Circulation Services

  • Return library materials during open hours or in the return slot when the library is closed.
    Slot located to the left of the library entrance doors.
    • Laptops and Chromebooks should be returned during open hours to prevent damage


Using Library Materials

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Staff & Faculty
Stacks Two Weeks Semester Long
Course Materials

Varies, most are

4-hour checkout

DVD & VHS N/A Varies
ILL Varies on lending library Varies on lending library
Technology Varies based on type of technology Semester Long



Renewing Material

Renewing library material varies by material and user privileges.  


Material Students Staff & Faculty
Stacks Yes Yes
Reserves No No
DVD & VHS No Varies
ILL Varies on lending library Varies on lending library
Technology Based on availability  Based on availability


Patrons can request to renew items by responding to your email notification or calling 619-644-7356 during open hours.


A confirmation email will be sent with your new due date(s).

Returning Materials
  • Materials should be returned on time.
  • All technology must be returned to the front desk during library open hours.  To avoid damage, do not return in the drop box.
  • Non-technology items can be returned in the drop box or to the front desk in the library.
  • Overdue items will no longer incur fines.  However: 
    • If an item is not returned and declared lost, you will be charged for replacing the item. 
    • If an item is returned damaged, fees may also be applied to your account.

To request library materials in advance:

  • Sign into OneSearch to place holds on books
  • Holds cannot be placed on technology or course reserves

Pick-ups are held at the circulation desk for seven (7) days.

Community Members
Community Users

Community members can borrow 3 print books at a time with a 2-week check out period. 


Check in at the Circulation Desk to sign up for a community member card (picture ID required).  


Circulation Policies


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No Overdue Fines Policy
No Overdue Fines Policy

In accordance with the American Library Association’s Resolution on Monetary Library Fines as a Form of Social Inequality the Grossmont College Library will no longer levy overdue fines on library materials. 


However, replacement fees for lost or damaged materials will still be charged.

Charges, Invoices, Blocks
Charges, Invoices, Blocks

The Library charges fees for damaged and/or lost library materials equivalent to the amount required to either fix or replace the item, as determined by Grossmont College Library Acquisitions and the Dean of LTR. 


Invoices are sent via email and information is sent to Admissions & Records for potential registration blocks. Blocks are taken care of at:


Grossmont College Cashier's Office

(619) 644-7660


Patrons who wish to dispute Library circulation policies should:

  • First attempt to resolve issues on an informal level with a library staff member.  
  • If the issue is not resolved at an information level, contact the Public Services Library Technician or the Library Chair who will review the situation.
  • The final step is to appeal to the Dean of the Learning and Technology Resources.

To start an appeal, patrons should submit a written statement including the reason for the appeal and a way to contact the sender with a decision.  Appeals should be submitted to library staff at the Circulation Desk.


Students may discuss their concerns with the Dean of Student Affairs at any time. 


Library Student Employment

The Library hires students to work as Aides and Assistants. Interested full-time students can inquire at the Circulation Desk or contact the Public Services Library Technician below.


Related Resources

Lisa Brlas

Library Technician III


phoneicon  (619) 644-7472