Borrowing Privileges

Who can borrow?

  • Current Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, and staff with a valid Columbia College Chicago ID card.
  • Current student, faculty, or staff with a valid ID card from another I-Share or LIBRAS member library.
  • Faculty can authorize a proxy borrower using the Proxy Borrower Authorization Form

How long can I borrow?

Students

  • Books: Up to 75 books for 4 weeks + 4 renewals
  • Textbooks/Course Reserves: In Library use only
  • Movies/DVDs: 1 movie for 3 days
  • Music scores: 7 days + 4 renewals
  • CDs: Up to 10 CDs for 7 days + 4 renewals

Faculty

  • Books: Up to 75 books for 16 weeks + 4 renewals
  • Movies/DVDs: Up to 5 movies for 3 days or reserve in advance for your course
  • Music scores: 7 days + 4 renewals
  • CDs: Up to 10 CDs for 7 days + 4 renewals

Staff

  • Books: Up to 75 books for 16 weeks + 4 renewals
  • Movies: Up to 3 movies for 3 days
  • Music scores: 7 days + 4 renewals
  • CDs: Up to 10 CDs for 7 days + 4 renewals

Fines and Fees

The Columbia College Chicago Library eliminated overdue fines in January 2021.

Interlibrary Loan lending libraries may still assess fines for their materials.

Replacement fees for lost or damaged materials can be paid online (https://quikpayasp.com/colum/qp/epay/index.do?dm=commerce_manager_payer)



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