Kiefer Library

Library Policies

Outlined below are the Aims Community College Kiefer Library Policies, which guide students, faculty and staff in how they may utilize the library’s services and resources. 

Library Users

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

  • Aims students, faculty, staff and administrators
  • All community members of the service area

Library Cards

Aims I.D. cards serve as the library card for currently enrolled students, faculty, administration and staff. Other proper photo identification can also be used. Community members with proper photo identification can obtain a library card. 

Borrowing Terms

Library Checkout Policy
Material Type Loan Period Renewable Replacement Charges applied Amount Billed
Reserve Textbooks and Calculators (current Aims students only) Semester N/A After 3 business days Actual cost of book replacement + $5.00 processing
Webcams (current Aims students only) Semester 1 time, if no one is waiting, in person or by phone After 3 business days Replacement + $5.00 processing
Tablets (current Aims students only) Semester N/A After 3 business days Replacement + $5.00 processing
Laptops (current Aims students only) Semester NA After 3 business days Replacement + $5.00 processing
eReaders (current Aims students, faculty and staff only) 3 weeks 1 time, if no one is waiting, in person or by phone After 3 business days Replacement + $5.00 processing
VR Goggles (current Aims students, faculty and staff only) 1 week 1 time, if no one is waiting After 3 business days Replacement + $5.00 processing
Books, Audiobooks, and CDs 3 weeks 1 time, if no one is waiting After 3 calendar months, or end of semester Replacement + $5.00 processing
DVDs and Magazines 3 weeks 1 time, if no one is waiting After 3 calendar months, or end of semester Replacement + $5.00 processing
State Park backpacks (Greeley) 1 week 1 time, if no one is waiting After 3 business days Replacement + $5.00 processing
Rec. Center passes - Loveland (current Aims students, faculty and staff only) 1 week 1 time, if no one is waiting After 3 business days Replacement + $5.00 processing

Checkout Limits

Item Period Item Limit Renewal Limit
Reserve Books Semester 3 0
Laptops/Tablets/Nooks/Calculators/Web cam Semester 1 0
DVDS/Magazines/CDs 3 weeks 4 1
Nonfiction/Fiction 3 weeks 10 1
Faculty - Nonfiction/Fiction 90 days 10 1
Livescribe Pens/10Keys Semester 1 0
VR Goggles/State Park backpacks/Rec. Center 1 week 1 1
eReaders 3 weeks 1 1

It is the philosophy of the library to make library resources available to as many students and Aims employees as possible.

If items are not returned, billing notices with replacement costs are mailed to library customers at the address on file with Aims Community College.

Renewing Library Materials

Reserved materials can be renewed by coming to the library, emailing or calling us. All other general collections (books and DVDs) may also be renewed by logging in to the Kiefer Library catalog.

Returning Library Materials

All materials should be returned to the Learning Commons at the respective location of checkout: Greeley, Ft. Lupton, Loveland or Windsor

Interlibrary Loan Materials

Materials borrowed for Aims patrons from other libraries (interlibrary loans) must be returned on time to the Learning Commons. 

Paying for Lost or Damaged Materials

Payment is accepted at the cashier's office on the Greeley Campus or by phone. Be sure to keep your receipt. Once you have paid replacement costs for an item, no refunds will be issued.

Copyright

Aims Community College supports the responsible and good faith exercise of fair use of copyrighted materials.