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Checking Out Materials


Checking Out Materials for Students

Las Positas College Library's mission is to support the research and study needs of the campus community, by providing a quiet and scholarly environment. Anyone distracting from this purpose, may be asked to leave at the discretion of the library employees. Click here for a complete listing of library policies.

Las Positas and Chabot College students using the Library to borrow circulating items must present their College ID card with the current registration sticker on the back. Students may get the LPC College I.D. at the Admissions & Records Office. Library materials will be held at the circulation desk for 24 hours or over the weekend while the College ID is obtained.

Valid ID cards include:


  • A Las Positas College Student ID card with a current sticker on the back
  • Chabot College Student ID with a current sticker on the back



Circulating - Two Weeks
Reference - Library and Class Use Only
Reserves - 1 Hour/ 1 Day/ 3 Days/ 7 Days

Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers

Latest Issue - Library Use Only
Back Issues - Two Weeks

Audiovisual Materials

CDs and DVDs - One Week
Reserve AV - Library Use Only or 1 Day

Library materials from LPC and Chabot Libraries can be renewed by several methods:

ONLINE: LPC and Chabot Library materials can be renewed through the online catalog if the borrower's account is in good standing. Account problems that may prevent an online renewal include:

  • reaching the maximum number of renewals - twice
  • fines and other library charges
  • a block initiated by Admissions and Records or Chabot Library because of an unpaid bill or other account problem
  • an upcoming expiration date in your borrower record--This can occur if you are no longer employed at the College or enrolled here as a student.
  • Overdue items that cannot be renewed via the Online Catalog such as reserve books, magazines and periodicals

BY TELEPHONE: Call the Library Circulation/Check Out Desk at (925) 424-1151.

IN PERSON: At the Circulation/Check Out Desk.

The following items CANNOT be renewed:

  • Items that have been requested by another patron. These items should be returned immediately to the Library on their due date.
  • Items that are normally non-circulating, but were loaned to you on an exception basis, such as Reference Materials.
  • Reserve items.
  • Overdue items
  • Items borrowed by Interlibrary Loan

Overdue notices are issued as a courtesy to all library users. However, non-receipt of an overdue notice does not exempt a borrower from applicable fines or billings. To avoid overdue notices, fines, and bills please renew your materials before the due date stamped in each item.

Fines per item:

  • 1 hour reserves - $.25 per hour
  • 1 day / 3 day / 7 day reserves - $1.00 per day
  • AV (Videos, DVDs, CDs, Tapes, etc.) - $1.00 per day
  • Books and Periodicals - $.25 per day

Fines should be paid at the Check-Out Desk, Building 2000, Learning Resources Building. For questions about an overdue notice or a library bill, consult the Library staff at the Check-Out Desk or call 925.424.1151. Outstanding library charges in excess of $5.00 will automatically block borrowing privileges. Outstanding library bills may also prevent registration for classes, graduation, or requests for transcripts. Payment by cash or check only.

Exceptions to the fines schedule may be made at the discretion of the Library Coordinator.

Student is responsible for lost or damaged items. Charges are determined by the replacement cost plus $10.00 for processing.

To request or renew library books, DVDs, or other materials using the library catalog, you must first set up your "My Library Account" and password through LPC Library's WorldCat Online Catalog.

“My Library Account” & Password allows you to:

  • See all the items you have checked out and their due dates.
  • Renew items online.
  • Place holds for LPC and Chabot materials.

Click here for instructions on setting up and using My Library Account.