Library Policy Handbook

For a complete list of Ventura College Library policies, please consult the Library Policy Handbook.

Circulation Policy

Library Cards

Currently enrolled Ventura College Students do not need to obtain a library card; they may use their student identification number to access library materials.

Library cards are available to community members residing in Ventura County. Library cards may be activated or renewed with valid picture identification showing Ventura County Residency, not a Post Office Box Address.

Loans, Fines, and Recalls

The following applies to any circulating book from the library's collection:

Patron Type Loan Period Renewals Overdue Fines Recalls Recall Fines
Student  3 weeks 3 $0.15/day Recalled items must be returned within 2 weeks $2.50/day
Employee 8 weeks 3 None Items cannot be recalled N/A
Community Member 3 weeks 3 $0.15/day Recalled items must be returned within 2 weeks $2.50/day

Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms are for Ventura College student use only.  Two (2) or more students must be present to make use of a room.  Reservations are required for rooms 223, 224, 225, 227, 228, and 229.  Reservations can be made online through the library's website. Rooms 222 and 230 are first come, first served. 

Computers and Internet Use

All Ventura College Students regardless of age are allowed access to library computer stations subject to the following rules and the Evelyn and Howard Boroughs Library Computer Use Guidelines (see the Library Policy Handbook).

  • Any conduct that restricts or inhibits others from pursuing academic research or that violates college policies and/or guidelines is not permitted and may be subject to sanction and disciplinary action.
  • Non-academic use of the computers is secondary to academic research and use.
  • Save all information to a USB drive, Google drive, or email files to self, as all files will be deleted automatically when the computer restarts.
  • Headphones must be used when listening to audio.

All Ventura College community card holders may access the computers for a maximum of three (3) hours per day with no time renewals.  Community members will be assigned a computer by circulation desk staff; no special computer requests.  Community members will be subject to removal if no other computers are available and a Ventura College Student needs to do academic research.