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         Kalamazoo Valley Community College Library

Technology

Books/Media

Course Reserves/Textbooks

Laptops, digital cameras, hot spots, calculators, device chargers, and headphones are available for check out. The libraries have over 50,000 physical books and 2,000 films available for check out. Hundreds of assigned textbooks and other course specific materials are available for 3 hour loan.

  All current KVCC students, faculty, and staff are eligible to borrow from the library.

  Your Valley ID, or any other valid ID, may be used to borrow materials.

Devices

Laptops and Hotspots

Borrowing

Students who are registered for classes may request to borrow a laptop or hotspot loaner for the semester.

Laptop and hotspot requests are approved based upon registration status, course dates and availability. Students may select the preferred location for device pickup. After approval, students will receive a notice with detailed borrowing information, including a pick up date and location.

 

Request Forms

 

Returns

Students may return a laptop or hotspot to either campus library, regardless of where the item was checked-out. Laptops and hotspots must be returned to a library service desk during regular library hours on or before the due date. Items that are not returned on time are subject to overdue policy, which includes replacement fees of up to $500 and a student account hold on grades, transcripts and library borrowing.

 

Renewals

Laptops and hotspots will not automatically renew for the next semester. If you are registered for summer classes and need access to a laptop or hotspot, you must submit a request form for that semester. Students with laptops and hotspots currently on loan are given first priority. Students must return loaner laptops each semester so staff can perform inventory, software updates and inspect condition.

 

Calculators

A variety of calculators, including graphing and scientific, are available on first come, first served basis at both campus libraries.

Limit 1 per student, semester checkout, 1 renewal available upon request.


Cameras

Digital cameras are available for check out to students enrolled in digital photography courses. Cameras are available for loan at the Arcadia Commons Campus Library. Verification of enrollment in a photography course is required for check out.

Limit 1 per student, semester loan, contact the ACC library for renewal information.


Chargers and Headphones

Device chargers and headphones are available for check out at both campus libraries.  Device chargers and headphones are for use on campus and are not available for overnight check out.

Limit 2 per student, 3 hour loan, renewal available upon request.

Books and Media


Borrow books and media at the Circulation/Reserve desk at both campus libraries.  Find materials by browsing the stacks, or searching our online catalog.

 

Loan Policies

Student Book Loans: Limit 20 , semester loan, no renewals

Student Course Reserve Loans: Limit 2, 3 hour loan, no renewals

Student AV Loans: Limit 2, 3 hour loan, no renewals

Faculty/staff Book Loans: Limit 100 , semester loan, 4 automatic renewals

Faculty/staff AV Loans: Limit 2, 2 week loan, 4 automatic renewals

Borrowing Reserves

Course Reserves


See the Course Reserves and Textbook Guide for information on Course Reserves, borrowing and to see a complete list of course reserve materials.

Course Reserves and Textbooks Guide