Library Policies

ACC Library Mission Statement        

The Learning Resources Center supports ACC’s mission to provide comprehensive educational opportunities and promote student academic, career, and personal success by making available a balanced collection of informational resources, relevant historical collections, and an open computer lab / tutorial center to support the college’s instructional programs.

Who May Use the Library? Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Borrowers.

Library Card Information: To check out any material from the library, including material placed on reserve by an instructor, you must have a valid ACC library card. You may obtain a library card at the library desk by presenting a photo ID. Students also need to provide a student ID number.

Check-out Periods: General collection books: 30 days. Reserve materials: varies. DVDs, videos: 1 week. Audiobooks: 2 weeks. Magazines & journals: faculty/staff checkout only. Reference books: faculty/staff checkout only.

Overdue, Damaged or Lost Materials: The library does not charge fines for overdue materials that are returned undamaged. Library users are required to pay for material that is lost or damaged. All fines for lost or damaged material must be paid before a student may obtain grades or a transcript.

Computer Use: Computers in the library are available for students, faculty, and staff. These computers are primarily for research. Before using the computers please sign in at the front desk and then read and follow the College’s “Acceptable Use Policy,” which is posted near the workstations. Students may check e-mail or surf the Internet for short periods of time. The library has time limits on computer use in order to allow access to as many students as possible.

Computer Use Time Limit: Two hours.

Laptop Computers/Data Projectors: Available for faculty/staff checkout. Students should ask the instructor to reserve a laptop and/or data projector for classroom use. Instructors are requested to reserve computers in advance in order to ensure availability.

Material Selection: Selection of materials is a cooperative responsibility, with participation and recommendations by librarians, faculty, staff, and students. Requests will be honored if the material meets the selection guidelines and funds are available.

The library emphasizes, in its selection policy, educational and informational functions which assist the institution to implement and support the requirements of its programs as well as enrich the students and the community at large. Materials of educational value are chosen to stimulate growth, encourage imagination and reflection, widen horizons, and enlarge experience. This includes limited “recreational” or leisure reading materials. Selection should also reflect materials regarding current issues. The primary function of the library is to support the needs of the College’s students, faculty and staff, while an important secondary function is to serve as a resource for the community at large. E-mail a request for the library to purchase books or audiovisual material. Please include as much information (author, title, publisher/ producer/ISBN) as possible.

Weeding/Discard Policy: Materials are weeded or discarded from the collection based on input from the faculty and library staff with the final decision resting with the director. Department heads are contacted by the library and asked to have a representative from their area participate in the weeding process on a regular basis.

 

Contact the library at (336) 506-4116 or e-mail lrc@alamancecc.edu.