Library Resource Use

Computer Use Policy

Computers for specific Library use are located in D102 and H130. The computers in the Library are intended to support the research needs of Harper College. During times of heavy computer use, priority will be given to those wishing to use the computers for research purposes. Time limits may also be imposed.

All student workstations are intended for accessing the Internet and library research tools. Each lab station is installed with MS Office. The use of these stations is on a "first come, first serve" basis. During busy periods users may be asked to limit their time in order to allow others the use of the computer.

Word processing, installation, downloading, or use of any software not currently on the machine, computer programming, HTML, or attempts to change computer configurations in any way is not allowed.

The Library is committed to providing an environment in which students and employees can work and study free from sexual harassment. Inappropriate display of sexually suggestive or pornographic materials will not be tolerated (Board Policy No. 6.4).

Do not turn off the computers or any part of the computers.

Computer labs I223, and Y203 are available for other computer applications. The Cyber Café in A building also offers Internet access.

The Library reserves the right to modify policies and procedures, and will determine the appropriate application of this policy.

VIOLATIONS OF THIS POLICY MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF COMPUTER OR LIBRARY PRIVILEGES.

Display Case Guidelines

The purpose of a William Rainey Harper College Library display is to educate, inform and promote the sharing of information with the students and employees of William Rainey Harper College. A display can be designed by a club, department, or class recognized by the College. The Library reserves the right to edit any display.

Goals:

  • Promote the use and circulation of library materials.
  • Promote the awareness of Harper events, services, clubs/organizations, and courses/curriculum.
  • Foster a positive relationship between the Library, our campus departments, clubs/organizations, students and faculty.
  • Promote the Mission and Vision of William Rainey Harper College.

Guidelines

1. Scheduling will be done as follows:

a) Requests must be made in person, by phone, or e-mail. Telephone or e-mail: Melissa Goeppinger, ext.6170.

b) The Library recommends that all displays be scheduled two months prior to setup. The Library will attempt to accommodate last minute requests, but is not obligated to alter the display schedule.

c) At the time of the call, the displayer must coordinate a date and time to setup and remove the display. The time and date will be at the beginning and end of the month.

d) The Library will try to honor the displayer's request for a particular display case or bulletin board. However, use of a particular case or board is not guaranteed.

e) The displayer must prove the club/organization, service, or course is recognized by Harper College.

f) The displayer must use at least three library materials of any medium in the display case.

g) The Library will approve each display. The Library reserves the right to alter or remove the display.

Fines

Media Type Per Day Fine
Books 25¢
Leased Books "Bestsellers" and Audio-Books 25¢
Hourly Reserve Items $1.00
Daily Reserve Items (Books and Reprints) $2.00
Videotapes and DVD $1.00
Foreign Language Audiocassettes 25¢
CD ROMs 25¢
Telecourse Videotapes, & DVDs $2.00
Music CDs 25¢
Audiocassette 25¢
Records 25¢
Recalled Items $2.00

 

 

$5.00 per 1/2 hour

Harper College faculty are fined for the following:

  • Recalled Items
  • Lost Items

Other fines are excused provided that the material is returned.

Group Study Room Rules

During the Library remodel, 3 designated Group Study Rooms will be available in H130. You will need to sign in to use them. The purpose of the group study rooms is to provide a facility for academic study and discussion for currently enrolled students as it relates to courses offered by Harper College. The Library reserves the right to ask for identification of persons requesting use of a study room. Harper students and staff get first priority. Others may have to forfeit the rooms if needed. The study rooms are first come, first serve. No reservations can be made.

Study rooms are reserved for one hour at a time. A group must vacate the room after one hour if another group wants to use it.

An individual may use a group study room, however he or she will forfeit the use of the room should a group need to use it. Also, an individual may be asked to vacate the room if it has been over an hour and another individual would like to use it.

Belongings found unattended in study rooms will immediately be turned over to Public Safety. (x6330 non-emergency).

If you wish to meet as a group for non-study purposes, it is suggested that you go to the Student Administration Center (A building), and use the student activities area on the third floor, the student lounge by the fireplace on the second floor, or the cafeteria on the lower level.

Patrons who do not cooperate with these rules forfeit the use of the study room and may be subject to disciplinary action.

Laptop Check Out and Use Policy

The computers in the Library are intended to support the research needs of Harper College . A three hour time limit is imposed.

Each laptop is installed with MS Office 2013. Installation, downloading, or use of any software not currently on the machine, computer programming, HTML, or attempts to change computer configurations in any way is not allowed.

The Library’s laptop computers are for use within the library building in conjunction with the library’s wireless network. They are not to be removed from the library building and are not permitted in the public rest rooms.

While a student has the laptop checked out, the student is completely responsible for its safety and use; the student should not leave the laptop unattended. The student is responsible for any damage or loss that results from misuse or neglect.

The Library laptops are available to be checked out for a loan period of up to three (3) hours and need to be returned at or before the due time. A $5.00 late charge will be assessed for each half-hour (30 minutes) or portion thereof that the laptop is returned late.

All laptops need to be returned to the Checkout desk no later than 1 hour before library closing time, even if that means the loan period is less than the standard three (3) hours. Any laptop not returned by closing time will be considered “lost” and the replacement cost will be assessed.

Always return the laptop to a library Checkout desk staff person; do not leave it on the counter or put it in a book drop. The power on the laptop should be “on” when returned to the Checkout desk.

I understand that the replacement fee for loss or damage to the laptop is an amount up to $2500.00. An additional processing fee may also be charged. All charges that are accrued as a result of violations of these policies and procedures will be sent to the College’s Business Office and will prevent a student from registering for classes for the next term or obtaining diploma/transcripts until paid in full.

The Library is committed to providing an environment in which students and employees can work and study free from sexual harassment. Inappropriate display of sexually suggestive or pornographic materials will not be tolerated (Board Policy No. 6.4).

The Library reserves the right to modify policies and procedures, and will determine the appropriate application of this policy.

Loan Periods

Media Type Students & Community Faculty & Staff

Mainstacks 3 Weeks 8 Weeks
Bestsellers 2 Weeks 2 Weeks
Audio-Books & Foreign Language Audio Cassettes 3 Weeks 2 Weeks
Journals/Periodicals In-house In-house
DVD, CD-ROM 1 Week 1-2 Weeks
CDs 3 Weeks 2 Weeks
Records 2 Weeks 2 Weeks

Lost Material

Harper College Library charges the current replacement cost plus an additional nonrefundable processing fee of $20 for each lost tem. The nonrefundable processing fee includes cataloging the item and updating the item record in the Library database.

Renewals

Students and community borrowers may renew materials for the original loan periods, except for some reserve items, videos and DVD's, which are non-renewable.

Faculty and Staff materials may be renewed, after returning materials at the end of term. Faculty and Staff may only renew videos and DVDs for an additional week.

Any item with a pending request may not be renewed.

Renewing Materials Online. Students can renewal material online.

Renewing Materials Online

Students can renew material online.

From the Library homepage click on "Library Catalog"

Click on "My Account"

Enter your Library borrower ID and last name

Check the boxes next to the items for renewal

Click "Renew Items"

Be sure to note the extended loan period.