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Checkout & Renew

Everything you need to know to borrow library materials


Do you have questions about borrowing materials, renewing them, or paying fines?

Call us

East Campus:   (209) 575-6228

West Campus:  (209) 575-6676

Checkout for Students

Loan Policies

What Do I Need to Be Able to Checkout?

  • MJC ID
  • State driver's license
  • Or other state-issued identification
  • If you don't have your MJC ID we'll need your W number and a picture ID.

You can get your free MJC ID card from the Student Development and Campus Life office. 

How Long Can I Checkout Materials?

  • Books: 3 Weeks
  • Journals/Media: 1 Week
  • After that you can renew materials up to two times.

Do You Charge Fines?

Yes, if you return materials late.

I Returned My Book But Still Got a Fine:

If you feel you need to dispute that fine, you can complete our Fine Dispute Form below and turn it in  at the Checkout Desk in either the east or west campus Library & Learning Centers.

Checkout for Faculty & Staff

Employee Borrowing Policies

You can check out all library materials for up to 6 weeks.

  • Picture ID required
  • Replacement cost charged for lost or damaged materials


Checkout for Friends of the Library

Become a Friend of the Library to check out materials. Off-campus access to our online resources is restricted to students, faculty, and staff because of contractual obligations, 

Become a Friend now! Simply print, complete, and return the form below.

Renew Your Library Materials Online

You'll need to sign in to WorldCat to begin.

If you do not return or renew your materials by their due dates, you will be charged a fine for every day that each item is late. To avoid fines if you are not finished with your materials, renew them in person or online.

Learn how to renew online here.