Appendix A - The Library Bill of Rights
Appendix B - Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries
Appendix C - Code of Ethics of the American Library Association
The mission of the Montgomery Community College Library is to provide access to information in a variety of formats and to serve as an integral part of the College’s teaching, learning, research, and service to traditional and distance learning students, faculty, staff, and community in direct support of the mission of the College.
To accomplish its mission, the Library continually works to
Library cards are issued to students, faculty, staff and community members. Picture identification must be presented at the time of application. Cardholders must be at least 16 years of age or enrolled in a Montgomery Community College program. The library at MCC extends borrowing privileges to anyone who is a faculty member or student in the North Carolina Community College System and who currently holds a valid library card at his/her home institution. The Montgomery Community College Internet Acceptable Use Guidelinesare part of the library card application.Library cards must be presented each time an item is checked out or renewed. The owner of the libray card used to check out materials is responsible for all items checked out on that card. Please report lost or stolen library cards immediately.
All library patrons are expected to return library materials on or before their due date. Materials may be returned to the ciruclation desk during library hours or placed in the book return in the hallway outside the library door in Building 200.Although no overdue fines are charged, patrons are responsible for replacing materials that are lost or damaged. Patrons with overdue items will not be allowed to check out additional items. Students with overdue items or outstanding replacement fees will not be allowed to register or have transcripts forwarded.
Cell phones should be turned off or set to vibrate while in the library. Phone calls should be completed outside of the library.
Tobacco use is not permitted anywhere on MCC's campus.
Drinks in containers with lids, bottles, covered cups, spill proof mugs or similar covered containers are allowed in the library. Individual snack size or wrapped food items are allowed in the library. Please dispose of all trash in the trash receptacles provided.
Children are not permitted in the library. No one under the age of 16 may use the library computers.
Occasional objections to a selection will be made by the public, despite the care taken to select valuable materials for student and teacher use and despite the qualifications of persons who select the materials.The principles of the freedom to read, the right to access of materials, and the professional responsibility of the staff must be defended, rather than the materials.If a complaint is made, the procedures below will be followed:
Evaluation of resources is a cooperative effort that involves both faculty and professional library staff. A comprehensive collection evaluation is completed on a rotating basis to occur at least once every four years, in conjunction with outside accreditation agencies, as a part of North Carolina state board reviews, or when there are program additions or changes. This activity is coordinated by the Director of Learning Resources in cooperation with the Program Heads and should include as many faculty as possible.Collection Evaluation forms (Appendix E) will be distributed to Program Heads during spring semester. The faculty will review the collection to determine which titles need to be discarded or replaced with more recent editions. The reviewer(s) will note areas that are not well represented and make recommendations for purchase in those areas. By the end of fall semester, the Collection Evaluation forms will be returned to the Director of Learning Resources. Discards will be removed as library staff time permits. Recommended new titles will be added as funds are available.
2011 Business Technologies
2012 Commercial Technologies
2013 Arts & Sciences
2014 Health/Public Services Technologies
*Nursing materials will be reviewed annually.
A current, relevant library collection is maintained by careful selection of new materials and removal of materials that are out-of-date, inaccurate, worn out, or superseded by more recent editions.MCC does not currently own collections of archival documents or items requiring special preservation techniques. As a matter of on-going collection management, all items are evaluated for damage through usage. Minor damage will be repaired in-house if possible. Items sustaining damage beyond in-house repair will be evaluated for replacement, rebinding or elimination following criteria for the MCC selection and de-accession policies.
Factors to be considered by the library professionals who coordinate the purchase of resources include
Instructors should put in purchase requests throughout the year and keep a list of requested titles on file in the Library at all times, not just during the four-year collection evaluation process.
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The library closes at 5:00 PM during semester breaks. Any variations in hours will be posted on the library doors.
The Library Services Team affirms its support of intellectual freedom consistent with the official position of the American Library Association (ALA). The Library Services Team endorses the Library Bill of Rights (Appendix A) and the Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (Appendix B) as espoused by the ALA.The Library staff affirms its support of the American Library Association Code of Ethics(Appendix C).
Library services are available to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Faculty, staff and students will use their college-issued photo IDs as their library cards. Residents of Montgomery County who are at least 16 years old may apply for a community patron library card. Picture identification must be presented at the time of application. The library at Montgomery Community College extends borrowing privileges to anyone who is a faculty member or student in the North Carolina Community College System and who currently holds a valid library card at his/her home institution. The Montgomery Community College Internet Acceptable Use Guidelines are part of the library card application (Appendix F).Library cards must be presented each time an item is checked out or renewed. The owner of the library card used to check out materials is responsible for all items checked out on that card. Please report lost or stolen library cards immediately. The initial library card is issued at no cost. There is a $1.00 charge for a replacement card.
Reference books are for use inside the library.
Books from the general circulating collection may be checked out for 14 days by students and community patrons, 90 days by instructors.
Entertainment videos may be checked out for 2 days.
Instructional videos may be checked out only by instructors for 7 days.
Reserve materials will vary based on instructor request.
Back issues of periodicals may be checked out for 3 days.
Netbooks may be checked out by currently enrolled students for in-library use only or by faculty for classroom use.
One renewal is permitted provided no holds have been placed on the materials.
Orientation sessions and library tours are available for instructors and students. These sessions will be personalized for each instructor and class with a focus on materials appropriate to the assignment and/or course content.
A coin-operated copier is located in the library. Patrons may make their own copies at ten cents ($.10) per copy. This copier accepts nickels, dimes, and quarters and one dollar bills. Change is not available in the library. A change machine is located in the student lounge in Building 100. The library staff will not photocopy material for patrons, but will be happy to assist in explaining how to use the copier. All patrons using the photocopier will be expected to abide by all Copyright and Fair Use laws and guidelines.
There is a printer available for printing from the computers. Curriculum students are not charged a printing fee for class-related printing. All other library users are expected to pay 10 cents ($.10) per page. The printer will duplex and print on both sides of the paper. Double sided copies will cost 20 cents ($.20) per sheet. This printer also scans and saves to a USB drive. Scanning is free of charge. All patrons using the printer/scanner will be expected to abide by all Copyright and Fair Use laws and guidelines.
The library will accept all gifts of books and other media on condition that they meet the basic selection standards used to select library materials.Generally, gifts are accepted only when they add strength to the collection and have no significant limitations about housing, handling or disposition of duplicate, damaged, or undesirable items presented. It is recognized that gifts frequently require more time to screen, organize, catalog, and process than new materials. Storage space and staff time requirements must be considered in accepting gift material. In acknowledgement of gifts, attention should be called to government recognition for tax purposes, as well as the impropriety of any appraisal by the recipient of a donation. Montgomery Community College will not assign a monetary value to any gift. Recognition of memorial gifts and a general letter of acceptance will be given to the donor. The Foundation must accept all gifts.
All library patrons are expected to return library materials on or before their due date. Materials may be returned to the circulation desk during library hours or placed in the book return in the hallway outside the library door in Building 200. Although no overdue fines are charged, patrons are responsible for replacing materials that are lost or damaged. Patrons with overdue items will not be allowed to check out additional items. Students with overdue items or outstanding replacement fees will not be allowed to register for classes or have transcripts forwarded.Replacement cost for books and videos will include
Refunds will be handled through the business office, provided library materials are returned in good condition within ninety (90) days. Patrons should bring the library material and receipt to the circulation desk to make the request for a refund. All refund requests must be made prior to June 1 of the school year in which payment was made.
The selection of materials involves many people: students, faculty, staff, administrators and library professionals. The responsibility for coordinating the selection of instructional materials and making the recommendations for purchase rests with the professionally trained library personnel. The librarian has the specific responsibility for evaluating the existing library collection and using reports of reputable, unbiased, professionally prepared evaluations to assist in selection of new materials. If controversy arises concerning an item to be purchased or the priority of an item, the Library Services Team will make a purchasing recommendation.
The American Library Association affirms that all libraries are forums for information and ideas, and that the following basic policies should guide their services.
(Adopted June 18, 1948. Amended February 2, 1961, and January 23, 1980, inclusion of “age” reaffirmed January 23, 1996, by the ALA Council.)
An Interpretation of the Library Bill of RightsA strong intellectual freedom perspective is critical to the development of academic library collections and services that dispassionately meet the education and research needs of a college or university community. The purpose of this statement is to outline how and where intellectual freedom principles fit into an academic library setting, thereby raising consciousness of the intellectual freedom context within which academic librarians work. The following principles should be reflected in all relevant library policy documents.
(Approved by ACRL Board of Directors: June 29, 1999 Adopted July 12, 2000, by the ALA Council.)
As members of the American Library Association, we recognize the importance of codifying and making known to the profession and to the general public the ethical principles that guide the work of librarians, other professionals providing information services, library trustees and library staffs.Ethical dilemmas occur when values are in conflict. The American Library Association Code of Ethics states the values to which we are committed, and embodies the ethical responsibilities of the profession in this changing information environment.We significantly influence or control the selection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information. In a political system grounded in an informed citizenry, we are members of a profession explicitly committed to intellectual freedom and the freedom of access to information. We have a special obligation to ensure the free flow of information and ideas to present and future generations.The principles of this Code are expressed in broad statements to guide ethical decision making. These statements provide a framework; they cannot and do not dictate conduct to cover particular situations.
Adopted June 28, 1997, by the ALA Council; amended January 22, 2008 Montgomery Community College 1011 Page Street, Troy, NC 27371