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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 three 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:                                                       

  • Students who are using the computers for scholarly purposes have priority to the computers. During days of maximum computer usage, non- scholarly computer uses will be referred to campus computer labs.
  • The public must use one of the Community Access computers. 
  • 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                                                                  

  • Please set the ringer to silent or vibrate. Conversations on your phone are not permitted in the Library. 


  • 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 restrooms for non-Library staff are located on the first floor near the entrance doors. Staff restrooms are for library staff only. ​

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 one of the three computers in the Library on table D. However, 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.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 or current photo ID (ex: State 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 or outside of the library in the library's drop box.                                                                           
Library books (non-reserves) can be viewed (without being checked out) inside the Library in areas where Library staff is present. You must check out the book first before viewing it in the Math Emporium.          

NOTE: Students can not check out any books if they have a late fee of $10 or over, or if they have books that are marked lost (never returned)      

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. 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.               

NOTE: Students can not check out reserve books, if they have a lost (or never returned) reserve book on their account.                        


Renew books and materials in person, by phone, or online through your Library account. Click here, to be directed to where you can sign in to your Library account to renew books. 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.                                                                     
Photocopy Machines                                                                    

Make B+W copies at machines downstairs and upstairs. The charge is .05 cents per page for B+W. 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.). You can make copies using money or your print card.                                        

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

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.              

Laptop loans:             

  • Students must sign a laptop loan agreement before checking out a laptop. 
  • Effective Monday, 10/17, we will not have laptop loans after 4:30pm, Monday - Thursday and all day Sat. Library hours. Students will have access to the computers on the second floor. ​
  • If the laptop is taken out of the library, then student will automatically be blocked from checking out a laptop from KKC Library and fined even if the laptop is returned.        

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.                    

Go to Fines for information on late fines, and damaged item fines.                      

NOTE: Laptops or Calculators can not be checked out if you have a late fee or you have books (reserve or circulating books) that have not been returned.         

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.                                      

Go to Fines​​ for information on late fines, and damaged item fines.                

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.                                        

Study Rooms                                          
The library has 3 study rooms (X-102, X-103, X-104) that students can check out. Students with a group can reserve the room up to 3 months in advance as long as it is within the semester. However, you can only reserve the study room up to 3 times a semester in advance for all three reservations; the rest is first come, first serve. You must come to the circulation desk and show your student ID to get access to the room. 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, show your student ID, and sign in. Lastly, no food or drinks in the study rooms.          

Study Rooms for individual use   
Individual students can use the study room anytime during the library hours. There is no reservations for individual study space. It is only first come, first serve and groups reserving and using the study rooms have priority. You must come to the circulation desk and show your student ID to get access to the room.  You are promised 1 hour occupation time (unless there is heavy group reservations). However, if no-one else wants to use the room that is occupied, then you 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, show your student ID, and sign in. Lastly, no food or drinks in the study rooms.​          ​​ 

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Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM                           
Saturday 9:00AM - 1:00PM                       
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Friday 8:30AM - 3:45PM                      
Saturday 9:00AM - 12:45PM                     

Reserve Desk                     
Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM- 6:00PM                 
Friday 8:30AM - 3:45PM                   
Saturday 9:00AM - 12:45PM                     

Computing / Photocopying / Studyroom                     
Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM - 7:45PM               
Friday  8:30AM - 3:45PM                          
Saturday 9:00AM - 12:45PM                       

Closed during all interim periods