Circulation-Policy

Only persons holding valid Coahoma Community College identification and patrons of libraries with which the library has cooperative agreements are allowed to check out library materials.  Books in the General Collection and Black Collection may circulate for two (2) weeks.  A book must be presented at the circulation desk for renewal and may be renewed for an additional two (2) weeks.  Students may check out no more than three (3) books at a time.  The fee for a lost book will be the current purchase price plus a $15.00 processing fee.  Faculty and staff members are granted an extended loan privilege, which is based upon the recognition of their special needs.  These materials should be returned promptly when they are no longer in use or at the end of the semester, so that they can be available to others.

A fine of $.20 per day will be assessed for overdue books, excluding holidays and weekends.  All fines must be paid and overdue material returned at the end of the semester.  A student may not check out additional materials until all overdue materials are returned and fees paid.  Overdue notices will be posted at mid-term and at the end of the semester.  The Business Office and Registrar’s Office are given a list of students who do not return books all the end of the semester.  Transcripts and/or grades are not released until all material are paid for or returned.

Magazines and journals may not be checked out.  They must be used in the library.  A call slips must be completed for each back issue of magazines used.  Identification must be life with a library staff member at the Reference Desk until the magazine is returned.  Only library staff can retrieve back issues of magazines. 

Instructors may place books on reserve at anytime during the semester.  Before making an assignment, the instructor should notify the library staff to place books in reserve; and when the assignment is completed, the staff should be advised to remove the books from reserve.  The Reserve card or book card is placed in any material that is placed on reserve.  The student must sign the card and leave a valid ID to attach to the card until the material is returned to library staff.  The individual instructor will inform his students of the books placed on reserve for their use and of regulations regarding the use of books. 

Reserve books are kept behind the circulation desk and reference desk and may not be checked out. Permanent reserve books are housed in Tech Processing, and the libray staff will retrieve permanent reserve materials for the patron.  Instructors may place books on reserve at any time during the semester.

Reference books are for the use of the library, but may be checked out overnight when necessary.  They must be returned by 9:00 a.m. the following morning.

Materials housed in the Coahoma Community College Archives are for reference only.  They include yearbooks, catalogs, newspapers, brochures, and other memorabilia of the college.  These materials may not be checked out.  This room is kept locked.