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Library Policies

Who can borrow library materials?

Any current Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) student, faculty, or staff may check out library materials with a valid CCS ID card or Spokane Community College guest library card.

  • An SCC ID card can be acquired from the Media Lab in Building 16.
  • Community users will be issued a guest library card at the SCC Library circulation desk.
  • Unaccompanied children are not allowed to use the SCC Library. Children under the age of 18 may not apply for a library card unless they are registered students enrolled in a CCS credit class.

Acceptable ID for validation of student, faculty, staff or community user:

  • Current Washington State Driver's License
  • Current Military ID
  • Current Picture ID

Library patrons are responsible for all items checked out to their library card and are responsible for notifying the library if their card is lost or stolen.

Loan Periods

Books from general collection3 weeks
Periodicals, test books, music CDs2 weeks
Reserve materialsDependent on instructor's directions
Media collectionVaries according to item


Students and employees may check out up to 40 items.

Community users may only check out 5 items total:

Videos or DVDs2 per card
Books5 per card
Magazines5 per card


  • Library items may be renewed one time only, provided there are no holds pending on the item.
  • Renewals may be requested online (click the My Account tab in the Library Catalog), in person, or over the telephone by calling (509) 533-8255. You must provide your SID number when calling for a renewal.
  • Reserve items and videos may not be renewed.
  • Interlibrary loan items must be renewed through the Interlibrary Loan department with special permission. Some ILL items may NOT be renewed.

Library Overdues and Fines/Fees

The library facility and services are accessible to all students, faculty, staff and community users free of charge. However, replacing lost or damaged materials is not free and patrons will be held accountable for the disposition of materials they borrow from the library.

Library Fines and Fees Schedule

You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card. Library fines and fees are assessed for material that is returned late and/or damaged. Fines and fees for overdue material include:

2 hour reserves$0.50 per hour overdue
Other reserves$5.00 per day overdue
Maximum fine assessed per overdue item$25.00
Circulating Books, Music CDs, Magazines$0.25 per day overdue
Videos, DVDs$0.50 per day overdue
Maximum fine assessed per overdue item$7.50

Lost Items

Replacement of itemVaries according to cost of item
Lost item processing fee$5.00
  • The Lost Item Status is automatically applied to items that are more than 30 days overdue.
  • If a patron has paid for a lost item but locates it and returns it within six months of the due date, the library will refund the replacement fee. The $5.00 processing fee will not be refunded.
  • Students who owe the library more than $10.00 will have their library privileges blocked.
  • Borrowing privileges may also be blocked when maximum borrowing limits have been reached:
    Maximum items on loan40
    Maximum items "Claimed Returned"10
    Maximum lost items1


The reserve collection consists of assigned readings placed on short term loan at faculty request. Its purpose is to make a limited number of copies available to all members of the class. The reserve collection is located behind the circulation desk. It includes instructor's personal material, library materials, photocopies of articles, and other materials in high demand.
Renewals: There are NO RENEWALS.
Check Out Limit: Only 2 reserve items may be checked out to a patron at one time.

Interlibrary Loans

Using the WINBorrow feature of the library catalog, registered students, faculty and staff can request materials from Whitworth University, Gonzaga University, North Idaho College, the University of Idaho and Lewis and Clark College. Requested materials can be picked up at any of the participating libraries. Turnaround time will vary.

The SCC Library is also able to borrow materials from other libraries in Spokane and outside the area. If you need this service, contact the Reference Desk at 533-8821. It is also possible to submit an online interlibrary loan request. Keep in mind that it may take ten days to two weeks for materials to arrive. This service is only available for Community Colleges of Spokane students and employees.


Copies are 10 cents per page for black & white.


Fax service may be requested at the circulation desk.

IncomingNo charge
Outgoing – local & toll freeNo charge
Outgoing - long distance$1/page

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