Checkout Policies

Who may borrow

  • Currently enrolled SDCCD students, staff, faculty and administrators may check out circulating materials.
  • Currently enrolled SDCCD North City Continuing Education ESL students may check out books from the library's English Readers collection.
  • Students must provide a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver's license, passport) along with their student ID at time of checkout.
  • Students should be aware that the late return of any library materials may result in a delay or hold on their student account.
  • If a student owes fines or fees anywhere within the San Diego Community College District, they will not be allowed to check out library materials.
  • Borrowers assume responsibility for all of their library materials.
  • For questions about the checkout and return process, you can call (619) 388-7310 and leave a message, or send an email to: avmira@sdccd.edu

Course Reserves

The library has an extensive collection of course textbooks on reserve.

  • One copy of each textbook is generally for in-library use only.
  • Additional copies check out for 7 days (in a few cases, 3 days).
  • Check-out periods shorten near the end of a semester.
  • One course reserves book may be checked out at a time. Exceptions are made for accompanying study guides.
  • Course reserves books cannot be renewed.
  • A patron must wait until the next business day to initiate a new check-out of any returned book.
  • Returned books may not be held.
  • Returned materials will be reshelved and made available for other patrons. If the book is still available the next business day, the previous borrower may initiate a new check-out at that time.

Circulating Books

  • Up to 10 circulating (non-reserve) books may be checked out simultaneously, with a limit of 5 books from any one call number range.
    • Books check out for 4 weeks.
    • Check-out periods shorten near the end of a semester.
  • Books can be renewed one time each, for an additional 2-week period.
    • Books must be renewed on or before their due date.
    • Overdue books may not be renewed.
    • Books cannot be renewed if a hold request has been placed by another patron, or if the library needs to recall the item.
    • A patron must wait until the next business day to initiate a new check-out of any returned book.
    • Returned books may not be held.
    • Returned materials will be reshelved and made available for other patrons. If the book is still available the next business day, the previous borrower may initiate a new check-out at that time.
  • Books can be renewed online via the My Library Account link on the library website.

Laptop Computers

  • Laptops are loaned on a first come, first served basis and available for checkout during in-person library service hours.
  • To be eligible for Miramar library laptop loan, you must be currently enrolled in at least one Miramar class.
  • You can request a laptop online to be sure it will be available for you when you come to pick it up at the library.
  • Please note: Only one library laptop loan is permitted per student across the SDCCD campuses (Miramar College, Mesa College, & City College).
  • Miramar College does not provide technical assistance for laptops that are checked out to students.  Laptops that students check out are considered a personal device for the duration of the checkout period.  Students may configure and/or install software however they wish, but as with a personal laptop, students will need to arrange their own technical support if any is needed.
  • Laptop computers (and calculators) cannot be returned in the bookdrop.