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Library Policies and Library Offerings

Library Policies                             

Appropriate Use of Computer Workstations                 

Students and the general public should be aware of CCC's Responsible_Computer_Use_Policy0806.pdf               

Students, faculty and public are expected to use computing resources for educational and library research purposes only. The following rules also apply when using Library computer workstations:           

  • Library research has priority over other uses. During days of maximum computer usage, non-researchers will be referred to campus computer labs.
  • Use of any social networking website (Facebook, MySpace, etc) is not permitted.
  • The public may use the Library computers, but priority is given to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Moving, repairing, reconfiguring, modifying, or attaching external devices other than storage devices (e.g., flash drives) is not permitted.
  • Downloading copyrighted music, movies or any other media is not permitted.
  • Headphones must be used when listening to any audio, video or multimedia.

Animal Policy   

  • Only assistance animals are permitted in the Library.

Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices   

  • Talking on a cell phone is not permitted while inside the Library. Cell phones must be turned off, set to vibrate or set to silent.


  • Children under the age of 16 are not permitted in the Library.

Library Behavior
The following behavior is not permitted while in the Library: 

  • Buying or selling goods or services, or soliciting donations of any kind.
  • Excessive noise.
  • Using sound-generating devices, with or without headphones, at an audible level.
  • Inappropriate or disruptive behavior, including fighting, threatening, intimidating, or abusing library staff, faculty or patrons with words or actions.
  • Overt signs of substance abuse, including drunkenness.
  • Entering areas marked “Staff Only”.
  • Posing a sanitary or health risk to others, including offensive hygiene.

Food and Drink Policy                              

  • Eating and drinking is not permitted in the Library. All food and drink must be put away upon entering the Library.

Personal Belongings                              

  • Personal belongings and property should not be left unattended. The Library is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.
​​​​​​​​​Library Offerings 


Kennedy-King College Library has a large collection to help answer factual questions on the spot. Reference books include encyclopedias, dictionaries, statistics, atlases, and critical and informational resources in many subjects. The librarian on duty at the Reference Desk is available to help you find the appropriate reference book to help answer your question(s). The Library also has online, or electronic, reference sources that the librarian can assist you with.                 

Circulation Services   

Circulating books (indicated by "Stacks" in the Online Catalog) may be checked out by the staff at the Circulation D​esk by presenting a current student ID. You may check out five books at once. The loan period is two weeks; books may be renewed before the due date, one time for an additional two weeks. When the Library is open, books can be returned to staff at the Circulation Desk.               

Reserve Materials   

Reserve Materials (indicated by "Reserve" in the Online Catalog) may be requested at the Reserves Desk located on the 2nd floor. Some materials may be checked out for two hours, some for three days, and some for seven days. Certain 2-hour reserve books cannot leave the library. Professors may place books on Reserve for their classes, or Librarians place heavily used books on Reserve.                 


Renew books and materials in person or by phone. Books and materials can be renewed one time if renewed before the date due. Call the Circulation Desk at (773) 602-5449 to renew by phone, and have your student ID ready.                  

Photocopy Machines   

Make B+W copies at machines downstairs and upstairs. Upstairs also has a color copier. The charge is 10 cents per page for B+W. 15 cents per page for Color. Copy cards are available to all current students at both the Reference and Circulation Desks. Copy cards are not required to make copies. The copy machine only accepts dollar bills and coins (no pennies). Copy cards are only used for the photo copier and are available for free at the Reference Desk and the Circulation Desk. Copy cards are used to load money onto them. Money is loaded at the copy card machine located next to the copiers.                

Printing Machine   

Print cards are only for Printing and must be purchased at various print card kiosks around campus. There is a kiosk avail​able in the library to the left of the front door when entering the library. At least $1.00 is needed to acquire a print card in which the card comes preloaded with $ .50. Print cards are required when printing.               

There are two designated print-only computers located in front of the circulation desk for students who need to only print.              

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Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM - 8:00PM  
Friday 8:30AM - 1:00PM  
Saturday CLOSED 
Sunday CLOSED 
Reserve Desk and Periodical Reading Room Hours  
Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM - 6:00PM   Friday 8:30AM - 12:45PM 

Group Study Rooms, Computing and Photocopying Hours          
Mon. - Thurs. 8:45AM - 7:45PM  
Friday  8:45AM - 12:45PM        
Circulation Desk Hours        
Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM - 7:45PM   
Friday 8:30AM -12:45PM             

Closed during all interim periods                  ​