Circulation Policies

Library Cards

Faculty, staff, and students use their Pacific Union College ID card to borrow and renew library material.

Community members may apply for a library card at the front desk. A community card costs $20.00 a year, with some exceptions.

Depending on the type of library card you have, you may have certain privileges or restrictions.

You are responsible for any transactions made on your ID or library card.


The types of material loaned and how long you can borrow it varies from one collection to another. You are responsible for knowing when materials are due.

To borrow a laptop you must be a current PUC student or employee and sign a Laptop Agreement form.


If another patron has not requested the material loaned to you, most items may be renewed one time. You may request a renewal in person at the front desk, by calling the library at 965-6241, or by using My Account on the library website.

Items that cannot be renewed include reserves and media materials borrowed from other libraries.

Please check at the front desk if you want to renew a book borrowed from another library.


If material you want to use is already checked out, you may place a hold on it. You will be notified when the material is returned and it will be held for you for a short time. Holds cannot be placed on reserve materials.


The following fine schedule is in effect for overdue material.

3-week Books and Media

Material which is five weeks overdue will be charged to your account for replacement. A $10.00 processing fee (non-refundable) is added to the replacement cost.

Other Circulating Collections Including Reference, White, Reserves, Media, Periodicals

Hour $1.00/hour or portion
Day $1.00/day or portion


Hour $10.00/hour or portion
Replacement fees are charged for lost or damaged laptops as outlined in the Laptop Agreement.

Notices of overdue material and unpaid fines may be sent as a courtesy service.