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  • You'll need a valid photo ID and to be currently enrolled to check out library materials.
  • Checking out items is free! If items are returned after the due date/time, or lost or damaged, you may owe fines.
  • Items may be returned to any Los Rios library. An after hours book return is located outside of the ARC library.
    • Please return Chromebooks & hotspots directly to the ARC library. 

Questions? Call the Circulation Desk at (916) 484-8455. Please leave a voicemail with your student ID and a number to call back.

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Due Dates 

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

ARC library materials can have different due dates. Most are due back at the end of the semester they were checked out.

  • Spring 2023 semester loans are due back on May 18, 2023

Check Out Periods, Limits, and Late Fines 

Material Type Check Out Period Limits Per Category Late Fines
Circulating Items 21 days (3 weeks)
The first renewal is automatic. After the first renewal you can renew online in My Library Account or in person as needed through the end of the current semester.*
12 items $0.25 per day, maximum of $15 per item.
*Fines are only charged on circulating items if the item is requested by someone else and you fail to return it by the due date.
Reserves 2 Hour 2 items $1.00 per hour/ maximum of $50
Reserves 1, 3, 7, or 14 Days 2 items $1.00 per day/ maximum of $50
Reserves 1 semester (due the last day of the semester) N/A $1.00 per day/ maximum of $50

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