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Circulation Services

The HCCC Libraries provides students, faculty, employees, and alumni with circulation services, including the ability to borrow a variety of materials as described below.

Items:

Students may borrow 8 items total, of which 2 may be DVDs, Blu-Rays, or CD-ROMs

Faculty and adjunct faculty may borrow 8 items total, of which 2 may be DVDs, Blu-Rays, or CD-ROMs

Employees may borrow 8 items total, of which 2 may be DVDs, Blu-Rays, or CD-ROMs

Alumni may borrow 4 items total, of which 2 may be DVDs, Blu-Rays, or CD-ROMs

Borrowing periods:

Students, faculty and adjunct faculty, alumni, and HCCC employees may borrow library books, except for Reference Books, which do not circulate.  Reserve books are subject to special considerations. Details are as follows:

Books, except for Reference and Reserve Books:

Faculty and adjunct faculty may borrow books for the semester and may renew them without limits

Employees may borrow books for the semester and may renew them without limits

Students may borrow books for up to 28 days and can renew the book once for 14 days

Alumni may borrow books for up to 28 days and can renew the book once for 14 days

Reserve Books:

To ensure access to high circulating items in our collection, the HCCC Libraries have different rules regarding borrowing Reserve materials, including workbooks and lab manuals.

Students may borrow one Reserve item and an associated workbook or manual for up to two hours, and may renew it if no one else is waiting.

Faculty and adjunct faculty may borrow one Reserve item and an associated workbook or manual  for up to two hours, which may be renewed if no one else is waiting.

Employees may borrow one Reserve item and an associated workbook or manual  for up to two hours, which may be renewed if no one else is waiting.

Alumni may not borrow reserve materials.

DVDs, Blu-Rays, and CD-ROMs

Students, faculty and adjunct faculty, employees, and alumni may borrow materials from the Libraries’ collection of films and multimedia. Borrowing periods are described below:

Faculty may borrow DVDs, Blu-Rays, or CD-ROMs for the semester

Employees may borrow DVDs, Blu-Rays, or CD-ROMs for the semester

Students may borrow up to two DVDs, Blu-Rays, or CD-ROMs for 14 days, and may renew them once for 14 days

Alumni may borrow up to two DVDs, Blu-Rays, or CD-ROMs for 14 days, and may renew them once for 14 days

Electronics and Devices:

The Libraries makes a wide variety of electronic devices available for students, faculty, and employees.

Laptops and tablets:

Faculty may borrow laptops and tablets for the semester and may renew them without limits

Employees may borrow laptops and tablets for the semester and may renew them without limits

Students may borrow laptops and tablets for up to two hours of in-library use only, and may renew if no one is waiting.

Alumni may not borrow laptops and tablets.

Calculators:

Faculty and adjunct faculty may borrow calculators for 28 days and may renew them once for 28 days

Employees may borrow calculators for 28 days and may renew them once for 28 days

Students may borrow calculators for 14 days , and may renew them once for 14 days

Alumni may not borrow calculators

All other electronic devices:

Faculty and adjunct faculty may borrow electronic devices including VGA Cables, adapters, and more for up to a semester

HCCC Employees may borrow electronic devices including VGA Cables, adapters, and more for up to a semester

Students may borrow electronic devices including VGA Cables, adapters, and more for up to 14 days

Alumni may not borrow electronic devices

Notices:

As a courtesy to patrons, the Libraries sends reminder notices when borrowed materials are due. Notices are sent as per the following schedule:

Courtesy Notice: 3 days before the item is due

Items Due Notice: 1 day after the item is due

Final Overdue: 14 days after the item is due

Assumed Lost: 90 days after the item is due.

If an item is not returned, payment for replacement is expected, and borrowing privileges may be restricted.

For questions about circulation services, please contact [email protected].