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Library policies on checking out and returning items, using the computers and printers, and more.
Last Updated: Oct 13, 2014 URL: http://libguides.foothill.edu/policies Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Foothill College Library

Semans Library

Fall, Winter, & Spring Hours
Mon – Thur   8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri     8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat & Sun   Closed

Summer Hours
Mon – Thur   8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri – Sun   Closed

The Library is closed during all college holidays and breaks.

Reference Desk
(650) 949-7608

Ask a Librarian

Circulation & Reserve
(650) 949-7611

Media Center
(650) 949-7445

The library is in the former Media Center (bldg. 3600) for the 2014-'15 school year while the library building is being renovated. See Foothill College Library Remodel for more information.

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Using Foothill College Library

Foothill OwlYour Library Card

Your current Student Photo ID (your OwlCard or DASB card) is used as your library card and is required for all library transactions. You can obtain your ID at the Smart Shop (room 2016) in the Campus Center.

Checkout and Renewal

Books may be checked out for three weeks and may be renewed twice online. ESL books may be checked out for one week and renewed twice online; further renewals must be done in person. Periodicals may be checked out for one week and renewed twice; the current issue of a periodical may not be checked out, however. Reference books and newspapers may not be checked out. You may renew materials in the library at the Circulation Desk or use your library account online to renew them.

Placing a Hold

If the library catalog shows that a book you want is checked out, you can place a hold on it. From the results list, click on Details and then look for the Place Hold link in the lefthand column.

Return of Materials

Items may be returned to the staff at the Circulation Desk, to the book return slot at the Circulation Desk, or to the outside book return. Please do not return reserve materials to the outside book return when the library is open; return them to the staff at the Reserves Desk.

Reserve Textbooks

Please check the Reserves Desk for materials placed on reserve by your instructor (such as textbooks, workbooks, etc.). Loan periods for these materials vary, usually from one or two hours to one day. Please note, you must be registered at Foothill to borrow reserve materials.

Fines for Late Materials

Items checked out from the circulating stacks area are fined 25¢ per day. Fines for reserve materials are $1 per hour, and accrue even when the library is closed.

Fines for Lost Materials

If you lose any library material (other than items on reserve), you will be charged a flat fee of $57 per item. If a reserve book is lost, you will be charged the price of the book at the bookstore. The lost book fee for ESL books is $25 per book.

Computer Use

Computer workstations are available in the library and media center to conduct research using the online catalog, databases, and the Internet. You may use any available computer. 

Wireless

Wifi is available in the library and media center. The wireless network name is Foothill College. To log in, launch a browser and sign in using your 8-digit student ID and the password you use for MyPortal. NOTE: This is an unsecured connection.

Copying

There are two copiers in the library, near the entrance. The cost for copying is 15¢ a page.

 

Printing

Students can now print at multiple locations across campus, from any computer, including laptops.

  1. Log in to your ePRINTit account with using your 8-digit student ID as both the username and password.
  2. Use the Add Funds tab to add money to your account using a credit or debit card.
  3. Send documents to your ePRINTit account using the methods below:
    • Email them to fhda@eprintit.com (max. file size 15 MB)
    • Upload them to your account (max. file size 15 MB)
    • Save them on a USB device (max. file size 30 MB)
  4. Go to any ePRINTit print station and print your document.

For more information, including the location of print stations, see

 

Off-Campus Access

For off-campus access to the online databases and eBooks, you'll need your student ID.

You can also renew your books online from home.


Foothill College Library   •   12345 El Monte Road   •   Los Altos Hills   •   California   •     94022   •   (650) 949-7608


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