Who May Borrow Library Materials
Any current LACCD student or employee can borrow materials from the Pierce Library. Students must be currently enrolled in a class at Pierce to borrow reserve materials. Community members are welcome to use the library, but may not borrow materials to take home.
The library communicates with users through their student and staff email accounts. Make sure to check your email for reminders and overdue notices.
You will need to bring an official photo I.D. and know your student I.D. number to check out materials. The physical items listed below, or digital photos of the same, qualify as official photo I.D.'s:
Types of Materials that can be borrowed
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.
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 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. Please contact the circulation desk at (818)719-6409 or firstname.lastname@example.org regarding payment options.
Detailed Loan Policy Chart including Fines
|Item Policy||Loan Length||Renewable||Grace Period||Overdue Fine Period||Maximum Fine||Replacement Cost (if no price in item record)|
|Book 2 hour||2 hours||no||10 minutes||$1/open hours||$100||$100|
|Book 1 Day||1 day||no||$1/open days||$100||$100|
|Book 3 Day||3 days||no||$1/open days||$100||$100|
|Book 28 Day||28 days||up to 12 weeks||no fines||$50|
|Book Semester||1 term||no||$1/open days||$100||$100|
|Equipment 4 Hour||4 hours||no||10 minutes||$1/open hours||$20||$20|
|Equipment 1 Day||1 day||no||$1/open days||$20||$20|
|Laptop Semester||1 term||no||$1/open days||$100||$1,000|
|Periodical 2 Hour||2 hours||no||10 minutes||$1/open hours||$10||$10|
|Periodical 7 Day||7 days||no||$1/open days||$10||$10|
|Periodical 28 Day||28||no||$1/open days||$10||$10|
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.).
Books: library’s replacement cost of the book
Periodicals: library’s replacement cost of issue
Requests are available only for regular circulating items - no reserve materials. If an item is eligible for request, there will be a request option available next the title. 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.
Pierce College does not participate in any interlibrary loan agreements.