How do I return library books and other library materials checked out from the library?

For the location of the library, please see Where is the ARC Library?

The library is not affiliated with the ARC Bookstore / College store or eFollet. Textbooks rented from the Bookstore must be returned to the Bookstore

Return Chromebooks and hotspots in person either in the library at the Circulation desk or the library service window (during intersession). 

See our library hours page for when the library or service window will be open. 

Library books, graphing calculators, and other materials can be returned to the ARC Library in a few different ways:

During open hours

When the library building is open materials can be returned inside the library in the book return at the Circulation desk or in the book drop outside the library (see below).

Book return slot located at the end of the Circulation desk at the entrance to the library


The library book drop is located outside the library to the right of the front entrance, in the North-West corner. 

24/7 book drop outside of ARC library

During Intersession

The library service window at the library building entrance is available for limited hours during intersession semester breaks (when classes are not in session) when the library building is closed. See our library hours page for when service window will be open. 

Library Service Window

At other Los Rios Libraries

Circulating books can be returned to any Los Rios library. Please return Textbook reserves to the library where they were borrowed. 
Locations and more information can be found at:

By Mail

If you cannot come to the ARC campus you can mail library items to:

American River College Library
Attn: Circulation Dept.
4700 College Oak Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95841

Include your name, student ID number, and either a phone number or email address.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2023     Views: 10

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