Residents of the Lane Community College District, volunteer staff, and affiliated researchers may purchase a Community Borrower Card. Card holders can check out books from the LCC Library, place interlibrary loan requests, and access online library resources while in the main campus library. Academic licenses for databases restrict the use of databases to community borrowers from remote locations. Certain ebook collections are not available to Community Borrowers.
Lane students, staff, and faculty may check out materials from libraries with which Lane has a reciprocal borrowing agreement. Students, staff and faculty from these libraries may check materials out from the LCC Library.
Materials for In-Library Use Only (Non-Circulating)
Reference books, newspapers, microforms, college catalogs, and maps are for in-library use only. Most periodicals and course reserves, and some videos, are also restricted to in-library use. Microform reader/printers and copy machines are available; compliance with current copyright law is the responsibility of the user.
Patrons may renew their own items from the Library's website.
Faculty may put materials on reserve. Loan periods may vary with instructor's request. The instructor may impose item limits. Any materials to be placed on reserve must conform to current copyright law and the College's copyright policies.
Faculty may request a recall of items that are checked out, if they are needed for instructional purposes.
The Library may send courtesy reminder(s) of overdue materials. It remains the responsibility of the borrower, however, to return materials promptly.
Items not returned promptly will be subject to overdue fines and replacement charges, and a non-refundable billing fee. These delinquent accounts will be turned over to College Finance, and the borrower will be responsible for any interest that accrues to unpaid accounts.
Patrons with items that have been billed will not be allowed to borrow materials until these items are returned or paid for.
If billed items are returned within 6 months of the due date, replacement charges will be credited to the borrower's account; however, if the billed items are reserve material or computer equipment they must be returned within 2 months of the due date to receive a credit for the replacement charges. See overdue and replacement charges for specific charges.
You may appeal if you believe the library charges are mistakenly assessed or extenuating circumstances warrant reduction or cancellation of the charges. Appeals should be made within 30 calendar days of the original Library Charge.
A notice of overdue items is sent as a courtesy reminder. Non-receipt of an overdue notice does not exempt you from fines or charges. It is your responsibility to assure that a current mailing address is in your library record (you may also include an email address). You may appeal by completing an Appeal of Library Charges form available at the Circulation desk. You will be told about the outcome by mail.
The Circulation Services Coordinator’s decision may be appealed to the Library Director within two weeks of receipt of the initial decision. The Library Director will make a decision in writing within two weeks of receipt of the appeal.
Reasons generally not regarded as valid for canceling or reducing charges:
Lack of knowledge of library policy
Disagreement with library fine or fee structure
Inability to pay fees and charges
Material loaned to a third party
Non-receipt or late receipt of library reminder notice
Returning items to libraries other than the Lane Community College Library
Being out of town
Forgetting the due date
Term breaks, leaves, vacations, exams, car problems, etc.
The Library maintains a viewing area with monitors and headsets. Library staff will operate the video players. In the event that all machines are in use, a waiting list will be implemented. At that time, individuals needing to view more than one tape will be asked to give up their station to the next person on the list and to rejoin the queue.
Children unaccompanied by an adult are not allowed to view videotapes or use other media items in the Library. Feature films may only be viewed in conjunction with class work. Only videos owned by LCC or produced by LCC students may be played on Library equipment.