Borrowing Library Materials

Your library card is valid at RCC libraries and Jackson County libraries.

Books and other materials from the RCC general collection may be checked out for three weeks and renewed twice (if no holds are pending) in person, by phone or online.

Fine Information
General Circulating Materials are fined at .20 cents per day, per item.

Reserve Collection Materials and Textbooks are fined at .25 cents per hour, per item.

Fines max out at 10.00 before items are billed for replacement costs.

Netbook Computers are fined at 5.00 per hour and max out at 50.00 before billed for replacement costs.

Reserve Collection
Loan periods are 4 hours. After the first two weeks of term, extra copies are extended to one week checkouts. Overdue fines are assessed at 25 cents per item, per hour; maximum of $10.00 per item. Holds may be placed on reserve material by phone or in person, up to 1 day in advance.

Southern Oregon University Library
RCC students enrolled in at least a one credit class have checkout privileges at SOU. Access the SOU library catalog to request books for delivery to Redwood, Riverside, and Table Rock. Books are loaned and may be renewed (if no holds are pending) in person, by phone or online. Photo ID and proof of mailing address will be required if using the SOU library in person.

Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) enables RCC students, faculty, and staff to obtain materials that are not available in local libraries.
The lending library determines whether a particular item can be provided, and the length of time it is on loan.
The time it takes to receive requested material generally depends upon the location of the lending library. Materials borrowed from Pacific Northwest libraries can be expected within five days to two weeks. Items from libraries in other parts of the country may take three or four weeks.

Generally materials are checked out for two weeks. Renewals are sometimes possible if requested prior to due date.

As a first step, check to be sure that the material is not availably locally. Next check the SOU library catalog to see if the material is available there. If the item is not found, then use First Search for access to WorldCat and several other databases.

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Other Services

Research instruction and assistance from Reference Librarians
Computers with Internet access
Wireless access in the Library
Netbook checkout for 48 hours  (Redwood Campus and Riverside Campus only)
Photocopies (10 cents/page, self-service)
Group Video Room for DVD, VHS, and Streaming Media
Small group study rooms