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COVID-19 update on borrowed items

No physical items can be borrowed, placed on hold, or returned at this time.

The due date for all items that are checked out has been extended to August 28, and will be extended further as necessary. 

If you have questions about books checked out on your account, email library@piercecollege.edu

Borrowing and Renewals

Who can borrow materials from the library?

Any currently enrolled LACCD student or employee may borrow materials from the library.

Your Student or Employee ID card is also your library card. Make sure to bring it with you when visiting the library.  Student ID cards can be obtained from Copy Tech.

Please check your LACCD email for notices and reminders.

 

Items that can be borrowed

Item

Check Out Period

Renewals

Fine

Max. Fine

Circulating books and periodicals

28 days

up to 12 weeks

$0

$0

Hourly Reserve Books 

2 hours

none

$1/hour

$100

Daily Reserve Books  

1 day

none

$1/day

$100

DVDs

4 hours

none

$1/hour

$20

Calculators

1 day

none

$1/day

$20

Headphones   

4 hours

none

$1/hour

$10

Dry Erase Markers (box)   

3 hours

none

$1/hour

$20

Laptop Computers

2 days or 1 semester

none

$1/day

$100

 

 

Requests (Holds)

Requests are available for regular circulating books - no reserve materials. If an item is eligible for request, there will be a request option available next the title in One Search.  Fill out the required fields. You will receive an email once the items are ready to be picked up. Items not picked up within 7 days will be returned to the owning library. 

LACCD students can also go directly to one of the other libraries to borrow items. This does not apply to reserve items, which are usually only available for students from that college. 

 

Renewals

Renewals are done online through my account. Unless another user has placed a hold on the book, it can be renewed for four weeks at a time and up to twelve weeks total. Reserves, media and equipment are not eligible for renewal.

 

Returns

When the library is open, please return items to the circulation desk. There is a book drop outside the main library entrance for returning items when the library is closed.

 

Fines

Fines are not charged for regular books that are overdue. Overdue two hour reserve textbooks are fined at the rate of one dollar per hour. See the chart below for other item types. At the current time, fines can only be paid in the library by cash, money order, cashier's check or personal check (your name on check).

 

Lost Item and Damaged Material Charges

It is expected that items borrowed from the library will be returned in the same condition as borrowed. Students are financially responsible for items returned damaged (water damage, pages missing, etc.). 

Items not returned after being 21 days overdue will be considered lost and user will receive a bill for the item replacement cost. A hold will be placed on the student record until the items are returned and/or bills are paid.