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Borrowing Materials

Borrowing privileges are available to North Lake College students, faculty and staff. Student or Employee ID card is required for all transactions.

  • Loan period for circulating materials is three weeks.
  • Materials can be renewed once for an additional three-week period, as long as a "hold" has not been placed on the item.
  • Up to ten items can be checked out at a time.
  • Materials may be returned to the Circulation desk or placed in either of the two book drops located outside the Library's main entry and South entrance.
  • Requests for materials or "holds" can be placed over the phone or through the Online Catalog.
  • Requested items may be picked up at any DCCCD college library.
  • Checked out materials may be returned to any DCCCD college library.
  • Checked out materials are considered overdue if not returned by the due date, which is printed on the paper receipt issued at the time of checkout.
  • Courtesy overdue notices are issued by e-mail, telephone and/or mail.
  • Borrowers with overdue materials on their Library accounts cannot check out additional materials.
  • At the end of a semester, borrowers with overdue items are blocked (unable to obtain transcripts or register for additional classes) until overdue materials are returned or paid for.
  • Cost for lost or damaged items equals the cost of the item plus a $10 processing fee.
  • Materials in the Reference collection, magazines, journals, periodicals, and course reserves do not check out of the Library.
  • Reciprocal borrowing privileges are granted also to those holding valid TexShare cards to a maximum of two items.