Academics

Borrowing

How do I check out (or borrow) a book or other item?

Students, staff, faculty and community borrowers may check out library materials with proper ID. For students, staff, and faculty your library card is your student or employee ID card. For other borrowers, an official ID is required.

Do I need a library card?

Your GRCC photo ID card is your library card. You must have it with you in order to check out books and other materials from Holman Library.

How do I get a GRCC photo ID card?

The library will make a GRCC ID card for you at the library circulation desk. Bring a photo ID and something showing your student ID number (such as your temporary paper ID or your schedule).

What if I lose my card?

Your first card is free; the replacement cost is $5.00.

Can I get a library card if I am not a student, staff or faculty member?

Yes. Community members who want to check out books pay $5.00 for a Community Member ID card. You can get your ID card at the library, and pay for it at the cashiers office. This card never expires as long as you don't lose it and you return library materials properly.

How long can I keep a book, CD, or other item I check out from the library?

Item TypeLength of Time
Most Books 14 days / 14 day renewal / 2 renewals
Reference Books In-library use only (non-circulating)
Magazines & Journals In-library use only (non-circulating)
Course Reserves Loan period set by instructor
Most DVDs & VHS 3 days / 1 renewal / limit 2

3 - 5 hours for in-library use only DVDs & VHS
Sound CDs 7 days / 7 day renewal / 2 renewals / limit 5
Piano/Keyboard Headphones, Headphone Splitters 6 hours in-library use only
USB Drives, Wireless Cards, non-English Keyboards 4 hours in-library use only
Laptops 4 hours in-library use only

For Faculty

Item TypeLength of Time
Most Books 28 days / 28 day renewal / 2 renewals
Reference Books In-library use only (non-circulating)
Magazines & Journals In-library use only (non-circulating)
DVDs & VHS 7 days / 7 day renewal / 2 renewals / limit 10
Sound CDs 7 days / 7 day renewal / 2 renewals / limit 10

For Staff

Item TypeLength of Time
Most Books 14 days / 14 day renewal / 2 renewals
Reference Books In-library use only, (non-circulating)
Magazines & Journals In-library use only, (non-circulating)
Course Reserves Loan period set by instructor / no renewals
DVDs and VHS 3 days / no renewal / limit 2
Sound CDs 7 days / 7 day renewal / 2 renewals / limit 5

What can I borrow?

Books, copies of periodical articles, some audio-visual materials, headphones, USBs, etc. and laptops can be borrowed.

Can I keep an item during quarter break?

Students, faculty, staff and community borrowers may check out items from the library over the breaks between quarters. Borrowers must show proper ID, and the check out date will be modified to reflect a due date for the beginning of the new quarter.

How do I renew a book or other item I have checked out?

You may renew books or other library materials in person or with a phone call to the library circulation desk, or online through the library catalog.

You will not be able to renew items online if your library account has been blocked.

Renewals are permitted if:

  • No one else has requested the item
  • The renewal limit has not been reached

Overdue items may be renewed, but overdue fines will be charged.

Lost items (21+ days overdue) may not be renewed.

If you would like to renew library materials or if you have any questions, please phone the circulation desk at (253) 833-9111 Ext. 2090.

What if I damage a book or other item?

Holman library reserves the right to assess items and determine whether or not they are damaged upon their return. The library charges fees for damage to books and materials. Damage assessment and fines for books and other print items:

DamageAction
Minor - A few pencil marks, bent pages, and very slight water damage. Warning or note in patron's record with no fee.
Moderate - Highlighting, ink marks, stains, water damage, torn pages, or multiple pages with pencil. $5 fee.
Major - Damage to cover and binding requiring extensive repairs. $10 fee.
Severe - Torn, cut or missing pages, excessive ink writing or drawing, severe water damage, burns, teeth marks from pets, or any other extensive damage. $10 processing fee plus replacement cost as determined by acquisitions librarian.

Media and Computer Equipment

The patron will be charged the full replacement cost for damaged CDs, cassette tapes, video tapes and DVDs, computer mouse, headphones, microphones and USBs.

The patron will be charged repair costs of up to $1000.00 for damaged laptops.

What if I lose a book or other item?

A book or other item is considered lost if it is not returned within 21 days of its due date. If the item is returned after 21 days, the replacement/processing fee is waived. The overdue charge must still be paid.

Item TypeReplacement Costs
Main Collection, Basic Skills, Oversized & New Books Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing fee.
Course Reserves Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing fee.
Telecourse & VHS / DVD Sets $100.00 to replace the set. If one tape or disk is missing from the set, the missing tape or disk is prorated.
DVDs & VHS Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing fee.
Sound CDs Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing fee.
Headphones $10.00
Laptop cord $20.00
Laptop mouse $30.00
Laptop $1000.00

Will I have to pay if I don't return a book (or other item) on time?

Item TypeOverdue FinesGrace Period
Main Collection, Basic Skills, Oversized & New Books 25¢ per day 7 days -- $2.00 due on the 8th day
Course Reserves - Hourly checkout 5¢ per minute 30 minutes -- $1.50 due after 30 minutes
Course Reserves - Daily checkout $1.00 per day None
Telecourse & DVD Sets $1.00 per day per DVD set 1 day -- $2.00 due on the 2nd day
DVDs & VHS - Library use only 5¢ per minute 30 minutes -- $1.50 due after 30 minutes
DVDs & VHS - 3-day checkouts $1.00 per day 1 day -- $2.00 due on the 2nd day
Music & Essential College Skills  25¢ per day 2 day -- 75¢ due on the 3rd day
Headphones $10.00 replacement cost Fee charged if not returned the same calendar day they are checked out.
Laptops 5¢ per minute 2 minutes -- 10¢ due on the 3rd minute

Holman Library reserves the right to adjust fines and fees without notice.

When total fines are equal to or greater than $10.00, a block will be placed on library privileges and on the ability to receive an official transcript.

When fines have not been paid after 60 days, the student or community borrower's debt may be sent to a collections agency.

For Faculty & Staff

Item TypeLength of TimeItem TypeLength of Time
Main Collection, Basic Skills, Oversized & New Books N/A N/A Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing fee.
Course Reserves - Hourly & Daily checkout N/A N/A Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing fee.
Telecourse & Audio Tape / DVD Sets N/A N/A $100.00 to replace the set. If one tape or disk is missing from the set, the missing tape or disk is prorated.
DVDs & VHS Staff: $1.00 per day 1 day -- $2.00 due on the 2nd day Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing fee.
Faculty: $1.00 per day 2 day -- $3.00 due on the 3rd day Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing fee.
Music & Essential College Skills Staff: 25¢ per day 1 day -- 50¢ due on the 2nd day Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing fee.
Faculty: 25¢ per day 2 day -- 75¢ due on the 3rd day Replacement cost plus $10.00 processing fee.

Holman Library reserves the right to adjust fines and fees without notice.

When total fines are equal to or greater than $10.00, a block will be placed on library privileges.

What is circulation?

The circulation desk is located adjacent to the library entrance on the first floor.  Library materials selected from the first or second floor are checked out and checked in at the circulation desk. Reserve materials and InterLibrary Loans are also processed here.

How do I borrow from other libraries?

You may borrow from other libraries through our InterLibrary Loan service. It's usually free!

You may also be able to borrow materials or browse the collections of other libraries.

How do I check out a telecourse set?

Two ways to Borrow Telecourses:

  1. Pay $30.00 at the Cashiers Office to rent the course (DVD or VHS) for the quarter:
    • Bring your receipt and your student ID to the first floor desk in the Library.
    • Sign a Telecourse Rental Agreement.
    • View your telecourse at home, and return it at the end of the quarter.
  2. OR check out an individual DVD or tape and watch it in the library for free:
    • Bring your student ID to the first floor desk in the Library.
    • View your telecourse upstairs in the Library (late fees charged).

Do you keep my personal information confidential?

It is our policy to keep your library records confidential. After library items have been returned, the record of your check out is erased. We abide by the Green River Community College Privacy Policy.