Borrow

Present your current library card to borrow items. A scannable Clark ID card is acceptable for current students, faculty, and staff. Cards may not be shared.

To get a library card, the following are required:

  • Current Clark College students, faculty, and staff must show valid photo ID.
  • Foundation staff, Emeriti, College in the High School instructors, and Special Patrons (Board of Trustees) must fill out a borrower registration form, and have their identity and status verified by the authorizing authority.
  • Orbis Cascade/Summit visitors must bring valid photo ID, fill out a borrower registration form, provide proof of current address, and demonstrate they are in good standing at their home institution by logging into their home institutional library account. Includes EWU students even if their program is taught at the Clark College campus.
  • Community patrons (Includes alumni) must be at least 16 years old and bring valid photo ID, fill out a borrower registration form, and provide proof of current address within service district 14.

Foundation staff, Emeriti, and College in the High School instructor borrower agreements must be renewed annually. Orbis Cascade/Summit, community, and special patron borrower agreements must be renewed once per quarter. We request that you renew your card in person, but can also renew over the phone at 360-992-2151.

Borrowers may check out a total of 25 items out at any time, including audiovisual, course reserve, interlibrary loan and Summit borrowing. Faculty and staff may borrow additional items (maximum 50). Only two course reserves per borrower are permitted. Students are limited to one computer.

Please read and comply with the complete Borrowing Policy.

Patron Type You can check out…
Clark College Students Books, CDs, DVDs 3 weeks + renewals (84 days max)
Check Out Desk Videos 6 days + renewals (18 days max)
Course Reserves varies
Summit items 6 days or 6 weeks
Laptops, Equipment 3 hours
Extended Loan Netbooks Quarter loan
Clark College Faculty and Staff Books, CDs, DVDs 3 weeks + renewals (84 days max)
Check Out Desk Videos 6 days + renewals (18 days max)
Course Reserves varies
Summit items 6 days or 6 weeks
Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit) Visitors Books, CDs, DVDs 3 weeks + renewals (84 days max)
Course Reserves 3 hours, building use only
Summit items 6 days or 6 weeks
Computers/Equipment limited*
General Public (includes alumni, emeriti, and literacy tutors) Books, CDs, DVDs 3 weeks + renewals (84 days max)
Course Reserves 3 hours, building use only
Computers/Equipment limited*

* Computers at Clark College are intended for student, faculty, and staff use. Cannell Library allows community patrons and Orbis/Cascade visitors the privilege of computer use under strict guidelines. Many privileges listed in the Clark College Student Computer Policies and Use Guidelines do not apply to non-students, but all restrictions apply to any computer user. If a question regarding policies and guidelines arises Cannell Library and Clark College personnel are the final authority on interpretation. Failure to follow college and library policy may result in loss of privileges.

Community borrowers and Orbis/Cascade visitors may use computer labs after 4 p.m. only if computer stations and a reference librarian are available and subject to the discretion of the reference librarian. Community borrowers and Orbis/Cascade visitors must abide by Clark College Libraries'  Computer Use Policy.

Regarding equipment, community borrowers and Orbis/Cascade visitors are limited to in-library use of headphones and remote controls. These items check out for 3 hours and cannot be removed from the library.