Checkout and Return Policies
Please register at the Circulation Desk if you wish to check items out of the library. Sandhills Community College students taking curriculum classes must present a valid student ID (community patrons must present a Boyd Library card) in order to check out material from the library.
Students taking classes through other colleges that are taught on the Sandhills campus must present a valid student ID from their school.
Students taking any other classes on the campus such as continuing education, GED, etc. must be 18 or older and presenting a picture ID verifying a Moore or Hoke County address will be issued a community patron library card.
Persons who live or work in Moore or Hoke counties, and are 18 or older, may receive a community patron library card to check out materials from our library. Community Patrons must present a picture ID such as a North Carolina driver's license or other proof of residency.
Children under the age of 18 are only permitted on campus if they are enrolled in classes or are in the constant company of a parent or legal guardian (per the SCC Student Code of Conduct). Patrons under 18 who are not SCC students may take materials home if a parent or other adult is willing to check out the material and assume responsibility for it.
Library/Student ID cards are not transferable - each person eligible for borrowing privileges must have his or her own library/student ID card. The owner of the library/student ID card used to check out materials is the one who will be responsible for all items checked out on that card.
Regular Circulating Books
Checkout period is 3 weeks for students and patrons. The checkout period for faculty/staff is one school semester.
Patrons are limited to two bestsellers at a time, and bestsellers may not be renewed. Any other book may be renewed two times, as long as there are no other requests for it.
Books do not need to be brought to the library for renewal. Telephone renewals will be accepted and later afternoon can be a good time. The number to call to renew books is 910-695-3819. You are responsible for remembering the new due date, since it won’t be stamped in your books.
The fine for an overdue book is 20 cents per working day. Although we are usually open on Saturday, we do not count the weekend when figuring overdue fines - nor do we charge for any day the library is closed. Borrowers are reminded that they do not have to pay a fine as long as books are returned on time or renewed before the due date. If you have overdue books or owe fines on books already returned, you will not be able to check out or renew anything else until you have been cleared.
Reserve Books and Videos
Checkout periods and overdue fines for reserve materials may be determined by the instructor who places them on reserve. Reserve materials may only be checked out by students enrolled in the class. Many reserve books and videos must stay in the library, but if your instructor allows an item to leave the library, be aware of how long you may keep it and how much the overdue fines are usually $1.00 per day.
Student and community patrons may not check reference books out of the library.
Faculty and staff may check out reference books overnight with permission from the Learning Resources Director or a Librarian.
DVDs and CDs
DVDs have a loan period of 3 days. CDs have an overnight loan period. Patrons may check out three DVDs or one CD per loan period.
One renewal is allowed if no one else has asked for the DVD or CD.
There is no charge for checking out videos, but there is an overdue fine of $1.00 per day per video or CD if they are not returned on time. As with books, check out privileges will be suspended until overdue videos or CDs are returned or fines paid.
Students and community patrons may not check periodicals out of the library.
Faculty and staff may check out periodicals for overnight use only. The current issue may be checked out only over the weekend when the library is closed.
If a periodical is not returned, the fee charged is double the price of the issue.
Return of Library Materials
Borrowers are responsible for all items checked out until they are returned. No materials will be checked out until all items are returned and fees are paid. Students must return all library materials and pay all fines before they will be allowed to complete the registration process at SCC for the following semester.
Graduating students will be required to return all library materials and pay all fines before they graduate. Please remember that transcript requests will not be honored until fines are cleared.
Students who are withdrawing will be required to get a signed release from the library verifying they do not owe any fees.
The maximum fine for any overdue item that is returned is $10.00 per item.
Lost/Damaged Books, DVDs, or CDs
Books: If a student or community patron loses or damages a book, the fee charged is the replacement cost of the book according to Books-in-Print, plus a $5.00 processing fee. If the book is out-of-print, the charge is $35.00 plus a $5.00 processing fee.
Faculty and staff who lose or damage books pay the same replacement charges, but are not charged the $5.00 processing fee.
Videos: If a student or community patron loses or damages a video, the fee charged is the replacement cost of the video according to the catalogs we have in the Administrative Assistant’s office, plus a $5.00 processing fee. If the video is not available, the charge is $35.00 plus a $5.00 processing fee.
Faculty and staff who lose or damage videos pay the same replacement charges, but are not charged the $5.00 processing fee.
CDs: If a student or community patron loses or damages a CD, the fee charged is $20.00 for a single or $35.00 for a double, plus a $5.00 processing fee.
Faculty and staff who lose or damage CDs pay the same replacement charge, but are not charged the $5.00 processing fee.