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How Do I . . .?: Check Out A Book?

Step by step instructions for library services

Check-Out Information

How To Check-Out Books

To check-out come to the circulation desk with your items along with your Taft College ID card.                        

All students must present their Taft College issued ID card in order to check-out any library materials. No Exceptions.

 

Taft College Library

Lending and Fine Policy

Type

Patron

Loan Period

Renewal

Fine

Limit

Stacks Main Collection

Students

3 Weeks

1

$0.10/day until fine reaches the cost of the book

10

 

Stacks Main Collection

Faculty & Staff

1 Semester

1

None

10

Stacks Main Collection

Public

3 Weeks

1

$0.10/day until fine reaches the cost of the book

3

 

 

Magazines

All Patrons

In Library Use Only

0

None

 

0

Reserve Collection

Students, Faculty & Staff

2 Hours

1

$1.00/ hour $24.00 Maximum fine

3

 

DVD Collection

Students

1 Week

1

$1.00/ day until the fine reaches the cost of the DVD

10

 

DVD Collection

Faculty & Staff

1 Week

1

None

10

 

DVD Collection

Public

In Library Use Only

0

None

0

Archives

All Patrons

In Library Use Only

0

None

0

Interlibrary Loan

Students, Faculty & Staff

3 Weeks

0

$1.00/day until fine reaches the cost of the book

 

10

 

Interlibrary Loan

Public

None

None

None

0

Study Rooms

Laptops

All Patrons

2 hours In Library use only

4 hours In Library use only

1

$1.00/ hour $24.00 Maximum fine

 

 

 

 

Other Services

Service  Fee
Printing $0.10 / side
Photocopying $0.10 / side
Interlibrary Loan

No Charge from Taft College Library;

lending institutions may charge for service

Micro Scantron (815) $0.20
Small Scantron (882-E) $0.25
Large Scantron (886) $0.50
TC Library Pencil $0.25
Student/Faculty Library Card Free for first issue; $2.00 replacement for lost card
Public User Library Card $10.00/ Year; $2.00 replacement for lost card
Visitor Pass (one-time use) $2.00/ visit

Fine Procedures

Students who generate a fine in excess of $1.00 will have a hold placed on their student account. The Library accepts cash or credit card payments, which can be made at the circulation desk. Students will pay any fines due, as well as the replacement cost of the item before the hold will be released.

** Fines and/or fees may be waived under certain circumstances. Such waivers are granted at the discretion of the Library Director.

                                                                                                                                                                               

Library Items are available for renewal if:

Items can be renewed:

  • Renewal limit has not been reached
  • At the Circulation Desk by presenting your Taft College ID card
  • There are no outstanding holds on the item
  • By calling the Circulation Desk at (661) 763-7707
  • Your account has not been blocked due to billed items or excessive fines

Below is an example of how to renew your books online.

Step 1.

           

Step 2.

 

Step 3.

You can place holds for items online by signing into your My Library Account from the library's online catalog.

 

 

 

Once you are signed in do a search for the book you wish to place a hold on. Click on the place hold button. 

 

Select the dates you would like to receive the book by and any additional notes or details before clicking on submit.

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