Library Information Guide - Fort Wayne

Circulation Policies

Borrowing Library Materials

Use your Ivy Tech ID card to check out up to 20 items. ID cards can be obtained at the security desk. If you are unable to check out items due to fines owed, etc.,  materials can be held for you at the circulation desk for up to 3 days. 

Do not loan your ID card or checkouts to anyone else. You are responsible for damaged or lost materials checked out to your card.

Loan Periods
Books, puppets, audio materials, iPods, laptops, flip video cameras, and back issues of magazines and journals can be checked out for two weeks. Videos may be checked out for viewing within the Library.

Renewals
Most items may be renewed for an additional two-week period twice, for a total of six weeks. Renew materials online via the Library website by visiting www.ivytech.edu/library/northeast and clicking Search & Find, then Books, then IvyCat. In IvyCat, click My Account at the top of the screen to login and renew your materials.

Returns
Please return materials in the book drop outside the Library’s main (south) entrance. Materials will not be automatically checked in if they are left inside the library.

Lost or Damaged Items
Failure to pay fees for lost or damaged items will result in suspension of your borrowing privileges. You will also be unable to drop or add classes, graduate, or get a copy of your transcript.

Library Laptops

Laptops may be checked out for two weeks to students who have:

  • completed one semester
  • a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0
  • a recommendation from an Ivy Tech Fort Wayne instructor in whose class they are currently enrolled
  • no outstanding fines or overdue items

Students who don’t meet the above criteria may check out laptops for use in the library.  For more information about laptop checkout and instructor recommendation requirements, visit the Library website and choose Borrow Technology.

Library GoPro Cameras

Students may check out GoPro Cameras if they:

  • completed one semester
  • a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0
  • a recommendation from an Ivy Tech Fort Wayne instructor in whose class they are currently enrolled
  • no outstanding fines or overdue items

For more information about GoPro checkouts, visit the Library website and choose Borrow Technology.

Courtesy in the Library

Food and Drink

Due to damage to library property, no food or drink will be allowed in the computer areas. Snacks and drinks with lids are permitted outside of the computer areas at the discretion of library staff. If you have questions, please see library staff.

Cell Phones

Phone conversations can be disruptive to other students. Please silence your phone when you enter the library and make/take your phone calls outside.

Pornography

Ivy Tech policy prohibits the use of college computers to access graphic pornography which may be offensive to others, and doing so may result in loss of Library privileges. Accessing child pornography may result in arrest.

Children

College policy requires that all minors be under the close supervision of a parent or guardian at all times.

Collection Development

Ivy Tech Community College - Fort Wayne also provides collection development support to Wabash and Warsaw under the direction of the Fort Wayne Library Director. As laid in the Mission Statement, the libraries' purpose it to support the students, faculty, and staff of the college through access of materials, information, and services. The policy aligns with ASOM 4.9 Information Development Policy. Click below to download Library Collection Policy in its entirety: