Borrowing & Renewing Library Items

Library Fines

Patron Responsibility

Code of Conduct in the Library

Animals in the Library

Children in the Library

Food in the Library

 

Borrowing & Renewing Library Items

LCCC Bass Library and OhioLINK Items may be borrowed using an LCCC Student ID/Library Card with a valid barcode. You will receive electronic library notifications via your LCCC email address regarding your LCCC and OhioLINK material.

Elyria Public Library System (EPLS) and CLEVNET items may be borrowed using your EPLS library card or the Greater Access Card. For information on EPLS and CLEVNET policies, please visit EPLS’s Library Policies page. 

Loan Periods

LCCC Bass Library materials

  • 21 day loan period for books for students, staff, community members, and adjunct faculty
  • 1 year loan period for books for full-time faculty
  • No limit to number of items borrowed for students, faculty, and staff
  • A limit of 10 items borrowed for community members 

OhioLINK materials

  • 21 day loan period for books for students, staff and community
  • 42 day loan period for books for faculty
  • Maximum item limits: students = 50; faculty/staff = 200; community = 5

Renew Materials

Students, faculty, staff, and community members may renew LCCC Library & OhioLINK materials up to 6 times, if the items is not requested by someone else.

There are several ways to renew materials:

  • Online: Log into My Library Account (NOTE: Renewal online only works up through the day before the due date.)
  • In person: LCCC Bass Library Circulation Desks, 1st or 2nd floor
  • By phone: Call the LCCC Bass Library Circulation Desk at 440-366-4026 (ext 4026 on campus)

 

Library Fines

Library fines begin to accrue once an item becomes overdue. 

LCCC Bass Library materials

  • 10 cents/day for each item
  • $5 maximum per item
  • Lost item: fees vary

OhioLINK materials

  • 50 cents/day for each item
  • 30+ days overdue= $50.00
  • Non-returned/damaged items= $125.00
  • Loan Periods and Fines are OhioLINK policy

Library patrons may pay their fines for LCCC and OhioLINK materials in the following ways:

  • In cash by coming to the Bass Library’s 1st or 2nd Floor Circulation Desks
  • By credit or debit card by coming to the Bass Library’s 1st or 2nd Floor Circulation Desks for a printout of the amount due and then heading to Financial Services on the 1st Floor of the Bass Library/Community Resource Center building (down the hall from the Library’s main entrance) to pay the fine.

For information about EPLS fines, please review EPLS’s Overdue Materials Policy

 

Patron Responsibility

All patrons are responsible for lost, damaged, or non-returned library materials. If a $5.00 fine accrues for an over-due item, a Hold will be placed on the patron’s account. Students with a Hold on their accounts will not be able to register for classes or obtain enrollment verification or transcripts (official or unofficial). Holds will not be removed until all late fees have been paid.

 

Code of Conduct in the Library

The Library strives to maintain a physical environment that is conducive to academic learning. Library users are expected to adhere to both Library and College policies, including the LCCC Code of Conduct and the Library guidelines listed below.

  • Noise or talking that interferes with the rights of others is not permitted. For example:
    • When using your phone please be considerate and keep your voice to a reasonable level. At the discretion of library staff, patrons may be asked to take their cell phone conversations out of the Library.
    • Headphones and audio devices may be used if the noise does not disturb others.
    • Children who cause disturbances by crying, running, making noise, or exhibition of other disruptive behavior must be removed from the Library by their parent or guardian. 
  • Misusing library furnishings, materials, equipment, or computers is not permitted.
  • Congregating in or around entrances, exits, passageways, or otherwise blocking access is not permitted.
  • Library staff may limit the number of people seated n a given area or at any one table.
  • Library materials may not be taken into restrooms.
  • Rollerblades, skateboards, and large sports equipment are not allowed in the Library.

All Bass Library users are expected to abide by these guidelines and will be asked to comply if necessary. All library staff are empowered to approach disruptive individuals and ask them to discontinue the disruptive behavior, or to request assistance from LCCC Security personnel. 

 

Animals in the Library

Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are the only animals permitted in the Library with the exception of those being used in a library program. For more information, please review the Service Animals on Campus page.

 

Children in the Library

Children may not be left unattended in the Library, even when caregivers are in other areas of the campus. Children who cause disturbances by crying, running, making noise, or exhibition of other disruptive behavior must be removed from the Library by their parent or guardian.

 

Food in the Library

Food and drink are welcome in the Library, including the group study rooms. We ask all library patrons to follow the below guidelines:

  • Drinks should be covered
  • Food waste should go into appropriate receptacles
  • No food waste should be left in the group study rooms, including the group study room trash cans. Please throw food waste away in trash cans outside of the study rooms.