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Books at the Chaffey College Library

Have a question? Contact us at:

Rancho Cucamonga: (909) 652-6800      

Email: Circulation.Staff@chaffey.edu

Your Chaffey ID card is your library card!

Your Chaffey ID can be used to check out library materials:

  • Books
  • Reserve Textbooks
  • Audiovisual Materials
  • Magazines and Journals
  • Flashdrives (in library use only)
  • Headphones (in library use only)
  • Headphones with Microphone (in library use only)
  • Noise Cancelation Headphones (in library use only)
  • SD Cards (in library use only)
  • Study Rooms

LIBRARY CARDS & CHECKING-OUT MATERIALS

Checkout Policies:

  • In order to utilize the library circulation services you must have your Student ID card with you and be currently enrolled in at least one credit course.
  • Circulation does not accept broken, chipped or faded IDs.  Pictures must be clear and visible.
  • Only you can use your library card to check out library materials. Allowances may be made for professors and students/staff with long term disability or illness.

Replacement ID cards can be purchased for $8 at Admissions & Records.

The Library will be offering check-out and pick up services for books from the General Collection at the Rancho Cucamonga campus only. At this time, no equipment and/or textbooks may be checked out.

Watch this how-to video on how to request books!

To borrow a book, go to the library’s homepage at chaffey.edu/library.

Search for a book using OneSearch. Books that say they are “Available Online” are ebooks and can be accessed from your computer. To find a physical book at the library, you can use the filters at the left to narrow your results to “books” Or use the Library filter to narrow your results to Chaffey College Rancho.

Once you’ve found an item that says it is available at the Chaffey College Rancho General Collection, click on it to request. Items from other locations or collections are not available at this time.

Click Sign In. Use your MyChaffey login information. Click Request, then Click Send Request. You’ve now placed a request!

To view your account and any requests you have made, click your name in the upper right hand corner. Check your Chaffey Panther email for a notification that your books are ready and to arrange pick up.

Once your books are ready, come to the Rancho Campus Library during the assigned pick-up times. Please bring your ID and wear a mask.

To renew your books, you may bring your items to the Circulation Desk with your Chaffey ID. You can also renew online from OneSearch. Overnight reserve books must be returned and renewed at their home location.

  • Books cannot be renewed over the phone.
  • Overdue materials cannot be renewed; renewals must be made before the due date.
  • There is no limit on renewals, but all materials must be returned by the end of the semester.
  • Books with holds placed on them and textbooks on reserve cannot be renewed online.
  • For instruction on renewals, please see instructions below:

TEXTBOOKS & RESERVES

Textbooks can be purchased at the Campus Store. Visit the Campus Store website to find information on their open hours. Watch this video to see a tutorial on how to search the Campus Store website for your textbooks. Once you have the title, author, and year of the textbook you need, you can search the library's books via OneSearch to see if you can access the book for free through our collection.

You may look for your class textbook in OneSearch or contact the Circulation staff for assistance and further instructions on how to borrow a textbook.

LOAN PERIODS & CHECKOUT LIMITS

Collection or Media Type Loan Period
General Collection 2 weeks, 10 item max, renewable
Textbooks and Reserves 1 hour, 2 item max, renewable (if there is no one waiting)
Overnight Textbooks Overnight, no renewals
Magazines/Journals 1 week

Calculators

Overnight
Videos In-library use only for the length of the video
Camcorders & Tripods 3 days
Reference Books In-library use only
Headphones, flash drives, SD Card Readers In-library use only

RETURNING MATERIALS

You can return library materials in the Rancho campus at the Circulation Desk. You can also use the book drop located in the north-east corner of parking lot #2, next to the library to return materials when the library is closed.

STUDY ROOMS

In order to checkout a study room, the following guidelines must be observed:

  • No eating or drinking is allowed in the rooms with the exception of water.
  • These rooms are available for quiet study. A reasonable level of noise/activity must be maintained.
  • Furniture in the rooms is to be used only for its original intent and purpose: chairs for sitting, tables for writing, placing material. Sleeping or engaging in activities other than study constitutes grounds for removal.
  • Maximum occupancy of the rooms must be observed at all times.
  • Rooms must be vacated 15 minutes prior to closing.
  • After vacating the room, close and lock the door and return the key to the Circulation desk.
  • The study room key may not leave the library. If the room is vacant for more than 5 minutes and the key is unreturned, the library will assume that the key has been taken from the room and a fee of $25 will be assessed.

By signing in to use a Study Room, you understand that you are responsible for the conduct of persons using the room while checked out under your name. Any violations will result in removal from the room and may also result in loss of checkout privileges for rooms and disciplinary action.

COMMUNITY USERS

You are welcome to utilize books within our library. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide full privileges including, but not limited to, item checkouts, computer use, database use, and study room use.

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