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Borrowing and Renewing

Borrowing and Renewing Library Materials

Borrowing Privileges

Who may check out Chabot Library Materials?

Currently enrolled students - Students must obtain their student identification card and present it when checking out materials or conducting any other library business.

Currently enrolled Las Positas College Students - Las Positas students must provide a current student identification card to check out materials.

Faculty, Staff, & Administrators - Faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to present their college identification card when checking out library materials. If such card is not readily available, the library staff can still check out materials provided the faculty/staff/administrator is found in the college database system.

Members of the community are welcome to use the resources in the Library. We are not able to check out our materials or allow computer use to non-students.

Circulation Loan Period

Item Type Loan Period Renewals Fines/Fees
Books (Stacks, Graphic Novels, Genre, Children Collection, etc) 2 weeks 2 $0.00/day
Magazines/Periodicals 2 week 2 $0.00/day
DVDs & CDs 2 weeks 2 $0.00/day
Reserves (textbooks) - 2 hours (Library Use Only) 2 hours 1 $0.25/hr
Semester loan textbooks Semester term 0 $0.00
AV Reserves DVD - 2 hours 2 hours 1 $0.25/hr
AV Reserves DVD - 48 hours 48 hours 1 $1.00/day
AV Laptop 30 days 0 $25.00/day
AV Hotspot 30 days 0 $25.00/day
AV Projectors 30 days 0 $25.00/day
AV Cameras & AV Tripods 30 days 0 $25.00/day
AV Headphones 4 hours 0 $0.25/hr

Loan Limits

Item Type Loan Limit
Books, magazines, DVDs 10 total items
Reserves 2 total items
AV laptop 1 item
AV Hotspot 1 item
AV Cameras and AV Tripod 2 total items

Faculty/Staff Circulation Loan Period

AV laptop and other equipment items are only available for students to checkout. If you need AV equipment, please contact Chabot IT Help Desk.

Item Type Loan Period Renewals
Books (Stacks, Graphic Novels, Genre, Children Collection, etc) 5 weeks 2
Magazines/Periodicals 5 week 2
DVDs & CDs 5 weeks 2
Reserves - 2 hours (Library Use Only) 2 hours 1
AV Reserves DVD - 2 hours 2 hours 1
AV Reserves DVD - 48 hours 48 hours 1

Loan Limits

Item Type Loan Limit
Books, magazines, DVDs 10 total items
Reserves 2 total items
AV laptop 1 item
AV Hotspot 1 item
AV Cameras and AV Tripod 2 total items

All items must be returned to the library to avoid paying lost item fees. The campus has several library book drops where items can be returned anytime. AV laptops and other equipment items must be returned in-person to the AV circulation desk.

You can request a renewal for your items by phone, email or in-person. If there is a hold placed on the item you have currently checked out and you have maxed out of your renewal limit, you must return the item. 

Renewals can also be done online through your library account. Simply click on the "Sign-in" link from our catalog and sign-in with your W# and pin to access your library account. Step by step instructions available under the "Your Library Account" tab.

Chabot College Library and Las Positas College Library share one online catalog database. Items are easily requested and transferred between the two libraries. If you need to request a book from the Las Positas Library, ask at the Circulation Desk. Book shipments arrive two to three days after requested. Once book shipments are received, a staff member will contact you via email or by telephone for pick-up. Limited Interlibrary loans can also be made from other libraries. Please inquire at the Reference Desk for interlibrary loan requests.

Overdue Fines

Fines over $5.00 result in a "block" being placed on a student's record in Admissions and Records.  Fines can only be paid in person at the Chabot College Library during open hours. Cash or checks accepted.

Lost Book, Audiovisual, Etc.

Patrons must pay the entire cost for each lost book. Upon repayment, the patron will be issued a receipt. If the item is found within ONE YEAR, the patron will receive a refund for the amount of the item. A $10 processing fee will be applied to lost AV equipment items.

Damaged Books that Must be Replaced

Patrons who damage materials beyond the capability of the library to repair the item are subject to the same fees as for lost books. Patrons may opt to replace the book in lieu of the replacement fee.