DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL


Section: 5-Student Services

Policy No: 31
Approved: 4/26/96
Revised: 3/16/00; 2/01/02
Revised: 5/04/07

Policy: LIBRARY

5-31 LIBRARY

I. It is the official policy of the College to concentrate its library resources and services in the central Val A. Browning library, in order to maintain the quality and integrity of the central library, to assure equal access, and to prevent unnecessary duplication.

A. Independent departmental libraries can be established only with the review and approval of the library director, Library Committee, Academic Council, and College Council.

II. The library's hours of operation and dates of closure are posted at the library and on the library Web.

III. Library Resources

A. The function of the Library resources is to provide DSC students, faculty, and staff with sufficient information in all applicable formats to support the curriculum of the college with depth and richness appropriate to degrees and courses offered; to provide professional reference service to assist with research and information needs; and to provide an environment conducive to study.

B. Collection development is the responsibility of the library director, with the assistance of faculty and professional librarians.

C. Electronic resources (including databases, e-books, etc. for which the Library has entered proprietary contracts) are available on-campus to all library patrons, subject to licensing restrictions. However, electronic resources are available off-campus to current DSC students (full and part time), faculty, and staff only.

i. Users of electronic resources licensed by the Library, or through a consortium of which the Library is a member, agree to adhere to copyright restrictions for each resource as they appear in the terms of the licensing agreement.

ii. Users of electronic resources licensed by the Library, or through a consortium of which the Library is a member, agree to adhere to copyright restrictions for each resource as they appear in the terms of the licensing agreement.

iii. Specifically, users may not reproduce, publish distribute, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, modify, create derivative works from, display, or in any way exploit this content in whole or in part.

D. Challenged library materials will be reviewed and decisions made within the guidelines of the policies available in the Library policies and procedures.

IV. Library Users

A. Borrowing privileges are extended to current DSC faculty, students and staff upon presentation of a valid DSC ID card.

i. Part time DSC students who are not eligible for an ID card will be granted borrowing privileges upon proof of enrollment.

B. The library may also extend borrowing privileges to other groups and individuals as defined in the Library policies and procedures.

C. Library borrowers are responsible for any fees and fines assessed (e.g., late returns, damaged or lost materials, etc.).

D. Library services and access to library resources may be refused to any library user because of abuse of their library privileges or inappropriate conduct as defined in the Library policies and procedures.

E. Offenses against the library will be determined by library policy. Anyone violating Sec. 76-6-801, Utah Code Annotated by concealing on their person library materials while on the premises of the library, who willfully and without authority removes library materials from the library building, or who intentionally writes upon, defaces, injures, or mutilates any library material or property, shall be in violation of Utah state law and college policy.

i. As such s/he may be subject to penalty by fine and/or loss of library privileges, may be referred to campus security and/or the student affairs committee for disciplinary action, and may be criminally prosecuted.

V. Interlibrary Loan

A. Materials not available in the library collection may be requested for borrowing from other participating libraries by current DSC students (full and part time), faculty, and staff as stated in the Library policies and procedures and contingent upon copyright restrictions.

i. DSC interlibrary loan borrowers are responsible for any fees or fines.

ii. Interlibrary loan services may be refused to DSC borrowers who abuse their interlibrary loan privileges (e.g., habitual late returns, damaged materials, loss of materials, fees not paid, etc.).

VI. Reciprocal Borrowing

A. Current DSC students (full and part time), faculty, and staff may be granted reciprocal borrowing privileges at other Utah Academic Library Consortium institutions.

i. Courtesy returns are available for materials borrowed from UALC libraries.

ii. The individual borrower is responsible for any fees or fines incurred at the lending library for late returns, damage, loss, or replacement.

iii. Reciprocal borrowing privileges may be refused to DSC borrowers who abuse their reciprocal borrowing privileges (e.g., habitual late returns, damaged materials, loss of materials, fees not paid, etc.).