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Lending Policy
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  • NSC Library/SMC Lending Policy

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  • The NSC Library/SMC provides media tools for checkout to all currently enrolled NSC students. Cameras and other media equipment may only be checked out during the quarter which the student is actively registered, and may not be checked out over quarter breaks.
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  • Throughout the period of hire, the borrower shall be responsible for the safekeeping of the equipment and shall be liable to North Seattle College for all loss of or damage to the equipment howsoever caused. The borrower shall notify North Seattle College of any loss of or damage to any equipment immediately upon such loss or damage is sustained.
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  • During any period in respect of which the borrower has not already paid to North Seattle College the cost of Library overdue fees or tuition payments, and until such time as payment shall be made to North Seattle College, no additional equipment may be checked out under any circumstances.
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  • At the discretion of North Seattle College, the borrower may be required to pay to North Seattle College compensation for the loss of use of the equipment lost or damaged at a rate determined by North Seattle College Library.
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  • Media equipment lending contract must be completed prior to checking out materials.

  • Return Policy

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  • All media items are loaned on 7-day-checkout and must be returned to the SMC during our open hours. When the item is due back, be sure to return all of the cords, cables, chargers, and cases that came with the equipment you checked out. The equipment will not be checked in until all pieces are present. You will be responsible for any overdue fines incurred until the return is made complete.
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  • Please present your student ID card when returning all media equipment. Each item must be returned in person to staff at the following locations:
    • Student Media Center on the third floor of the NSC Library. Please check the SMC hours.
    • Circulation Desk in the NSC Library (for late returns during quarter breaks only). Please check the Library hours.

  • Fines/Fees

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  • The borrower is responsible for overdue fees, replacement fees, and repair fees. All SMC items overdue more than two days may result in an academic block placed on the patron’s record. 
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  • The NSC Library fines for SMC equipment are $5 per item per day (SMC days of business).
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  • You may find more overdue fees on the Library Borrowing Materials page.

  • Privacy

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  • Please be careful about your privacy when borrowing this equipment or using NSC Library computers. Digital cameras will not automatically delete images. Before returning the camera, please clear all images.
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  • The SMC/NSC Library is not responsible for saving or deleting images left on camera memory; it is your responsibility to clear all images from the card before it is returned. NSC is not liable for any problems resulting from your failure to delete images from storage media.

  • Hold Harmless Agreement

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  • The borrower is responsible for the safety and condition of the equipment from the time the equipment is released to them. The borrower is responsible for any images or audio created while using the equipment. North Seattle College is not responsible for the content created by the borrower.
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  • The borrower shall at all times hold fully harmless North Seattle College, its employees, approved representatives, and agents against all actions, costs, claims, demands, legal proceedings, or liabilities arising from or in connection with equipment, materials or any other services supplied to the borrower by North Seattle College.

    • Hours:
    • Regular Hours
    • (06/25 - 08/01)
    • Tue, Wed, and Thur
    • 10 am - 4:30 pm
    • Summer Hours during Finals
    • (08/06 - 08/15)
    • Tue, Wed, and Thu
    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Quarter Break & Fall Hours
    • Closed 08/16 - 09/23
    • Reopen in fall, Tue 09/24
    • Fall Hours: Tue & Thu 10am - 5pm, Wed 1:30pm - 8pm
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    • Contact:
    • Kannika Styron
    • SMC Coordinator
    • 206-934-0070
    • Email
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    • Location:
    • NSC Library, LB3131A