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Wilfred J. Airey Library: Borrowing Policies

Borrowing Policies

View of the Circulation Desk counter of the Library

Loan Periods:

General Collection - 21 Days

Magazines/Periodicals (Main Stacks) - 7 Days

Reserve Collection (Hourly) - LIBRARY USE ONLY

Reference Collection - LIBRARY USE ONLY


Checking Out Materials:

  • A photo ID card must be presented to borrow books, videos, magazines, or reserve materials.
  • Students can check out up to 20 books at the same time, but only ONE reserve textbook 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.

Returning Books:

  • Reserve materials must be returned to the reserve desk at the appropriate college.
  • Circulating books may be returned to any of the 3 RCCD college libraries.

Late Charges & Overdue Fines:

  • Daily checkouts - 20¢/day per item (cash only)
  • Hourly checkouts - $1/hour per item (cash only)
  • Holds will be placed on any student's record if s/he owes more than $25 and the student WILL NOT be able to check out library materials, register for classes, nor obtain transcripts.


  • Renewals are allowed if the book is not overdue and no one else has requested the book
  • To renew, you may either bring your photo ID card and the book to the Circulation Desk or call (951) 372-7019.


  • If you place a hold for a book that is checked out, you will be notified once it becomes 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:

  • You may request and checkout material located in any of the three RCCD college libraries.
  • A total of 3 requests may be filled at one time.
  • The Reference Librarian will assist you in filling out the request forms.
  • Books will be available at the Circulation Desk upon arrival.

Search Request: 

  • If a library book cannot be located, you 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 you about the outcome of the search.