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  • You'll need to be currently enrolled and provide your Student ID number (W#) to check out library materials.
  • Checking out items from the library is free!
  • A book return located outside of the ARC library is available 24/7. Items may be returned to any Los Rios library. 
    • Please return Chromebooks directly to the ARC library.

Questions? Call the Circulation Desk at (916) 484-8455.

Due Dates 

Login to My Library Account to view due dates for your checked out library materials.

We encourage returning borrowed items by the due date so that other students can have access to necessary library resources.

Check Out Periods and Limits 

Material Type Check Out Period Check Out Limit
Circulating General Collection and General Media

21 days (3 weeks)

21 day items will be automatically renewed until the end of the semester, unless someone else has requested the item, or your library account is blocked or expired.
You can check your due dates online in My Library Account

12 items
Reserves 2 hours 1 item
Reserves 1, 3, 7, or 10 days 2 items
Reserves 1 semester (due the last day of the semester) 2 items
Equipment 1 semester (due the last day of the semester) 2 items
Equipment 1 day (due at the end of the same business day) 2 items
Equipment 2 hours 2 items

Overdue, Lost, and Damaged Items

If item(s) become overdue, lost, or damaged, a block will be placed on your Library account preventing you from checking out additional items.

You may be charged a replacement fee for item(s) that are lost or damaged.

If you have been charged for a lost or damaged item, you can share why the fee should be canceled or reduced using the Appeals Form.

Check Out FAQ

Find more information about requesting, borrowing, due dates, lost item policies, and picking up library materials in our Library Materials FAQs.