- Fiction, Non-Fiction, Professional Development: 3 weeks (limit 3)
- Reference: in library use
- Juvenile: 3 weeks (limit 5)
- Reserve: in-library use
- Audiovisual (Videos, DVDs, CDs): 3 days (limit 2) – non-renewable
- Periodicals: one week (limit 3) – the most current issue must stay in the library
Overdue and Lost materials
When materials are overdue, the library will take the following steps:
- A hold is placed on the college records (blocks library use, registration, transcripts, and grades).
- Borrower will incur the cost of the item plus a $15 processing fee, and a $5 non-refundable fine.
- If an item is returned in the condition it was borrowed, all fees will be waived except a $5 fine.
- Remember – you are responsible for overdue charges if you check items out for another person or you let someone else use your library card.
- Overdue or lost Interlibrary loan materials will incur a replacement cost determined by the lending library, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $20 non-returnable fine.
Damaged materials will incur fees equal to the cost of the item, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $5 fine. A hold will also be placed on college records.
An item is considered damaged if it is returned with:
- Torn or stained cover
- Turned, marked, or torn pages
- Broken binding
- Water damage
- Broken DVDs or cases
***You are responsible for lost or damaged charges if you check items out for another person or if you let someone else use your library card.
Course reserve materials
- Course reserves are materials faculty put in the library for their own students to use. These items are available for in-library-use only.
- If an item is removed from the library, a hold will be placed on a student's record. This hold will be equal to the cost of the item, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $25 fine. All charges are non-refundable.
- A hold means students are unable to register for classes or enroll in another Minnesota State institution until it is resolved.
- Borrowing privileges will also be suspended if course reserve materials are removed from the library.
The SCTCC Library provides a quiet space for research and study. Please be respectful and courteous of others by following these common courtesy guidelines:
- Maintain quiet – be aware of noise levels so others in the area may work undisturbed.
- Refrain from using cell phones – use of cell phones is not permitted in the main part of the library
- Check out all materials – check out all materials you take from the library
- Return materials on time – Items are due back on or before the due date
- Do not re-shelve library materials – please bring items you use in the library to the Circulation Desk