Borrowing Privileges

Who can borrow?

  • Current Columbia College Chicago students, faculty, and staff with a valid Columbia College Chicago ID card.
  • Columbia College Chicago alumni with a valid alumni 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

Alumni

  • Books: Up to 75 books for 16 weeks + 4 renewals
  • Movies: In Library use only.
  • Music scores: 7 days + 4 renewals
  • CDs: Up to 3 CDs for 7 days + 4 renewals

Fines

You will not be fined if you return your late book during the grace period--within thirty days after the due date.

If you return the book after the grace period, you will be charged $5.00 when the book is returned. You can pay your library fine in person or online.

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