Borrowing & Access

Check out and pick up all library materials right inside the front door!

The Circulation Desk is located at the library’s main entrance.  All materials are borrowed and returned through the Circulation Department.  Library staff members and/or student assistants are available to help you at this desk anytime that the Library is open.  All you have to do is ask.

Library materials may be borrowed by all members of the Alma College Community.  Please have your College ID ready to speed along the process. 

Loan Periods:
Most books and all CDs – 3 weeks
Videos – 1 week
Unbound periodicals – 2 days
Reserves – (most) 2 hours

Overdue fines:
Most items: $0.25/day
Periodicals: $0.25/day
Reserves: $0.25/hour

For more details on Loan Policies, including borrowing fines & fees, click here.  

Please note that the library supports the American Library Association’s “Policy on confidentiality of Library Records. Individual patron use records and library use patterns are confidential and protected by the First Amendment and the Library Privacy Act of the State of Michigan.