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Library Circulation Policies

Eligible Borrowers

Only currently enrolled Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) students and currently employed faculty and staff members are eligible to borrow materials from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Library Cards

The Library does not issue library cards; to borrow library materials you need to present your LACC Cub ID card or Student ID from any of the LACCD nine campuses. Alternatively, if your Student ID is missing, an Unofficial Enrollment Verification plus one other current form of picture identification (e.g. California ID, California driver’s license, or a current passport) will be accepted. 

College employees must complete an MLK Library Card Application and show a valid LACC Cub Card ID for Faculty or Staff in order to obtain a library card.

Loan Periods

  • Circulating Books (Stacks): 4 weeks, no renewals, no immediate re-circulation.
  • Reserve Textbooks:  2 hours (in-library use only), no immediate renewals.
  • Reserve Materials:  1 week, no renewals, no immediate re-circulation.
  • Periodicals:  Use in Library

How Many Items Can Be Borrowed?

  • Circulating Books (Stacks): Students are limited to borrowing a maximum of 10 books; no more that 5 on one subject.
  • 2-Hour Reserve Textbooks: 1 textbook at a time (in-library use only).
  • 7-Day Reserve Materials: 1 item at a time.

Overdue Fines

Library materials kept past their due date are subject to the following fine schedule.

  • 2-Hour Reserve Textbooks:  $1.00 per hour up to $100.00
  • Reserve Materials:  $1.00 per day up to $60.00

Lost Materials

All library users are responsible for lost library materials.  The replacement policy is as follows.

  • Circulating Books:  Replacement cost of a book, plus a $10.00 processing fee.
  • 2-Hour Reserve Textbooks:  Current price of the item, plus a $10.00 processing fee.
  • 7-Day Reserve Materials:  Current price of the item, plus a $10.00 processing fee.
  • Periodicals:  $10.00, plus a $2.00 processing fee.

Damaged Materials

Please report damage to the person at the Circulation Desk. Items which the Library judges to have been damaged by the borrower shall be evaluated by the Circulation/Periodicals Department and repair or replacement fees will be assessed based on the extent of the damage.

Library Holds

Students with outstanding fines or fees greater than $5.00 will not be allowed Library circulation privileges.  If fines or fees are not paid, students’ records will be placed on hold, and this will prevent any Admissions Offices processing, including, but not limited to, future registration, issuing of grades, and graduation from the college.

Holds can be removed immediately upon return of overdue materials and/or payment of fines or replacement of fees.