LIBRARY RESEARCH INSTRUCTION

Library Instruction is provided by the campus librarians to help students become familiar with the services offered by the Library, and to help them locate information and conduct research.

Classroom Visit by a Librarian: A librarian can come to the class and inform students about the best resources available for completing their assignments, including reference books, circulating books, electronic databases and Internet sites.

In-Class Library Research: Instructors may schedule a particular class to come to the Library during the class hour, so the librarian can show them which are the best resources and get them started in their research process.

BORROWING LIBRARY MATERIALS

Materials can be checked out at the Library Help Desk

ELIGIBLE BORROWERS

  • Any current CCCC faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, or student with a valid Cloud ID card.
  • Kansas residents with a Cloud Community Library Card. Community Library cards are issued with proof of Kansas residency and current address.
  • A valid Cloud ID card or a Cloud Community Library Card must be presented to check out materials.

LOAN PERIODS

Borrowers are responsible for understanding the policies related to any library material they check out. Fines and fees will be charged for materials returned past the date due. Disregard for library policies may result in suspension of borrowing privileges or if you are a student, a HOLD may be placed on your transcript.Listed below are the loan periods for library materials.
  • Books – 2 weeks
  • Magazines/Journals – 1 week
  • Interlibrary Loans – Loan period is listed on material and is subject to lending library’s due date.
  • DVDs – 1 week
  • Course Reserves - These are kept at the Library Help Desk. These are materials that support specific courses and have been placed on reserve by the faculty. Checkout is specified by the faculty members but could be: Library use only, 1 day checkout, 3 day checkout or 1 week checkout.

LIBRARY OVERDUE FINES

Fines are charged for each instructional day the material is overdue.
  • Books -- $.10 per day
  • Magazines -- $.10 per day
  • Reserve materials -- $.25 per day
  • Interlibrary loan materials -- $.50 per day
  • DVDs -- $1.00 per day
Library fines or fees can be paid at the Library Help Desk via cash or credit card.
All library materials must be returned or replacement cost paid and all fines over $5.00 on student library accounts must be paid by the end of the semester or a HOLD will be placed on the student’s transcript.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

Interlibrary Loan is a service provided to Cloud students, faculty, staff, and community members who need access to research materials or leisure materials that are not owned by our Library.Items that can be requested through ILL worldwide (most often for free) include:

  • Books
  • Articles (paper or electronic copies)
  • DVDs

  BEFORE YOU MAKE A REQUEST

  • You can request items for research or leisure purposes that are not owned by Cloud County Community College Library.
  • First check our Library Catalog to see if we have a copy of the title you want!

Submitting your ill request Request an Interlibrary Loan 

COST

Most requests are free. However, some libraries do charge fees to lend their items. If this is the only option available, we will contact you in advance to see if you are willing to pay the fee.

LOAN PERIOD

The loan period is set by the lending library, this varies but is usually about 2-4 weeks. Additionally:

  • There is no grace period on due dates.
  • Fines are more expensive for ILLs, so please make sure they are returned on time so our borrowing privileges are in good standing with other libraries.
  • Photocopies of articles are yours to keep

LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS

You will be responsible for charges for any lost or damaged items borrowed through ILL.

PICK-UPS, RETURNS AND RENEWALS

Keep in mind: Items are usually received in 2 to 10 days, but may take longer.

PICK-UP NOTIFICATION

You will be notified by email or by phone call when your request arrives.

WHERE TO PICK UP

  • Articles: We will send an email to the address you provided on the request. The article will likely be delivered to you electronically if the library can obtain the article in electronic format and if you have selected electronic delivery as your preference. Electronic delivery is generally received sooner than if they have to send it via mail.
  • Books and other items: We will call using the phone number you provided or send an email to the address you provided on the request and it will be available immediately for pick-up at the Library Help Desk.

RETURNS

You need to return any item borrowed through ILL in person or to the Library Drop Box (located outside Entrance 2 to the left of the flag pole).

COMPUTERS

There are 20 computers available for patron use.
The computer lab that is available for classroom reservation upon request. Please follow instructions in the link to Reserve the Computer Lab.

PRINTING

Print to the Library B&W Printer in the Library from the library computers. You are not able to print from your own device.
  • Printing tied to your Cloud Login

SCANNING

Scan documents for FREE using our 3D Scanner in the Library.  The Scanner allows you to: Print, Email or Save to your USB Flash Drive.

Questions and comments may be addressed to library@cloud.edu