At this time the library building is closed. The library is offering limited services online and through pick up at the front door.
Las Positas and Chabot College students, faculty, and staff using the Library to borrow circulating items must present their College ID card with the current registration sticker on the back. The ID card will be verified from a safe distance. Students, faculty, and staff 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:
Due to the shelter in place order library services are closed to community members, high school students and other campus visitors.
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.
Fines and fees are not being collected at this time. For questions about an overdue notice, fee, or a library bill, consult the Library staff at the Check-Out Desk by calling 925.424.1151.
Exceptions to the fines schedule may be made at the discretion of the Library Coordinator.
Students, faculty and staff may have a maximum of ten (10) items (including any combination of periodicals, books, videos, CDs, or DVDs) checked out at one time. This includes up to two course reserve items checked out at the same time.
If you need to check out a laptop for the semester, click here to fill out the technology request form.
Laptops are only available for semester-long checkout for student use. The Library cannot lend laptop computers to administrators, faculty, staff, visitors, or members of the community. If you are in need of
You will be required to show a current LPC student picture ID from a safe distance to pick up .
The laptops are available for a semester-long checkout. Fees for damaged laptop equipment will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. IT Department personnel will establish the cost of repair that will be passed on to the student at fault. A replacement cost of $1,600 will be charged to any student who fails to return a laptop computer (damaged, lost, or stolen). Fees for damaged or lost components: $69 for batteries; $39 for AC Power adapter; $59 laptop carrying case; internal components based on the cost of replacement.
Library materials from LPC and Chabot Libraries can be renewed by several methods:
ONLINE: LPC and Chabot Library materials can be renewed over the online catalog through your "My Library Account" if the borrower's account is in good standing.
Account problems that may prevent an online renewal include:
BY TELEPHONE: Call the Library Circulation/Check Out Desk at (925) 424-1151.
The following items CANNOT be renewed:
The primary purpose of the Library's collections is to support the educational programs of Las Positas College. For more information about how the collections are built and maintained, please see our Collection Development Policy.
The reserve collection supports the instructional program by providing library resources, which are directly related to curricular offerings. The specific aims of this collection are to:
Faculty, college personnel, and professional staff may request that materials be placed in this collection, but ultimate responsibility for the reserve collection lies with the library faculty.
Due to restricted space for Reserve Materials, limitations must be placed on the numbers of reserves added for each instructor. All items on a particular subject cannot be removed from the general collection to be placed on reserve. Librarians will make the final decision on how many items can be removed from the Library collection to be placed on reserve.
If several instructors have the same items on reserve, students will have to abide by the shortest reserve period requested by an instructor.
Instructors who need to preview audiovisual reserves for class preparation, may check them out on Friday with the following Monday as the due date.
The Library will not borrow items from other libraries to place on reserve. The Librarians also will not lend items placed on reserve to students, staff, or faculty from other colleges or libraries.
The Learning Resources Program exists to facilitate and improve learning by supporting and expanding the instructional capabilities of Las Positas College and providing students with the opportunity to develop information-seeking skills for self-directed studies and lifelong learning.
LPC Library formally recognizes that all records identifying the names, social security numbers, or I.D. number of library patrons and the library materials that they use are confidential in nature. Such records are not to be revealed to anyone other than the patron in question without either the express written permission of the patron in question or the adherence to proper legal and College procedures regarding required access to such information.
The American Library Association also provides a site, State Privacy Laws Regarding Library Records, which is a guide to understanding state library confidentiality laws.
The original Library Technology Plan was written by a library committee and submitted to the Faculty Senate in 1999. The technology issues discussed in that plan have been implemented. At present LPC Library adheres to the LPC Technology Department Standards and Policies, as modified to integrate with library services and student access.
In alignment with our campus commitment to academic excellence, requirements, and desired outcomes of its academic programs, the Las Positas College library is committed to making resources, services, and personnel available to its users regardless of their physical location. Las Positas College library identifies, develops, coordinates, implements, and assesses these resources and services on an ongoing basis. The library's DE programming is designed to meet not only standard informational and skills development needs but also the unique needs of the distance learning community. When appropriate, innovative approaches to the design and evaluation of particular procedures or systems to meet these needs, both current and anticipated, are adopted and assessed.