Borrowing

Obtaining a Student ID Card
  • In order to check out library materials (books, study rooms, reserve books, etc.), students must have a valid West Hills College student I.D. card.
  • Cards are available at the Eagle Help Desk in the Administration building.
Lending Policy

Enrolled students, staff, and faculty can check out items according to the following loan periods:

  • Books: Three (3) weeks
  • Short loan books: Seven (7) days
  • CD/DVDs: Three (3) days
  • Reference materials, academic reserves, and magazines: In library use only
  • Users can check out a maximum of six different items.
  • Items may be renewed as long as there are not any current holds placed by other library users.
  • Returning items on time is the responsibility of the borrower.
  • Laptops and hotspots are checked out for the full-semester and must be returned at the end of each semester.
Fines Policy

Fines will be assessed as follows:

  • Books: $0.25 per day, per item. Not to exceed $20 per item.
  • Reserve items: $1.00 per hour, per item.
  • CDs/DVDs: $1.00 per day, per item. Not to exceed $25 per item.
  • Lost or damaged items: $20 processing fee plus cost of book based on vendor price.
  • Overdue items will be assessed a fine.
Course Textbooks on Reserve
  • Students may check out course textbooks for two hours for in library use only.
  • Not all courses will have textbooks on reserve.
  • For a full list of available reserve textbooks, please visit our Reserve Textbooks LibGuide. 
Requesting a Hold
  • If a book is checked out, a library user can request a hold on the item:
  • When the book is returned, the user will be notified via their West Hills email that the item is available and is being held for them at the Library.
  • Holds can also be used to transfer items between different West Hills College campus libraries.
  • Students cannot place holds on reserve items.

Curbside Pickup

  • Ccurbside pick-up is available during our regular hours of operation Monday- Thursday 7:30 am- 7:00 pm Friday 7:30 am -2:00 pm.
  • Please fill out our Curbside Pick-up Form.