Circulation Policy

Who May Check Out Materials?
CCMS students, faculty, and staff may check out circulating materials. Alumni and visitors may utilize library resources on-site, but may not check out items.

Which Items Can Be Checked Out?
Not all items in the collection are permitted to circulate. See “Circulation Limits” below for details.

Returning Materials
All items must be returned by 4:00 P.M. on the due date. Items may be handed to the Library Director, or, if the Library Director is not available, to another faculty/staff member. All library materials must be returned prior to a student leaving CCMS for any reason, including Co-op, graduation, or withdrawal.

Placing Holds
Students may place a hold on an item that is checked out or in processing. Holds can be placed via Populi or by consulting the Library Director.

Renewing Items
Items that have a hold on them may not be renewed. After a student has renewed an item the maximum number of times allowed, the item must be entered back into circulation for a period of at least 1 day before it can be checked out again by the same student. See “Circulation Limits” below for more details.

Overdue Items
Overdue items are billed at 10¢ per day. There is a 1-day grace period after the due date before fines begin accumulating. A student cannot check out materials if their fines total $5 or more.

Missing and Damaged Materials
Missing/lost materials will be charged to the student’s account. The cost will be determined by a number of factors, including current retail price, historic value, etc. If a student returns an item that is damaged beyond the reasonable wear and tear expected of circulating materials, the student will be charged the replacement cost.

Circulation Limits