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- You are required to show your library card in order to borrow library material.
- Your Northern College student or staff ID card is your library card.
- If you are a registered Northern College part-time student but you were not issued a student ID you can request a library card at the circulation desk in your campus library.
- Community and Alumni borrowers may also request library cards. To be issued a library card we require photo ID such as a drivers license or a piece of ID with your name on it and a piece of mail with your name and address.
Books and Periodicals
- Circulating books are located on open shelves in all three campus libraries.
- Materials are shelved according to the Library of Congress call number system.
- Most books in the library may be borrowed for 2 weeks.
- Books can be renewed up to two times if no one else has requested them.
- In heavy demand books may be restricted to one week only.
- Late fines for ALL books are $1.00/day per book
- You can renew your library item(s) a maximum of 2 times if:
- no other borrower has placed a hold for the item(s)
- the maximum number of renewals for the item has not been reached
- outstanding fines on your account do not exceed $10.00
- Renewals can be made online through your college library account, in person or by phone.
- Laptops can not be renewed.
- Reserve collections contain current textbooks and other material in high demand that faculty have assigned as required reading.
- During the Fall 2020 semester, reserves are by request only. You can request digital access to a chapter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inter-library Loan (ILL)
- Can't find the book you need at the LRC? We can bring in the book from another college library!
- You can make a request by email to email@example.com or ask at the circulation desk for us to order it.
- DVDs are located in a separate shelving section and can be accessed only by library staff.
- Lending policies vary by campus. Contact your campus Library Technician for more details.
Short-term laptop loans are available at each campus library.
- You will be required to present your valid student ID card and fill out a loan agreement in order to check out a laptop.
- Unreturned and/or damaged laptops will result in a maximum charge of $2000 charged to student accounts; which must be reconciled before transcripts and diplomas are issued.
- Late fines for laptops are $10 per day.
- Lost Items: The laptops come with three (3) items; a laptop charger, a mouse, and a network cable. If you lose items you are required to replace them at the following prices:
Laptop Charger: $100.00
Network Cable: $5.00
GoPro Hero 4 cameras and accessories are available at each campus library.
- You will be required to present your valid student ID card and fill out a loan and use agreement in order to check out a GoPro.
- Unreturned and/or damaged GoPros will result in a maximum charge of $550 charged to student accounts; which much be reconciled before transcripts and diplomas are issued.
- Late fines for GoPros are $10 per day.
Monday - Thursday
8 AM - 8 PM
8 AM - 4 PM
By Appointment Only.
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 9 PM