Services & Policies
Who may use Lassen Community College Library resources?
|Anyone may use the Library’s resources in the Library.|
Who may check out books and audio visual materials, search the research databases off campus, and request interlibrary loans?
|Borrowing privileges and off-campus use of our subscription-paid research databases are only extended to current Lassen Community College students, online students, faculty, employees, and Board of Trustee members. |
Off-campus usernames and passwords for the research databases are available at the Library's front desk. Online students have access to use the Library’s digital collections. Contact the Library at (530) 251-8830 to arrange for the borrowing of print resources via mail or interlibrary loan.
Current Lassen Community College students officially registered for fall semester may borrow materials during the preceding summer semester.
Students from other colleges may check out Lassen Community College Library materials. Such transactions will be treated as interlibrary loans with the student’s parent institution. The student will need to show picture ID and will need to make prior arrangements with their parent institution and the Lassen Community College Library before the day of the transaction. Please call ahead to arrange for the transaction and to pick up the items.
|Patrons must have a library card or library card account to checkout materials. |
In order to obtain a library card, registered students, staff, and faculty members should bring with them a current photo ID, current ASB card, or registration statement to the Library. On-line or correspondence students may call the Library at (530) 251-8830 or write the Library to request an account. Current enrolment status will be checked and verified.
Without a library card, staff ask for one of the following to checkout materials:
All library cards expire at the end of each term. Records remain in the database for several semesters, so expired library cards can easily be renewed. After 5 years, inactive records for patrons without fines will be deleted.
Loan Limits & Holds
|Officially the Library allows students a checkout maximum of 4 books on one subject and a grand total of 10 items out at one time. In practice, our limits are fairly flexible in terms of quantity and according to individual circumstances.|
Course Reserves & Lending Library
|The Library maintains three collections of limited textbooks. Use of textbooks is first come, first served. |
1. Course Reserves - May only be used within the Library.
2. Reserve Lends - Books may be checked out over night or over the weekend and must be returned the following day.
3. Lending Library - Students who have six credits or more may check out Lending Library books for the entire semester. Lending Library books are due the last day of the semester.
Semester: Due Date:
Summer 2014 - August 1, 2014
Fall 2014 - December 19, 2014
Spring 2015 - May 22, 2015
|The Library provides interlibrary loan services in accordance to the U.S Copyright Law to Lassen Community College students, faculty, and staff and to other libraries and educational institutions. The Library accepts requests in person, by mail, fax, email, or by phone. |
Send requests along with an ALA Interlibrary Loan form to:
|Lassen Community College Library||email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Interlibrary Loan||fax: (530) 257-8964|
|PO Box 3000, 478-200 Hwy 139|
|Susanville, CA 96130||phone: (530) 251-8830|
|Items||Checkout Period||How much will it cost?|
|What does the Lassen Community College Library lend?||Books & Print/Digital Periodical Articles||35 day loan with a 30 day checkout period.||We usually do not charge.|
|What does the Lassen Community College Library borrow?||Books, Periodical Articles, Audio/Visual Material||Determined by the owning institution.||The borrower might be asked to pay for the cost of shipping and the interlibrary loan fee.|
Circulation & Late Fees/Fines
May I take the materials out of the Library?
For how long?
How many times may I renew?
How long is my grace period before I have to pay any fines or fees?
Overdue fines and fees for each item?
Folio/Special Art Portfolio
Locked Case Circ
Up to 10
|Yes||14 days||2||30 days after due date if before the end of the semester.||Cost of a new book + $5.00 processing fee.|
North State Videos
Up to 3
|Yes||7 days||1||10 days after due date.||Cost of a new DVD/VHS/CD + $5.00 processing fee.|
Up to 2
Special arrangement must be made during the time of checkout for a student to take a reserve book to class. The student must leave a form of collateral (current driver's license or car keys) to take books out of the Library for up to 3 hours.
|Due on the same day by the time the Libray closes.||None||1 day||Cost of a new book + $5.00 processing fee.|
Up to 3
|Yes||Overnight check-out||2||10 days after the due date.||Cost of a new book + $5.00 processing fee.|
Up to 4
Additional supplementary math books, other than the textbooks, may be checked-out after the four textbook limit has been reached.
Due by the last day of the semester.
|None||20 days after the last day of the semester.||Cost of a new item + $5.00 processing fee.|
Inform staff when you use any of these materials.
We need to keep record of their use.
Locked Case Ref
Headphones & Media Equipment
Back issues of Periodicals/Magazines/ Newpapers
Loose Leaf Maps
|Yes||In-house use||1 day||Cost of a new item + $5.00 processing fee.|
|Interlibrary Loans for Lassen College Students/Faculty/ Employees||Yes|
Yes or No
Depends on rules set by the lending institution.
|Determined by the lending institution.||Determined by the lending institution.||None|
Patron may be charged up to $25 for the retrieval of specialty itmes.
$1.00 per day for late fines up to the cost of the item.
Lost or damaged items may incur the full cost of the item and any other fees. Determined by the lending institution.
Interlibrary Loans to Other Institutions
Non-Reserve Circulating Books
New Books / Best Sellers
Exam/Test Study Guides
Auto Repair Manuals
Print & eArticles
30 day checkout
5 day processing
Total 35 day loans
No late fines.
Lost or damaged item will incur the charge of its full cost + $5.00 processing fee.
|The Library offers 10 public access computers. |
The Library's computers are intended
Students needing to complete assignments will have priority to use the computers over students using social media, playing games or viewing shopping sites.
Bring your own storage devices for saving your own work, and SAVE OFTEN! Unsaved documents can easily disappear if the electricity goes off or if the computer reboots without warning.
The Library is not responsible for any lost or unsaved work!
Information saved to our computers will be deleted by the end of the day.
Before you walk away from your computer, log out or sign out of any password protected website to protect your identity.
Respect others and those around you while on the computer.
If you need to listen to music or sound while on the computer, we ask that you check out a set of headphones at the front desk.
Campus-Wide Computer and Network Use
Printing & Photocopying
Printing - $ .05 per print
Students may print for free those assignments that they will hand into an instructor.
Free printing privileges are based on an honor system. Please do not take advantage of the system.
Note: Before sending any documents to the printer, print preview the document to confirm the number of pages to be printed and the desired format of the document.
Photocopying - $ .10 per page
If difficulty arises in the use of the copy machine, please contact library staff for assistance.
Faxes & Phones
|The Library offers free fax services to students and faculty only for college and educational purposes. The Library also receives faxes for other college departments.|
Personal cell phones should be kept on vibrate or turned off.
Students may use the Library's phone to call for rides home.
Test Taking & Proctoring
The Library will proctor tests for Lassen Community College faculty and other educational institutions.
Make-up Tests for Lassen Community College Students: Make-up tests and exams should be arranged by the instructor. Students must abide by all rules set forth by the instructor. Use of phones and unauthorized material while testing is prohibited.
Tests should be returned to the Library's front counter unless specified by the instructor.
Students should purchase blue books and scantrons from the bookstore before the test.
The Library desk will sell scantrons only after the campus bookstore has closed. Scantrons cost $0.27 each.
Test Proctoring for Other Institutions:
Prior arrangements must be made with the Library Director and the parent institution at least one week in advance prior to the actual date of the test. Tests may be taken online through one of the Library’s public access computers or on paper. The student is responsible for supplying an envelope with return postage if the test is to be mailed back to the parent institution.
Students must abide by the rules set forth by their parent institution when taking tests. Use of cell phones and unauthorized material is prohibited.
Students unable to be present for the test should contact the library at least 24 hours in advance so that arrangements can be made with the parent institution.
Tours & Orientations
|The Library Director and staff members offer tours, orientations, workshops, and class instruction on the use of information resources to faculty, students, individuals, and outside groups during normal business hours. Please call ahead to make prior arrangements. |
5 to 10 minute tours for prospective students and outside groups.
Orientations, classes, and workshops:
To schedule an orientation, class, or workshop please email the Library Director (position vacant) along with details regarding any upcoming assigned research papers or assignments.
Let the Library Director know if you would like any of the following covered in the orientation, class, or workshop:
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