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Library Policies

Policies for circulation, conduct, and collection development

Checkout Policy

Checkouts are generally for 3 weeks with 2 renewals; Prospector items are 3 weeks with 1 renewal

*CCU patrons and visitors have access to all print and online library resources while in the physical CCU library (visitors please see library staff). We can only provide remote access to currently-enrolled students, faculty, and staff per our licensing agreements with database vendors.

Our borrowing types are found here.

 

Patron Type Maximum Items to Check Out Book Loan Period Media Loan Period Renewals Holds
Students 25 3 Weeks 1 Week 2 25
Staff 25 3 Weeks 1 Week 2 25
Faculty Unlimited 6 Weeks 1 Week 2 Unlimited
Alumni 5 3 Weeks 1 Week 2 0

Community Borrowers

1 3 Weeks 1 Week 2 0

 

Renewals

  • You can renew items online through your library account.  Login to view your due dates, check outs, holds, etc.

Returns

  • Items can be returned at the Check Out desk during library hours or outside in the book return by the library's west entrance 24/7.

Loan Periods for Reserve Items:

  • Your professor has determined the length of the loan period for the items they have placed on reserve, usually 2 hours.
  • Reserve items may be taken outside the library while they are checked out.

CCU Library and Prospector Holds:

  • You can place up to 25 holds on CCU or Prospector items through the library catalog and pick them up at the Check Out Desk. We fill holds multiple times each day and notices are sent out the following morning. If you want to receive notices as soon as your item is ready, sign up for text message notifications.  
  • Items that you've requested from other libraries arrive within 2-7 days.  You will receive an email notice when it is ready to be picked up (at the Main Campus).  If you live outside of the metro area we can mail you items (you will need to call 303-963-3250 and request this) and you are responsible to return them to us.  
  • Both CCU Library and Prospector items stay on the hold shelf for 8 days.
  • Community Borrowers and CCU alums are not allowed to place items on hold in our catalog.  Please ask us about placing holds through Prospector if you have an account with another library in Prospector

Quick Links

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  One on One Appointments with a Librarian!
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Suggest a Purchase. Borrow from another library
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Call us
303-963-3250

Text-a-Librarian
303-622-5333

Quick Links

Java script disabled or chat offline
  One on One Appointments with a Librarian!
List of Databases A - Z Start here to begin your research!
Brief Library Tutorial Videos
Suggest a Purchase. Borrow from another library
Renew materials and more! Find out when the library is open

Call us
303-963-3250

Text-a-Librarian
303-622-5333

Address: 8787 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, CO 80226      Phone: 303-963-3250     Email: cculibrary@ccu.edu