Las Positas and Chabot College students, faculty, and staff using the Library to borrow circulating items must present their College ID card with the current registration sticker on the back. Students, faculty and staff may get the LPC College I.D. at the Admissions & Records Office. Library materials will be held at the circulation desk for 24 hours or over the weekend while the College ID is obtained. Valid ID cards include:
Las Positas College Library allows high school students who are looking for information on topics that are not available in the local high school or public libraries to use the Library resources, including Reference materials. LPC library materials may not be checked out.
A photocopier is available for use at $.10 a page.
Students must plan to do their own research. The Reference Librarian’s priority is to support LPC students and may not be available to assist with reference questions and detailed searches.
Visiting student researchers may use the Library’s computers only when not in use by LPC students. High school students must check-in with the Reference Librarian before attempting to use the computers. There is a fee for printing from any computer. A PRINT CARD can be purchased from the Go Print Card dispenser in the Library.
Any member of an LPC Advisory Committee may request a library card for check out privileges from the Las Positas College Library. Advisory Committee members have Library privileges until the end of the academic year.
Members of the community are welcome to use the resources in the Library including Reference materials, but may not check out books, CDs, DVDs, or other Library materials.
Photocopiers are available for use at $.10 cents a page.
The Reference Librarian’s priority is to support the LPC student and may not be available to assist the public.
Members of the community may use the Library’s computers only when not in use by LPC students. Community members must check-in with the Reference Librarian before using the computers. There is a fee for printing from any computer. A PRINT CARD can be purchased from the Go Print Card dispenser in the Library.
Once you have found the materials that you want, take your selection to the Checkout Counter. Give them and your library card to the desk attendant, who will check the materials out to you for a two-week period. You may renew at the end of the two-week period twice for a total of six weeks in all.
You must request videos, cassette tapes and compact discs at the Check-Out Desk by call number. They are shelved behind the Check-Out Desk. You may check out videos, DVDs, cassette tapes, and compact discs for one week. Follow the procedure used for books.
Ask for a Newton Collection Reserve Slip at the Check-Out Desk. Use the online catalog or Newton Collection Bibliography to choose which items you wish to use. Read and sign the Reserve Slip, then fill in the titles and call numbers of the items you wish to use. Take the Reserve Slip to the Checkout Counter. The staff will unlock the case to get the book(s) for you. The library staff member will ask for a photo I.D. (with an address, but not a credit card) to place in the Reserve Slip while you use the materials. You may check out a maximum of three books at a time for library use only. The material will be due at the time of Library closing.
You may request Chabot materials at the Check-Out Desk or online. The materials will be sent to LPC Library and held for you at the Check-Out Desk for you to check out. Chabot deliveries come to LPC on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You may also go to the Chabot College Library and use your Las Positas College Library Card there.
Students, faculty and staff may have a maximum of ten (10) items (including any combination of books, videos, CDs, or DVDs) checked out at one time. In addition, they may have five (5) print periodicals and five (5) course reserve items checked out at the same time. Faculty may also check out a maximum of forty (40) slides at any given time.
Library materials from LPC and Chabot Libraries can be renewed by several methods:
ONLINE: LPC and Chabot Library materials can be renewed over the online catalog if the borrower's account is in good standing. Account problems that may prevent an online renewal include:
BY TELEPHONE: Call the Library Circulation/Check Out Desk at (925) 424-1151.
IN PERSON: At the Circulation/Check Out Desk.
The following items CANNOT be renewed:
Circulating - Two Weeks
Reference - Library and Class Use Only
Reserves - 1 Hour/ 1 Day/ 3 Days/ 7 Days
Newton Collection - Library Use Only
Latest Issue - Library Use Only
Back Issues - Two Weeks
Microfilm - Library Use Only (Reader-Printer makes copies)
Videotapes, compact discs, DVDs, cassettes, slides - One Week
Reserve AV - Library Use Only or 1 Day
Overdue notices are issued as a courtesy to all library users. However, non-receipt of an overdue notice does not exempt a borrower from applicable fines or billings. To avoid overdue notices, fines, and bills please renew your materials before the due date stamped in each item
Fines should be paid at the Check-Out Desk, Building 2000, Learning Resources Building. For questions about an overdue notice or a library bill, consult the Library staff at the Check-Out Desk or call 925.424.1151. Outstanding library charges in excess of $5.00 will automatically block borrowing privileges. Outstanding library bills may also prevent registration for classes, graduation, or requests for transcripts. Payment by cash or check only.
Student is responsible for lost or damaged items. Charges are determined by the replacement cost plus $10.00 for processing.
Students, faculty, and staff may check out library resources (books, periodicals, audiovisual materials) during the summer and winter break. For students, proof of enrollment in the current or upcoming semester is required. All regular loan periods and overdue fines apply.
Borrowers may return LPC and Chabot library materials to the LPC Check-Out Desk regardless of where the item was originally charged out. Because library materials are discharged from the borrower's account at the location to which they are returned and prior to being shipped back to the owning library, borrowers are not held responsible for items that are lost in shipping. Library materials can also be returned to the bookdrops on the Campus. Return receipts are available upon request at any circulation desk.
Page Last Updated: May 2009
Library Telephone: 925.424.1150
Library Fax: 925.606.7249
Page last modified: February 05, 2014