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Circulation FAQ's

  1. Where do I check out materials?

  2. How do I check out materials?

  3. Where do I get a student I.D. and how much does it cost?

  4. How long may I keep checked out materials?

  5. What are the overdue fines?

  6. How many items can be checked out at one time?

  7. Where are materials located?

  8. What if the library does not have the books I need?


1. Where do I check out materials?

Materials are checked out at the circulation desk on level 1 of the library in Columbus Hall (CO).

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2. How do I check out materials?

You must be a currently registered student or current employee of the college. Present a Columbus State Community College I.D. card or other valid form of picture I.D. such as a state driver's license, state I.D. card, passport, etc., at the circulation desk each time materials are borrowed.

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3. Where do I get a student I.D. and how much does it cost?

A Columbus State Community College student picture I.D. may be obtained from the Public Safety / Police Department in Union Hall 048. A replacement I.D. may be purchased for $4.00 at the Cashier's Office in Rhodes Hall after showing proof of payment for outstanding account balances. A receipt of purchase must be presented at the Public Safety / Police Department in order to acquire a replacement I.D.

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4. How long may I keep checked out materials?

                                        
Loan Periods

These are the standard loan periods for materials borrowed from the Columbus State Library, OhioLINK and SearchOhio. Faculty and staff often enjoy extended loan periods for Columbus State items. Loan periods for items with special status may differ, such as course reserves.  

ITEM BORROWED
FROM
INITIAL LOAN
PERIOD
NO. OF
RENEWALS
Books CSCC Library 3 weeks 2
Books OhioLINK 3 weeks 4
Books SearchOhio 3 weeks 3
Audio-visual items CSCC Library 1 week 1
Audio-visual items OhioLINK 1 week No renewals
Audio-visual items SearchOhio 1 week 3
Periodicals CSCC Library Do not circulate
Reserves CSCC Library Limited - see Reserve Services

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5. What are the overdue fines?
                                       Fines and Fees

CSCC Library Items not returned on time are subject to a fine of 50 cents per day, per item, to a maximum amount of $15 per item, except for OhioLINK and SearchOhio items. OhioLINK items that are returned 30 days beyond the due date will carry a maximum fine of $50. SearchOhio items returned late will be fined a maximum amount of $25 per item.  Faculty and staff are usually not charged late fees for library items, but they are liable for late fees for OhioLINK and SearchOhio items. All borrowers are responsible for lost or damaged items. Items long overdue are presumed lost and the borrower will be billed for the replacement cost and a processing fee.

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6. How many items can be checked out at one time?

Students, faculty and staff may check out a total of 50 items at one time from the library or OhioLINK.

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7. Where are materials located?

CATEGORY FLOOR ABLE TO CHECK OUT?
 Main Stacks Level 3 Yes
 Main Stacks Large Level 3 - Interfiled with main stacks Yes
 New Materials Level 2 Yes
 Periodicals Level 3 No
 Reference Level 2 No
 Reserves Level 1 Limited

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8. What if the library does not have the books I need?

Columbus State Community College is a member of OhioLINK, a state wide consortium of 84 private and public universities and colleges in the state of Ohio. CSCC students, faculty, and staff may request items from these institutions from OhioLINK, which will deliver those items to CSCC. See OhioLINK borrowing for more information.

Columbus State Community College has partnered with SearchOhio to provide access to materials from nineteen public libraries in the state of Ohio. Items can be searched and requested at the SearchOhio catalog.

Although the library does not have any formal loan arrangements with the area's public libraries, they are also a good source for many types of materials. See Other Area Libraries for quick access to their websites.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a special service that obtains materials not available through OhioLINK.

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