Library & Learning Resources Center
Library Information

Lending Policy

Enrolled students, staff, and faculty may obtain an identification card which allows items to be checked out according to the following loan periods:

  • (Six item limit - Negotiable)

  • Books – Three (3) weeks.

  • Short loan books – Seven (7) days.

  • CD/Videos/Cassettes – Overnight.

  • Reference materials – In library use only.

  • Academic Reserves – In library use only.

  • Magazines – In library use only.

  • Laptop Computers – In library use only.

Items may be renewed as long as there are not any current holds placed by other library users.  Returning items on time is the responsibility of the borrower. 

Fines will be assessed as follows:

Books .25 cents per day, per item

(Not to exceed $20 per item, per incident)

Reserve Items (2 hours) .25 cents per hour, per item

Audio/Video Tapes $5 per day, per item

(Not to exceed $25 per item, per incident)

Lost or damaged items Cost of book (per vendor price)

$10 Processing Fee (non-refundable)

Overdue items will be assessed a fine and the ability to obtain grades, transcripts, and register for classes may be affected by not clearing fines and/or returning items that are overdue.

Rules of Conduct

  • Keep the noise level down
  • No food or beverages
  • No innappropriate signs of affection/sexual conduct
  • No smoking or chewing tobacco (including electronic cigarettes)
    • Ed Code 7597.

       (a) No public employee or member of the public shall smoke any tobacco product  product, including an electronic cigarette,  inside a public building, or in an outdoor area within 20 feet of a main exit, entrance, or operable window of a public building, or in a passenger vehicle, as defined by Section 465 of the Vehicle Code, owned by the state.

ON-SITE SERVICES AND RESOURCES:

  • Professional help in developing Internet search skills
    Assistance in finding specific subject related information

  • Fully equipped, Internet connected, computer laboratories

  • Electronic reference, magazine, newspaper, and other valuable databases

  • Reference and circulating book collections

  • Group study rooms

  • Print and copy services

FACULTY INFORMATION:

Class Orientations
Faculty members may schedule a library orientation during which a librarian meets with you and your class to discuss library materials and services available at West Hills. Orientations include instruction and demonstration of print as well as Internet resources.

Contact: You can use the Orientation Request Form to the upper left under SECTION LINKS or email

ronoxford@whccd.edu to schedule an orientation date and time on the Lemoore Campus.

Guidelines for Placing Material on Library Reserve
If you would like all or most of the students in your class to read the same materials, it's a good idea to place the materials on reserve for the semester during which your class is taught. Reserve items are placed in a closed stack area and are given shorter checkout periods so that everyone in your class gets a chance to use them.

Bring print and non-print items for Reserve to the Circulation Desk during open library hours. Non-print items, such as videotapes or computer applications, may also be placed on reserve.

Recommendations for Purchase
Faculty members are encouraged to recommend book or non-print titles for the general collection. Usually, materials that reflect the college curriculum are given priority. Contact: ronoxford@whccd.edu