Frequently Asked Questions

How long to items check out and are there fines on them?

See the below chart with a listing of how long items check-out for and what the fines are on them.

Item Type Checkout Period Late Fees
Course Reserves Professor’s choice,  usually 4 hours $10 per day, max $200
Calculators 1 day $10 per day, max $200
CDs & DVDs 2 weeks n/a
iPads & Laptops 1 day $10 per day, max $1,000
Books 45 days n/a
Kindles 3 weeks $10 per day, max $500

Please, review our Electronic Equipment Borwworing Guidelines for information about checking out an electronic device (i.e. iPads, Laptops, Calculators, and Kindles.)

I’m having trouble finding a book at RRCC, where else can I look?

If we do not have a book or one of our partner libraries doesn’t have it, you can try these other sources:

Jefferson Public Library

Denver Public Library


Google Books

Overdue Items and Fines

Notices will be sent to a borrower’s campus e-mail before an item is due, and several times after it is overdue.

Any borrower with fines over $10.00 will not be allowed to check-out additional items until fines are paid. See the Circulation Desk for a copy of fines owed to take to the Cashier.

When an item has been overdue for 45 days it is automatically declared lost and a replacement fee is charged and your student account will be blocked.

Your Library Account

To check out items from the library, set up an account with the library using your student ID. Your account will be tied to your RRCC account (Banner) and your RRCC email address (student, faculty or staff).  All communication from the library is delivered to RRCC email.

My Library Account

CHECKED OUT TITLES shows what you have checked out, when material is due, and the status of requested items.  If available, click “Renew” to extend your loan period. Renewals are not available on all items.

FINES AND MESSAGES shows amounts owed to the library for overdue, damaged or lost items. Fines are paid at the RRCC campus cashier.

Requests and Holds

Request an item in AspenCat

  • Search AspenCat for the item
  • Click on the title, which shows the title and cover image
  • Click “Place Hold” in the light blue box to the right
  • Enter your Card Number / S# and password / last 4 digits of your S#
  • You will get an email to your RRCC student email account when the item is available!

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