Library Policies

Loan periods for materials

  • Fiction, Non-Fiction, Professional Development books – 3 weeks (limit 3 items). One renewal allowed unless items is requested by another user.
  • Reference books – in library use
  • Juvenile books - 3 weeks (limit 5 items)
  • Reserve materials – in library use
  • Audiovisual (Videos, DVDs, CDs) – 3 days (limit 2 items) – non-renewable
  • Current periodicals – in library use
  • Back issue periodicals – 1 week (limit 3 items) – non-renewable

Overdue materials

  • If an item has not been returned after three notices, a hold will be placed on a student’s record. This hold will be equal to the replacement cost of the item, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $5 non-refundable fine. A hold means students are unable to register for classes or enroll at another MnSCU institution until it is resolved.
  • If an item is returned in the condition it was borrowed, all fees will be waived except the $5 fine. 
  • All fees must be paid at the SCTCC Business Office. 
  • Remember...You are responsible for overdue charges if you check items out for another person or you let someone else use your library card.

Overdue interlibrary loan materials

  • Overdue interlibrary loans will incure a replacement cost determined by the lending library, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $20 non-refundable fine.

Lost and damaged materials

  • Lost and damaged materials will incur fees equal to the replacement cost of the item, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $5 fine.  A hold will also be placed on a student's record.
  • An item is considered damaged if it is returned with:
    • Torn or stained cover
    • Turned, marked, or torn pages
    • Broken binding
    • Water damage
    • Broken DVDs or cases
  • You are responsible for lost or damaged charges if you check items out for another person or if you let someone else use your library card.

Course reserve materials

  • Course reserves are materials faculty put in the library for their own students to use.  These items are available for in-library-use only.
  • If an item is removed from the library, a hold will be placed on a student's record.  This hold will be equal to the replacement cost of the item, plus a $15 processing fee, and a $25 fine.  All charges are non-refundable. 
  • A hold means students are unable to register for classes or enroll in another MnSCU institution until it is resolved. 
  • Borrowing privileges will also be suspended if course reserve materials are removed from the library.

Library courtesy

The SCTCC Library provides a quiet space for research and study.  Please be respectful and courteous of others by following these common courtesy guidelines:

  • Maintain quietbe aware of noise levels so others in the area may work undisturbed. 
  • Refrain from using cell phonesuse of cell phones is not permitted in the library
  • Check out all materialscheck out all materials you take from the library
  • Return materials on timeItems are due back on or before the due date
  • Do not re-shelve library materialsplease bring items you use in the library to the CirculationDesk
 

Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303