Borrowing & Requesting Materials
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.
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.
|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|
|Students||20 items / 5 non-book items|
|Alumni||10 items / 3 non-book items|
|Community Borrowers||5 items / 3 non-book items|
Items on hold must be picked up within 10 days
|Students / Faculty / Staff||Unlimited holds|
|Alumni / Community Borrowers||5 holds|
28-day renewals are limited to ONE time only. Renew online, phone or in the library. Items on hold will not renew.
Items may be returned to any Maricopa County Community College District Library.
Overdue items are assumed lost. Fines are assessed as follows:
|Books and CDs||28 days past due, the borrower will be fined the cost of the item.|
|DVDs & Non-book items, excluding CDs||14 days past due, the borrower will be fined the cost of the item.|
Borrowers have 90 days from the assumed lost date to return overdue items and have the fine reversed. After 90 days, no fines will be reversed. This includes previous payment for overdue items that are subsequently returned.
Reserves removed from the library are overdue/assumed lost. Borrowers will be charged a replacement cost fine 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 will not be waived.
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.
Effective July 1, 2021 assumed lost items will no longer be charged a $10 processing fee. Fines and fees incurred prior to July 1, 2021 will not be reversed.
These Policies are found on the MCCCD Library Borrowing Guidelines approved by the Maricopa County Community College District’s Governing Board 9/11/2014