Circulation Policies

Location

Main Campus Circulation and Reserve desk is located on the 2nd floor of the library.

Chico Center Library's Circulation and Reserve desk is located in CHC 219.

Who may borrow materials?

Library materials can be checked out by currently enrolled Butte College students, and current faculty and staff (including emeritus faculty and staff). A valid photo ID is required to check out all library materials.    Video Tutorial

Holds and book requests

You can use the library online catalog to request any circulating book be held for pick up at the Main Campus Library or at the Chico Center Library. The patron will be notified when the book is available for checkout. Reference, reserve items, and print periodicals (newspapers & magazines) are not available for holds.

You may also place a hold for a book by telephone. Call or stop by the Main campus circulation desk at 530-879-4017.

Book Return

When the Main campus Library is open, books must be returned at the Circulation Desk. Otherwise, library books can be returned to the Main Campus Library book drop or to the book drop at Chico Center.

The Chico Center book drop is in the front, near the bicycle racks.

Please do not return reserve materials to any outside book drop. All reserve materials must be returned to the location where they were checked out - Main Campus Library Circulation & Reserve Desk or in Room 219 at the Chico Center.

Reserves

Course Reserves are materials that instructors reserve for their classes, including instructor copies of textbooks, videos, and articles. Reserve materials are available for limited loan, usually from 1 hour to 7 days.

Please do not return any reserve materials to the outside book drop. All reserve materials must be returned to the location where they were checked out - Main Campus Library Circulation & Reserve Desk or Room 219 at the Chico Center Library.

Instructors can fill out the Reserve Request Form and bring materials to the Circulation & Reserve desk on the second floor of the Main Campus Library or Room 219 at the Chico Center Library to be placed on reserve. See Course Reserves for more information.

Student Circulation Policies

General Collection

Loan Period: 3 weeks

Maximum Items: 10 items charged

Renewals: Allowed if item has not been requested by another patron

Grace Period: 3 days

Overdue Fines:

  • $0.25 per day, per item

Maximum Overdue Fine Schedule

  • $10 per item - less than 1 year
  • $20 per item - 1-2 years
  • $30 per item - 2-3 years
  • $80 per item - over 3 years

Lost Item Fee: $80 ($70 replacement cost, plus $10 processing fee)

Reserve Collection

Loan Periods vary:

  • 1 hour Library-use only
  • 24-hour
  • Overnight, due by 9:00am the next day
  • 3-day
  • 7-day

Renewals: Not allowed

Grace Period: None

Overdue Fines

  • $1 per item/per hour for 1 hour library use only items (Items considered lost after 1 week)
  • $2 per item/per day for all other reserve loan periods (Items considered lost after 2 weeks)
  • $20 per item maximum fine (if item is returned)

Lost Item Fee: Current Butte College Book Store cost for a new item plus a $20 fine

Faculty & Staff Circulation Policies

General Collection

Loan Period: 3 weeks

Maximum Items: 40 items charged (all items are subject to recall)

Renewals: Allowed if the item has not been requested by another patron

Lost Item Fee: $80 ($70 replacement cost, plus $10 processing fee)

 

For more information, call 879-4017 (Main) or 879-4366 (Chico Center)