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Library Policies

Library Policies

Library Policies

All Columbia College Library policies and procedures exist within campus- and district-wide policies and procedures, along with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Access
The Library and the materials in our collections are available to everyone. Please contact the Library if you need assistance.

Cell Phones
Please set cell phones and other devices to vibrate.

Children
Children visiting the Library must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Classified Staff Replacing Faculty in Classrooms
It is inappropriate for a classified staff member to administer tests or quizzes, or in any way attempt to replace a faculty member in the classroom for any reason because of possible legal ramifications (problems that could arise e.g. cheating, being accused of favoritism, etc.). Class coverage must be by a current faculty member.

Collection Development and Weeding Guidelines
The Library adds and removes items from its collections in accordance with relevant YCCD Board Policies. For more details please see our Collection Development and Weeding Guidelines page.

Computer Use
YCCD Student Code of Conduct prohibits, among other things, the illegal downloading of copyrighted material; displaying pornographic images (such that they create a hostile environment); and harassing, threatening or intimidation of other persons. See the Library's Computer Use Policy page and the Yosemite Community College District's Computer Use Policy for more information.

Demonstration Area
Library orientations and classes have priority use of the Demonstration Area. When not used for Library orientations or classes, the Demonstration Area is open to all patrons. Instructors must arrange Library orientations and classes for their courses by contacting the librarian in advance. When students come to the Demo Lab during class time, they should not sign up at Pos Lab station. Last minute requests will be accommodated when possible. Note that the Demonstration Area is only available for Library related orientations and classes and cannot be reserved as a regular computer lab.

Display Cases
Two display cases near the Library entrance are available for use by student groups and clubs, academic “departments,” and for promoting special events. Interested individuals or organizations can contact the librarian to discuss the proposed display and to make arrangements for setting it up. Given displays are normally active for one calendar month.

Donations
Donated materials are welcome for consideration by the librarian regarding their usefulness to our collection. Donations must be accompanied by a completed Library Donation form.

Employment (student assistants)
Students interested in employment can contact the librarian to express their interest, qualifications and, if appropriate, contact information. All student assistants must be enrolled in a minimum of six units to be considered for employment. Candidates considered for employment will need to complete the appropriate paperwork before job offers can be made.

Fines
The Library charges fines for material returned late and fees for lost and/or damaged material. Students may phone, email, or visit the Circulation desk to renew materials and avoid charges.

Privacy
The Library does not share patron information with third parties except as required by law or to facilitate interlibrary loans.

Requests for materials
Patron requests for materials are encouraged and supported. Written requests should be given or forwarded to the librarian for evaluation. Materials that complement our collections will be purchased as budgets permit.

Student Printer and Copier

The cost to use the printer and copiers is $.10 a page and $.25 for color pages.


Study Rooms
Priority use of the study rooms is given to groups of two or more students engaged in academic work.