In general, borrowing is limited to current students, faculty, and staff. Library facilities and selected resources are available for in-library use by the general public with some restrictions.
Currently enrolled students and employees of the Seattle Colleges
Currently enrolled students of other Washington State community colleges
Libraries of Washington State community colleges (through the Interlibrary Loan process)
Libraries who participate in interlibrary loan
Some restrictions may apply to each of the categories. Patrons who do not fall into any of the authorized borrower categories must arrange an interlibrary loan through their own libraries. The Dean for reserves the right to suspend or rescind borrowing privileges upon violation of any library policy.
Seattle Colleges (SC) student, with the exception of individuals enrolled only in Community Education courses; a currently registered student of Seattle Central College (SCC), North Seattle College (NSC), South Seattle College (SSC), and Seattle Vocational Institute (SVI) as identified by a current student photo identification card issued from the above colleges henceforth referred to as a SC student photo ID card; or by inclusion in the current database from the Registrar's office.
Seattle Colleges (SC) employee: a faculty or staff member of the Seattle Colleges as identified by a current employee identification card, inclusion in the district Outlook contacts, or verification from their division by phone or written message. Photo ID must be presented at the time of check out. Retired SC employees retain their borrowing privileges.
Washington State Community College student: a currently registered student of any Washington State community college as identified by verification of current enrollment and presentation of a valid identification card from his/her respective institution, henceforth referred to as a WSCC student ID card.
Libraries: all Washington State community college libraries may request materials through the interlibrary loan process.
Borrowers must present acceptable identification at the circulation desk to check out library materials. Student borrowers must also present acceptable identification to request an interlibrary loan or reserve a group study room.
The acceptable identification for students of NSC, SCC, and SSC is a current SC photo ID card. State or federal issued photo identification (i.e., driver’s license, state identification card, passport) may be presented in lieu of the school ID.
Employees of the Seattle Colleges must show current college Faculty/Staff ID or State or federal issued photo identification (i.e., driver’s license, state identification card, passport).
Students from other Washington State Community Colleges must show a WSCC student ID card AND provide a copy of their registration for the current quarter or a current quarter sticker.
Patrons who are personally identified by Library staff assisting at the time of check-out only need to present their student/staff ID number.
Individuals enrolled in Community Education courses fall outside of the category of student borrowers.
The following guidelines apply:
Community Education students may not borrow items from the circulating collections.
Community Education instructors may put items on Course Reserve for their students provided that these items circulate under these conditions: 1 or 2 hours, Library Use Only.
The library cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged reserve items.
Individuals enrolled only in Community Education courses must leave a photo ID at the Circulation desk when borrowing Course Reserve material.
Patrons must return library materials on or before their due dates. Fines are charged for overdue course reserves, technology items, and reference collection materials.Fines are waived if the overdue material is returned within a 30-minute grace period. Overdue fines are not charged for items in the general circulating collection. The following schedule for fines applies:
Patrons are responsible for all library materials they borrow. Patrons will be charged for lost or damaged items according to the replacement fee schedule. Refunds for lost and paid items may be offered. The following conditions apply:
Student records may be blocked for the following issues:
The Seattle Central Community College Library will borrow materials for authorized borrowers from libraries outside of the SCCD when, in the judgment of a librarian, the resources of the library do not meet the needs of the user. The service is provided at no charge to the borrower unless the lending library charges a fee (see below).
Interlibrary loan transactions among the three libraries and media services centers of the Seattle Community College District are filled as expeditiously as possible. Each library and media services center reserves the right to restrict the circulation of reference and reserve materials. In-district ILLs are fulfilled at no charge to the borrowing facility or patron.
|Books||2 weeks||2 renewals||none|
|Periodicals - current issue||Does not circulate||none|
|Periodicals - back issues||1 week||1 renewal||none|
|Newspapers - back issues only||1 week||1 renewal||none|
|Video/DVD||3 days||1 renewal||none|
|Music CD||1 week||1 renewal||none|
|Reserve Items||varies||none||See above|
|Reference Books||by special arrangement only||none||See above|
|Non-Barcoded Items (pictures, maps etc.)|
Patrons are responsible for the library materials they check out. Patrons who lose library materials will be charged for replacement cost plus a non-refundable processing fee.
If a patron claims to have returned an item and a thorough search of the library collection does not recover the item, the circulation supervisor may waive replacement costs and fees.
Repeated “Claims Returned” occurrences by the same person may be treated in the same manner as “Lost” procedures dictate. Patrons may be required to pay replacement costs and processing fees.
When fees are paid and the material is recovered within one year, replacement cost will be refunded to the patron.
Patrons are responsible for all library materials and audiovisual media they borrow and are charged the replacement cost plus a non-refundable processing fee for all lost materials. Patrons are also charged for the damage of materials depending on the extent of the damage and if the item is reasonably usable.
Replacement fees for audiovisual materials are as follows:
Damaged audiovisual materials are handled as follows:
|Call #s: A-J, L, M, P, S, U-Z||$40.00|
|Call #s: K, N, Q, R, T||$40.00|
Paperbound booklets……………..………….………….$5.00 per item+$5.00 processing fee
State documents…………………………..…….………$5.00 per item+$5.00 processing fee
Approved July 2004
In general, reference books cannot be checked out.
Librarian on duty may authorize a limited loan of reference material. Decisions on the availability of a specific item for loan and length of time of the loan are made by the reference librarians, (in their absence the Dean for Instructional Resource Services) on an ad hoc basis, based the item’s current use pattern, its physical durability, scope of the information contained, and relevance of the information to the borrower's needs.
The librarian sets a short-term due date and time in consultation with the borrower. Authorized items must be checked out and returned at the circulation desk. Borrowers are responsible for returning reference books before by the due date and time.
Fees for the replacement or repair of reference material that is lost or damaged while on loan are determined on an individual basis by a supervisor or librarian, plus a non-refundable processing fee of $5.00 per item.
Overdue fees accrue at $.50 per hour per item to a maximum of $5.00 per day per item, and not to exceed a total of $10.00 per item.
The following types of reference material do not circulate under any circumstances: