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Policies: Borrowing Materials

What do I Need to Check Out Materials?

LBCC Students / Faculty / Staff need to show one of the following to check out library materials:

  • LBCC ID card
  • OSU ID card
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Library card from any member of the Linn Libraries Consortium

What can I borrow?

  • Books
  • Course textbooks (ask if we have your course)
  • Calculators
  • Laptops
  • Phone chargers
  • Loan Periods

  • Books, DVDs, Children's Books, CDs - 3 weeks
  • Reserve items: 2 hours or 3 days. Items must stay within the Library or Learning Center.
  • Laptops: 2 hours or 3 days.  
  • Reference Books are not allowed to check out except with librarian permission
  • Materials marked "STAFF ONLY" may check out only to LBCC Faculty and Staff. "Staff Only" Videos/DVDs may be viewed by anyone in the library; please bring them up to the circulation counter so that we may open the security case.
  • Renewing Materials

    All library users may renew their checkouts twice. Reserve materials cannot be renewed. You may renew online by using the "My Library Account" link on the library's webpage, in person at the library's circulation counter, or by phone. During the Library's open hours, please feel free to call the Circulation Counter at 541-917-4638 for assistance.

    Library Services for the General Public

    Anyone at least high school age living in the area can come to the LBCC Library and become a "public" patron. Please bring a government-issued photo ID. Once in our system, you will have the same borrowing privileges (and the same late penalties) as LBCC students, except for:

    • interlibrary loans - reserved for the LBCC community
    • reserve textbooks - reserved for LBCC students
    • laptops - reserved for LBCC students

    Late Materials

    Late Fines

    2hr  Reserves - $.50 an hour

    3 day Reserves - $2.00 a day

    Materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan - $2.00 a day

    All other library items - $.25 a day

    To avoid late charges, please make sure to renew your materials - online, by using the "My Library Account" link on the top right corner of the page, or by calling the LBCC Library Circulation Desk at 541-917-4638.

    RESERVE MATERIALS CANNOT BE RENEWED.

    Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

    When a user's account accumulates $10.00 or more in fines, her/his checkout privileges will be "blocked" and remain suspended until the user does the following:

    1. Check in all materials on which fines are accumulating. (e.g. If one has a reserve item out, privileges will not be unblocked until the item has been checked in).

    2. Pay the bill for overdue fines (this bill is generated at the library's circulation counter) at the LBCC Business Office and bring the receipt back to the circulation counter.

    How can I avoid being fined/billed?

    Here are a few tips to avoid accumulating fines and being billed for "LOST" books:

    1. Pay attention to due dates (this will be stamped on the pocket card and written on your receipt)
    2. Renew your checkouts (with the exception of Reserve Materials)
    3. Read your LBCC email - you will receive the following email reminders before you are actually billed for "LOST" items:
    • 3 days before materials are due
    • The day materials are due
    • 14 days after materials become overdue
    • 21 days after materials become overdue

    Remember, you can renew checkouts of most library items (except Reserves) up until they are marked "LOST." While this does not erase any accumulated fines, you can save yourself the expense of replacing a book!

    "Lost" or Long Overdue Items

    Billing for LOST or Long Overdue Materials

    The library's checkout software automatically marks checkouts as "LOST" 40 days after their due date if they have not been checked in. At this point, you will receive an email notifiying you of a pending bill; billing will be done by the LBCC billing office. You will be billed the following amounts for each item marked as "LOST" :

    • Item Cost, plus ...
    • Processing Fee - $10.00, plus ...
    • Accrued Fines

    $$ You will be billed $30 for cost of item plus $10 processing fee plus $10 in fines for a total of $50.00 for each lost item! Please make sure to return materials on time or to renew your loans.

    Linn-Benton Community College Library    |    6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany OR 97321    |    541.917.4638 - Circulation / Information