DCC Library Guideline Statement 10-14.1

Borrowing Materials

Any current DCC student, faculty member, staff member, administrator, or public patron in good standing may check out library materials with a valid Jane Carey Memorial Library card. The library facility and services are accessible to all students, faculty, staff, administrator, and community users free of charge. However, replacing lost or damaged materials is not free and patrons will be held accountable for the disposition of materials they borrow from the library. Policy 9-14.2 is to be followed in that event.

Library patrons are responsible for all items checked out to their library card and are responsible for notifying the library if their card or item is lost or stolen.

10-14.1A Loan Periods

Books from general collection 4 weeks for students, staff, ILL, and public.

6 months for faculty

Books from Reference These books generally do not circulate. However, exceptions are made for faculty and ILL purposes.
Periodicals 1 week
Reserve materials Dependent on instructor’s directions
Media collection Varies according to item
Equipment (headphones, cassette recorder, calculator, etc.) Varies according to item
Laptop computer Varies and only available to employees


10-14.1B Loan Limits

  • All library materials are checked out at the circulation desk. Library items may be renewed one time only to allow others a chance to use the item.
  • Renewals may be requested through Email, in person, or over the telephone by calling 406-377-9414 or 406-377-9413. You must provide your DCC library number when calling for renewal.
  • Reserve items and videos may not be renewed.

Interlibrary loan items must be renewed through the Interlibrary Loan Department with special permission. Some ILL items may NOT be renewed.