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Materials available at HCCC

The main ways for Hudson County Community College patrons to borrow physical items​ available at the HCCC Libraries:

  • Search KOHA, the library catalog, to see if there is a physical copy available on campus and get it from the shelf.
  • Contact directly and ask for a physical item be transferred to the HCCC library of your choice, where it would be held for 4 business days. Book pick up requests are filled in 1 to 3 business days.

Who Can borrow?

HCCC College Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni. Community members cannot borrow items from HCCC Library. Please consult the public LIbrary instead.

All borrowers must present a current Hudson County Community College ID.

  • For students, please present the HCCC ID with the current semester sticker or a copy of your schedule through the portal or Canvas.
  • For alumni, please present the HCCC ID alumni card which can be obtained through the Alumni Association.

Reciprocal Borrowing

HCCC participates in the VALE Reciprocal Borrowing program. Faculty and staff, who complete this form and submit it to Libraries staff at either campus, may borrow books onsite from any of the forty-seven participating libraries throughout New Jersey.

Collection Suggestions

The HCCC Libraries invites students, faculty, and staff to suggest books and videos be added to our collection.

Collection Suggestions Request Form

Your suggestions will help us develop our library collections.

Lost & Damaged Item - Replacement Fees

  • Borrowers are responsible for all loaned materials. 
  • Lost or damaged items are the responsibility of the borrower.  The Library charges the replacement value of the lost or damaged item to the borrower's account.  Users may not borrow additional items until all charges are cleared.  Checks or money orders (payable to Hudson County Community College) for the value of the lost or damaged items are to be deposited with the Library's Administrative Assistant.    


As a courtesy to patrons, the Libraries send reminder notices when borrowed materials are due. Notices are sent as per the following schedule:

  • Courtesy Notice: 3 days before the item is due.
  • Items Due Notice: 1 day after the item is due.
  • Final Overdue: 14 days after the item is due.
  • Assumed Lost: 90 days after the item is due. If an item is not returned, payment for replacement is expected, and borrowing privileges may be restricted.

For questions about circulation services, please contact us.

Location Phone Emails
Gabert Library (201) 360-4360
North Hudson Campus Library (201) 360-4605