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Borrowing from the Library

An accepted form of ID listed above must be presented to check out books, videos, or reserve materials.

 

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

 

Student Check-out Limits

To activate your college/student ID card as your library card, please bring it to the circulation desk.

  • Books: Students can check out up to 20 books at the same time.
  • Videos and DVDs: Students can check out a maximum of 1 video/DVD from the Library's media collection at a time.
  • Course Materials: Only one reserve (course material) item may be checked out at a time.

 

Community Member Check-out Limits

Community borrowers pay $5 per academic session to activate their library cards.

  • Books: Community borrowers may check out up to 5 books at the same time.
  • Reserve items: Communtiy borrowers may NOT check out reserve items.

 

Library Policies Student Resources Community Resources

 

Book Borrowing Periods and Late Fees

Item Check out period Renewals/Holds Fees/Fines
Circ Textbooks  3 days and 7 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 

 

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Bills

Renewals *

Holds

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Note: Inter-college loans are currently unavailable until further notice. Contact reference@mvc.edu for more information.

Inter-college loans allow for students from any RCCD college to utilize select library materials of MVC's sister colleges. If you need a book from the Norco or Riverside City college libraries, you may request an inter-college loan. The book will be shipped to the Moreno Valley College Library and be available to you within 3 working days. You may return the book to any of the three college libraries. Check-out periods and fees apply.

If you need a photocopy of an article in a periodical available only at the Norco or Riverside City college libraries, you may request an inter-college photocopy. For $0.10 per exposure, a copy of the article will be sent sent to the MVC Library within 5 working days. 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.

To get started, contact a Reference Librarian at (951) 571-6447 or a circulation staff member at (951) 571-6356.

  • A maximum of five (5) requests will be filled at one time.
  • To request an inter-college loan, 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 may also download and print the request form in advance.
  • Circ media (video and DVDs) CANNOT be requested through inter-college loan. They must be checked out and returned from the Moreno Valley College Library.

 

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.