Loan Periods

Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff can check out circulating materials with a valid SCC ID card. Community users with a valid card may also check out materials.

Books

Books can be checked out for three weeks.

Laptops

The library loans laptops to current SCC students, who do not have overdue materials or outstanding fines. Students are to use these laptops solely in the library. The checkout period is two hours with one renewal if available upon request.

Periodicals

Library use only for all patrons.

Reference Books

Library use only for all patrons.

Reserves

Students, faculty and staff only. Loan periods are set by instructors includes two hours (library use only), one day, three days and seven days.

Audiovisual

Students, faculty and staff members may check out up to three audiovisual items (videos, sound recordings, etc.) for three days with the exception of those placed on reserve by faculty members. Community users must use audiovisual materials in the library.

Vertical File

Vertical file materials, such as pamphlets and maps, may be checked out for three weeks.

Renewing Items

You may renew a book or an audiovisual item through the Archway online catalog. You may also renew items by calling the Circulation Desk at 636-922-8434, or visiting the library.

Renewal policies

Students, Faculty and Staff

Unlimited renewals unless a hold has been placed on the book. Audiovisual items may renew once for three days. Mobius books may renew twice for three weeks each.

Community Users

One renewal unless a hold has been placed on the book.

Overdue Fines

There are no fines for overdue books. A bill for the estimated cost of a replacement copy plus an additional $15 processing fee (for each book) will be sent to the patron one week after an item is due. The replacement cost for books borrowed from other MOBIUS libraries is $120 for each book. Students with overdue books will have their student records "flagged" which will prohibit them from receiving their grades, enrolling in classes and having their transcripts sent to other institutions.

While there are no fines on overdue books, overdue reserve and audiovisual material incur the following fines:

Reserve Material

  • 1-hour reserve – $1 per hour.
  • 2-hour reserve – 50 cents per hour.
  • 24-hour reserve – 50 cents per hour.
  • 1-day, 3-day & 7-day reserve – $1 per day each day the library is open.

Maximum fine will be the replacement cost of the item.

Audiovisual Material (videos, sound recordings, etc.)

  • Three-day and seven-day checkout – $1 per day each day the library is open.

Maximum fine will be the replacement cost of the item.

Loan periods, fines and checkout limits may vary depending upon the patron category.

Placing Items on Hold

Students, faculty, staff and community users may reserve a book that is currently checked out by placing a "hold" on the book. When the book is returned, we will notify you by email. Books must be picked up at the circulation desk within one week of notification. Patrons may place a hold on a book by contacting the circulation desk at 636-922-8434, or by clicking the Request button in the record of the book in the Archway online catalog.

Reserve Collection

Instructors may place certain materials on reserve. Reserve items are held behind the circulation desk and may be checked out for short periods of time to ensure that all students have access to the material.

Students may check to see if their instructor has placed items on reserve by searching the Course Reserves option in the Archway online catalog. You can search by course title or instructor name.

Remember that the checkout period for reserve material is shorter than regular circulating material. To check out material placed on reserve, ask a staff member at the circulation desk.

Lost or Damaged Items

All borrowers will be required to pay the replacement cost plus a $15 processing fee for each lost or damaged item. The replacement cost for books borrowed from other MOBIUS libraries is $120 for each book.

Refunds for Materials Lost and Paid

A full refund will be given if the item is returned with a receipt within 14 days of payment. If it is returned with a receipt within six months of payment, the cost of the item but not the processing fee will be refunded. After six months, no refund will be given.