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Reynolds Library Policies

Children In The Library

Computer Use In The Library

Donating to the library

Group Study Rooms

Loan and Overdue Materials Policies

Mobile Device Loan and Agreement

Printing Policies

Quiet Policy

Reserves

 

Children in the Library

The library is committed to maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning. As per Reynolds policy 4-31, children are defined as any child in need of supervision, or under the age of 14. In compliance with this commitment, children without parental/adult supervision are not permitted in the library. Patrons who leave children unattended in the library will be contacted by the Department of Police.

Updated 1/6/2015

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Computer Use Policy

Reynolds Library provides computers and computer information resources at each campus to support teaching and learning. In addition, WiFi access is available college-wide for users with laptops or other portable devices. The computers are equipped with library research databases, MS Office Suite 2013 and other specialty software to allow students to complete their academic assignments.

At Parham and Goochland Campus Libraries, computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

At the Downtown Campus Library, enrolled students are required to present a current picture ID to use the 32 student computers. Community members may use the 2 designated public computers by presenting a current driver's license. Community members are limited to two hours of computer use per day. In addition, there are 2 standing, designated express workstations that can be used by anyone for 15 minutes or less.

Users of library computer resources are expected to abide by the following policies:

1. Academic work takes first priority. During peak times, patrons engaged in non-academic activities may be asked to give up their workstation.

2. As per Reynolds policy 4-32 and VCCS Information Technology Student/Patron Acceptable User Agreement users are not allowed to:

a. Access, download, print, or store any information infrastructure files or services having sexually explicit content, or cultural, ethical and racial discrimination and violent materials unless authorized for class research.

b. Modify and remove equipment or software.

c. Use disruptive or destructive programs (viruses, etc.)

d. Disseminate unlawful, fraudulent, obscene, harassing, or threatening messages.

e. Use college computing resources to support any commercial venture or for personal financial gain.

3. Children 14 and under are not permitted to use the computers without parental supervision. As per Reynolds policy 4-31 unattended children will become custody of the Reynolds Police.

4. As per Reynolds policy 4-3 eating and drinking are not permitted at computer stations.

5. Users will respect the privacy of others, including keeping noise to an acceptable level so as not to disturb other users of the library.

6. Users are responsible for cleaning up their computer station upon leaving and closing out all applications.

7. Users will report to the library staff any malfunction that occurs at their station.

8. Computer stations may be monitored by library staff at any time.

9. Library staff provide assistance and guidance with information, research and technology. However, students are expected to complete their own assignments.

Users who are found to be in violation of these policies are subject to disciplinary actions and may be restricted from or denied access to computer resources.

Updated 1/6/2015

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Donating to the library

Reynolds Library welcomes gifts of materials that are consistent with the Collection Development Policy, and with the stipulation that gifts become property of the Library. As such, materials may be added to the collection or disposed of at the discretion of the library staff. Materials received as gifts will be evaluated by the same criteria as materials purchased. The Library will determine the classification, housing, and circulation policy for all gifts. If youd like a written acknowledgment that states the number of items donated, please complete the Donor Letter Form. Appraisal of the gift for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor.

Updated 1/6/2015

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Food in the library

As per Reynolds policy 4-3, eating and drinking are not permitted at computer stations.

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Group Study Rooms

Reynolds Library provides group study rooms to current students, faculty, and staff for collaborative learning projects, small meetings, advising, tutoring sessions, or other academic activities. All study rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access and white boards.

The Downtown Campus has three group study rooms, the Goochland Campus has one group study room, and Parham Road Campus has eight group study rooms. Each room can accommodate four to six people.

The following regulations are designed to provide fair access to the study rooms and to ensure responsible use.

• Group study rooms are available for currently enrolled Reynolds students, faculty, and staff in good standing with the library.

• Group study rooms can be used for academic and college-related activities only.

• A student, faculty or staff ID needs to be presented at the time of check out.

• Due to high demand, group study rooms are available only on a first come, first served basis.

• Groups of two or more students have priority over individual users. Individual users will need to vacate the rooms for groups when no other group study rooms are available, unless the individual users have overriding justifications for special accommodations. Please notify the library staff if you have special accommodation needs and provide a copy of your Office of Student Accommodations Request for Services form to the library staff.

• Use by a single group is limited to two hours per day. Renewals may be available if there are no other requests for use.

• Users engaged in inappropriate or disruptive behavior violating the College's learning environment principles will be asked to vacate the room. Users will be liable for any damage done to the room or equipment. Equipment that is not working should be reported to the library staff.

• Eating and drinking are not permitted in the group study rooms. Rooms must be kept in clean condition.

• Users must keep the room lights on, the windows uncovered, the door unblocked at all times.

• All study rooms should be vacated no later than 15 minutes before the library closes.

• If study room is left vacant, it may be reassigned.

Library employees are authorized to remove users from a group study room for any violation of these policies and may contact campus police if necessary to handle disruptive patrons.

Updated 7/17/15

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Loan Policies

Circulation Policies & Procedures:

Your Reynolds student/faculty ID entitles you to check out material including print books, audio books, and DVDs from Reynolds Library (15 item limit). Community users may obtain a library card by bringing in their valid photo ID with proof of permanent address (5 item limit). Material checked out on your card is your responsibility.

Patrons may obtain material from any Reynolds Campus Library either in person or through intra-campus loan. Requests normally arrive within three business days. Material can be returned to any Reynolds Library.

Circulating Material:

Material that can be checked out of the libraries include:

Print Books 28 day checkout with one renewal

Audio Books 28 day checkout with one renewal

Popular DVDs 1 week checkout with one renewal

Please note: Renewal is permitted online, in-person or by telephone on or before the due date unless another patron has requested the item. If the item is past due, you must bring the item to the library and check it out in person again at the Circulation Desk. 

Reference Material:

Reference books (encyclopedias, directories, etc.) and periodicals (magazines, journals, and newspapers) can be used within the library but cannot be checked out of the library.

Reserve Material: 

Some instructors request material (textbooks, student guides, articles, realia, etc.) to be placed on reserve at the circulation desk for students to use in the library. Most reserve material has a 2-hour loan period. Instructors will inform students of the titles and availability of items on reserve.

Checkout is limited to 2 items.

Reserve items are supplied by instructors and academic departments or are taken from the librarys circulating collection. The Reserve Collection does not contain textbooks for all Reynolds classes.

Please note that reserve items are usually unique to each campus. Items on reserve at one campus may not be available at other campuses. To check the availability of items on Reserve, check the
Current Reserves List.

Overdue Material:

Overdue materials or outstanding fees result in a block on the patrons library record. Patrons cannot check out material, obtain transcripts or register for classes until the block is cleared. Library blocks will be cleared when the items are returned and/or when the fee is paid.

Patrons who are late in returning DVDs will be charged $1.00 per day per item.

Lost or Damaged Material:

Items more than 30 days overdue are considered lost items and a billing letter will be sent. The charge for a lost or damaged item is:

$65 per book or the replacement cost of the book, whichever is greater.

$50 per DVD/Audiobook or the replacement cost, whichever is greater.

Patrons may be issued a refund for lost items that they have paid for and are subsequently able to return. Material must be:

Undamaged

Returned within 6 months of the original due date of the material

Not yet replaced

Reynolds Library does not accept patron-purchased replacement copies of lost material in lieu of payment of the replacement fee.

The replacement fee for lost or damaged Interlibrary Loan material will be determined by the respective lending library.

Unpaid library obligations will prevent students from registering and obtaining grade transcripts. The Commonwealth of Virginia requires that all debts to the State be actively pursued. Therefore, any debts not paid will be sent to a collection agency at which time additional fees may accrue.

Updated 7/6/2015

Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries

If material is not available at Reynolds Library, current students, faculty, and staff can borrow material from other libraries through the following options:

Cooperative Borrowing Program
Reynolds Library has partnered with other academic libraries in VIVAs
Cooperative Borrowing Program which allows current Reynolds students, faculty, and staff to borrow library materials directly from participating libraries. Borrowers will be required to show their Reynolds ID and must abide by all policies of the lending library, including loan periods, fines, and replacement charges. Borrowers may need to log into their myReynolds account to prove current enrollment or employment. Borrowers need to return material directly to the lending library.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Current students, faculty, and staff can use ILL to request materials from libraries nationwide by filling out the
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request Form. Patrons will be notified by email about the status of the request. Textbooks cannot be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Be advised that not all materials are available for loan. Items can take up to two weeks to arrive, so please plan ahead.

RALC Borrowing Pass
Reynolds Librarys association with RALC (
Richmond Academic Library Consortium) allows current students, faculty, and staff to borrow material from RALC libraries that are not participating in the Cooperative Borrowing Program (John Tyler, Randolph Macon, and Union Presbyterian).

Students must first obtain a RALC pass in order to borrow from RALC institutions. This can be done at a reference desk of any Reynolds Library. Faculty and staff may use their Reynolds ID at the lending library; a RALC pass is not required. Borrowers need to return material directly to the lending library. Borrowers will be required to show a college-issuedID and must abide by all policies of the lending library including loan periods, fines, and replacement charges.

For help with any of these services contact any Reynolds Library.

Updated 1/6/2015

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Mobile Device Loan Policy and Agreement

Mobile devices are available on a first come, first-served basis to current Reynolds students in good standing with the library.

A Reynolds ID is required to check out any mobile device.

Mobile devices are the responsibility of the student during the loan period.

Mobile devices must be returned directly to a staff member to the same campus library where they were checked out. The device remains checked out until library staff verify that all components are present and functional.

All files, documents, and logins will be erased once the mobile device is returned to the service desk. No software or apps can be loaded onto the device. Please save any files to the cloud or a flash drive.

Printing is not currently available from mobile devices.

Only one device at a time may be checked out by a user.

The Library reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who abuses equipment, or is repeatedly late in returning materials or equipment.

Loan Period

Mobile devices may be borrowed for 4 hours or until 30 minutes before the library closes, whichever is earlier.

Mobile devices cannot be renewed.

Fine and Replacement

The overdue fine for mobile devices is $1.00/hour or partial hour when the library is open. Once the fine has reached $50.00, the device will be considered lost and a billing letter will be sent.

The user may be billed for the full replacement costs for mobile devices/accessories lost, damaged or unreturned (please see the separate list of replacement costs, available in the library). A hold will be placed on the user’s MyReynolds account, and the user will not be allowed to register for classes, borrow library materials, request transcripts, or participate in graduation until the issue is resolved. The replacement charge is non-refundable once the semester ends.

Updated 2/17/2016

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Printing

Reynolds Library uses the Equitrac print management system for both printing and photocopying.

Copies are $.05 a page and color copies are $.20 page. Users need an Equitrac print card to print and make photocopies. The print card costs $1.00, and must be loaded with at least $1.00 of value. For more information, check the Printing Help page.

Users are not allowed to use their own paper in the library's printers and copiers.

Updated 8/5/2015

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Quiet Policy

Quiet study is expected and enforced at all three campus libraries. Please abide by Reynolds' learning environment principles by respecting one another's privacy and keeping noise and conversation to a minimum. Pagers and cell phones should be turned off or set to vibrate before entering any campus library. Library staff may contact campus police if necessary to handle disruptive patrons.

Updated 1/6/2015

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Reserve Materials

Some instructors request material (textbooks, student guides, articles, realia, etc.) to be placed on reserve at the circulation desk for students to use in the library. Most reserve material has a 2-hour loan period. Instructors will inform students of the titles and availability of items on reserve.

Checkout is limited to 2 items.

Reserve items are supplied by instructors and academic departments or are taken from the library's circulating collection. The Reserve Collection does not contain textbooks for all Reynolds classes.

Copyright compliance is the responsibility of the faculty member. Be sure to check for any distribution restrictions that will make the item ineligible for reserve. Reynolds Library reserves the right to reject any materials that it deems violate Copyright Law.

Please note that reserve items are usually unique to each campus. Items on reserve at one campus may not be available at other campuses. To check the availability of items on Reserve, check the Current Reserves List.

Updated 07/14/2015

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