Rio Grande Library
Library Services


Circulation period:


Books (maximum 5 per subject)

3 weeks

Audio Visual Materials (maximum 5 items)

1 week


Library materials may be renewed unless a hold or recall has been placed on an item.  Users must bring the materials with him/her for renewal.



Library fine for each overdue item is 25 cents per day. If materials are not returned, a bill for replacement plus a $10.00 processing fee will be mailed to the borrower.



The charge for lost library items or materials returned damaged beyond normal wear and tear will be the cost of the item reflected in the item record plus a $10 per item non-refundable processing fee.


Users returning items that are damaged but still useable will be charged a repair fee of no less than $5.00.  The Head Librarian of the lending library will make this determination.


The registrar will place a hold on the student's transcripts and the student will not be allowed to register for the following semester until accounts are paid.

 Borrowing Library Materials

EPCC Identification Cards will be used as library cards. When you wish to check out library material, present your current validated card along with your material at the Circulation Desk. Your I.D. Card may be used at all El Paso Community College Libraries.

Community User Library Cards will be issued to current El Paso County residents who are not EPCC students, faculty and staff. Applications are available at each library circulation desk, and the card may be renewed every year. General circulation regulations will apply to Community User Library Card holders. Only two items can be checked out at a time. (Community users are not eligible for Interlibrary Loan.) Video and DVD check out at Rio Grande is restricted to established borrowers.

 Returning Materials

Return materials to the Circulation Desk during the hours that the library is open.  When the library is closed, return all materials in the book drop outside the library entrance.

Materials may be returned to any EPCC campus library.


 Reserve Materials

Items placed on Reserve by instructors are available at the Circulation Desk and are for in-library use only.


 Adaptive Technology

  • Genie Pro – Magnifies printed text
  • Magic – Enlarges font on the computer screen
  • Video Relay Service -  Telephone service for the deaf


  • A professional reference librarian is on duty during the hours that the library is open.
  • Librarians are available for consultation on reference and research questions and to assist patrons in using the computer catalog, the online databases, the reference collection or any other library resource.
  • Books and non-print materials are available for check out.  Reference sources and periodicals are for use in the library only.
  • Ask for assistance at the Reference desk or Circulation desk.

 Computer Use

  • Multi-purpose computers with Internet access are available to users with a valid picture I.D. Priority is given to EPCC students, faculty and staff with a valid EPCC I.D.
  • An Acceptable Use Policy Application must be on file for all users.
  • Users must pay for printing using a vendacard or use travel (USB) drives or  formatted R/W CDs for downloading.

 Library Instruction

Faculty may schedule library instruction for their classes with any of the librarians. We request a minimum three day notice for scheduling all library classes. Please advise the librarian of any special needs.