Circulation

Circulation

 

Borrowing Privileges
 

Students, faculty, administration, and staff may borrow up to 10 items for a period of 30 days with unlimited renewals provided no holds have been placed on the items. Students must present a valid student identification card at the time of check out. Patrons should take materials they wish to borrow to the circulation desk located on the first floor of the S.C. O’Neal Sr. Library and Technology Center.

Fines
 

Each overdue item is charged a 10 cent fine per day. Overdue notices are mailed periodically by the library staff. The maximum allowable fine is $5.00 per item. If an item is not returned once it has reached the maximum fine, it is considered lost and the borrower is responsible for the fine, replacement cost of the item, and a $15.00 processing fee. All fines must be paid before a patron may borrow additional items.

Reciprocal Lending Agreements 

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College has a reciprocal lending agreement with Alabama A&M University. Drake State students may use the Learning Resources Center at Alabama A&M University and may check out five items per visit. Drake State students must present a valid student identification card in order to borrow materials. Likewise, Alabama A&M University students may borrow five items per visit from the S.C. O’Neal Sr. Library and Technology Center and use the library’s facilities with a valid Alabama A&M University student identification card.

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College also has a reciprocal lending agreement with Calhoun Community College. Drake State students may utilize library resources on both of Calhoun Community College's campuses. They may also check out five items from Calhoun's libraries by presenting a valid student identification card and a copy of their current class schedule. Calhoun Community College students have the same privileges at Drake State's library.

In 2013, J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College established a reciprocal lending agreement with The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Drake State students may use the library at UAH and check out three items at a time. Drake State students must present a valid student identification card in order to borrow materials and pay a $25 fee. Likewise, UAH students may borrow three items at a time from the S.C. O’Neal Sr. Library and Technology Center and use its resources.

J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College has also established a reciprocal lending agreement with Oakwood University. Drake State students may use the library at Oakwood University and check out eight items at a time. Drake State students must present a valid student identification card in order to borrow materials. Likewise, Oakwood University students may borrow eight items at a time from the S.C. O’Neal Sr. Library and Technology Center and use its resources.

 

Community Members

Community members may borrow materials after obtaining a community user card. The account is valid for two years and is renewable. Community members must pay a $20.00 fee and provide a picture identification card, (i.e. a driver’s license), proof of address, and two current phone numbers in order to create a community user account. Individuals interested in a community user card should speak to the librarian on duty at the reference desk. Please see the community member use policy for more information.