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Library Services & Policies: Library services

Borrowing Library Material

All students, faculty, staff, and alumni have full borrowing privileges at the YCCC Library.   York County community members over the age of 16 may obtain a YCCC library card with photo identification and proof of residence.   Community patrons have limited borrowing privileges.

How long can you keep library materials?

  Books, Videos, DVDs, CDs, and Audio tapes: Books, videos, DVDs, CDs, and audiotapes may be checked out for three weeks.  Faculty may check out books for the entire semester, subject to recall as needed.
  Course Reserves:  Reserve materials may be checked out for two hours, for use on campus only.  Some reserve items may be restricted to In-Library Use Only.
  Reference:  Material in the Reference Collection cannot be checked out, but we will make free photocopies of research materials for students and faculty.



Checked-out material may be renewed once, in person, by phone, or via My Library Account.  A second renewal may be granted at the discretion of the librarian, but material must be brought to the library for processing.

Borrowing Limits

There is no limit to the number of items that students, faculty, staff, and alumni may check out.   Community patrons are limited to a total of four checked-out items.

Overdue Fees:

The YCCC Library does not charge overdue fees.

Late Notices:

  • The 1st late notice will be sent out when an item is one week overdue. 
  • The 2nd late notice will be sent out when an item is two weeks overdue. 
  • The 3rd late notice will be a bill for lost material and will be sent out when an item is three weeks overdue. 

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges:

Patrons with excessive overdue or lost material charges will have their borrowing privileges suspended until their library account has been cleared.  In addition, students owing overdue fees or lost materials charges at the end of the semester will not be allowed to register for new classes, receive their grades, transcripts, or diplomas until their library account has been cleared.  Faculty, staff, alumni, and community patrons with excessive overdue or lost material charges will have their borrowing privileges suspended until their library account has been cleared. 

Lost Materials:

Patrons will be billed for the replacement cost of lost materials, plus a $10.00 processing fee.  Unpaid library bills will be referred to the Business Department for collection.

Research Assistance

Ask the Librarian! 

Have you got a reference question? Are you not finding the sources you need?  YCCC Library has professionally trained librarians to assist you. 

Stop by the library for one-on-one instruction to learn how to use the Library's research tools. YCCC's librarians are happy to sit down with you and teach you how to find what you're looking for. Step-by-step, at your own pace, no-stress instruction.   Available to all library patrons including students, faculty, and staff.

Ask Us Online

Did you hit a roadblock while doing research at home?  Visit our Online Help Desk for quick answers to your research questions.

Subject Guides by Topic 

Doing research on a company, a famous photographer, or educational theory? Start with one of our Subject Guides which will lead you to the best librarian-recommended sources in the YCCC Library and online. We've got something for every topic.  Subject Guides are available on the Library’s web site.

Help with Bibliographies

Need a hand with your bibliography or Works Cited list? Try the Library’s online bibliography generator, NoodleBib.

All you need to do is enter your source information and NoodleBib will print out a perfect bibliography.

Request that information using the Library’s Online Help Desk.

The Library has tip sheets and online tutorials on citation style for both MLA and APA bibliographies. The Librarians are also available to give you one-on-one assistance with your citations.