| Monday - Thursday
||8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Note: The Library Media Center is closed during the breaks between quarters.
Winter Quarter 2014
If you have a question about our circulation policies, you can contact circulation via
email or by phoning 425-564-2252.
||Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
||Professional Development Day
||Holiday: President's Day
||College Issues Day
|Books and Plays
||21 days (one renewal)
|Magazines, Pamphlets, Maps and Annual Reports
||7 days (one renewal)
|Audio Cassettes, CD's, Phonograph Recordings
||Lab Use Only
||Varies (no renewal)
||Do not circulate
Fines are calculated for days that the library is open.
|Books & Plays, Magazines, Pamphlets, Maps, Audio Cassettes, CD's,
||$.20 per item per Day up to $10.00
||$.20 per item
per Hour up to $10.00
(enrolled students only)
|$2.00 per item
per Day up to $25.00
|Library & Media Reserve Materials
||Hourly loans: $.20 per Hour
Daily/Weekly loans: $1.00 per Day up to $25.00
Not sure what items you have checked out and when items are due? You can renew items online and manage your library account by logging in to the library catalog's My Account page. (Once you log in, you may need to click on "My Account")
In order to support library needs of students taking online classes, the LMC will mail books to students currently enrolled in these
classes. This service will enable students to utilize the Library Media Center's book collection in their studies and research.
LMC will mail books to:
- Students who are currently enrolled in online classes
- Must reside in the continental United States-not including Alaska and Hawaii
Filling a Student Request for Books
- LMC will only mail books from the circulating collection.
- Books will be lent for the LMC loaning standard of three weeks, with one renewal of three weeks.
- Students may have a maximum of five books checked out at any given time.
- The student is responsible for all books that she/he borrows from the LMC.
- Fines, damage, and lost replacement fees will be assessed as needed according to the current LMC policies.
- Student will contact the LMC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to place a request.
- Student will provide his/her student ID number, mailing address, and the books needed with complete bibliographic information
(title, author, edition or publication date, call number).
- LMC will verify that the student is enrolled in the online class.
- LMC will retrieve the requested books and email the student regarding their availability.
- LMC will checkout and mail the requested books to the student. Note: the due date will be extended by 4 days in order to
account for mailing time.
- LMC will place a note identifying the books that are being mailed. This will be done in Voyager Circulation, within the General Note
It is the student's responsibility to make sure that the books are returned to the LMC at the due date, or overdue fines apply.
The BC Library Media Center (LMC) facilities and resources are available for use
by library users who are not students or employees of BC. There have been
cases when these users have requested to borrow books and magazines to use
outside the LMC. Several community and technical colleges in Washington
State have a community borrower policy.
- Books will be placed in an envelope/box and prepared to be mailed to the student.
- LMC will enclose a brief policy letter, list of books that are charged to student, and return label in the mailing package.
- Books will be mailed at library rate. BC will pay for the outgoing postage
but the student will pay the return postage.
Questions about being a community borrower? Please contact the Circulation Desk
at 425-564-2252 with your questions!
- A user card valid from the day of issue through the remaining academic year and subject to
Circulation Policies will be issued to King County residents for a $20.00 fee.
This fee will include a user card. Fees collected will be deposited in the
LMC revenue fund.
- All user cards expire on the day after the last day of spring quarter,
which is the last day of the academic year. New cards for the year are
issued starting the first day of summer quarter. New cards will only
be issued after all outstanding items are returned and fines and fees
have been paid.
- Community borrowing card and picture ID will be required at every check out. Lost and damaged cards may be
replaced for a $2.00 processing fee.
- There will be a check out limit of 2 items only per borrower.
- Books may be checked out for 3 weeks
- Periodicals may be checked out for 1 week
- Course Reserve items may be used in the library only
- Audio-visual materials may be used in the Media Services lab only
- There will be no check out during breaks between quarters, when the LMC is officially closed.
- Card holders are responsible for all items checked out to their account. Fines will be charged for overdue
items (currently $0.20 per open day, per item). Borrower will be charged a replacement cost for lost or missing materials.
The LMC complies with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and
provides assistance and resources to individuals in wheelchairs
and those who are hearing and/or sight impaired.
Available in the Media Center by request. This equipment decodes pre-formatted
video tapes to display text dialogue on the screen. Also available for classroom
ADA Accessible PC Workstations
The LMC has several specific stations designated specifically for use by students in wheelchairs or
with other documented disabilities. All library catalogs, electronic databases, and web browsing
functionalities are available at these stations.
Large Print Reader
Available in the Media Center for sight impaired students. The large print reader
is also wheelchair accessible.
Sight impaired students needing assistance may inquire at any service counter
or at the Reference Desk.
The LMC has cooperative relationships with several libraries throughout the
Northwest. If an item is not available in the BC Collection, a reference
librarian can help locate a library that owns the item. In most instances,
it is possible to borrow the material from the other library through a system
called Interlibrary Loan. It usually takes 7-10 days to get an item via
interlibrary loan, but can take as long as two weeks. The library will also
consider purchasing individual articles directly from publishers if the
article is otherwise unavailable. There are limits to the number of items
that can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan. Requests must be placed
with a reference librarian: (425) 564-6161
There are two coin-operated photocopiers in the Library Media Center. These machines
accept coins and $1 and $5 bills. Copies cost 10 cents a page. Double-sided copies and
11 x 17 copies are 20 cents each.
There is a microform reader located in the Library Media Center. Back issues of
many periodicals that the library subscribes to are available in microfilm
or microfiche. The LMC has microform versions of the
New York Times from Sept 1851-2005, Newsweek from 1949-2001 and Time Magazine from
1958-2001. Microforms may be read for free but hard copies are 10¢ per page.
The primary purpose of the Library Media Center (LMC) is to encourage learning
by Bellevue College students, to support the evolving education programs
of the college, and to support the mission and goals of the college.
The LMC provides personnel, services, resources, and facilities which encourage
individualization of instruction, independent study, and effective use of
resources by students, staff, faculty, and administrators. In addition, the
LMC makes available its resources and services to residents of the community
as well as to other libraries.
Acceptable Use Policy
All computers and computer resources managed by the
Library Media Center are governed by this policy.
Food is not allowed anywhere in the Library Media Center. Covered drinks are ok. No food or drink is allowed
near the student computer workstations.
The following provide guidelines for the selection and acquisition of resources for the
Library Media Center. Note: We are currently updating our master collection development policy.
There are 16 study rooms, of varying size, in the Library Media Center.
Rooms are first come, first served; you cannot reserve a room. If you
are studying in a room alone and a group comes, you will be asked to move. Please remember, food is not
allowed in study rooms or anywhere else in the library.
The Library Media Center is located in D-126 . Building
D is south of the main entrance and south of the BC fountain. View a campus
© Bellevue College Library Media Center
january 6, 2014