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    Library Policies for Students and Community Members

    The David Glenn Hunt Library provides research materials to students, faculty, and staff. We also strive to provide resources for members of the Galveston community. Please note procedures for students and non-students.

    GC students, faculty and staff will need GALVESTON COLLEGE ID card with a current sticker to check out materials, non-student patrons who are residents of Galveston County will need a photo ID with the current address in order to check out materials.

    LOAN POLICIES

    Circulating materials may be checked out for two weeks. There is a limit of 5 non-reference items that can be checked out at one time. Non-circulating materials that cannot be checked out include reference items (marked REF), periodical or journals, newspapers, videos, CDs, DVDs and reserves.

    For current GC Faculty and staff ONLY: Circulating materials may be checked out until the end of the current semester. Note: If a student places a hold on an item(s) you may be asked to return the item checked out for student use. 

    Remember to check the due date on your checkout receipt. Items returned after that date are subject to fine, patrons will not be able to checkout any items until overdue materials are returned to the library.

    All periodical or journals are shelved in one area, all reference items are shelved in one area, and all circulating books in one area. If you need assistance in locating a book or a periodical, please ask at the Circulation Desk. Access to the book catalog is also available from off campus.

    VIDEO/DVD

    There are two categories of videotapes and DVDs: circulating and reserve. Circulating videotapes and DVDs can be checked out for one week with the option for renewal. Reserve items are stored behind Circulation Desk, and cannot be checked out, but can be viewed in the library. Viewing equipment is available for use within the library.

    RENEWALS

    Patrons may renew materials in person, by phone (409-944-1240) if the books are not overdue, by email or online from the Book Catalog) page. There is a button on the library web page that says Renew Books Here.  Click on the button, and on the renewal page enter student ID No., i.e. GC023456 for User ID, and the same ID No. for password. There is no limit on the number of times the book may be renewed as long as it is not requested by other patrons. Renewals may be denied if the patron has overdue items or outstanding fines. In addition, items may not be renewed past the last due date at the end of the semester.

    RETURNS

    Books should be returned to Galveston College Library in person, or in the book drop outside the library or by mail to the address provided on the library's location and hours page.

    OVERDUE REMINDERS

    EOS (Electronic Online System) sends out overdue notices to email addresses provided by the patrons, in addition, returned notices are mailed to patrons when they cannot be reached by email. Patrons are responsible for notifying the library of address change.

    RECALLS

    The library staff will phone and/or email a patron when a book has been requested and placed on hold by another patron. Therefore the book is expected to be returned on the due date.

    FINES & FEES

    Fines are $0.05 per day per book.

    LOST ITEMS

    Books may be considered lost after two years from the due date. The Library will charge for the cost of the book(s), any overdue charges, plus $5.00 processing fee per lost book.

    BILLING INFORMATION

    Patrons will be unable to check out additional materials until fines and lost books are paid.

    The Library will accept only cash payment. Checks for fines should be made out to Galveston College at the business office (M-222B) 409-944-1362. Credit card payments are also accepted by Business Office.

    The David Glenn Hunt Library provides research materials to students, faculty, and staff. We also strive to provide resources for members of the Galveston community. Please note procedures for students and non-students.

    Any person not enrolled as a Galveston College student is considered a non-Galveston College patron.

    In order to check out books, a non-Galveston College patron must be over 16 years of age, a resident within the boundaries of the Galveston College Tax District, and have a valid photo ID card. Non-Galveston College patrons follow the same procedures as Galveston students except that they are limited to three items for check out.

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