Library Guidelines

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Library Circulation Policies for HCC Students

  • In order to check-out materials from the library’s circulating collection or reserve shelf, students must present their HCC student I.D. card.
  • Check-Outs and Fines
    • Circulation Books: 15 item limit, three-week check-out, 10 cents per day overdue, per item.
    • DVD and VHS Tapes: Three item limit, one-week check-out, $1 per day overdue, per item.
    • Reserve Materials: Two-item limit, 2 day/5 day/7 day item check-out, $1 per day overdue, per item.
  • Renewals
    • Two renewals are permitted for circulation books only and must be renewed before the item reaches overdue status.
    • No renewals for DVDs or VHS tapes.
  • Notice: Library items that are 15 weeks overdue will be considered “lost.”
    • A charge of $65 is assessed for each “lost” library item.
    • A charge of up to $65 is also assessed for library materials that are returned damaged.

Library Circulation Policies for the General Public

  • An off-campus borrower’s account can be set-up for members of the general public interested in checking-out material from the library’s circulating collection. A valid driver’s license or photo identification with proof of current address is required to set-up an off-campus borrower’s account. A non-refundable fee of $10 is charged to out-of-state residents to obtain off-campus borrowing privileges.
  • Check-outs and Fines
    • Circulation Books: Four-item limit, three-week check-out, 10 cents per day overdue, per item.
    • DVD and VHS Tapes: Two-item limit, one-week check-out, $1 per day overdue, per item.
  • Renewals
    • Two renewals are permitted for circulation books only and must be renewed before the item reaches overdue status.
    • No renewals for DVDs or VHS tapes.
  • Notice: Library items that are 15 weeks overdue will be considered “lost.”
    • A charge of $65 is assessed for each “lost” library item.
    • A charge of up to $65 is also assessed for library materials that are returned damaged.