Borrowing Policy

Corette Library Borrowing Policies


Who Can Borrow?

Students, staff, faculty, and members of the public with a Corette Library card may borrow books from the library for free.

Please present your Carroll ID when checking out library materials. Users from outside the Carroll community will be issued a library card upon presentation of a valid card from their local or college library. An email address is now required, as it is the only way we send overdue notices.

Note: Carroll students may also borrow directly from Lewis & Clark Public Library. Take your Carroll College ID and proof of a Lewis and Clark County address to the library to get a card (for more, go here).


Borrowing Periods

How long material may be borrowed for:

 StudentsFaculty & StaffPublic
Books1 semester (+ 1 renewal)1 semester (+ 1 renewal)3 weeks (+ 1 renewal)
DVDs & Blu-rays1 week (+ 1 renewal)1 week (+ 1 renewal)Do not circulate
Reserve MaterialsDefined by professorDefined by professorDo not circulate
Reference & PeriodicalsDo not circulateOvernight by permissionDo not circulate
Equipment (iPads, headphones, etc.)24 hours24 hoursDo not circulate


Fines and Overdue and Damaged Items

Overdue Items

You will receive a courtesy email reminding you when your item is due shortly before the due date. Please return or renew your item(s). Significantly overdue items are considered lost and you will be charged for the replacement cost of the material plus a $25 processing fee. You will receive an automatic notification if your item is in danger of being declared lost.

Late Fees

Students, staff, and faculty do not accrue fines, though late fees may be charged for overdue reserve items.

General public late fees accrue at rate of $.25 a day. You will be blocked from checking out additional material and renewing items when your fines are $5.00 or more, or when a third notice of overdue materials has been sent to your email address on file.

Damaged and Lost Items

All patrons. If you lose an item or return an item significantly damaged, you will be billed for the cost to replace the item plus a $25 processing fee (and any accrued fines for members of the public).



Members of the public may access the library's catalog from the designated catalog computers located on each floor and browse our print collection. Members of the public do not have access to Wi-Fi or our electronic journals and databases.


Revised 09/2021