Library Code Of Conduct Agreement

Paul D. Camp Community College Library caters to the needs of our students and community patrons. In order for us to provide the best service we can, there are several policies and rules of proper library conduct that we ask our students and patrons to practice.

Please read the full content of this agreement form.

Cell Phone Usage

  • Cell phones must be turned on vibrate or turned off when entering the library.
  • Cell phones should not be answered nor should calls be made inside the library.

Behavior

  • Please refrain from:
    • Excessive talking
    • Loud talking
    • Use of offensive language
    • Disruptive behavior
  • Please monitor children with you to maintain a quiet library environment.

Library Cards/Student IDs

  • Library cards can be made for those affiliated with PDCCC and community patrons with proper identification.
    • Student IDs will also require verification of enrollment in the current or upcoming semester.
    • Students will be required to show their student ID to access library resources/facilities.
    • Community patrons will be required to get a library card to use the resource/facilities.
    • Community patrons will also be required to take a photo for inclusion in the library system.
  • The first library card/student ID will be created free-of-charge. A replacement patron library card will cost $3.00; a replacement student ID will cost $7.00.

Library Books

  • Please return any books you have taken from the library shelves to the circulation desk for a member of the library staff to re-shelve.

Photocopier Policy

  • Please have a member of the library staff assist you when using the photocopier.
  • Please print on both sides of the paper when possible to save paper.
  • Photocopier prices
    • Students:
      • No charge for copies of journals/magazines, reserve materials, or reference materials from the library (*Please be selective; limit yourself to 20 copies)
      • All other copies of materials cost $.10 per page
    • Community Patrons:
      • All copies of materials cost $.10 per page
  • Please pay for all photocopies at the circulation desk.

Library Conduct Enforcement Procedures

  • Students, who violate the library conduct policy, will be issued a Library Warning and referred to the dean for disciplinary action. Another violation will result in the issue of a Library Revocation Form and loss of Library privileges for six months.
  • Community patrons or accompanying children, who violate the library conduct policy, will be issued a Library Warning Form and library privileges will be terminated for twenty-four hours. Another violation will result in issue of a Library Revocation Form and loss of Library privileges for six months.

Computer Use (Also applies to patrons using their own computers and other electronic devices)

  • Each student and community patron needs to sign in at the circulation desk to use the computers.
    • Students are to show his/her college ID.
    • Community patrons are to show his/her PDCCC library card.
  • Children under the age of fourteen must be supervised by an adult.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted at the computer workstations.
  • PDCCC students have priority over community patrons.
    • If all of the computers are being used and a PDCCC student is in need of one, a member of the library staff will request that the community patron who has been on the computer the longest forfeit their computer to the student.
  • Research and course-related activities take precedence over non-course-related activities.
  • Computer use will be limited to one hour per day for community patrons. Computers will log off after a five minute warning. (This does not apply to patrons using their own laptop or electronic device.)
  • When computers are not in demand, community patrons may be extended an additional hour.
  • Data files should not be downloaded to the hard drive.

Unacceptable Computer Use

Unacceptable uses include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Using the computers for any purpose that violates federal or state laws
  • Using the computers for commercial purposes
  • Reproducing and/or distributing copyrighted materials without appropriate authorization
  • Copying or modifying files belonging to the College without authorization (including altering data, introducing viruses, or damaging files)
  • Attempting to alter system software or hardware configurations
  • Visiting sites that pose security threats (i.e. pornographic sites, etc)
  • Installing or using unauthorized software; (i.e. word processing, etc.)

Computer Use Enforcement Procedures

  • Students who violate the policy will be reported to the Vice-President of Instruction and Student Development for appropriate disciplinary actions, which will include but are not limited to:
    • Temporary restriction of the student’s access to the computers for a fixed period of time, generally not more than six months
    • Restitution for damages, materials consumed, machine time, etc. on an actual cost basis
    • Other disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Conduct Policy
  • Community patrons will have their computer privileges revoked for one year, for accessing web sites that pose a threat to computer security.
  • Library staff has the authority to limit the student’s use of the computers until the matter is resolved by the Vice-President of Instruction and Student Development.
  • All formal disciplinary actions taken under this policy are subject to the Student Grievance Policy.

Printing Policy

  • Please print on both sides of the paper when possible to save paper.
  • Please ask a member of the library staff for assistance if the printer does not work on the first try.
  • Printing prices
    • Students:
      • No charge for printing course-related materials
      • All non-course-related printing costs $.10 per page
    • Community Patrons:
      • All printing costs $.10 per page
  • Please pay for all printed materials at the circulation desk.

Logging-off Computers

  • Please restart the computer when you are finished using it.
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