Reference books (marked with REF) may not be taken out of the library at any time. These are books that must be kept readily available for everyone to use, and include Bibles, dictionaries, hardbound periodicals, and atlases.
When you are not using them, please leave them on a table in the library and a library proctor will retrieve them. Do not re-shelve them.
Reserve books have been selected from the circulating collections at the request of a faculty member for use by their students for assignments. They are stored above each faculty member’s name on the reserve shelves at the front of the library.
During the day, reserve books may not be taken out of the library. Sign the blue sheet located in the binder near the reserve shelves, use the books inside the library, and then return them to the reserve section tables promptly. Do not re-shelve them.
Do not leave reserve books elsewhere in the library when you are not actually using them. If you're going to be away from your books longer than a bathroom break, return them to the reserve shelves.
Starting at 10:30 PM (8:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays), you may sign out reserve books to take from the library for overnight use only. They are due back in the library one hour after the library opens the next morning.
Circulating books can be checked out for use outside the library and are due back at the end of each semester. Please return them as soon as you are finished with them to the book drop in the front of the library.
Pamphlets are small books, usually less than fifty pages in length. These must be secured directly from Mr. Rush.
All periodicals (magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers) are part of the reference collection and may not be removed from the library.
Most issues of periodicals are arranged in alphabetical order by title on the magazine racks. Back issues are hardbound and shelved. See Mr. Rush to ask about magazines that are available but not displayed.
All periodicals in the library’s collection are the property of the college and are purchased with college funds. You may not cut articles, comics, or sections out of them or damage them in any way.
There are computers available in the front of the library for student use. They do not require a password. Academic needs take priority over communication, social media, or entertainment uses. Please be considerate of your fellow classmates.
If a problem arises with the computer and the librarian or proctor cannot answer your question, the IT Director will be contacted.