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Library Policies: Circulation Policies

Circulation Policies

Library materials can be checked out by currently enrolled Butte College students, and current faculty and staff (including emeritus faculty and staff). A valid photo ID is required to check out all library materials. 

 

You can use the library online catalog to request any circulating book be held for pick up at the Main Campus Library or at the Chico Center Library. You will be notified when the book is available for checkout. Reference, reserve items, and print periodicals (newspapers, magazines, and journals) are not available for checkout or holds. You may also place a hold for a book by telephone. Call or stop by the Main campus circulation desk at 530-879-4017. 

When the Main campus Library is open, books must be returned at the Circulation Desk. Otherwise, library books can be returned to the Main Campus Library book drop or to the book drop at Chico Center, located in the front of the building near the bicycle racks.

Please do not return course reserve materials to any outside book drop. All reserve materials must be returned to the location where they were checked out - Main Campus Library Circulation or Chico Center Library (CHC 219).

Course Reserves are materials that instructors reserve for their classes, including instructor copies of textbooks, videos, and articles. Reserve materials are available for limited loan, usually 1 hour Library Use Only.

Please do not return course reserve materials to any outside book drop. All reserve materials must be returned to the location where they were checked out - Main Campus Library Circulation or Chico Center Library (CHC 219).

Currently enrolled students, staff and faculty may request and check out up to 5 interlibrary loan items at once.

The circulation period for interlibrary loan items is set by the lending library that owns the borrowed items. Loan period is generally 3 weeks, but may change.

Replacement fees for damaged or lost interlibrary loan items are the responsibility of the library patron (see Student Circulation Policies tab).

How to request an Interlibrary Loan item:

  1. Search for the item by title in the Butte College Library online catalog

  2. If search results do not include the item you are looking for, change your search to "Search All Libraries" in the selection above the search box and click "Search" again.

  3. Click on the item title hyperlink and then sign into your account (Butte College email and password) to get the "Interlibrary Loan" link.

  4. Add your information to the form (be sure to include a valid email address that you check regularly) and click ‘Submit.’

  5. Library staff will confirm your interlibrary loan request via email, and will send you updates regarding the availability, status and due date of your requested item.

Headphones, calculators, and book stands are available for checkout and are library-use only. Check-out periods vary per item and these items cannot leave the library. Borrowers are responsible for loss or damage.

Laptops and Wi-Fi Hotspots are available for check-out at Main Campus and Chico Center.  

GENERAL COLLECTION

  • Loan Period - 5 Weeks
  • Renewals - Allowed if item has not been requested by another patron
  • Grace Period - 3 Day
  • Lost Item Fee - $80.00 per item plus a $10.00 Fine

RESERVE COLLECTION

  • Loan Periods - 2 Hour Library Use Only; 24 Hour Overnight; 7-Days
  • Renewals - Not Allowed
  • Grace Period - None
  • Fines - $1.00 per item, per hour for Library Use Only Items (Items considered Lost after 1 week)$2.00 per item, per day for all other Reserve Loan Periods (Items considered Lost after 2 weeks
  • Maximum Fine - $20.00 per item – (If item is returned) 
  • Lost Item Fee - Current Butte College Bookstore cost for a new item plus a $20.00 Fine

Faculty and Staff must be currently employed by Butte College and present a valid Photo ID to check out all library materials.

ALL COLLECTIONS

  • Loan Period - End of Spring Semester
  • Renewals - Allowed if item has not been requested by another patron
  • Lost Item Fee - $80.00 per item plus a $10.00 Fine