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Library Hours & Information     Text-only version for printing


Summer Semester

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. -- Monday, June 17 - Thursday, July 25, 2013
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. -- Monday July 29 - Thursday, August 8, 2013
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and July 4th


Spring and Fall Semesters
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays

The Library is CLOSED on the following:

Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 2013
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2013
Veterans' Day Monday, November 11, 2013
Thanksgiving Break Thurs - Sun, November 28 - Dec 1, 2013
Winter Break December 15, 2013  – TBD
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 20, 2014
Presidents' Day Friday, February 14, 2014
Washington's Birthday Monday, February 17, 2014
Spring Break March 24 - 30, 2014
Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 2014
Independence Day Friday, July 4, 2014


Telephone Numbers:
General Information: (562) 908-3417
Reference Desk: (562) 908-3484
Circulation Desk: (562) 908-3416
Fax Number: (562) 463-4642
Email Address:


Library Cards:
Starting in Fall 2010, your Rio Hondo student ID serves as your library card as well.  Simply go to the Circulation desk at the entrance of the Library to activate/update your privileges.  This must be done each semester.

The Library’s collections include books to check out, reference books, online books, online databases, videos, music CDs, journals, indexes, and microfilm.

There is a 3-week loan period for most items except videos and reserve books, which are room-use only


Replacement Fees:
Lost or damaged materials: Cost plus $10.00 processing fee.


Loan Periods:
Books and CDs: 3 weeks
Short-term loan books: 1 week
Reserve materials such as textbooks: Varies; usually 2 hours’ use within the library only
Periodicals, Reference books, films, videos and DVDs: Library use only


Photocopiers & Printers:
Copy card only: 10 cents per page
Purchase a copy card from the card dispenser inside the Copy Center. You may add value to your card at any time.
Printing from a library computer

Printing from your laptop


Overdue Fines:
25 cents per day per item


You may have a maximum of 10 items checked out at any time


Checkouts and Renewals:
You may have a maximum of 10 items checked out at any time.
One-time renewals are allowed.
To renew library materials, go to the Circulation Desk or call (562)908-3416 before the due date.


last update: TS, 05/2012

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