Your first library card is free. If you lose your card, subsequent
cards may be procured for $1.00. Apply for a card at the circulation
desk and bring your driver's license or State of Michigan ID card. Your
library card is good at any library on the Rosebud network: Jackson
Community College and all branches of Jackson Public Library. You must
present your card in order to check out materials. You are responsible for
all materials checked out on your card.
Five items from the circulating collection may be checked out at one
time. Most items circulate for three weeks with renewals possible if no
one else has requested the item in question. Reference books, magazines,
and certain other items may not be checked out, but must be used in
If an item you want is already checked out, you may "place a hold" on it
at one of the Dynix terminals (type "PH"), or ask a staff member at the
circulation desk for help placing the hold. Holds may be placed on both
JCC materials and materials owned by any branch of the Jackson District Library.
Once the book or other item arrives in the LRC, we will contact you to come
pick it up.
The Reserve Collection
Class reserves are housed behind the circulation desk; items from the
reserve collection should be requested from the staff member at the desk.
All items on reserve are listed by both the instructor's name and that of
the department in which the class is taught--often also by the number
of the course. Ask a staff member if you need assistance. Check-out periods
for reserve materials are set by the instructor and may vary from two hours
to seven days or more: be sure to note when the materials are due back.
In order to renew an item, you need to bring both the item and your library
card to the library. Items that have had a hold placed on them by another
patron cannot be renewed.
Fines are charged for overdue materials, as follows:
|3 weeks||10 cents per school day|
|1 week||20 cents per school day|
|Overnight||20 cents per school hour|
Fines must be paid before additional materials can be checked out. A complete
list of fines and related information is availabe from the circulation
desk on request. Fines are reduced by half if they are paid when
the materials are returned. Fines which are more than thirty days
overdue may be turned over to a collection agency. Fines on JCC materials
may be paid at JCC or at any branch of the Jackson District Library.
The LRC requires compensation for library materials lost. Ask for details
at the circulation desk.
The names of JCC students who fail to pay fines or charges for lost materials
are placed on a college-wide "hold list," a list of those who have had a
hold placed on their academic records. Students with an academic hold may not request
a transcript, and their library borrowing privileges are suspended.
You may return library books by any of the following:
Books and journal articles not available at JCC can usually be obtained for you from other libraries in Michigan or out of state. You are asked to limit your requests to no more than six at one time. Most items requested by InterLibrary Loan (ILL) are received within ten to twelve days. Occasionally, the library that owns the materials may charge to lend or send them. If the cost is high enough that we will have to charge you to help defray it, we will notify you prior to proceeding with the request.
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