Kiefer Library

Library Policies

Library Users

Anyone from the Aims Community College service area may use Kiefer Library:

  • Students, faculty, staff, administrators of Aims Community College
  • All citizens of the service area
  • A parent or responsible adult must accompany children under 16 unless the children are full-time Aims students

Library Cards

Every person will need a library card to checkout library materials.

Aims identification cards serve as the Kiefer Library Card for students, faculty, administration and staff when a picture ID accompanies it.  Picture I.D. can also be used if the student is correctly identified in the library database.

Community members, with proper picture identification, can apply for an Aims Community College Kiefer Library card.

Reserve materials must be checked out with an Aims or picture I.D. even if the material is only to be used in the library or in the ARC. Laptops and electronic devices are only checked out, with appropriate picture I.D., to current students and employees.

Library Hours & Location

Please go to the Library homepage for this information.

Renewing Library Materials

You may bring your items into the library, you may call the Library, (970) 339-6458, or you may renew through the online library catalog under My Account.

Circulation and Fine Policies of Kiefer Library, Aims Community College

It is the philosophy of Kiefer Library to make library resources available to as many students and Aims employees as possible.  Kiefer Library has a policy to suspend borrowing privileges and impose fines on overdue library material. This policy is intended to encourage library customers to return library materials by the date due, thereby maximizing the availability of resources to our library users.

Email notifications are sent informing library customers of overdue materials. Email notification is also sent if their overdue items have gone in to a Long Overdue status

If fines on your library account are $5.00 or more, you cannot check out any library materials. Full or partial payment must be made. Your library account must be below $5.00 to check out library materials.

If fines on your library account are $12.00 or more, a financial hold is placed on your campus-wide student account; "no academic transcripts will be released to the student, nor will the student be permitted to register for future classes until all financial obligations to the college have been met."

If the material is not returned, an additional $20.00 processing fee is charged.
Excessively late fines and/or will be turned over to a collection agency.

Any of the following infractions will result in the temporary or permanent suspension of borrowing and renewing privileges:

  • Reserve textbook, laptop or portable reader device is overdue by one or more days.
  • One or more lost items
  • Chronic and recurring overdue charges for reserve textbooks or portable reader devices or laptops; this suspension applies even if fines are continually paid.
Material Type Circulation Period Renewals Grace Period Fines Per Time Period Per Item Item’s Full Replacement Cost Is Charged After Overdue Are Checkout Privileges Suspended? Academic Disciplinary Actions Taken?
Circulating Books

3 weeks

2 times

3 days

25₡ per day

40 days

Yes

No

Bestseller Books

3 weeks

2 times

3 days

25₡ per day

40 days

Yes

No

CDs

3 weeks

2 times

3 days

25₡ per day

40 days

Yes

No

CD-ROMs

3 weeks

2 times

3 days

25₡ per day

40 days

Yes

No

DVDs

1 week

2 times

2 days

25₡ per day

40 days

Yes

No

Magazines

1 week

2 times

2 days

25₡ per day

40 days

Yes

No

Ebook Readers

1 week

None

None

50₡ per hour

3 days

Yes

Yes

Laptop Computers

1 week

None

None

$1 per hour

3 days

Yes

Yes

Calculators

4 hours

None

None

50₡ per hour

3 days

Yes

Yes

Reserve Materials

2 hours

None

None

50₡ per hour

3 days

Yes

No


Returning Library Materials

Greeley Campus

The library maintains two safe return locations on the Greeley campus. Materials may be returned at the book drop on the 2nd floor of the College Center, just outside the Learning Commons door. Items may also be returned through the Book Return opening at the Information/Circulation Desk.

Please do not attempt to return items at any other location on the Greeley campus since they will not be protected from other patrons taking them out still under your name.

As long as items are under your name, you are fully responsible for them except when materials are returned to secure return locations.

Fort Lupton and Loveland Campuses

Loveland and Fort Lupton campus students may return their library items by giving them to Learning Commons staff.

Interlibrary Loan Materials

Materials that we borrowed for you from other libraries (interlibrary loans) must be returned to the Kiefer Library or through your campus Learning Commons. Once you return an interlibrary loan to staff Kiefer Library assumes complete responsibility for the safe return of the materials to the owning library. If you attempt to return interlibrary loan materials in any other way, you are fully responsible for replacing the items should they get lost in transit or until both libraries have agreed the materials are returned.

Paying for Lost Materials

Payment is accepted at any of the Cashier's offices on any of the campuses. Payment is also accepted at Kiefer Library, Learning College, College Center, 2nd floor, Greeley campus. Be sure to keep your receipt. Once you have paid for an item, it is yours to keep if the Library. No refunds will be issued.

Need More Information?

Phone: (970) 339-6458
E-mail: reference@aims.edu


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