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Picture of LGC Circulation DeskGermanna Community College Libraries extend borrowing privileges to all GCC students, faculty, staff and community members who are 18 years of age or older and are permanent resident's of Germanna's service region.  For additional circulation information, see below.

Library Cards

A Germanna Community College ID card serves as your library card.  If you do not have a GCC ID card, a library card will be created for you. The first time you borrow items, you will need to fill out a short library card application form in order for library staff to activate your library account.

Borrowing Materials

A GCC ID card or a library card must be presented in order to check out materials.  Materials will not be checked out to patron's who present another person's GCC ID or library card, including spouse's and other family members.

Items in all circulating collections are eligible for check out. Reference materials, periodicals, special collections, and other items not in the circulating collections do not circulate.

Loan Periods

  • Students: Three (3) weeks
  • Faculty/Staff: Duration of current semester
  • Community Members: Three (3) weeks

Renewing Items

  • Students: One (1) three (3) week renewal
  • Faculty/Staff: Renewal permitted when items are not in demand
  • Community Members: One (1) three (3) week renewal

Maximum Number of Items

  • Students: Twenty (20) items
  • Faculty/Staff: Twenty-five (25) items
  • Community Members: Six (6) items

Audio-Visual Materials

  • Students: In-library use only.
  • Faculty/Staff: Two (2) week loan
  • Community Members: In-library use only.

Returning Materials

Materials may be returned to any GCC Library circulation desk or book drop box.

Recalled Items

Faculty and staff members may recall items currently checked out for the entire semester if the item is needed by a student for research or a related course assignment. The patron from whom the item is recalled will be permitted to keep the item for three (3) weeks or for the remainder of the loan period, whichever is shorter.

Overdue Materials

Three (3) overdue notices will be sent at ten (10) day intervals. If materials are not returned after three (3) overdue notices, a bill for the replacement costs of the items will sent to the patron and a hold will be placed on the patron's account.

Lost or damaged materials should be reported promptly. Overdue items and/or unpaid fees will result in the loss of library privileges. Unpaid fees will be submitted to the state for collection.


If you have questions about circulation or other library policies, please give us a call, send us an e-mail, or stop by one of our library locations.