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Library Policies

Who May Borrow Library Materials

  • WVC students, faculty and staff may borrow library materials using their college ID.
  • Members of the community may borrow materials with a picture ID.
  • Library borrowers may place a hold on an item and be notified when it has been returned to the library.

What We Lend

Faculty & Staff
Community Members
Books 15 books / three weeks / 2 renewals Unlimited / quarter loans 10 books / three weeks / 1 renewal
Current magazines & journals (except current issue) No limit / 7 days / 1 renewal No limit / 7 days 5 magazines / 7 days / 1 renewal
Reference books
-- Do Not Circulate --
Reserve materials
In-library use only
Media (VHS, DVD, CD) By request 21 days May view in library
Equipment (headphones) Library use only 1 day Library use only - students given priority use
Omak - Wenatchee transfer Same as above Same as above Same as above

Media Resources

The media collection is open to use by anyone with WVC library borrowing privileges, including faculty, staff, and students.
  • WVC faculty may check out materials for a full term, however, these items will be subject to the same recall policies as print materials.
  • WVC staff may check out materials for 7 days.
  • WVC students may check out materials for 3 days.
  • Omak faculty, staff and students may request media materials through the Omak library (509-682-7830).
  • Community members may use media materials within the facility. Area teachers may borrow materials by special arrangement.

Returning Library Materials

  • Please return materials in the drop boxes provided or directly to the circulation desk at either library.  You may return InterLibrary Loan materials the same way.
  • Materials will be discharged from your account promptly.  Please inquire at the circulation desk if you have a hold on your account. Telephone: Omak - 509-682-7830; Wenatchee - 509-682-6710.

Damaged Materials

Patrons are responsible for books that they have borrowed and will be charged for damage to books. The minimum damaged book charge is $7.50. The maximum charge will be the cost of replacing the book, plus $10 to compensate for staff time. Patrons should not tear, stain, crease, highlight, or otherwise degrade the condition of library materials.