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Jump toCheckout Information  |  HOLD Requests  | Interlibrary Loan  |  Lost Materials  |  Renewals  |  Overdue Fine Maximum  | Reserve Materials  |  Search Requests  |  Telecourse Programs

The Circulation Desk checks materials in and out of the library, collects fines, maintains the photocopiers, retrieves Media Lab, older periodicals and Archives requests, and provides directional information.

CHECKOUT INFORMATION

BOOKS

Checkout? Loan period Renewable? Fine Amount

Reference

no

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Reserves

most: no
some: yes

most: 2 hours some: 1-3 days

no

50 per hour

Stacks

yes

2-3 weeks

yes

25 per day

MAGAZINES Checkout? Loan period Renewable? Fine Amount

Current

no

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Microform

no

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Periodical Stand
(older issues)

yes

5 days

yes

15 per day

PAMPHLETS

Checkout? Loan period Renewable? Fine Amount

Pamphlet File

yes

5 days

yes

15 per day

Vocational File

yes

5 days

yes

15 per day

VIDEOS & DVDs

Checkout? Loan period Renewable? Fine Amount

Media Lab

no

Lab use  only

no

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Telecourse tapes from Reserve Desk

yes

7 days

no

50 per hour

HOLD REQUESTS
You may place your own REQUEST/HOLD on a circulating book via the online catalog. This is a good idea if you are doing your research from off-campus and want to make sure that a book you want to use will be available for you to check out when you get to the Library.  You can use this same process to request circulating books from DVC and LMC, too (takes approximately 2 working days to arrive).

Click on the REQUEST/HOLD button shown at the top of the full record display (you must be using the web version of the online catalog).
    
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Fill in your name, student ID number, and pickup location.

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Click on Submit.

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You will get a message reporting on the success of your request. Keep in mind that some items (reserves, telecourse tapes, media, reference, storage) cannot have holds placed on them.
    

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

Books that are not available at CCC may be available via interlibrary loan (ILL) from one of the other colleges in our district (Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College). ILL from other libraries is not available.

You may place your own REQUEST/HOLD to have a circulating book sent from DVC or LMC via the online catalog. The book will be sent by campus mail and held at the Circulation Desk for pickup when it arrives (usually within 2 working days). The checkout period is usually the same as if it belonged to CCC.

LOST MATERIALS

Lost items will be billed at current list prices, where possible. The replacement cost for a magazine will be $5. The bill for a lost book will be the list price plus a $10 replacement fee plus a $10 processing fee. A lost telecourse video will be billed at $35.

OVERDUE FINE MAXIMUM

Fines accumulate to a maximum amount. For a book, this amount is $10; for a magazine or pamphlet, it is $5; for a telecourse video, it is $35 per tape ($5 maximum per tape per day).

RENEWALS

You may renew materials in person at the Circulation Desk, by phone (510-235-7800 x4318), or online through the Library's OPAC. Once an item is overdue, it may only be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk.

REQUEST A SEARCH

If you can't find a book on the shelf:

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Verify the call number and library location in the online catalog.

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Ask the reference librarian on duty to help you locate the book.

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If the book is still not found, request a Search & Hold at the Circulation Desk. Fill out the form with the title & call number of the book, and your contact information. Library staff will search for the item at several timed intervals. They will notify you if it is found. If the requested book can't be found after repeated searches over a 3-week time period,  you will be notified that the book is considered lost and the search closed.

RESERVE MATERIALS

The Reserve collection consists of materials that instructors have placed on "reserve" for students to use in the library for short periods of time. It includes textbooks, lab manuals, solution guides, article reprints, old tests, personal books belonging to instructors, telecourse programs, and me reference materials. See Checkout Chart for loan periods.

TELECOURSE PROGRAMS

CHECKOUT FOR HOME VIEWING: Students who are enrolled in a CCC telecourse may check out program tapes to watch at home from the Reserve collection at the Circulation Desk. These are the ONLY videos that check out of the library.

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Availability: There are multiple copies of most series. They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis only. There are NO reservations. (If the tape you need is unavailable for home checkout, there may be a copy to watch in the Media Lab.)
    

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Tape Limit: One video at a time (each tape contains 2 - 4 programs) per course.
    

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Load Period: Tapes may be checked out for 7 days, with the day it is checked out counted as Day #1.
    

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Renewals: Videos may be renewed in person only (bring the video with you), IF there is another copy available.
    

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Late/Lost Tapes: The overdue fine for  an overdue video is $5/day, to a maximum fine of $35. The replacement cost is $35.

IN-LIBRARY VIEWING: The telecourse programs are also available for viewing in the Media Lab. These tapes do not circulate outside of the library. Check the online collection catalog for availability.

VIDEO RENTAL: If you want to rent an entire series for the whole semester, call ACT Media at (800) 745-5480. Be aware that not all telecourse series may be available. The current cost is around $35-55, plus postage and handling. These fees are non-refundable.

 

 Last updated 26 August 2008

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