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Circulation Policies

Palomar College Circulation Policies

Faculty Circulation Policies

Faculty may borrow circulating books for up to one full academic year (May through May), and circulating media for up to 3 weeks, but are urged to return items as soon as they have finished using them.

Lost Items

Fines for lost items start at $50 ($15 for ETV items), plus a processing fee.

After-Hours Returns

San Marcos campus: Drop boxes are located outside the lower level entrance to the library and on the street in front of the library for after-hours returns. Books and media may be placed in these boxes.
Escondido Center: A drop box is located inside the front entrance for after-hours library returns.


Items may be renewed as follows:

  • By phone, call the San Marcos Campus: (760) 744-1150 x2612 or the Escondido Educational Center: (760) 744-1150 x8113
  • Self-renewal via the Library catalog
    • Go to
    • Enter User ID and Password as instructed
    • Click on list charged items
    • Follow instructions to complete process; if you are unable to do this, call one of the numbers above for assistance

For information about obtaining borrowing privileges, click here.

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 Last Updated 01/03/14