Cabrillo College Library
 || Getting Library Card || Checking out Materials || Checking out Periodicals || Loan Periods || Holds/Searches || Renewals ||
|| Returning Materials || Overdues/Bills || Fees || Credits || Closing || Phone #s || Electronic Resources: Acceptable Use Policy ||

1. Read this information sheet.
2. Come to the library's Circulation Desk and present a valid picture ID, preferably your Cabrillo College photo ID.
4. We will attach a barcode to your Cabrillo College ID or issue you a library card with a library barcode.
5. Be sure to keep your library card as it will continue to be valid during your tenure at Cabrillo College.

The Library does not charge for lost library cards. Report a stolen or lost card immediately by calling 479-6473. You are responsible for any library materials checked out on your card.

Please report address and phone changes to the library and personnel office promptly.

1. Bring materials to the Circulation Desk (report any damaged materials).
2. Present your Cabrillo College library card.
3. Note the due date for returning the materials.
NOTE: You should have your Cabrillo College library card or college ID card with library barcode to check out library materials or use reserve materials.

You may browse through the periodical stacks on your own, or fill out a periodical request slip and hand it to a Circulation Desk worker to retrieve the periodical for you.
1. Present periodical and your library card to a Circulation Desk worker
2. An orange charge card will be filled out, on which you print your name and your college Division or Office
3. The periodical is due one week from the day it was checked out
NOTE: Please bring your library card with you to identify yourself when you check out periodicals.

If you are a faculty member and wish to check out materials that you have put on Reserve, ask the library assistant to update the computer record so that the catalog indicates "instructor has." If you are not a faculty member, or wish to check out materials that are on Reserve for other instructors, you must abide by the time limit that instructor has set. See separate Reserve handout for policies, fees, and fines. If you are removing one of your own items from Reserve, ask for the Reserve Coordinator so that your Reserve information will be properly updated.

Most books circulate to faculty and classified staff for six months. If you are a classified staff member, or a faculty member returning to the college in the following semester, you may renew your books for an additional six months. If you have questions about the due date, call the Circulation Desk at 479-6473. Periodicals, Videos, and Vertical File materials circulate for one week.
RECALLS: If someone requests materials that you have had for more than three weeks, the library will send you a recall notice.

A hold may be placed on books that are currently in circulation. A search may be placed on a book that is not currently in its proper shelving location. To place either a hold or a search, provide any information about the book (title, author, and call number) to the Circulation Desk. You will be notified by mail when the item becomes available.

Books can be renewed if no one else has requested that title. Bring your library card to the Circulation Desk when renewing books in person. You may also renew books online at, or by telephone (479-6473) when the library is open. 

Return Reserve materials, periodicals, and vertical file materials through the book drop to the right of the circulation counter. All other books should be returned through the book drop to the left of the counter, just inside the security gate. Materials may be returned through the outdoor book drop when the library is closed.

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

The library will, as a courtesy, send one overdue notice for books from the Main/Folio stacks if not returned by the due date. You are responsible for returning the material by the due date whether or not you receive an overdue notice for any reason. Material that is overdue will be billed for replacement. If the overdue material is returned in good condition, all related charges will be eliminated from your record. Any outstanding charges must be cleared before you may borrow additional library materials.

Faculty and staff bills must be paid at the Library Circulation desk.

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
 Videos and DVDs:  $100.00 minimum
Damaged but still usable  $ 7.00 minimum
Billed books and materials in good condition may be returned for full refund of billed charges without time limitation.

The library considers damages to include water damage, pencil marks, pen, highlighting, pages that are dog-eared, etc. Please do not write in or otherwise damage books. 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.

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. 

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, Reserve materials and periodicals are due.

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


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.

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.
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 8/12