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About the Library: Borrowing Library Materials

Circulation Policies for HCC Students

In order to check out materials from any of the library’s circulating collections or reserve shelf, students must present their HCC student I.D. card.

  • Check-Outs 
    • Circulating Books: 15-item limit, three-week check-out.
    • DVD and VHS Tapes: Three-item limit, one-week check-out.
    • Reserve Materials: Two-item limit, 2 hour/2 day/5 day/7 day item check-out, $1 per hour/day overdue, per item.
  • Renewals
    • Two renewals are permitted for circulating books only and must be renewed before the item reaches overdue status.
    • No renewals for DVDs or VHS tapes.
  • Notice: Library items that are 15 weeks overdue will be considered “lost.”
    • A charge of $65 is assessed for each “lost” library item.
    • A charge of up to $65 may be assessed for library materials that are returned damaged.

Circulation Policies for the General Public

An off-campus borrower’s account is available to members of the general public interested in checking out materials from any of the library’s circulating collections. A valid driver’s license or photo identification with proof of current address is required to set up an off-campus borrower’s account.  Washington County Free Library cards may be used for check-out.

A non-refundable fee of $10 is charged to out-of-state residents to obtain off-campus borrowing privileges.

Check-outs and Fines

  • Circulating Books: Four-item limit, three-week check-out.
  • DVD and VHS Tapes: Two-item limit, one-week check-out.

Renewals

  • Two renewals are permitted for circulating books only and must be renewed before the item reaches overdue status.
  • No renewals for DVDs or VHS tapes.
  • Notice: Library items that are 15 weeks overdue will be considered “lost.”
    • A charge of $65 is assessed for each “lost” library item.
    • A charge of up to $65 may be assessed for library materials that are returned damaged.