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Learning Commons: Lending Policies

Information about services and resources



The privilege to borrow/access materials is based on the user’s current affiliation with Life Chiropractic College West and their borrowing history – overdue, damaged, or lost items.
Overdue items for all current students and employees will not be subjected to late fines. However, if the item is not returned within an reasonable period the item's status becomes lost. You will be charged for lost item(s)
An item is considered lost based on its loan period.  For example, an item checked out overnight (due the next day) is considered lost if not returned with 24 hours of it due date.

The following chart indicates when an item's status changes from overdue to lost. 
  • Overnight check out - 24 hours from the original due date
  • One week check out - 5 days from the original due date
  • Two week check out - 7 days from the original due date
  • 2 hour check out - 24 hours from the original due date

In the event neither the Learning Commons or the borrower are unable to find the item, the borrower will be charged: 
  • Replacement fee: TBD by item(s)
  • Shipping costs: TBD by item(s)
  • Item processing fee: $25 per item
  • Out of print item replacement fee (if applicable): $150.00 per item

Quarter Hours

Spring Quarter Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Learning Commons/Library
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
Circulation (Main Number)


Please Email Us

The staff acknowledges your request within 24 hours.

Circulation Department:

Interlibrary loan requests:

Reference Assistance, Off-Campus Access and Questions:


Online Catalog

Picture of monitor with books

Search the Life West Library Catalog by keyword, title, or author to locate a variety of materials.  Limit your search by collection (book-Reserve or ebook) and by format (model). 

Search the Databases for Articles

Search MEDLINE, PubMed or Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL) 

Here is a link to our databases.   

Note: Login required when searching off-campus. 

List of databases

Journal List

Search for a journal by exact title or keyword to find which online and print journals are available at Life West. 

Login required when searching off-campus.

Multimedia Resources

Library Multimedia Resources
Draw It to Know It 
Human Anatomy Atlas: Visible Body's 3D atlas of the human body
Anatomy and Physiology (A&P): Visible Body's e-textbook