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Borrowing from the Library

ID CARDS

The library accepts the following forms of official picture identification for the purposes of checking out library materials and using computers:

  • RCCD College ID Card
  • CA Driver’s License, or other state
  • California ID Card, or other state
  • Military ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Green Cards
  • Immigration Cards
  • Right to work cards
  • Middle College school ID
  • High School ID

  • To activate your college card as your library card, please bring it to the circulation desk.
  • An accepted form of ID listed above must be presented to check out books, videos, or reserve materials.
  • Students can check out up to 20 books at the same time.
  • Students can check out ONLY 1 video/dvd from the circ media collection at a time.
  • Only ONE RESERVE (course material) item may be checked out at a time.
  • Community borrowers can check out up to 5 books at the same time, and they cannot check out reserve items.
  • Community Borrowers pay $5 per academic session to activate their library cards.


Checking out Reserve Laptops

Checking out Laptops for semester use


Item  Check out period  Renewals/Holds  Fees/Fines 
Circ Textbooks  3 days  Holds can be placed on circ textbooks, 1 circ textbook can be checked out at a time   $1 per day 
Hour reserves  2 hours  Holds cannot be placed on hourly reserves, 1 hourly reserves can be checked out at a time  $1 per hour 
Main Stack Books  21 days  Renewals are allowed*, Holds are allowed  20 cents per day 
Reference Books  LIBRARY USE ONLY     
Current Magazines  LIBRARY USE ONLY     
Circulating Magazines  7 days  Renewals are allowed*, Holds are allowed, Limit of 3 magazines per patron  $5 or $10 (depending on the title) for lost issues 
Circulating Media  7 days  Renewals are allowed*, Holds are allowed  20 cents per day 
Lenovo Yoga Laptops  2 Hours Library Use Only  Renewals are allowed*, Holds are allowed  $1 per hour 
Chrome Books  Semester  Renewals are not allowed, Holds are allowed  $5 per day, $150 replacement fee for non-returned Chrome Books 
Graphing Calculators  3 days or 2 hours  Renewals are allowed*, Holds are allowed  $1 per hour, $100 replacement fee 
Mobile Chargers  2 hours  Renewals are allowed*, Holds are allowed  $1 per hour 
       
Bills
  • Bills for replacement of materials are generated after the third overdue notice has been issued.
  • Replacement bills include overdue fines and the actual replacement cost of the item. If an item is returned within a year from the date that the replacement bill was issued, the replacement cost of the item. The overdue fines will not be refunded.
  • There is a $1 charge to replace lost or stolen library cards.

*Renewals
  • A renewal is allowed if no one else has requested the item.
  • There is no limit on the number of times you can renew a book as long as no other person has requested it.
Holds

  • You may place a hold for an item that is checked out, and you will be notified as soon as it is available. Items awaiting pickup will be held for 3 days.
  • A hold can be placed on anything that can be checked out and taken outside of the library.

INTER-COLLEGE LOANS

If you need a book from the library at one of the other RCCD colleges, you may request an Inter-Campus Loan. We can have the book shipped to the Moreno Valley library for you. Contact your Reference Librarian (951-571-6447), or a Circulation Staff person (951-571-6356). You will have your book within 3 working days. Books can be returned at any of the three college libraries.

If you need a photocopy of an article in a periodical which is not available at the Moreno Valley library, but is available at one of the other college libraries, you may request an Inter-College photocopy. For $0.10 per exposure we will have a copy of the article sent from the other college library. Please allow 5 working days for delivery. This service is not available to any patron who has held records, or any patron who previously requested photocopies but did not pay for them.

  • Books located at the Riverside City College campus or Norco College campus can be sent to the Moreno Valley College library.
  • A maximum of five (5) requests will be filled at one time.
  • To request a book from Riverside or Norco, please bring the title of the book and call number to the circulation counter and we will help you fill out the request form. The books will be available at the Circulation Counter upon arrival. You can also download the request form and print it out before arriving at the library.
  • Circ Media CANNOT be requested through inter-college loan. They must be checked out and returned from the Moreno Valley College Library.
  • If you need a photocopy of an article in a periodical which is not available at the Moreno Valley library, but is available at one of the other campus libraries, you may request an Inter-Campus photocopy. For $0.10 per exposure we will have a copy of the article sent from the other campus library. Please allow 5 working days for delivery. This service is not available to any patron who has held records, or any patron who previously requested photocopies but did not pay for them.


SEARCH REQUEST

For an RCCD book that the catalog shows is available but cannot be located, you can choose to fill out a search request at the Circulation Desk. The circulation staff will search for the item for two weeks, and then notify you about the outcome of this search.