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Library facilities and services are open to all students, faculty, staff and community users free of charge. Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) students, faculty or staff may check out library materials with a valid college identification card. Guests or community users may check out library materials with a guest library card.
College ID Card: Cards are obtained it the Copy Shop, Bldg. 2, lower level.
Guest Library Card: issued SFCC library circulation desk.
When you apply for a college ID card or guest library card, you must show a current copy of one of these documents:
Washington State Driver's License
You Should Also Know
Children under the age of 18 may not apply for a library card unless they are registered students enrolled in an SCC or SFCC credit class.
Minor-age children must be accompanied by an adult to use the libraries.
Library patrons are responsible for all items checked out to their library card and are responsible for notifying the library if their card is lost or stolen.
In order to borrow laptops, hotspots, projectors, and other technology, users will need to fill out a Library Equipment Agreement Form.
All library materials are checked out at the circulation desk. Renewals may be requested for items online, in person or by phone by calling SFCC at 509-533-3805. You must provide your student ID or guest library card number when calling for renewal.
If a library book is checked out, a “Hold” can be placed on it. We will notify you when the book is available for checkout.
Sorry, but no holds or reservations can be placed on library technology that circulates, including laptops, internet hotspots, and cameras.
Students and Employees
Maximum items on loan: 40
Maximum items claimed returned:10
Community Users Loan Periods
Videos or DVDs: Two per card
Books: Five per card
Magazines: Five per card
Community users are not eligible to check out equipment and may only check out five items total.
Faculty may ask you to read material they have placed on “Reserve.” Reserve items may include:
Instructor’s personal material
Photocopies of articles
Other materials in high demand like textbooks
Materials on reserve are in high demand and short loan periods help make the material available to all members of the class.
In order to allow everyone to use reserve material:
Only two items may be checked out at one time.
No hold or renewals are allowed on reserve items.
Ask for reserve items at the library circulation desk.
You are responsible for all items checked out on your ID/library card. Library fines are assessed for material returned late and/or damaged. Fines for overdue material include:
Two-hour reserved items
50 cents per hour overdue
Other reserved items
$5 per day overdue
Maximum fine per overdue item in $25.
Books, music CD's and magazines
25 cents per day overdue
Videos and DVDs
50 cents per day overdue
Maximum fine per overdue item is $7.50.
Lost item status is automatically applied to overdue items. If you paid for a lost item, but locate it and return it within six months of the official due date, the library refunds the replacement charge.
Library privileges are blocked for those owing more than $10 to a library.