Borrowing & Requesting Materials

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COVID-19 Service Alert: While the GCC Library buildings are closed, all holds must be requested online or by phone. To arrange Door-side Pickup call:
  • 623-845-3109 - Pickup outside the west entrance of GCC Main Library
  • 623-888-7109 - Pickup outside the lobby of GCC North Library
This service is limited to GCC Students and employees
Due Dates: All materials checked out starting 8/18/2020 will be due on 12/17/2020. Materials checked out prior to 08/18/2020 were due 08/31/2020.

My MCCCD Library Account

Your Maricopa County Community College District Libraries account is your gateway to checking on your due dates, renewing items, placing holds, and searching content only available to GCC students. To log-in, use your MEID and the associated password. This is the same log-in credentials used to access "My Student Center" and Canvas.

Requesting Library Materials

Many items from the Maricopa County Community College District Libraries are available to be requested and picked up in person. Materials that are eligible to be checked out will have a link to "Place a Hold" in the catalog.

Picking up materials: You will receive an email when your requested items are available for pickup.

Interlibrary Loans

Maricopa County Community College students, faculty, and staff may use Interlibrary Loan to borrow books and articles that are not available from any of the Maricopa County Community College District Libraries. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the process by which a library requests material from another library.


Borrowing Guidelines

Checkout period

Books and CDs 28 days, one renewal
DVDs & Non-book items, excluding CDs 7 days, one renewal
Reserve Materials 2 hours, in-library use only
Laptop computers 4 hours, in-library use only

Loan limits

Students 20 items / 5 non-book items
Faculty/Staff 20 items
Alumni 10 items / 3 non-book items
Community Borrowers 5 items / 3 non-book items

Holds

Items on hold must be picked up within 10 days

Students / Faculty / Staff Unlimited holds
Alumni / Community Borrowers 5 holds

Renewals

28-day renewals are limited to ONE time only. Renew online, phone or in the library. Items on hold will not renew.

Returns

Items may be returned to any Maricopa County Community College District Library.

Late Fees and Fines

Overdue items are assumed lost. Late fines and fees are assessed as follows:

Books and CDs 28 days past due, the borrower will be fined the cost of the item, plus a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee for each item.
DVDs & Non-book items, excluding CDs 14 days past due, the borrower will be fined the cost of the item, plus a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee for each item.

Borrowers have 90 days from the assumed lost date to return overdue items and have the fine reversed. The $10.00 processing fee is not refundable, this fee will not be reversed. After 90 days, no fines or fees will be reversed. This includes previous payment for overdue items that are subsequently returned.

Reserves

Reserves removed from the library are overdue/assumed lost. Borrowers will be charged a replacement cost fine, a non-refundable $10 processing fee per item and a non-refundable $10.00 a day fee (to a maximum of $70.00) per item. If the item is returned, the replacement cost fine may be waived. The $10.00 a day fee and the $10.00 processing fee will not be waived.

Important

Fines and fees may be paid at the college's Cashier's Office or in your Student Center at My.Maricopa.edu. Unpaid fines and fees may prohibit students from checking out library materials, registering for classes or ordering transcripts, and may be sent to collections.

These Policies are found on the MCCCD Library Borrowing Guidelines approved by the Maricopa County Community College District’s Governing Board 9/11/2014

IMPORTANT

See COVID Service Updates page for information on services available while the building is closed.

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