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Atkinson Library

Lending Information

(517) 796-8622

Obtaining a Jackson College Library Card

All JC students are encouraged to obtain a Library card. With it, you have access to a wide variety of resources and services. A card is needed to check out materials from the JC Library as well as resources from Jackson District Library (JDL). If you already have a JDL card, you are all set. To obtain a Library card, come to the main campus Library, one of the campus centers, or visit any JDL branch and present your driverís license or state-issued ID with a current address.

Library cards are free for all Jackson College students, faculty and staff and all Jackson county residents. The fee for non-residents is $50.00.

The Jackson College Library is also a member of MeLCat, a state-wide free lending programs that gives users access to books and media from libraries across the state of Michigan. 


Most reserves, including course textbooks, are for library use only and checkout for two hours. All overnight reserves must be returned by 8:30 am the following day.


Your library card and the item to be renewed must be presented in order to renew that item. Renewals (2) are allowed if the material has not been requested by another person.

You can also renew materials online through the Library catalog. You will be required to supply your Library card number, your 4-digit PIN, and the barcode number of the material. PIN numbers are assigned when you obtain your library card. If you do not know your PIN, please visit the library circulation desk.

Overdue fees

Please return items when they are due. You are responsible for all materials checked out with your library card. If you should lose your card, report the loss immediately.

Fines are imposed to ensure prompt return of materials. Borrowers are expected to return materials when they are due without special notification. If you need an item longer, renew them! Users are allowed to continue checking out materials as long as the fine amount stays under $10.

Patrons with $25 worth of fines and/or overdue materials are referred to a Collection Agency, and this will impact their credit rating.

Replacement Items

Replacement copies of items may be brought to the Library (to cover the cost of the material) with prior permission of the Library Director.

Items Lending Period Fines Maximum Fines
Books 3 weeks $.15 per day $10.00
Juvenile Books 3 weeks $.15 per day $10.00
Paperbacks 3 weeks $.15 per day $10.00
Reserves Usually 2 hours $.50 per hour $10.00
Compact Discs 1 week $.15 per day $10.00
VHS/DVD 1 week $.50 per day $10.00

Atkinson Library, JC • 2111 Emmons Road • Jackson, Michigan 49201-8399 • Phone: 517.796.8622  • Email