ISS Policies

Community Patron Borrowing Priviledges

*Periodicals, Microform, Reference Books, and CLU thesis are all available for In Library Use Only.
**Library card costs $120 and is good for one year. Each year the card can be renewed for $120. A card is required to use the facility.
***Ventura County residents with picture ID qualify. Local Teachers, Retired Faculty, Clergy, Community Leaders, and CLU Alumni may obtain a free limited-use library card by showing proof of qualification and a valid California Driver’s License/State ID at the Circulation Desk. These library cards may be renewed each year by resubmitting proof. (Proof of qualification may include a membership ID card, pay stub, or other approved official statement.)

Also see: Pearson Library Building Use Policy

Renewal of library materials may be made on or before the item due date, providing no other patron has requested the item(s). (See chart above for renewal limitations.) Renewal requests may be placed by speaking with a Pearson Library Circulation Desk attendant.

Interlibrary Loan: We are unable to extend Interlibrary Loan privileges to Alumni and community borrowers. The public library offers Interlibrary Loan services to members.

Holds: (asking for a book to be held for you when it is returned) are not available, as priority must be given to faculty and those currently enrolled.

Course Reserves are located at the Circulation Desk and are available only to those enrolled in the course. All items are subject to immediate recall if needed for course reserves.

Library Fines and Replacement Charges:
• The Library does not charge daily overdue fines on General Collection materials. Long-overdue materials will be declared missing and you will be billed $50.00 for each item. When items over 2 months overdue are returned, there is still a $5.00 billing fee. Please consult with a librarian before purchasing an item for replacement of a library copy. Only approved replacement copies will be accepted in lieu of the $50 replacement cost. A $10.00 processing fee will still apply (in addition to the $5 billing fee).
• There is a $1.00 per day overdue charge for late videos, DVDs, laser disk, course reserves, education/psychology materials, and items recalled for course reserves.
• Overdue materials are not renewable and no additional items may be checked out to you (including Reserve items) until you return the overdue materials.

Community Borrowers Building Use Policy

General Info:
• A library card is required to use the facility.
• No food, drink, or tobacco products are allowed in the library. (Bottled water with a secure cap is permitted.)
• No cell phone usage in the library. Please turn pagers/phones off or to silent mode while in the library. When receiving a call, immediately place the call on hold and move to a designated usage area.
• The library atriums as well as the lobby may be used for snacks/phone calls, providing they do not disturb others.
• While in the library, you may be asked to show proof that you are a student at the university (library card, picture ID, etc.). The library is open to community members who have purchased a community members card; however some resources are for university use only and may be monitored.
• Persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a Community Borrower, Local Teacher, CLU student, staff or faculty member. No persons under the age of 12 is permitted inside the library.
• In-house use of materials is permitted as space is available. CLU students have priority use of carrels, tables, computers, and materials. Community members may be asked to move or leave if space is needed or if they create disruptions.

Library Computer Lab Info:
• PAC/Research area computers are for quick research and that which requires Reference assistance. Typing word documents, checking email, etc. are prohibited in this area.
• Only Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni are permitted in the library computer lab area and only when doing university-related business (such as using the MyCLU portal).
• Community Borrowers and Local Teachers are limited to using the PAC/Research computers to access our library catalog (through the quick login feature). No other computer access or function is permitted.
• Priority for computer use will be given to students working on coursework on a first come first serve basis.
• Food and drinks are prohibited in the computer lab. Bottled water with secure tops are permitted, but must be kept off the computer desks.
• Report any problems to the Circulation or Help Desk.
• In addition to these rules, all users are subject to campus computer use policies.

Room Reservations:
• Community Borrowers are unable to reserve a room in our facility.

Theft and mutilation of Library materials are acts contrary to and punishable by law. Any non-circulating item, or any circulating item that has not been properly checked out, will cause the exit alarm to sound and the exit gate to lock. Repeated security violations will be referred to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact the Access/Circulation Supervisor in the library at (805) 493-3250.

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Copiers are available for use at $.10 per copy. Copy Cards may be purchases at the Circulation Desk.