Los Angeles Valley College

Loans, Renewals, Fines

Loan Periods

  • books: 2 weeks

  • periodicals and newspaper: 1 week

  • reserve materials: 2 hours (use restricted to The Library)


  • library books may be renewed online: http://libcatalog.laccd.edu/uhtbin/cgisirsi.exe/x/x/0/57/49?user_id=LAVCWEB

     If you are a student, follow these instructions:

        Click on MY ACCOUNT and choose "Renew My Materials."

        Enter your student ID number and PIN. Your PIN is the four digit month and day of your birth.

    If you are faculty or staff with a LAVC Library Card:

           enter the barcode number on the card as the user ID, and

           enter the PIN you were assigned when you were issued the card.

        Press the ENTER key and select the items to renew. When items are renewed the new due date will appear.

        Write this on the Date Due Slip inside the front cover of the book.

  • limit of 3 renewals per book or periodical; periodicals cannot be renewed online.

  • reserve materials may be renewed if no one else has requested the item


Library materials kept past their due date are subject to the following fine schedule:

  • books: $.10 per day up to the cost of the item

  • periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets and maps: $.20 per day up to the cost of the item

  • reserve materials: $1.00 per hour

Lost and Damaged Materials

All library users are responsible for lost library materials.
The replacement policy is:

  • books--regular books: $40 (specialized materials such as textbooks and art books have a significantly higher replacement cost), plus a $10.00 processing fee

  • periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets: the cover price of the issue plus a $5.00 processing fee

  • reserve material: the current price of the item plus a $10.00 processing fee

Damaged materials: items the Library judges to have been damaged by the borrower shall be evaluated by the circulation department and repair or replacement fees will be assessed based on the extent of the damage.