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Borrowing Policies

Circulation Desk

The Circulation Desk is staffed during normal hours of operation. We are located on the first floor of the Eileen T. Farley Learning Resources Center. The Circulation Desk staff are there to help you when you want to check out an item, return an item that has been borrowed, renew an item, borrow Course Reserve material, and pay for library fines or lost materials. To speak to a member of the Circulation staff, please call 508.678.2811, ext. 2105.

Borrowing Privileges

BCC students, faculty, and staff are required to use their accessBCC card to borrow materials. Community patrons must use their SAILS borrower’s card. Individuals are responsible for all materials borrowed. Borrowing privileges may be suspended due to excess fines or overdue materials.

Loan Period for Items:

  • Books: 1 month
  • Audio Books: 2 weeks
  • Music CDs: 2 weeks ($1.00 per day per item overdue fines if not returned or renewed by due date)
  • Educational VHS/DVD: 2 weeks ($1.00 per day per item overdue fines if not returned or renewed by due date)
  • Feature Film VHS/DVD: 2 days ($1.00 per day per item overdue fines if not returned or renewed by due date)
  • Maximum Number of Items Borrowed at One Time: 10

Renewals

Renewals may be transacted by telephone via 508.678.2811, ext. 2105 or via the SAILS Online Catalog.

Returning and Overdues

The LRC does not charge fines on overdue books; SAILS borrower's card users may be charged for overdue items borrowed from other SAILS libraries. The LRC does charge overdue fines on videos and CDs ($1 per day per title). Students with extended overdue items may have their grades or transcripts withheld until books are returned or restitution made.

Lost/Unreturned Item Fee

Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed. In the event of loss, they pay the current replacement price and processing fee. Materials lost, damaged beyond use or not returned are subject to a $5.00 replacement fee in addition to the cost of replacing the item. More information on procedures is available at the Circulation Desk 508.678.2811, ext. 2105.

Please note: All BCC students incurring $10.00 or more in fines will have their borrowing privileges suspended and transcript holds placed until their library accounts are settled. Community library users incurring the same level of fines will have their borrowing privileges suspended until their accounts are settled.

Contact Details


Fall River Campus Library
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2105
Location: Building A
Hours:

Winter Intersession
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed weekends


New Bedford Campus Library
188 Union Street
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 4009
Location: NS164
Hours:

Winter Intersession
M-F: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed Weekends


Attleboro Campus Library
11 Field Street
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 3745
Location: 107
Hours:

Winter Intersession
M-F: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed Weekends

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