Document Delivery is a interlibrary loan service provided to obtain materials which are NOT available in the Cerro Coso Community College Library. Materials necessary for study and research such as books are borrowed from other libraries. Photocopies of periodical articles can also be obtained. The conditions of this service are set by the National Interlibrary Loan Code, 1980 (adopted by the American Library Association), the California Interlibrary Loan Code, local agreements, and the regulations of the individual lending libraries.
Who may use Document Delivery
Any current Cerro Coso student, staff member or full/part-time faculty residing near a Cerro Coso campus or college center may use this service. Those using this service must be a current Cerro Coso Library patron at the Library (this includes the college centers at Ridgecrest, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, Lake Isabella and South Kern) in order to receive interlibrary loans.
How Document Delivery works
Requests may be submitted in person, at the Library Circulation desk of the Ridgecrest campus, or online using the form links on the top or bottom of this page. For speedy service, accurate and complete bibliographic information should be supplied, along with the source of that information. Accurate personal information must be provided as well. All completed forms are processed by the Interlibrary Loan staff.
The Cerro Coso Library does not charge for providing this service. If there are any fees required by the lending libraries, the fees must be paid by the requestor of the materials at the time of pick-up or with the return of books by distance learners. Some libraries require a fee to be paid for the lending of their books. Due to photocopy agreements, some photocopies come free of charge, but there are many libraries that charge $10 and up for each photocopied citation. This fee must be paid before the copies would be sent. The Interlibrary Loan service tries to locate the material at the lowest fee to the requestor.
Notification of Material Arrival
A telephone call or an e-mail message will notify the requestor when the material arrives at the Main IWV campus. The material will then be sent to the nearest College Center for pick-up. Interlibrary loan materials can only be picked up at a Cerro Coso College Center.
The loan period for books is determined by the lending library and is usually two to three weeks. A renewal should be requested only when absolutely necessary. A renewal request by telephone or in person must be made four days in advance of the due date.
Restrictions on Loans
The white book band attached to the front cover must remain on the books. Lending libraries determine any conditions regarding the use of their materials. Limitations by the lending library such as "No Renewal" and "In Library Use Only" must be honored.
All books borrowed through Interlibrary Loan must be returned to the Library desk or to the distant College Center by distance learners. If the IWV Library is closed, the book may be returned by using the outside book drop located outside of the LRC building or at the main entrance across the east bridge. Late return of materials jeopardizes the ability of the Library to borrow from other libraries in the future and may result in fines.