San Juan College Library

Library Policies

Loaning Policy

A San Juan College I.D. card must be presented in order to check out any library materials. Most books may be borrowed for 3 weeks. Residents 18 years and older who are not SJC students may obtain a SJC Library card by showing proof of a current San Juan County address. The self-check system may be used for all regular circulating materials.

Item Return

Please return materials on or before the specified due date so others may use them. Borrowed books may be returned to the book drop at the Circulation Desk or outside the Learning Commons.


Patrons may renew their books one time, unless the item has been requested by another patron . Renewals may be done in person or over the phone. Overdue books are NOT renewable by phone.

Lost or Damaged Materials

Lost or damaged materials will be charged according to the fee rate posted at the circulation desk.

Overdue Material

Fines are charged when materials are not returned by the designated due date or time. Costs are:

  • $.25 per day per book
  • $1.00 per hour for reserve materials
  • $1.00 per day for interlibrary loan materials
  • $1.00 per day for videos
  • $5.00 for lost or damaged materials, plus item cost

Patrons will not be allowed to check out materials until all fines have been paid at the Circulation Desk. San Juan College students will receive a sanction with the first overdue notice. Sanctions prohibit students from registering for classes and obtaining college transcripts. Sanctions will be cleared upon payment of fines. Fines will accrue up to $10.00 per material borrowed.

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