How do I check out books from the library?

Instructions on checking out print books from any of the campus libraries.


Loan Policies: Regular Circulating Materials to Students 

  • To check out material from the JSCC libraries, students must be currently enrolled.  The student accepts responsibility for any material borrowed from the libraries.
  • A student may not have more than seven books on a subject checked out at any one time.  If the books are on more than one subject, the student may have more than seven, up to a maximum of twenty-one at any one time. 
  • Regular circulating materials may be borrowed for 21 days. 
  • All regular circulating materials may be renewed one time. 
  • Books may be borrowed and returned at any campus regardless of a student’s primary campus location. 
  • Overdue notices are emailed weekly to student email accounts.  
  • The final due date for each semester is determined term by term but generally will fall on the last day of final exams.


  • The overdue fine for regular circulating materials is 10 cents per day per item with no maximum.  Audio visual materials and software accrue overdue fines at a rate of $1.00 per day with no maximum. 
  • A student with overdue books cannot check out additional materials without approval until those books are returned or paid for if they are lost or damaged.
  • Banner holds are placed on student accounts for items not returned.  Holds are placed periodically throughout each term and not removed until items are returned or replacement fees are paid. 
  • Individuals must pay replacement cost plus processing fee for any books which have been lost or damaged.  In addition, students must pay any fines which have accumulated.  
  • All library fines and lost book charges are to be paid to the college cashier.  A fine slip is completed in the library when the overdue material is returned.  The student must present this slip in to the cashier when paying fines.  If a Banner hold is present, the cashier will remove the hold once the fine or replacement fees are paid.
  • All refunds for returned books, which have been lost and paid, are handled through the business office.  The student is responsible for returning the materials to the library and requesting a refund.  The student must have the cashier's receipt as proof of payment.  Library staff will complete the required paperwork for submittal by the student to the business office. 
  • Last Updated Mar 16, 2017
  • Views 59
  • Answered By The JSCC Libraries

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 0 0

Contact Us

  • If you have a question or need assistance, please contact us through one of the options below. 
  • We will respond in less than 24 hours.

How can we help you?

If you didn't find what your answer, use this form to request more information or ask us your specific question!

Your Info

Provide a valid email address so we can respond to your question.

Fields marked with * are required.