Community patrons are to conduct themselves with the same expected behavior as any student. i.e., "in a mature, dignified, and honorable manner" according to the The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities outlines the expectations for student conduct. Any activity that violates local, state or federal law or ignores common standards of honesty, privacy and decency is also a violation of this policy. Students are bound by this college policy and it is the expectation that other patrons will also abide by it.
All community patrons shall:
Community patrons shall not:
If library staff becomes aware of prohibited behaviors, appropriate action will be taken. The sanction, if any, will be determined by the Director of Libraries, the Assistant Library Director or librarian on duty.
Sanctions may include:
Computing resources may not be used for any purpose which is illegal, immoral, unethical, academically dishonest as in plagiarizing or cheating, damaging to the reputation of the college, inconsistent with the mission of the college, or likely to subject the college to liability as determined solely by the college.
Because campus computers are publicly accessible, the college will not guarantee a right to privacy when they are used. The college may monitor and access information for investigative and/or administrative purposes and may take administrative action in response to any violation or this policy, applicable administrative regulation, or other law.
The Library reserves the right to impose time limits on computer use, to restrict use of computers with special software or database access, and to give preference to Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff. Because the primary purpose of the library is to serve students, availability of computers for community users will be subject to student demand and use. When 80% of the computers are in use, the library staff will ask all users NOT doing academic work to log off so that students may have first priority. The library staff reserves the right to restrict community patrons' usage during peak student usage times, such as certain hours of the day or times in the semester such as finals week.
A Community Patron Library Card is required to check out library materials. A Community Patron Library Card is valid for one (1) year and is renewable.
To apply for or renew a Community Patron Library Card, you must present the following:
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