FALL & SPRING SEMESTERS
Sat & Sun
The Library is closed during all college holidays and breaks. See the Library Hours Page for summer hours, holiday closures and other general information.
Your Library Account
•You can login into your library account by clicking on the My Account link on the Library Home Page.
•Your USER ID is your Cerritos College ID number. The PASSWORD is 'changeme' for all first time users.
•Once you have logged in, you will be able to see what books you have out and when they're due, place a hold on a book that's checked out, or renew your books.
• If you don't know your Cerritos College ID number, or if you forget your password after you've changed it, ask at Circulation.
To access library databases from off campus you will need to Login using your Cerritos College ID number and password, just as you would login to the campus network.
See more information about logging in to databases.
WELCOME TO CERRITOS LIBRARY
Students: Your current Student Photo ID is used as your library card and is required for all library transactions. You can obtain your ID at the Photo ID Center.
Faculty and Staff: Cerritos College ID or other valid proof of identification is required for all library transactions.
You may check out up to twenty (20) books at one time, but no more than five(5) books per subject. Books are checked out for 14 days (two weeks) and may be renewed twice. This does not apply to reserve material. Reference books and periodicals may not be checked out. All checkouts must be completed fifteen minutes prior to closing.
You may bring materials back to the library or use your MyLibrary account online to renew them. You may renew regularly circulating items twice. Materials may not be renewed by telephone. There is a one (1) hour waiting period to renew hourly reserve material and a 24 hour waiting period to renew reserve material that may be borrowed one day or more.
Return of Materials
Books may be returned to the staff at the Circulation Desk, to the book return slot at the Circulation Desk, or to the outside book returns (one located outside the main entrance to the building and the other located outside the library proper). Please do not return pamphlets or reserve materials to the outside book returns. Reserve materials must be returned to the staff at the Circulation Desk.
Please check the reserves terminals at the Circulation Desk or Reference area for materials placed on reserve (such as textbooks, old examinations, etc.). Loan periods for these materials vary.
Books checked out from the circulating stacks area are fined $.15 per day to a cumulative maximum of $15.00 per book. One (1) and two (2) hour reserve materials are fined $.50 per hour. One(1), two(2) and eight(8) day reserve materials are fined $5.00 per day. Fines for reserve materials accrue even when the library is closed. If reserve materials are lost, the total cost of the materials plus a replacement fee will be charged.
Magazines, journals, and newspapers do not leave the library. You may photocopy the information needed.
Computer workstations are available in the library to conduct research using the online catalog, subscription databases, and the Internet. You can print from these computers. However, these computers do not have word processing or other software applications installed.
CSULB and Cerritos Public Library
As a Cerritos College student you may obtain a library card at CSU Long Beach and Cerritos Public Library. Bring your current, valid Cerritos College ID to the Circulation Desk of these libraries to request a library card.
If you lose any library material, you are responsible for the replacement cost and a processing fee of $5.00. If a book that was thought to be lost is found within six (6) months, the replacement cost will be refunded.
A non-student is one who resides in our District, serving the cities of Norwalk, Cerritos, Downey, Bellflower, Artesia, Lakewood, La Mirada or Hawaiian Gardens and is 18 years of age or older. A $10.00 per year fee will be charged for the issuance of library cards to non-students. To obtain non-student borrowing privileges, you must show a valid driver’s license or a California ID and a current bill or financial statement that has been mailed to your residence within the last two months. For all non-student transactions, a valid driver’s license or a California ID is required and must be shown at the time of check out or renewal of library materials.
Fifteen minutes prior to closing, there will be no book checkout. Staff will begin turning off photocopy machines and computer workstations.
Children are welcome to visit the library with adult supervision. Do not leave children unattended in the library. The library is not responsible for the safety of your child. Children left unattended in the library will be reported to Campus Police.
Please watch your valuables. Do not leave books, purses, backpacks, etc. unattended. The library is not responsible for damage or theft of your personal items.
IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE THEFT OF BOOKS AND LIBRARY MATERIALS, STATE LAW AUTHORIZES THE DETENTION FOR A REASONABLE PERIOD OF ANY PERSON USING THESE FACILITIES SUSPECTED OF COMMITTING "LIBRARY THEFT" (PENAL CODE SECTION 490.5).