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Library Services and Policies

Borrowing Materials


  • 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 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 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


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.
  • 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 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

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.


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

Contact Information

Circulation Desk Telephone Numbers:

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