Loan Policy

Check Out / Borrow - college library card needed:

Borrowers are responsible for items checked out on their card.

Type of Material # Items Loan Period Renew
 Books 25
5 non-NPC
3 weeks once
unless Hold for item
 Sound recordings part of above same as above same as above
 Visual recordings 2 titles 1 week no
 Journals, magazines, newspapers none in library n/a
 Data on CD-Rom 2 3 weeks same as books
 Microfiche none in library n/a
 Microfilm none  n library n/a
 Course Reserves  varies  varies  no

Renewal:
  • Books and audio cassettes may be returned one time, unless there is Hold/Request on the item or unless the person owes $5.00 or more.
  • Bring the book or cassette to the nearest NPC library or phone the library and give the complete title and NPC library barcode number.
Return:
  • Items can be returned at any NPC library. Place items in labeled return areas. Do not lay on the desk.
  • Outside book returns are available at most locations.

Late Returns / Overdue:
 Type of Material Fee Maximum Fee
 Books, sound recordings, CD 25¢/day $8.00 per title
 Visual recordings $1.00/day $10.00 per title
 Interlibrary loans 50¢/day $15.00 per title
 Course reserves $3.00/hour $21.00 per title

Lost:
  • Borrowers must pay for replacement costs.
  • Bills not paid within 21 days are charged an additional non-refundable $5.00 fee.
  • Students will have a Hold placed on their college record.

Damaged:
  • Borrowers must pay $2.00 fee for repairs.
  • Borrowers will be charged the replacement cost for items that cannot be repaired.
  • Bills not paid within 21 days are charged an additional non-refundable $5.00 fee
  • Students will have a Hold placed on their college record.

Recall:
  • If a borrowed item is due or late and someone has requested it, a recall notice will be sent.
  • Item should be returned immediately.
  • A late fee of $3.00 per day will be charged with a maximum fee of $21.00. Grace period of 3 days before fee is charged. The grace period does not apply to Reserves – fees begin immediately.

Hold/Requests:
  • Requests for items owned by NPC are made via the online Library Catalog.
  • Click on the Hold/Request icon in the Copy Tab. Fill out the form. Barcode from your library card is required.
  • When library contacts you that item has arrived, please pick it up immediately. Items not picked up within 5 days will be returned to the shelf.

Microfiche/Microfilm:
  • Microfiche will only be sent to campus libraries where microfiche reader/printers are available.
  • Requests from centers will be filled by a printed copy at 10¢/page. Please read the title record to know how many pages will be printed.
  • Microfilm will not be sent to other libraries. Print copies will be sent for the student. Cost is 10¢/page.

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