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    Borrowing/Circulation

    Borrowing Books During the COVID-19 Closure

    You can request materials through the catalog at any time (instructions below). We will be pulling these materials regularly and we intend to have them available for you by the evening of the day after you place the request. The library will be closed on Saturdays, which will affect retrieval times.

    We have devised a procedure that we believe prioritizes your safety and the safety of library staff. Watch the video or read the instructions below to learn how to make a request.


    1. Find the item you want to borrow using the CC library catalog: https://catalog.coloradocollege.edu/ or use the “Books & Media” search on the library home page. (Do not use OneSearch.)
    2. Click the link that says “Place hold."
    3. If you are not already logged in to the catalog, you will need to log in.
    4. You may be prompted to review your request and click “Confirm hold."
    5. Library staff will retrieve your book (see retrieval schedule above). You will get an email notice when the book is ready for you to pick up.
    6. You may pick up your items any time the library is open (check library website for current hours). On the shelves across from the Circulation Desk you will find your item(s) on hold for you, already checked out and ready for you to take. They are identified with a receipt that has the first four letters of your last name and the first four letters of your first name as a privacy protection measure. For example, Kathryn Mohrman  would be "MohrKath"
    7. You can also review your holds (and cancel them if necessary) by logging in to the catalog and clicking your name in the upper right.

    Curbside Pickup for Off-Campus Students

    Since most students living off-campus are not authorized to use campus buildings, Tutt Library has instituted curbside pickup in the library parking lot for those students only. If you live off-campus, here is how you may request curbside pickup:

    1. Follow the usual instructions to request a book (see above).
    2. Wait until you receive an email notice that your book or books are ready to pick up. Please don’t schedule a curbside pickup time before you have been notified your book is ready.
    3. Once your book is ready to pick up, log in to the library catalog. You can also log in from the library home page under Log in > My Library Account.
    4. At the left of your account page, click the tab titled “your curbside pickups.”
    5. On the “Curbside pickups” page, click “schedule a pickup.”
    6. Choose Tutt Library as your pickup library.
    7. Click in the “pickup date” field to first choose a date, then a time. We have limited pickup times; if those prove insufficient and we have available staff, the library will add additional times.
    8. Once you click “schedule pickup” you will see that it has been scheduled. You may cancel it if you need to reschedule.
    9. You will also receive an email reminder of your appointment date and time.
    10. During your pickup time window, come to the south edge of the C1 parking lot, just north of the library. Please wear a mask. Please don’t go elsewhere on campus if you aren’t authorized.
    11. Call the Circulation Desk at 719-389-6184 to let us know you are here (this number will also be in your email reminder). We will come out with your books shortly, which are already checked out to you.

    If you have any questions or experience any problems, please contact your liaison librarian, or you can chat with a reference librarian using the link above.




    Borrowing/Circulation

    The Circulation Department is responsible for library card registration, check out, return and renewal of library material, access to items placed on reserve by faculty, reservations for lockers by 4th year students, and assistance with copy machines.  Circulation staff will provide assistance in locating items and provide limited research assistance in the absence of a research librarian.

    All patrons must have valid identification to check out material.  A Colorado College Gold Card is required of students, faculty, staff and dependents.  Alumni are issued a Tutt Library identification card.  Community Borrowers must have a current public/school library card that is part of the Colorado Library Card program.

    Library circulation records and other records identifying the names of library patrons are confidential.  Such records will not be made available except pursuant to legal process, order or subpoena.

    Tutt Library Loan Periods

      Students 1st - 3rd Year Students 4th Year Faculty & Staff Alumni CC Spouse & Dependent Community Borrowers & FAC Members
    Books 30 Days 60 Days 180 Days 30 Days
    Government Documents
    Leisure Reading Books 30 Days
    DVD's and Videotapes 1 Day 30 Days 1 Day Do Not Circulate
    Prospector 21 Days Do Not Circulate
    Reserves 3 Hours * 3 Days Do Not Circulate
    Laptops, Mac Chargers, Headphones 4 Hours Do Not Circulate
    Periodicals Do Not Circulate 3 Days Do Not Circulate
    Interlibrary Loan Loan Periods are set by the lending library 3 at one time Not Available
    Reference Do Not Circulate - For Library Use Only

    * One reserve item for students (not DVD's or videos) may be checked out overnight.  Item may be checked out one hour before library closes and must be returned within the first hour the library opens on the following day.

    Seay Library Loan Periods

    The Seay Library loan periods are the same, except where specified below.
      Students 1st - 3rd Year Students 4th Year Faculty & Staff Alumni CC Spouse & Dependent Community Borrowers
    Scores 30 Days 60 Days 180 Days 30 Days
    Music CDs 5 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
    LPs 5 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
    DVDs 1 Day 7 Days 1 Day 7 Days
    Videotapes 1 Day 7 Days 1 Day 7 Days
    Cassettes Do Not Circulate 7 Days 7 Days Do Not Circulate
    Reserves 4 Hours * 3 Days Do Not Circulate

    Item Limits

      Total Items DVD/Videos
    Students 1st - 3rd Year 40 2
    Students 4th Year 70 2
    Faculty & Staff NA 20
    Summer Conference Attendees 5 2
    Alumni or Dependent/Spouse 5 2
    Community Borrower 3 0
    Community Borrower (Seay Library) 10 10
    FAC Members 10 0

    Online Access

      Students, Faculty & Staff Trustees, Emeritus & Affiliates Alumni Community Members
    OneSearch Unlimited Unlimited Limited No Access
    Library Catalog Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
    Databases & Journals Unlimited Unlimited Limited No Access