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Wilfred J Airey Library: Borrowing Policies

Borrowing Policies

View of the Circulation Desk counter of the LibraryChecking Out Books:

Your student ID/library card must be presented to borrow books, videos, or reserve materials.

Students can check out up to 20 books at the same time, but only ONE textbook on reserve may be checked out at a time.

Community borrowers can check out up to 5 books at the same time, but they cannot check out reserve items.


Loan Periods:

General Collection (Main Stacks) - 21 Days

Reserve Collection (Hourly) - LIBRARY USE ONLY

Reference Collection - LIBRARY USE ONLY

Magazines/Periodicals - (Main Stacks) - 7 Days - (Limit 3 Periodicals)

Returning Books:

Return books to proper "book return chutes" at any of the 3 colleges. Reserve materials must be returned to the reserve desk at the appropriate college.

Late Charges:

Overdue Fines
Daily checkouts - 20 cents per day per item
Hourly checkouts - $1 per hour per item

Bills for replacement of materials are generated after the third overdue notice has been issued.

Replacement bills include overdue fines, the actual replacement cost of the item, and a $10.00 processing fee. If an item is returned within a year from the date that the replacement bill was issued, the replacement cost of the item and the processing fee will be refunded. The overdue fines will not be refunded.

A hold will be placed on any student's record if s/he owes more than $25.00. This means that this student WILL NOT be able to check out library materials, be able to register for classes, or obtain transcripts.


A renewal is allowed if the book is not overdue and no one else has requested the book. To renew, you may either bring your student ID/library card and the book to the Circulation Desk or you may renew your book online by clicking here 


You may place a hold for a book that is checked out, and you will be notified as soon as it is available. Books awaiting pickup will be held for 3 days. Make a request to hold a book at either the Reference or Circulation Desk

Inter-Campus Loan:

These loans are available for material located in any of the three college libraries. A maximum of three (3) requests shall be filled at one time. The reference librarian will assist the patron in filling out the request forms. The books will be available at the Circulation Desk upon arrival.

Search Request: 

For a library book that cannot be located, the patron may choose to fill out a search request at the Circulation Desk. The circulation staff will search for the item for two weeks, and then notify the patron about the outcome of this search.

View Your Library (patron) Record

Check which items you have on loan, which holds you have placed, and get details of any fines or charges on your record. 

To View:

  • From the Library Catalog, choose "My Library Record"
  • Type in your name, then tab to the barcode box and type in the full 14 digit barcode number from your library card.
  • Then click on the "submit" button.
  • You will see a summary of loans, holds, bookings and charges owed.
  • To exit your record view, select "Start Over"