Library Circulation Policies for Students

CCS Main Library Hours During the academic year (September-April)

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

CCS Main Library – Summer hours:

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Weekends: closed

You must show a current CCS ID in order to check out library materials. Click the following link to view the CCS library’s online catalog; access is also available through Blackboard. Students can search for books, periodicals, and materials placed on reserve by your instructors. From the catalog’s main menu, you can access your patron record to see what books you have checked out, what their due dates are, and if you have overdue books, as well as put holds on books that are currently checked out.

Fines for overdue books are $0.20 per book per day and $1 per DVD per day. Other materials have varying fines; please check at the circulation desk. All lost or unreturned items will be charged the replacement cost plus a $30.00 processing fee. No borrowing is allowed for accounts owing $15 or more. Accounts must be paid in full in order to receive grades and transcripts.

Resources Available

The library is equipped with seven Macs and eight PCs; only staff, faculty, and registered CCS students may use the computers. The library subscribes to numerous databases that can be found via Blackboard; the majority of these databases can be accessed from any location, on campus and off, although a couple require using a computer physically connected to the CCS internet network. The library has two large flatbed scanners equipped with Photoshop (Macs) and two smaller scanners suited for document scanning (PCs).

The library’s holdings feature over 60,000 books, with new additions weekly, as well as a selection of over 250 journals, magazines, and periodicals that can be perused within the library. The library also has a group study room and six individual study rooms suitable for one to two individuals.

Student Loan Periods

Two weeks. Books may be renewed once if no one has requested a hold be placed on them. Students may have up to 20 books (total) checked out to them at one time. Books may be returned to either library.
Course Reserves
Four hours, in-library use only. Materials placed on reserve by faculty for their classes as well as some course textbooks are shelved behind the circulation desk.
In-library use only; this applies to all periodicals, both current and back issues.
Videos and DVDs
Three days. Students are allowed to check out the TV series and movie DVDs that are located on the shelf behind the Reference section for use outside of the library. Movies that are located behind the circulation desk may only be viewed in the library. There are three Macs equipped to view DVDs, in addition to all the PCs.
Closed Reserve Books
In-library use only. Closed Reserve books are permanently shelved behind the circulation desk; many photography books are on Closed Reserve.
Open Reserve Books
In-library use only. Open Reserve books are shelved on the row next to the reference desk and have red tape on the spine above the call number label. These materials can be found in the general stack area.
Vertical File Materials
One week. Vertical File materials are housed in the filing cabinets in the far right corner of the library. In general, these materials are filed alphabetically by the name of the artist and include brochures and small exhibition catalogs.
Reference Books
In-library use only.