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Loan Policies

Please note: A valid St. Louis Community College ID card is required for all checkouts. Reference books and magazines are Library Use Only.

Students*

Books, CDs and sound recordings can be checked out for three weeks. Students may have up to 30 books checked out at the same time.

Videos and DVDs may be checked out for seven days (with the exception of those placed on Reserve by faculty members.) The number of items that can be checked out simultaneously varies by campus.

Loan periods for materials placed on Reserve vary by item and campus at the discretion of the instructor who placed the item on Reserve.

Laptop computers are available for LIBRARY USE ONLY for periods of two hours. Students are also required to fill out a Laptop Agreement Form.

Renewing items: Books, CDs, sound recordings and some videos and DVDs may be renewed up to five times. You may renew your checked-out materials online, or you may call or visit the circulation desk of any of the St. Louis Community College campus libraries.

Overdue fines: STLCC does not charge daily fines for overdue materials. However, a bill for the replacement cost of an unreturned item will be sent to the student five weeks after an item is due. At this point if the material is not returned or paid, students lose their library privileges and will be prohibited from receiving their grades, enrolling in classes and having their transcripts sent to other institutions.

Lost or damaged: All borrowers are required to pay the replacement cost for each lost or damaged item.  Replacement cost for books borrowed from other MOBIUS libraries is $120 for each book, which includes a non-refundable $20 processing fee.

Refunds for materials lost and paid: A full refund will be given for STLCC materials that are returned within one year. There are no refunds for lost and paid materials after one year.

*Students may be full- or part-time, taking credit or non-credit courses

Faculty and Staff*

Books are checked out for the entire semester. Sound recordings and best-sellers circulate for three weeks.

Videos and DVDs may be checked out for seven days, with the exception of those placed on Reserve by faculty members. The number of these items available for checkout varies by campus.

Loan periods for materials placed on Reserve vary by item and campus at the discretion of the instructor who placed the item on Reserve.

Renewing items: Books, CDs, sound recordings and some videos and DVDs may be renewed up to three times. You may renew your checked-out materials online, or you may call or visit the circulation desk of any of the St. Louis Community College campus libraries.

Overdue fines: STLCC does not charge daily fines for overdue materials. However, a bill for the replacement cost of an unreturned item will be sent to the patron. At this point if the item is not returned or paid, patrons lose their library privileges.

Lost or damaged: All borrowers are required to pay the replacement cost for each lost or damaged item.  Replacement cost for books borrowed from other MOBIUS libraries is $120 for each book, which includes a non-refundable $20 processing fee.

Refunds for materials lost and paid: A full refund will be given for STLCC materials that are returned within one year. There are no refunds for lost and paid materials after one year.

*Includes full- and part-time faculty and staff

Emeritus

Books are checked out for the entire semester. Sound recordings and best-sellers circulate for three weeks.

Videos and DVDs may be checked out for seven days, with the exception of those placed on Reserve by faculty members. The number of these items available for checkout varies by campus.

Renewing items: Books, CDs, sound recordings and some videos and DVDs may be renewed up to three times. You may renew your checked-out materials online, or you may call or visit the circulation desk of any of the St. Louis Community College campus libraries.

Overdue fines: STLCC does not charge daily fines for overdue materials. However, a bill for the replacement cost of an unreturned item will be sent to the patron. At this point if the item is not returned or paid, patrons lose their library privileges.

Lost or damaged: All borrowers are required to pay the replacement cost for each lost or damaged item. 

Refunds for materials lost and paid: A full refund will be given for STLCC materials that are returned within one year. There are no refunds for lost and paid materials after one year.

Alumni

Books, CDs and sound recordings can be checked out for three weeks. There is a limit of 20 items per patron.  

Videos and DVDs may be checked out for seven days (with the exception of those placed on Reserve by faculty members.) The number of items that can be checked out simultaneously varies by campus.

Items placed on Reserve for a course are not available for checkout unless the patron is enrolled in the course.

Renewing items: Books, CDs, sound recordings and some videos and DVDs may be renewed up to five times. You may renew your checked-out materials online, or you may call or visit the circulation desk of any of the St. Louis Community College campus libraries.

Overdue fines: STLCC does not charge daily fines for overdue materials. However, a bill for the replacement cost of an unreturned item will be sent to the patron. At this point if the item is not returned or paid, alumni lose their library privileges and will be prohibited from receiving their grades, enrolling in classes and having their transcripts sent to other institutions.

Lost or damaged: All borrowers are required to pay the replacement cost for each lost or damaged item.

Refunds for materials lost and paid: A full refund will be given for STLCC materials that are returned within one year. There are no refunds for lost and paid materials after one year.

Visiting Patrons

Patrons from other MOBIUS libraries must present a valid ID card and their student number from their institution in order to check out books, which circulate for three weeks. Other materials such as best-sellers, CDs, DVDs, sound recordings, and reserve materials do not circulate through MOBIUS.

Info-Pass

Patrons who present an Info-Pass from a participating Info-Pass institution may check out up to three books at a time.