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HACC Library: Borrow Materials

Learning Commons: Library

Borrowing Materials

Physical materials can be checked out at the main library desk with your HACC ID.

Who can borrow physical materials?

Online materials can be accessed only by current students, staff, and faculty using your HACC username and password. 

Borrowing limits for all material types are listed below.

Borrowing Information


The library has educational and popular CD's and DVD's available to borrow.

  • CD's and DVD's
    • Student/Alumni - 14 Days
    • Faculty/Staff - 14 Days
  • Streaming Videos


Books found on our shelves can be borrowed for the following lengths of time:

  • General and Leisure Reading
    • Student/Alumni - 14 Days
    • Faculty/Staff - Semester (Leisure- 14 Days)
  • eBooks
    • Loan period determined by publisher. 



Available in the Learning Commons, for short term loan, or semester loan, ask at the main desk about our:

  • Laptops and iPads
  • Calculators and Cameras
  • Charging cables for select devices
  • Anatomical models and other scientific equipment


Current serials are in library use only. Back issues of serials can be borrowed for the following lengths of time:

  • Journals and Magazines
    • Students - 14 Days, 3 item max. 
    • Faculty/Staff - 14 Days, 3 item max. 
  • Newspapers
    • In library use only.

diverse people with a newspaper, computer, and internet symbols

Renewing Materials

An additional 2 week renewal is permitted for general books, media and leisure reading materials unless the item has already been requested by another user.

To renew material, log in to your library account or contact the library at

Returning Materials

Books may be returned to either the library desk during operational hours or placed in the outside book drop on each campus at any time. For book drop locations, please see the maps below by clicking on your campus. 

Equipment should be returned directly to the library desk during operational hours or to our Learning Commons partners in User Support when the library is closed.

Have a question about returning or renewing your item?
When an item is overdue, a text message is sent to the cell phone number listed on the student's account. Students continue to receive overdue email reminders to their hawkmail accounts. 

Students can email with any questions regarding overdue or renewing materials, as well as any damaged or lost items on the student's account.

In addition, items may be renewed online (twice for books, once for equipment not borrowed through the technology loan program). This can be done via your account in the online catalog

If you are looking to return textbook rentals please check the bookstore.

The Gettysburg Campus book drop is located outside the door near the Learning Commons.

gettysburg book drop map

The Harrisburg Campus Book Drop is located in the circle behind the Whitaker building.

harrisburg book drop map

The Lancaster Campus Book Drop is located outside the Main building next to the Learning Commons door.

Lancaster campus book drop

The Lebanon campus book drop is located next to the Learning Commons door at the top of the stairs on the 3rd floor.

Lebanon Campus book drop map

The York Campus book drop is located outside the Library door inside the Leader Building.

York campus book drop map
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