All patrons are expected to maintain appropriate standards of conduct. Failure to maintain these standards may result in suspension of library privileges and in the case of students may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the policies and procedures of the college.
Cerro Coso Community College Library materials may be borrowed by currently registered students, faculty, and staff. Community members may borrow library materials by presenting valid photo identification at the Library Help Desk. There is no fee for borrowing privileges and the library does not issue borrower cards. Registered students and community members are allowed to check out books. Course reserves may be checked out by registered students at the circulation desk. Reference materials may be viewed in the library and are non-circulating. Audiovisual materials may be checked out by faculty and staff, and all other patrons may view these materials in the library.
The library will not circulate materials to patrons younger than 18 years of age unless the minor is a registered student.
Community patrons 18 years or older may borrow materials and use the resources at the library. During the first visit, check-out privileges are limited to one item only. Community patrons are also unable to print from library computers, request Interlibrary Loans from other libraries, or access online resources from off-campus.
All patrons have a 20 book limit. In special circumstances, these limits may be exceeded with permission of the Librarian.
The following loan periods are in effect of library materials:
3 weeks from day of checkout; 2 renewals
Library Use Only or as specified
Library Use Only except with special permission by faculty
Library Use Only
Audiovisual (videos, CDs, etc.):
Checkout is available to staff and faculty. Library Use Only to all other patrons except with special permission
Materials may be renewed by phone when they are not overdue and when there are no outstanding requests from other users for the material(s). Patrons may renew items 2 times. In special circumstances, the librarian may allow additional renewals.
Fines are not charged for overdue materials. Materials not returned after notification are assumed lost and a hold for the replacement cost of the item will be placed on the student's record at the Business Office.
Patrons must pay the cost of lost or damaged materials. Items are considered lost after they are 3 weeks overdue. Patrons will receive a notice with the cost of the item. A hold at the Business Office will be placed if the amount is not paid by the end of the semester.
Patrons may contact the circulation desk by phone or email if you need to place a book on hold that is checked out. Holds can also be placed online via the Horizon Library Catalog by clicking the "Request Item" button on an item record. You will be contacted when the book is returned and it will be held at the circulation desk for 48 hours. You may also place an item on hold if you contact the circulation desk for a particular item and would like to pick it up at within 48 hours.
Copies may be made at the circulation desk for $.10 per copy. Patrons using this equipment accept responsibility for abiding by all copyright laws. The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17 of the U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies of copyrighted material.
All videos owned by Cerro Coso Community College Library may be viewed by students in the library on equipment supplied by the library. Faculty may check out videos for use in their classes.
WARNING: Federal law provides severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition of copyrighted motion pictures and video tapes. (Title 17, United States Code, Sections 501 and 506.) The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigates allegations of criminal copyright infringement. (Title 17, United States Code, Section 506).
Photocopying one copy of an article from an owned journal title or a chapter from an owned volume at the request of a faculty member for the purpose of Library Reserve fits within Copyright guidelines of Fair Use.
Multiple Copies made for Course Reserves:
The American Library Association Code of Ethics includes the statement "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received, materials consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted." The library strongly supports this precept. Thus, the library will not disclose information such as reference questions posed, reading materials (including Web sites) consulted, or the identity of its users, except as required by law.
The passage of the USA PATRIOT Act and other laws and regulations following September 11, 2001, gives the FBI and other law enforcement agencies broader authority to obtain confidential information and records from libraries as well as other agencies. While they are still required to obtain a court order, the legal standard for obtaining the order is lower.