The following provides information about how SVC Students, Faculty & Staff can become a borrower at Skagit Valley College, including information about your privileges and responsibilities as a borrower.
Your SVC ID card is you library card. Current SVC students, faculty and staff may obtain a library barcode at the Circulation Services desk.
You can borrow circulating materials from either the Mount Vernon or Whidbey Campus Libraries of Skagit Valley College. You can obtain an ID and password for remote (off-campus) access to other electronic resources, such as such as EBSCOhost, and ProQuest Direct. You can also request materials from other libraries through InterLibrary Loan Services, available at the Reference Services desk.
Loan periods vary according to the type of material borrowed. Here are loan periods for the most commonly checked out items:
Books 21 days Two additional 21-day periods.* Periodicals and CDs 7 days Two additional 7-day renewal periods.* Videos and DVDs 3 Days Two additional 3-day renewal periods.*
Library use only laptops
Three additional 4-hour renewal periods
* Items are renewable unless someone else has requested them.You can renew materials by bringing them to the Circulation Services desk, or by calling 360.416.7837,or 360.378.5322.
Overdue and Lost Materials
All borrowed materials are due on the date due card/stamp. You can obtain information about the items you have checked out by using the view patron information feature accessed via the library web page.
Fines and Other Charges
We charge overdue fines for the following items. Fines vary by item, anywhere from $1 per day to $1 per hour:
- Reserve Items
- Interlibrary Loan Materials
- Media & Computer Equipment (laptops, Kindles, powercords, etc.)
All libarary/media items that are not returned are also subject to replacement cost fees, in addition to any overdue fines. You will receive fine or fee notices via the mail.
You are personally responsible for any and all overdue fines and other library charges incurred on your card.
Loss of Privileges
If you accumulate $20 or more in overdue fines, you will no longer be able to borrow from Skagit Valley College Libraries. If you have any outstanding charges, you will be unable to register for classes.
Lending Your Card to Others
As the card holder of record, you are responsible for all materials borrowed using your card. DO NOT LOAN YOUR CARD TO ANYONE ELSE. If your card is lost, please notify the library immediately by calling 360.416.7837 (MV Campus),or 360.378.5322 (Whidbey Campus), so its usage can be blocked.