The Library is open to current students, faculty and staff only. Stop by the library to get an available space, or reserve a space in advance through Schedulicity. Spaces include: rooms for Zoom classes, computer stations, and study tables in the Common Ground café area, classroom, and the Quiet Room. You may also reserve consultation time to work with library staff to find resources and check out library materials. Spring Semester hours, starting from January 19, are M through Th—8 to 8, F—8 to 5, and Sat—12 to 4:30. If you have any questions, call 756-3856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Common Ground café is open M through F—8 to 2:30 for grab and go beverages and food.
About the Library
Flathead Valley Community College Library promotes and provides access to quality information resources and services to promote excellence in lifelong learning, student success, and support community needs.
Vision Statement 1: Increase Access to Education
Vision Statement 2: Increase Student Academic Success and Information Literacy
Vision Statement 3: Provide Diverse Educational Opportunities
Detailed Library policies are provided here.
Library and Learning Commons
The FVCC Library is located in the Broussard Family Library & Learning Commons adjacent to the Broussard Center for Nursing & Health Science at the south edge of campus.
Community Users The Library collection, services and facilities are available to the community. Community patrons may obtain a free library card under the following provisions:
- The applicant must provide a valid Montana photo ID with a physical address showing that they are a Flathead Valley resident to be eligible for an FVCC Library card.
- The applicant must provide a local contact person’s mailing address and phone number.
- If photo ID does not have a current Flathead Valley address, the applicant must provide evidence of a local mailing address in the form of a utility bill or equivalent.
Student and Instructional Staff You can use your FVCC student or staff ID card, which has a barcode that can serve as your library card. If you do not have a student or staff ID card, you can obtain a library card at the Circulation desk. Your ID or library card must be presented each time you check items out. When scanned, the barcode activates your account on our automated circulation system.
Loan Period Books check out for 28 days; DVD’s and video cassettes check out for 14 days. Interlibrary loan materials have special due dates assigned by the lending library which are noted on the item.
Fines The FVCC Library will assess fines for overdue library materials in an effort to achieve the timely return of loaned items to the collection. The fines will be assessed as follows:
Fines for overdue BOOKS & DVDs are .10 per day accumulating to a maximum of $10.00 per item.
If any item is borrowed and not returned to the library, you are responsible for the replacement cost of the item(s) charged to your account plus a processing fee of $5.00. For community users, if fines and lost book fees are not settled directly with the library, the library will engage the services of a local collection agency to recover delinquent materials and will charge the patron for the cost of this recovery. For students, the library will transmit delinquent accounts to the Business Office to flag the student’s record. Grades and transcripts will be held and further registration blocked until the fines are paid and the account restored.
Lost and Found
The campus Lost & Found is located in the Library. If you believe you may have lost something on campus, please submit online and we will respond to you.
Borrowing: Materials can be checked out using a student or staff ID or an FVCC issued library card. Books check out for 28 days and DVDs check out for 14 days. Books and DVDs are also available from other Montana Academic Libraries (TRAILS Resource Sharing) and through Interlibrary loan. These materials have special due dates assigned by the lending library.
Course Reserves: Faculty often place materials, such as textbooks and course-related articles, on reserve at the Circulation Desk. Most of these materials are for use in the library only, but must still be checked out with a library card. Some textbooks not on course reserves are available in the library’s non-circulating collection of college textbooks.
Media Equipment: The library has a scanner/color copier and printer available for student use. There are also two 360°cameras, and calculators for student checkout.
Computers and Wi-Fi: Desktop computers are available for student use. In addition, personal computers and mobile devices can connect to the wireless network and can be used for wireless printing.
Assistive Technology Station: The Library has a station with specialized hardware and technology to help those users with visual or mobility needs.
Lost and Found: The Library has a lost-and-found cabinet located at the Circulation Desk.
Resource Sharing (TRAILS): Students, staff or community users who need physical copies of books or media that are not available at the FVCC Library may request these items through our partnership with 16 other Montana Academic Libraries (TRAILS.) Patrons may request that these items be borrowed and shipped to FVCC for pickup. These items may be found via the library’s online website (Primo) and can be ordered through the patron’s library account online. Library staff are available to help locate and order these items in person or by email as well. The loan period is at the discretion of the partner library, but may be anywhere from 4-10 weeks.
Interlibrary Loan (Worldshare): Occasionally, students, staff or community users need books or articles that are not available in the library or through TRAILS. Library staff can assist in ordering these materials from other libraries in person, by phone or via email. Interlibrary loan takes an average of 3 days for articles and 10 days for books, although some hard-to-find items may take longer. Library patrons are responsible for any fees associated with late, damaged, or lost materials. These fees are set by the lending library and vary. Patrons are notified by phone or email when items arrive.