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Faculty Support & Services

Borrowing Materials

Students:

  • A current LACCD student identification (ID) card is required for borrowing library materials
  • Students may provide their student ID number along with photo identification (such as a Passport or Driver's License)

Faculty and Staff:

  • Faculty and staff may borrow materials from the library 
  • Bring your employee identification card (ID) to the Circulation Desk

Agreement with California State University, Los Angeles

The Helen Miller Bailey Library has a reciprocal agreement with California State University, Los Angeles in which ELAC students and faculty may use and check out library materials by showing a current ELAC ID card, or a current registration fee receipt.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library

Telephone: (323) 343-3988

For CSULA's loan and fee policies, click here.

Campus Map: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/maps/cslamap.php

Circulation Policies

Item Type Loan Periods Lost Item Replacement Fee Overdue Fines Maximum Overdue Fines Maximum Renewals
Book (Student) 28 days $50 --- --- up to 12 weeks
Book (Employees) 28 days $50 --- --- auto up to 12 weeks
CSULA 28 days $50 --- --- up to 12 weeks
Reference Library Use   --- --- 0
Periodical 7 days $10 $1/ day $10 0
Reserve Textbook 2 hours, library use only $100 $1/hour $100 0
Overnight Textboook 1 day $100 $1/day $100 0
Semester Textbook Semester $100 $1/day $100 0
DVD 7 days $20 $1/day $20

0

Chromebook 3 hours (on-campus only) $500 $1/hour $100 0

Checkout item limit: 10 items in total for students and employees.  5 item limit for CSULA.

Fines not applicable to employees.

Renewals

Students can renew allowable items in person at the circulation desk, online, or over the phone.

Notes:

  • Materials may be checked out up to 15 minutes prior to closing time.
  • All circulation messages will be sent to your @student.laccd.edu email account from library@elac.edu
  • Violation of the "Library Use Only" policy is subject to suspension of library privileges, and/or a criminal investigation

Lost Books and Damaged Materials Policy and Procedures

Materials borrowed from the ELAC libraries must be returned in the same condition as borrowed.  Students are financially responsible for lost or damaged materials (water damage, pages missing, automobile break-in, etc.).

It's the student's responsibility to alert library staff of any visible damage prior to checking out materials from the library.  Request staff to place a note indicating damage.

Library materials are considered lost after being 21 days overdue and user will be charged the item's replacement cost.

A hold is placed on the student's record until item is returned and/or the replacement cost is paid.  Student has the option to bring a replacement copy of the exact item in lieu of the replacement cost.  The replacement copy must be new or in excellent condition.  Check with the librarian on duty.

 

ITEM LOST FEE PROCESSING FEE
Book $50.00 -
Periodical $10.00 -
Reserve Textbook $100.00 -
Overnight Textbook $100.00 -
DVD $20.00 -
Chromebook $500.00 -

Holds Policy and Procedures

 

TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Placing Holds  

  • ELAC students, staff, and faculty can place a hold on any LACCD libraries' regular circulating books. 
  • A limit on up to three (3) items can be placed on hold.
  • If an item is eligible to be placed on hold, a "Place Hold" link next to the item will be displayed.
  • You will be notified by email once your requested item is available for pickup.
  • The default expiration period for holds is set to 60 days. 
  • Holds are filled in the order they are placed.
  • A held item will be sent back to the owning library if it's not picked up within 7 days. 
  • If you need help or have a question, call the circulation desk at (323) 265-8758 (Monterey Park Campus), or (323) 357-6219 (South Gate Campus).

Intra-Library Loan (ILL)

 

TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Intra-Library Loan (ILL) with LACCD Libraries (or Holds)

Intra-Library loan, or ILL, borrows books that the ELAC Libraries do not own or carry in print, but are available at another LACCD library. (Please note that our district does not participate in Interlibrary Loan, which borrows books from Libraries outside of our district.)

  • Intra-Library Loan is available to all LACCD students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Patrons will receive an email notification when the item is available for check out.
  • Materials are available for pick up at the circulation desk. 
  • Materials not picked up within seven (7) days will be returned.  
  • LACCD students can borrow up to three (3) regular circulating books from any library in the LACCD.
  • Students can borrow books for up to 28 days (No renewals allowed).
  • Only general collection (STACKS) books can be requested.

Lost or Damaged Fees

  • You will be responsible or liable for any lost or damaged materials. 
  • Please return materials on time, directly to the circulation desk, to avoid holds on your record. Failure to return material may result in suspension of library privileges. 
  • Bills for lost items and processing fee will be charged and paid at the ELAC libraries through the Fiscal Office.  

Contact Information

Circulation Desk Telephone Numbers:

Monterey Park Campus (323) 265-8758

South Gate Campus (323) 357-6219