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Library Services and Policies

Borrowing Materials


ID Policy

You will need to bring an official photo I.D. and know your student I.D. number to check out materials

Official photo IDs:

  • Student ID card with photo issued by any LACCD College
  • Student ID card with photo from other higher education institutions
  • Students from a university/college with a reciprocal agreement need ID from that institution
  • Government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, California ID, passport)
  • High school ID card with photo

Updated 9/21/22 AN

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 and current schedule of classes, or a current ELAC registration fee receipt.
  • Take these items to CSULA's Library and you may sign up for a Borrower's Card
  • CSULA Library's loan and fee policies
  • CSULA Campus Map
  • Address: John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
  • Telephone: (323) 343-3988

Circulation Policies

Item Type Loan Periods/Max Items Lost Item Replacement Cost (if no price in item record)

Overdue Fines

(Item is considered lost after 21 days)

Maximum Overdue Fines

Maximum Renewals


Book (Student)

28 days

10 items

$50 --- --- automatic renewal up to 16 weeks
Book/Periodicals (Employees)

28 days/7days

10 items/4 items

$50/$10 --- --- 0

28 days

5 items

$50 --- --- automatic renewal up to 16 weeks for books
Reference Library Use --- --- 0

7 days

4 items


$10 $1/ open days $10 0
Reserve Textbook

2 hours, library use only

3 items

$100 $1/open hours $100 0
Overnight Textbook 1 day $100 $1/open days $100 0

7 days

4 items

$20 $1/open days $20



3 hours (on-campus only)

1 device

$500 $1/open hours $100 0
MacBook/HP Laptop


1 Device

$1,200 $1/open days $100 0
ChargeTech Battery Pack Library Use $230 $1/open hours $20 0


  • Checkout item limit: 10 items in total for students and employees. 5 item limit for CSULA.
  • Renewals: Students can renew allowable items in person at the circulation desk, online, or over the phone.
  • Materials may be checked out up to 15 minutes prior to closing time.
  • All circulation messages or notifications will be sent to your email account.
  • Violation of the "Library Use Only" policy is subject to suspension of library privileges, and/or a criminal investigation

Updated 10/11/2023 AN

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.


Book $50.00 -
Periodical $10.00 -
Reserve Textbook $100.00 -
Overnight Textbook $100.00 -
DVD $20.00 -
Chromebook $500.00 -

Updated 2/9/2022 AN


Contact Information

Circulation Desk Telephone Numbers:

  • Monterey Park Campus (323) 265-8758
  • South Gate Campus (323) 357-6219