Cairo American College


All MHS library patrons need valid CAC ID cards to borrow materials.
Elementary students do not need their cards when they come for their library periods each week. Elementary students have a weekly scheduled checkout period. They visit with their homeroom. All ES students need to bring their library bag each week in order to transport library books.

At the circulation desk all patrons may reserve items that are presently checked out.
Elementary Students in Grades K-5
Limits: 10 items for two weeks.

Students in Grades 6 - 12
Limits: 25 items for two weeks.

Parents/Other Patrons
Limits: 10 items for two weeks.

Books may be renewed. Stop in, call or email to renew books in the MHS. Elementary students must take the books into the ES library in order to renew them.

Reference materials are to be used in the library.

Limited photocopying of library materials is free for students and faculty. Others may copy for 0.5 LE per page. Please note that CAC is a copyright-compliant institution.

Library Holds
Students may place a hold on items that are presently on loan to another patron by logging into his/ her account, navigating to the item record and selecting "place hold" on the page. When the item is returned, a notice will be sent to the student via email. These materials will be held at the circulation desk for one week. Students with overdue items may have materials held for them until the end of the next school day.

Overdue Materials
MHS: Students with 3 overdue items may not check out additional material. Weekly overdue notices are sent to students, their English teachers and their parents through email. Any student receiving an overdue notice for an item he/she has already turned in should report the error to the circulation desk.
ES: Students with overdue materials may only checkout one item until the clear their account. Students who do not have their library bags may only checkout one item. The library has a number of library bags for loan, but they will be checked out on the student's record as if they were a book and they must be paid for if they are lost.

Damaged Materials
Patrons are expected to pay for the replacement of those materials that are damaged while checked out to them. Please take the time to look over the items you check out and let us know if you notice any damage prior to taking items out of the library.

Charges for Lost Items
To pay for a lost item, patrons can request a form from the circulation desk. Three copies must be filled out: one for the patron, one for the cashier, and one for the library circulation desk. All payments need to be made at the Cashier's office in the Welcome Center. Patrons need to keep their receipt as no refunds are given without the receipt.

Replacement of Materials
We will accept an exact or better replacement copy of any lost item.

If you find the lost item after it has been paid for, please return it to the library, along with your payment receipt, to be reimbursed. Items returned will receive 100% reimbursement. Please note we can only reimburse funds within the same fiscal year.

The withdrawal process
Students may be withdrawn from the library at any time up until the last day they attend school. A library clearance is part of the withdrawal process. Once cleared, the student is then deleted from our system. Please check prior to the student’s final day to be sure his/her record is clear.



1 Midan Digla, Maadi
Cairo, Egypt


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