The Bass Library is honored to be a resource for all Lorain County residents. Community members from within and without the County are welcome to visit the Library and use our resources and facilities, including our books, periodicals, media, research databases, and research services. Research databases may be accessed in the Bass Library building.

Community Library Cards

Computers & Equipment

EPLS & LCCC Materials

Foundation Center

OhioLINK Resources

Reference Services

Resources for Children

Community Library Cards

LCCC Community Borrower library/ID cards are available to local residents with a valid photo ID and proof of address at the LCCC Bass Library Circulation desk. Children under the age of 16 may receive a community borrower card with a parent or guardian present. Community member cards are valid for four years. To continue borrowing, community borrowers need to renew the library card. This card will allow users to check out LCCC circulating library material.

With a Community Borrower library card:

  • You may check out 10 library books
  • You may have a total of 5 OhioLINK items on your library record
  • Borrow items for 3 weeks and renew those items for an additional 3 weeks

LCCC overdue materials fines are 10 cents per item per day. OhioLINK materials are 50 cents per item per day. Borrowers are responsible for all materials checked on their cards. A fine equal to the full cost of the item plus a processing fee will be charged for all library materials.

The LCCC Library does not provide InterLibrary loan services for article requests to community borrowers. Please check with the Elyria Public Library System (or another local public library) to find out about their interlibrary loan services.

EPLS library cards are available to all Ohio residents at the LCCC Library Circulation Desks. This card allows users to check out EPLS circulating library material. Please review the EPLS Registration page for more details about using this card.

Computers & Equipment

Community members may use any of the computer workstations located throughout the Library, mostly on the second and third floors. At these workstations, members may access the Library’s wealth of research databases for free. Copy machines, scanners, printers, and microform readers are also available. Printing cards may be purchased for $1.00 (20 copies). The Cost of a single copy is 5 cents per page. Ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

EPLS & LCCC Materials

The LCCC Library has partnered with the Elyria Public Library System to offer adult fiction and non-fiction books, young adult and children’s books, media (DVDs and CDs) and magazines for all ages at the Bass Library. Community members therefore have access to a wide array of material from popular fiction (provided by EPLS) to the latest in academic resources (provided by the LCCC Library). The majority of the EPLS materials is housed on the first floor of the Bass Library. EPLS’s adult non-fiction is shelved with the LCCC Library’s non-fiction material on the second and third floors.

Foundation Center

As a special resource to the community, the LCCC Bass Library is a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection Library. As a Cooperating Collection Library, the LCCC Library receives print copies of selected Foundation Center publications and provides access to three Foundation Center databases. The databases may be accessed from any of the public workstations within the Bass Library and Community Resources Center building.

OhioLINK Resources

All LCCC cardholders have the capability of using the OhioLINK online catalog to find and borrow material from the 89+ OhioLINK educational institutions. For questions regarding borrowing material from other institutions, please contact the Library’s Interlibrary Loan Office at (440) 366-7336 or ill@lorainccc.edu.

Reference Services

Community members are welcome to receive reference and research assistance from the LCCC Library. Members have the option to visit us at the second floor Research IT Desk, chat with us online via the Ask the Library/LibChat tool, call us at (440) 366-4106 or text us at (440) 220-6777. Professional librarians and library associates staff these services and are available to assist in locating and using library materials. The Library also has print reference material, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and literature and poetry resources.

Resources for Children

The LCCC Bass Library welcomes children into the Library. Those under the age of 16 should have a parent or guardian with them in the Library (see the Library’s conduct guidelines for more details). The Library includes a dedicated Children’s Room filled with children’s books and media. Periodically, the Library will also hold children’s programs. Check the Library’s Event calendar for details on current programming.