Important Update: October 27, Fall 2020 Term to be conducted virtually. All on-campus support services remain virtual until further notice.
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Library Policies

It is the responsibility of the student to observe all library policies.

Conduct in the Alexander College Library
Alexander College Library strives to achieve the educational directives of the College by providing an environment that is productive and conducive to individual and group learning. The following policies are in place to ensure that the library environment facilitates learning and collaboration.

Disruptive behavior
Complaints of disruptive behavior will be taken seriously and the offending library user may be asked to leave. Behavior that interferes with appropriate use, or interrupts the learning process for other patrons, exhibits a disregard for the dignity of others, and will not be tolerated. Excessive noise, altercations, theft, vandalism, inappropriate sexual behavior, and harassment of any kind are strictly forbidden.

Food and Drink

  • No food or drink is allowed at the computer stations or in the study rooms.
  • Drinks (e.g. water, tea) in covered or spill-proof containers are permitted.
  • Food is not permitted in the library
  • Recycle paper, plastic, and metal products—zero waste zone!
  • Dispose waste in the appropriate bins
  • Library staff determine which food and drink are acceptable.
  • There are designated spaces near the library desk where you can leave your food & drink items.

Noise

  • Quiet conversation is permitted in the Library; loud conversations, offensive language are not permitted.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and respectful of others in the library.

Mobile Phones

  • Mobile phones to be set to silent or vibrate. No speak phones are to be used in the library.
  • Phone conversations longer than one minute to be taken outside the library

Behaviour in the Library
Students must be mindful of their behavior and how their behavior can affect other students. Library staff have a right to ask students to leave the library at any time.

Library Materials
If you don’t know or don’t remember where an item is shelved, please bring it to library staff.

Inappropriate Material
Students accessing any inappropriate material will immediately be asked to leave the library and be reported the Director to have their computer privileges revoked.

Computer Policy
Please be advised that by using these computers, you are agreeing to adhere to the following AC library computer policies:

  • Priority will be given to AC students who wish to use the computers for academic purposes.
  • Files stored on library computers can be accessed by other students, and will be erased when computers restart.
  • The library is not responsible for any unsaved work; it is the student’s. responsibility to ensure they have backed up their work (either through e-mail or a USB).
  • Students must not violate the privacy others.

A.C. LIBRARY POLICY FOR “7 DAY LOAN/Previous Edition” TEXTBOOKS
Alexander College Library has a collection of previous edition course textbooks on designated shelves at both libraries. They are available to all AC students free of charge.

  • A valid Alexander College student ID must be presented in order to borrow any library materials.
  • Previous edition textbooks must be returned in 7 CALENDAR DAYS. The weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, are included in the 7 day period.
  • To allow maximum accessibility for our library materials, we will not be renewing “7 Day Loan” textbooks. The text must stay in the library for at least 24 hours before the borrower can take out the book again.
  • Failure to return an item on time will result in a $5.00/day fine.

The purpose of Alexander College’s loan policies is to ensure maximum accessibility and sharing of library collections by all who need them.

A.C. LIBRARY POLICY FOR “3 HOUR LOAN/Course Reserve” TEXTBOOKS
Alexander College Library has a collection of the textbooks used in all of the courses offered at AC. These textbooks are on designated shelves at both libraries. They are available to all AC students free of charge.

  • A valid Alexander College student ID must be presented in order to borrow any library materials.
  • Course reserves must be returned within 3 HOURS.
  • The textbook must stay in the library for at least 15 minutes before the borrower can take out the book again.
  • Keep in mind that even if the item is borrowed 30 minutes before the library is closed, the item is still due at closing time, and cannot be taken home for the night.
  • Students will not be permitted to borrow 3 hour items (such as textbooks, calculators, or phone chargers) as of 10min before closing.
  • Failure to return an item on time will result in a $60.00/day fine.
  • Please review our other loan periods/material policies here.

***The purpose of Alexander College’s loan policies is to ensure maximum accessibility and sharing of library collections by all who need them.

A.C. LIBRARY POLICY FOR ONLINE SEMESTER

During the online semester, library staff will be regularly renewing items for students so that no late fines will be incurred. Lost and damaged item fines will still apply. Students should not try to return any material to either campus during the online semester. However, they will be expected to return the items when campus re-opens in good condition.