on job opportunities, interviewing techniques, resumes, schools and majors, job markets, and more.
Not all classes take place in the same physical place. Request a librarian to be in your online class during the time students are conducing research, so that the librarian can be on hand to answer questions that may be relevant to the whole class not just particular students.