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Library Services for Students

Library services, policies, resources for students

Use of Library Materials

All CR students, faculty and staff are automatically entered into the library's computer system and have borrowing privileges at both the Eureka Campus library and the library at the Del Norte Education Center as well as the ability to access databases and other electronic resources through the library website from off-campus.  Community members may apply for a library card that allows them to borrow library materials for home use.  Community members will not be able to access library databases and electronic resources unless they come in to use a library computer workstation.

Borrowing Periods and Fines

General Collection

Books: 3 week loan period; late charge 10 cents per day
DVDs: 1 week loan period; late charge 25 cents per day

Magazines:  Current issue does not circulate; older issues have a 4 week loan period; late charge 10 cents per day.

Reserve Collection

Textbooks:  2 hour loan period; late charge $5 per day
Calculators, headphones, and other equipment:  2 hour loan period; late charge $5 per day

Semester loans: Limited numbers of textbooks for certain classes are available for semester-long loans

Laptop computers: 2 hour loan period; charged replacement cost if not returned by closing time.

Theft of Library Materials

The Library's mission depends on its continued ability to preserve materials for present and future use. Therefore it is library policy that theft and attempted theft shall be treated seriously.Theft or concealment of library materials for purposes of theft are offenses proscribed by California Penal Code § 490.5 and are violations of College of the Redwoods regulations.

Lost or Damaged Items

Items more than 90 days late will be considered lost and will be billed for replacement at the rates listed below.  Amounts listed include a $10 processing fee.  
Once items are billed, fees must be paid to the Cashier in order to clear your record (returning the item to the library will not remove the charge). 

Books - $50 per item
Calculators - $120 per item
DVDs - $50 per item
Magazines -  $20 per item
Reserve materials - $120 per item
Laptop computers - $750 per computer

Damaged items will be assessed by library staff and charges will be assessed based on the extent of the damage, up to the replacement cost of the item listed above.  Lost or damaged items which are reported prior to billing may, with the approval of the Library Director, be replaced with a duplicate item and will only be charged the $10 processing fee.