Your Laney College Photo ID card with a current semester sticker is your library card. You must show your card to library staff to borrow library materials or use library computers.
Photo ID cards are issued at the Welcome Center, Room A-101. For current photo ID hours, check at the Loan Desk. To update a photo ID card with a sticker for the current semester, go to the Loan Desk or the Welcome Center (Room A-101)
Computers are available for Laney students to use in the library upon presentation of a valid student ID card (see Library Card above). Word processing and printing is available in the Listening & Viewing Center in Room L-101. Access to full-text library database subscriptions, the online catalog, and the Internet are available on the main floor (2nd floor) of the library.
To use the Internet, sign up at the Internet reservation computer at the Loan Desk on the main floor. This computer also allows same-day Internet reservations. For assistance in using library databases or the Internet, see a librarian at the Information Desk.
Group study rooms are available on the 3rd floor of the library for use by Laney College students. To request a group study room, go to the the Loan Desk (Main Floor) and present your Laney photo ID with a current semester sticker to the desk attendant.
Individual quiet study rooms are available on the 4th floor of the library for use by Laney College students. To request an individual study room, go the Loan Desk (Main Floor) and present your Laney photo ID with a current semester sticker to the desk attendant.
Reservations are accepted up to seven days in advance. Use of rooms is limited to two hours a day. Study rooms close before the library, so check at the Loan Desk for current hours.
The library charges replacement fees plus processing fees for lost books. The library does not accept replacement books in lieu of payment for lost books. If a lost book is returned, the replacement fees will be waived. The library encourages borrowers to keep careful track of library materials and report losses immediately.
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Due to reductions in staffing, the library no longer accepts donations of books or other library materials.