Circulation Policies for Students

You must have a valid SLC ID card to borrow from the main library and you are responsible for knowing what items you have borrowed and when these items are due. Click on "My Account" in the Library Catalog, KOHA, for a list of charged items with dates due and fines/fees.

Loan Periods

The loan period for books and audiotapes held in the circulating collection is one semester, however, items can be recalled at any time after a two-week period and MUST be returned by the new due date indicated. DVDs and videotapes usually have a loan period of seven days and may also be recalled. There are also some DVDs and videos with a loan period of 5 hours. Renewals must be requested in person with the books in hand.

Interlibrary loan items can be borrowed for a month at a time with renewal for a second month possible.

Reserve items usually circulate for three hours at a time; however items borrowed within three hours of closing are due back the next day at 10 AM, Monday-Friday, and 12:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday. In the case of these special overnight loans, you should keep in mind that closed hours WILL count for fines if the loans are returned late.

Fine Policies

When a fine reaches $12, the item will be declared “lost” and an average replacement cost of $55 will be billed to your account; but if the item is significantly more expensive to replace, the cost may be higher. When an overdue is returned within a reasonable period of time, a credit for the replacement cost will be posted to your account, but the fine will remain and must be paid.

Reserve fines are $.50 per hour ($12.00/day) and fines for recalled books are $3.00 per day. There is no fine cap and library privileges may be suspended until the item is returned. Failure to return overdue reserves or recalls is a serious offense and a violation of the College’s Policy on Academic Integrity; as such, it may be reported to the Dean of Studies Office.

Notification about overdues, recalls and items for pickup will be sent via SLC email only.

No notices will be sent to on-campus mail boxes.