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Borrowing

Complete list of borrowing privileges and information about overdue fines and procedures

Borrowing Privileges by Patron Type

The following are the privileges available to patrons with Claremont Colleges Library cards. To obtain a library card, visit ourĀ Access for Visitors page. Borrowers are responsible for all items checked out on their account, including awareness of due dates.

Undergraduate
Undergraduates from The Claremont Colleges (Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College) through their junior year.

Book Limit:
60
Loan Period for Books:
28 Days
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
Yes
Off Campus Access to Databases:
Yes
E-book Access:
Yes

Senior Undergraduate
Senior Undergraduates are students from The Claremont Colleges (Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College) who are in their final year/term of their degree program.

Book Limit:
100
Loan Period for Books:
One Semester
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
Yes
Off Campus Access to Databases:
Yes
E-book Access:
Yes

Graduate Student
Students from Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.

Book Limit:
140
Loan Period for Books:
One Semester
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
Yes
Off Campus Access to Databases:
Yes
E-book Access:
Yes

Staff
Current employees from Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont University Consortium, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute.

Book Limit:
100
Loan Period for Books:
One Year
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
Yes
Off Campus Access to Databases:
Yes
E-book Access:
Yes

Faculty
Full-time tenure-track faculty from The Claremont Colleges: Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute.

Book Limit:
Unlimited
Loan Period for Books:
One Year
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
Yes
Off Campus Access to Databases:
Yes
E-book Access:
Yes

Adjunct Faculty
Part-time faculty from The Claremont Colleges: Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute.

Book Limit:
100
Loan Period for Books:
One Semester
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
Yes
Off Campus Access to Databases:
Yes
E-book Access:
Yes

Emeritus Faculty
Emeritus faculty designated by one of The Claremont Colleges: Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute.

Book Limit:
60
Loan Period for Books:
One Semester
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
Yes
Off Campus Access to Databases:
Yes
E-book Access:
Yes

Retired Faculty/Staff
Retired faculty and staff from The Claremont Colleges: Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute.

Book Limit:
10
Loan Period for Books:
28 Days
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
No
Off Campus Access to Databases:
No
E-book Access:
No

Reciprocal Faculty
Faculty from other academic institutions participating in reciprocal agreements with The Claremont Colleges Library.

Book Limit:
10
Loan Period for Books:
28 Days
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
No
Off Campus Access to Databases:
No
E-book Access:
No

Visiting Scholar
Scholars from other academic institutions who are affiliated with one of The Claremont Colleges for instruction or research purposes.

Book Limit:
60
Loan Period for Books:
28 Days
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
No
Off Campus Access to Databases:
No
E-book Access:
No

Alumni
Graduates from The Claremont Colleges: Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Keck Graduate Institute.

Book Limit:
20
Loan Period for Books:
28 Days
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
No
Off Campus Access to Databases:
No
E-book Access:
No

CST Student/Staff/Faculty
Current students, staff, and faculty at the Claremont School of Theology.

Book Limit:
20
Loan Period for Books:
28 Days
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
No
Off Campus Access to Databases:
No
E-book Access:
No

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Staff from the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

Book Limit:
20
Loan Period for Books:
28 Days
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
No
Off Campus Access to Databases:
No
E-book Access:
No

Distance Learner (Minerva at KGI)
Distance learners currently enrolled in KGI’s Minerva program.

Book Limit:
None
Loan Period for Books:
None
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
Articles Only
Off Campus Access to Databases:
No
E-book Access:
Yes

Children, Spouses, and Domestic Partners of The Claremont Colleges Faculty and Staff
Children ages 16-22, spouses, and domestic partners of faculty/staff who work at The Claremont Colleges.

Book Limit:
20
Loan Period for Books:
28 Days
Wi-Fi Access:
Yes
Resource Sharing Privileges:
No
Off Campus Access to Databases:
No
E-book Access:
No

Residents of Claremont and surrounding counties
Consists of residents of the City of Claremont, in addition to residents of Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and Orange County. Note these patron types have different procedures for acquiring a guest library card.

Book Limit:
10
Loan Period for Books:
28 Days
Wi-Fi Access:
No
Resource Sharing Privileges:
No
Off Campus Access to Databases:
No
E-book Access:
No

Overdue Items

Help with Renewals

We will do what we can to help you avoid overdue fines. Students, faculty, and staff of the Claremont Colleges can log in via the library homepage to renew books. Community patrons and alumni can contact the Main Services Desk for assistance with renewal.

Due Date Reminders

  • One (1) courtesy reminder is sent two (2) days before an item is due.
  • A second (2nd) notice will be sent approximately two days after the book is due if it has not been renewed or returned.
  • Failure to receive an overdue notice does not exempt you from obligation to the due date.

Lost Books

  • Borrowers are billed for materials which are damaged or lost.

Replacement Fines and Fees

  • Items that are long overdue are considered lost. Borrowers will be billed for the replacement cost of the item, plus a processing fee.
  • Please be aware that an unpaid bill suspends student, faculty, and staff borrowing privileges. All borrowers must pay all money due before borrowing or renewing.
  • See below for replacement fee information.
Course Readings

Course Readings are considered lost and billed after 24 hours overdue. This is to ensure access to these resources to the entire Claremont Colleges community. Please note: Fines accrue even during hours the library is closed.

Billed after:
24 hours overdue
Replacement fee:
$100.00 (or cost of item if more expensive)
Processing fee:
$15.00
Resource Sharing
Billed after:
30 days overdue
Replacement fee:
$100.00 (or cost of item as invoiced by lending library)
Processing fee:
$15.00
Tech Lending
Billed after:
7 days overdue
Replacement fee:
Cost of item replacement
Processing fee:
$15.00
General Collection
Billed after:
30 days overdue
Replacement fee:
$100.00 (or cost of item if more expensive)
Processing fee:
$15.00
Questions about Borrowing?
Library USERS Team
User Services and Resource Sharing Team