In order to check out library materials (including study rooms and reserve books), students must have a valid West Hills College student I.D. card. Cards are available at the front desk in the Administration building.
Enrolled students, staff, and faculty can check out items according to the following loan periods:
Library users can check out a maximum of six different items. This limit is negotiable in some situations. 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:
Overdue items will be assessed a fine. The ability to obtain grades, transcripts, and register for classes may be affected by not clearing fines and/or returning items that are overdue.
Students may check out course textbooks for two hours for in library use only. Not all courses will have textbooks on reserve. For a full list of available reserve textbooks, please visit our Reserve Textbooks LibGuide | North District Center.
If a book is checked out, a library user can request a hold on the item. When the book is returned, the user will be notified that the item is available. Holds can also be used to transfer items between different West Hills College campus libraries.
Users can place holds on items in the West Hills College library catalog by logging into their Library Account. Holds can also be placed in person at the library's circulation desk, over the phone, or through Ask a Librarian.
Students cannot place holds on reserve items.