Library Policies

Providing places to explore, research, discuss, and create new information!


Eshleman Library seeks to provide a wide variety of materials to all of the students, faculty and staff of Henry Ford College. Help us keep those items available by returning or renewing your books in a timely fashion.

Fines for overdue books:

  • Students - $.25/day - $10 maximum
  • Guests - $.25/day - $10 maximum
  • Faculty - No fees charged (Borrowing may be discontinued if there is an excess of overdue items)

Fines for course reserve & AV items

  • Students - $1.00/day - $10 maximum
  • Faculty - No fees charged (Borrowing may be discontinued if there is an excess of overdue items)
  • 4 hour reserve - $.50/hour

Circulation Limits

  • Books are checked out for three weeks and renewals are permitted if not overdue. You can renew online!
  • If you lose your HFC ID, please contact Campus Safety for a replacement.

Collection Development Policy

  • The Eshleman Library serves as the steward to a large collection of materials in support of the current HFC Curriculum. Please see the full Eshleman Library Collection Development Policy that guides decisions for acquiring, weeding, and accepting materials.


The HFC Library provides expert reference assistance to help you learn how to navigate the information world efficiently and effectively.

Media Center Policies

  • The computers in the Media Center are for the use of HFC students, faculty, staff, and other authorized users, and they are intended primarily for educational activities relating to school assignments and research.
  • Students must be registered in the current semester, and will log in using their HFC username and password.
  • When in the Media Center, please respect your fellow students by speaking quietly and recognizing the need for a shared orderly environment.
  • The Library reserves the right to monitor and control the use of the computers and other equipment in the Media Center at all times.


While feeding your intellectual curiosity please:

  • Place your phone on silent or vibrate and only hold phone conversations on the first level near the copy machines or in the lobby. Text before you talk!
  • Use the first level of the Library for group work and conversations using a voice level that does not disturb your fellow students.
  • Respect your fellow students who are seeking silent study space on the second level, in the SILENT ZONE.
  • Keep your library clean by properly disposing of your trash in the cans provided throughout the library.
  • Limit any food and drink to small packaged snacks and covered drinks.

All students must follow the HFC Student Code of Conduct Policy and Due Process Procedure and keep in mind that We Value a Respectful Campus.

Campus Attire

Per the Student Handbook, “Students are expected to use good judgment, good taste, and decency with regard to their selection of dress.”

In the library, for purposes of safety, this includes wearing shirt and shoes at all times in the building. This includes all students, student workers, faculty and staff.

Safe Learning Environment

In order to provide a library that is a safe learning environment, Library staff may:

  • Contact Campus Safety , or local law enforcement.
  • Check books, backpacks, briefcases, or other such items of any person if the alarm rings when they leave the building.
  • Request to see the identification of any person in the Library.
  • Request that any person leave the building.
  • Suspend or deny Library access to services to any person for a limited or unlimited time.
  • Monitor the use of computer workstations to ensure compliance with this and all policies. Misuse or abuse may results in loss of computer privileges, loss of Library privileges, or civil or criminal liability.