Checkout Policies

Who may borrow

  • Currently enrolled SDCCD students, staff, faculty and administrators may check out circulating materials.
  • Currently enrolled SDCCD North City Continuing Education ESL students may check out books from the library's English Readers collection.
  • Students must present their photo SDCCD CSID card to check out circulating and reserve materials.
  • If a patron owes fines or fees anywhere within the San Diego Community College District, they will not be allowed to check out library materials.

Course Reserves

The library has an extensive collection of course textbooks on reserve.

  • The library aims to have at least two copies of every textbook for every class taught at Miramar College.
  • One copy of each textbook is generally for in-library use only.
  • Additional copies check out for 7 days (in a few cases, 3 days).
  • Check-out periods shorten near the end of a semester.
  • One course reserves book may be checked out at a time. Exceptions are made for accompanying study guides.
  • Course reserves books cannot be renewed.
    • A patron must wait until the next business day to initiate a new check-out of any returned book.
    • Returned books may not be held.
    • Returned materials will be reshelved and made available for other patrons. If the book is still available the next business day, the previous borrower may initiate a new check-out at that time.

Circulating Books

  • Up to 10 circulating (non-reserve) books may be checked out simultaneously, with a limit of 5 books from any one call number range.
    • Books check out for 4 weeks.
    • Check-out periods shorten near the end of a semester.
  • Books can be renewed one time each, for an additional 2-week period.
    • Books must be renewed on or before their due date.
    • Overdue books may not be renewed.
    • Books cannot be renewed if a hold request has been placed by another patron, or if the library needs to recall the item.
    • A patron must wait until the next business day to initiate a new check-out of any returned book.
    • Returned books may not be held.
    • Returned materials will be reshelved and made available for other patrons. If the book is still available the next business day, the previous borrower may initiate a new check-out at that time.
  • Books can be renewed online via the My Library Account link on the library website.