Checking Out & Returning Materials

How do I check out materials?
Please present the materials you wish to check out, along with your Library Card, at the Circulation Desk. The standard circulation period for books and CDs is two weeks; DVDs and videotapes circulate for seven days. Reserve materials circulate for a limited-loan period. We ask that you have no more than five items checked out to you at any one time. Fines are charged for overdue materials, so be sure to return your materials on time.

How do I get a Library Card?
To receive a Moorpark College Library Card, you will need to show identification with your picture on it, such as a Driver License or California Identification Card. You may be asked to show proof of your registration at Moorpark College. Library Cards are good for only one semester, but may be renewed next term, if you are a continuing student.

What if someone else has already checked out the material I need?
If the material you are interested in is not on the shelf, you may request at the Circulation Desk that a hold be placed on the item. A hold ensures that you will be contacted when the item is returned to the library; you may then check it out.