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Lending Policies

Circulation Loan Periods and Fines

Material Type Loan Period Overdue Fine

General Collection Books and AV, After Class Collection

 21 days $0.25 per day
7 days$0.25 per day
Textbooks on Reserve
3 hours 
3 days 
7 days
$3 per hour 
$1 per day 
Reserve Materials (hourly)
3 hours $1.00 per hour
Reserve Materials (daily)
3 days
7 days
$1.00 per day
Axis 360/e-Read Illinois  (e-Books and e-Audio books)
21 days
No Fines
laptops - 3 hour (Mac & Dell)
iPads, Wacom Tablet

3 hours $3.00 per hour
laptops - 7 day  7 days
$3.00 per day
Nikon Camera, Canon Camcorder,
GoPro, Microphone Recording Kit
3 days
$3.00 per day
Microphone Headset,
Various Cables, Tripod
3 hours
$1.00 per hour
Interlibrary Loan Varies $0.50 per day
Reference Books Library Use Only
Indicies Library Use Only

Library materials can be renewed either in person, by telephone (708-974-5235), or online up to 2 times. Patrons are not allowed to renew items if:

  • their library record is blocked
  • there is another patron hold for the item
  • it is too soon to renew (i.e. prior to 7 days before the due date for all general collection items, 3 days for magazines)
  • the item is not eligible for renewal (i.e. reserve items, textbooks,laptops)
  • their patron account has expired

If requesting a renewal by telephone, patrons need to provide their name and barcode number.

Patron Borrowing Privileges

Patron Type Borrowing Privileges Notes
MVCC Student Full Service
MVCC Employee Full Service Includes: Extended due dates, Reference materials with librarian approval
RAILS All Public Materials
SMHEC* All Public Materials
Community Borrowers All Public Materials may use study rooms if available, no reservations

ILL Patrons

All Public Materials unless noted in specific item records to not send via ILL
MVCC Retiree (may obtain an
ID from the Photo ID office with a valid state ID)
All Public Materials + ILL Privileges no home use software, no equipment

All public materials = all physical MVCC material (includes DVDs, CDs, Magazines). No ILL, no textbooks, no e-Books, no laptops or equipment

Full Service = access to all MVCC material including study rooms, textbook reserves, equipment and ILL

*SMHEC = DeVry University, Governors State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Joliet Junior College, Kankakee Community College, Lewis University, Prairie State College, Saint Xavier University, South Suburban College, University of St. Francis.