My Account / Borrowing Information


Manage Your Library Account Online

Access your Library Account to see what you have checked out, view due dates, fines, place holds, and more!

Creating a password for first time users:

  1. Click "Sign In" (upper right corner).
  2. Enter your Valley number (with a capital V) as your user name.
  3. Click the hyperlink "Set/Reset Password."
  4. Enter your V# on the screen and click "request new password."
  5. You will receive an e-mail immediately. Follow the link inside the e-mail to set up your password.

Create your Password Video Tutorial

Holding an item:

Holds allow you to get on a waiting list for a book, request book delivery to your preferred campus, or simply have items ready for convenient pick-up at either of the Circulation Desks. You can place a hold by contacting the Circulation Department at 488-4328 or through your account online (see video below).

Holding an Item Video Tutorial


Borrowing Policies

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KVCC ID Cards

All patrons must present a KVCC photo ID card to borrow materials. ID cards are available from the Student Service Center on either campus.

STUDENTS

Loan limit: 15 books, 2 AV or Reserve items

Loan period:

  • Books: 28 days
  • AV: 7 days
  • Reserve: 2 hours, 3 days, 7 days (set by instructor)
  • Renewals: 4 for Books and AV (auto renewal available)
    0 for Reserve items

FACULTY & STAFF

Loan limit: 100 books, 2 AV or Reserve items

Loan period:

  • Books: 1 semester
  • AV: 7 days
  • Reserve: 2 hours, 3 days, 7 days (set by instructor)
  • Renewals: 4 for Books and AV (auto renewal available)
    0 for Reserve items

Fines and Fees

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STUDENTS

Overdue Fines: None

Replacement fees

  • Book: cost of book.
  • AV/Reserve: cost of item.

FACULTY & STAFF

Overdue Fines: None

Replacement fees

  • Book: cost of book.
  • AV/Reserve: cost of item.

Account Holds

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Students who have 1 or more long overdue items receive an account hold. This hold blocks all Library borrowing as well as the receipt of final grades and transcripts.

A Library hold will not block registering for classes.

To remove a hold, all items must be returned and fees paid to the Pay Station. Only Library staff can determine the correct amount owed to clear your account, so check with the Circulation desk before making any payments to the Pay Station. Once a payment has been made, bring your receipt to the Circulation desk to remove the hold; this may take up to 24 business hours.


Interlibrary Loan

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If our library does not have what you need, we may be able to borrow it via interlibrary loan for your use. Please note that loaned books can take as long as 2 weeks to arrive. Articles usually arrive within a few days.

Contact Reference Services to request an interlibrary loan:

  • Texas Township Library: 488-4380
  • Arcadia Commons Library: 373-7848

Or fill out the Interlibrary Loan form and send it to crobbins@kvcc.edu

Contact Chris Robbins at 488-4331 for the status of a pending interlibrary loan.


Other Libraries

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Western Michigan University

You may obtain a one-year guest borrower’s card for Western Michigan University’s Waldo Library if you:

  • Live within a 50-mile radius of WMU, and
  • Are at least 18 years of age, and
  • Present a photo identification with an address and proof of Social Security number

Reciprocal borrowing

Do you have a card with one of the local public libraries? You can get cards for other libraries in the area by checking your home library’s site for institutions with reciprocal agreements.