Cabrillo College Library

INFORMATION, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES
FOR SPECIAL BORROWERS

|| Who May Obtain a Library Card || How to Get a Library Card || Checking out Materials || Checking out Periodicals || Loan Periods ||
|| Holds || Renewals || Returning Materials || Overdues/Bills || Fees || Refunds || Closing || Phone #s || Acceptable Use Policy ||

WHO MAY OBTAIN A CABRILLO SPECIAL BORROWER LIBRARY CARD
1. Local residents of Santa Cruz County or Aromas, age 18 and over. The annual charge is $25. Residents under 18 who are not Cabrillo students are not eligible for a Cabrillo library card.
2. Special Borrower cards are available at no charge to the following: Retired Cabrillo College faculty and classified staff, Cabrillo governing board members, spouses and children of full-time Cabrillo employees, former Cabrillo students working on an incomplete Cabrillo class, Santa Cruz County Office of Education employees (including all public school teachers), current full-time UCSC faculty, UCSC & CSUMB students with approval letter from their institution's library, and other special categories. The Circulation Department maintains a complete list of eligible Special Borrower patron categories and requirements.

GETTING YOUR LIBRARY CARD
1. Come to the Library Circulation Desk.
2. Present a valid picture ID (California driver's license or other official picture ID), and proof of local residence (e.g., an envelope addressed to you with your local address).
4. We will issue you a paper library card, valid for one year; Special Borrower cards may be renewed annually upon payment of the $25 annual fee.

Report a stolen or lost card immediately. You are responsible for any library materials checked out on your card.

Please report changes of address or telephone promptly. 


CHECKING OUT MATERIALS

Main Stacks & Folio Stacks
1. Special Borrowers may have a maximum of ten items checked out at any given time.
2. Bring materials to the Circulation Desk (report any damaged materials).
3. Present your Cabrillo College library card.
4. Note the due date for returning the materials.
5. Special Borrowers may check out up to 10 items.

Back-issue Periodicals for in-Library Use
1. Fill out Periodical Request form (available at the Circulation Desk), including your driver's license number and home phone.
2. Hand completed form to a Circulation Desk staff member who will retrieve the periodical for you.

NOTE: Periodicals are for in-library use only. The most current issue of most titles is available for browsing in the Browsing Area to the right of the Circulation Desk.

Course Reserve Materials
Special Borrowers may check out Course Reserve materials for use within the library only. See separate handout for details.

 

INTERLIBRARY LOAN SERVICE
Special Borrowers are not eligible for interlibrary loan service through Cabrillo, with one exception: Special Borrowers formerly or presently affiliated with Cabrillo (retired faculty & staff, Governing Board members, etc.) may submit one interlibrary loan request per month.


LOAN PERIODS
Books from the Main Stacks and Folio collections circulate for 3 weeks.
Periodicals, videos, and Reference books are for in-library use only.
DVDs are for in-library use only, but must be checked out at the Circulation Desk to open the security case.

Check the date due slip inside each item for the due date. You are responsible for knowing when your library materials are due. RECALLS: If someone requests materials that you have had for more than 3 weeks, the library will send you a recall notice.


HOLDS/SEARCHES
A hold may be placed on Main Stacks and Folio Stacks books that are checked out to another borrower. A search may be placed on a book that appears to be missing. To place either a hold or a search, present your library card and information about the book (title, author, and call number) to the Circulation Desk. You will be notified by mail when the item becomes available.


RENEWALS
You may renew books in person at the Circulation Desk, on the web, or by telephone. If renewing in person, you don't need to bring the actual books, but you should bring your library card. To renew on the web, go to the Library home page (http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/library) and click on "Renew Books Online." When renewing by telephone, call the Circulation Desk (479-6473) when the library is open. Books may be renewed twice if no one else has placed a hold on that title.


RETURNING MATERIALS
Return Reserve materials, periodicals, and vertical file materials through the book drop on the right end of the Circulation counter. All other books should be returned through the book drop on the left end of the counter. Materials may be also returned through the outdoor book drop (the blue metal drop slot on the ocean-facing side of the library) when the library is closed.

DO NOT return damp or damaged materials through a book drop. Please hand them to a Circulation Desk staff member with an explanation of what is wrong. (See section on DAMAGES below.)


OVERDUES AND BILLS
The library will, as a courtesy, send two overdue notices for books from the Main/Folio Stacks if not returned by the due date. You are responsible for returning material by the due date whether or not you received an overdue notice for any reason. Material that is three weeks overdue will be billed for replacement. If the overdue material is returned in good condition, the item charge and processing fee will be eliminated from your record. The "billing fee" is our non-refundable overdue fine. Outstanding charges must be cleared before you may borrow additional library materials. Billing problems may be brought to the attention of Circulation personnel between the hours of 9:00am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. We may not be able to resolve billing problems during evening hours. Replacement charges for unreturned or damaged books as well as overdue fines must be paid at the Library Circulation desk, any time the library is open.
 
 
FEES (subject to change without notice)
Replacement & processing charges (lost, or damaged beyond repair)
  Main stack book: $40.00 minimum
  Folio book:  $50.00 minimum
  Periodicals:  list price
Fines (the "billing fee" on your billing statement)
  Main Stacks and Folio books: $3.00
  DVD:  $1.00 for the first hour, an additional $1.00 for the second hour
 Course Reserves: - see separate Course Reserve Materials handout

Billed books and materials in good condition may be returned for credit for the replacement and processing fees.


DAMAGES
The library considers damages to include water damage, pencil marks, pen, highlighting, pages that are dog-eared, etc. Wet books are subject to mildew and must be withdrawn from the collection. You will be billed for replacement costs for books that must be withdrawn. If damages occur while you have materials checked out or in your possession, contact the Circulation Desk immediately at 479-6473.


REFUND POLICY
If you pay for lost library material and subsequently find it, you may receive a credit for the replacement charges within one year of the payment date. The material will be inspected to make sure it is in condition to return to the collection before a credit is initiated. Note: Replacement payments for lost instructor-owned reserve items cannot be credited by the library.


LIBRARY CLOSING PROCEDURES
To provide for an orderly closing of the library each day, the Circulation Desk closes 15 minutes before the building closes. At the same time, all Reserve materials and periodicals are due.


TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Circulation Desk: 479-6473
Reference Desk: 479-6163

  


ELECTRONIC RESOURCES: ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

Internet resources and other resources delivered via computer workstations at Cabrillo College Library are made available to enhance and facilitate teaching, learning and scholarly endeavors.

Primary activities
The Library encourages the use of its electronic resources for the primary activities listed above. Other uses, including electronic mail, game playing, and participation in chat rooms, forums and newsgroups, are considered secondary activities. Should secondary activities in any way interfere with primary activities, they may be immediately terminated.

Primary User group
Students, faculty and staff at Cabrillo College constitute the Library's primary user group. Other library patrons may use the Library's computers and other equipment if primary user group patrons are not waiting for them.

Individual Responsibility
Individuals are responsible for using the Library's electronic resources in an ethical, non-discriminatory and lawful manner. Engaging in any activity that is at variance with these policies and responsibilities can result in the loss of access privileges.

Equitable Access
The Library's electronic workstations and the materials to which they provide access constitute resources to be shared equitably among users.

Limiting Use
The Library supports equity of access to Internet and other electronic information resources. If and when the number of computer workstations is insufficient to meet demand, rationing service (i.e., limiting individual sessions to a certain time period and/ or limiting access to those in the primary user group) may be necessary to provide equitable access.

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Cabrillo College Library supports the American Library Association's statement "Access to Electronic Information, Services and Networks: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights." (ALA 1/96)
 

updated 4/13