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Library Policies and Library Offerings

Library Policies                     

Appropriate Use of Computer Workstations                           

Computer login - As of Monday (11/16) use your CCC username and password to use a computer Library. (Students will use the same username and password as they would for BlackBoard or student email.) This is part of new network software being used at CCC. Visitors must use one of the Community Access computers.   

Students and the general public should be aware of CCC's Responsible_Computer_Use_Policy ( pages 78-84)                                                     

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. Water is the only drink allowed in 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 Policies for Community Members             

Anyone of the age of 16 and up can use the following services of the Library as long as the following policies are observed:  but must follow the library behavior policy:                

  • Computers- community members may use the computers in the Library on table D and the PC Lab in V-110.  In the Library priority is given to students, faculty, and staff.  Community members must also follow the CCC Responsible Computer Use Policy. 
  • Copying and printing – All community members can print and photocopy according to the copying and printing procedures, hours and current copyright laws guidelines.
  • Library materials – Community members can view Library materials for reference and copying purposes ( circulation and reference books)Community membersdo not have borrowing privileges (cannot check out any Library materials)
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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 and 25 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. Notice: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any infringement.)                    

For more informaton, please go to this site:                                   

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 $0.50. Print cards are required when printing. Printing is $0.05 per page. Printing is only in black&white.                                                       

There are two designated print-only computers located in front of the circulation desk for students who need to only print.            
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Scanning, Faxing, and Color Printing

You can scan on the color copier (library’s second floor) and save the scanned document to your USB. The Library does not have a fax machine or a color printer.                    

Laptops and Scientific Calculators  

Laptops and scientific calculator are for in-library use only (these items can not leave the library). Students must go to the Reserve Desk (2nd floor) to check these items out with their student ID. The loan period is 2 hours.   

As of 4/6/2016, students can now print from the Library’s reserve laptops. Please refer to the “Printing Machine” description for information on printing availability in the library.​   


CCC students, faculty or staff who have a current CCC ID can check out headphones for 2 hours. Community members are not allowed to check out headphones.       

Computer for the hearing or vision impaired & CCT            

The Library has accommodation software installed for students with hearing, vision, or other disability. The computer designated for those with the impairments is located in room X-102, and it has JAWS and MAGic (enlarges text) software. The software is ADA approved. You must go to the Circulation Desk (front desk) and ask to be logged on to the computer.      

The library has a CCTV located on table C (first floor). Materials can be placed under the camera and an enlarged image of the material is displayed on the monitor. The user adjusts a zoom lens to enlarge the image to the desired size. Other features such as color, dark text on a light background or light text on a dark background, and auto-focusing enhance the user's efficiency when performing literacy tasks.      

Silent Study Rooms              

X-104 (first floor) is reserved for students who want to be in a quite area for study.      

Study Rooms                    

The library has 2 study rooms (X-102 anf X-103) that students can check out. However, room X-102 is the designated room for our computer for the vison and hearing impaired. If you are in X-102 (regardless if you have a reservation), and someone needs to use the computer, then you will be asked to leave. Students can reserve a study room in advance. You can reserve the room up to months in advance as long as it is within the semester. Also, if the room is available, a group can ask to use the room without making a reservation. There must be at least two people to reserve the room, and up to 8 people can be in the room at once. The group using one of the study rooms is promised 1 hour occupation time. However, if no-one else wants to use the room that is occupied, then the group can stay as long as needed (please click here​ for study room hours). To reserve or use one of the study rooms, you must go to the Circulation Desk and sign in. Lastly, no food or drinks in the study rooms.                   

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Library Policies and Offerings               


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Library Homepage  ​                          

Mon. - Thurs.8:30AM - 8:00PM      

Friday 8:30AM - 12:30PM                     

Saturday CLOSED           

Sunday CLOSED        ​ 

Circulation Desk                 

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM - 7:45PM         

Friday 8:30AM - 12:15PM              

Reserve Desk 

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM -7:45PM   

Friday 8:30AM - 12:15PM       

Computing / Photocopying / Studyroom 

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM - 7:45PM        

Friday  8:30AM - 12:15PM              ​                       

Closed during all interim periods ​