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Library Policies

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Mission Statement

The Ivy Tech Community College Libraries are full partners in the educational and workforce development mission of the College. The libraries teach research strategies, support the curriculum, and encourage independent and lifelong learning by providing the space, information resources, instruction, and related services essential for academic success. The Libraries advance information literacy, critical thinking, and collaborative learning in a welcoming environment that promotes, and is enriched by, the diverse cultural and intellectual interests of students, faculty, and community.

Purpose and Use

The Library Staff invite you to visit the libraries to enjoy quiet study areas, pursue research projects, or just relax with a good book or magazine. Our libraries are quiet study areas. Using them is a privilege that is shared by all. Therefore,

• Everyone is expected to work quietly and keep conversation to a minimum.
• Cell phones are to be used courteously - turn ringers off or set to vibrate and step outside of the libraries to talk and keep conversations private.
• Open food and drink containers are not allowed in the Library; however, drinks with secure screw-caps are allowed if they are kept closed. (Keep the computer area clear of all drinks, however lidded.)

Information Resources Collection Policies

The primary mission of the library at Ivy Tech is to provide access to materials, information, and services that supports and supplements the educational mission of the College.

To further develop its collection, the Library's top priority is to purchase information resources and online access that directly support the needs of the students and faculty. The Library also recognizes its responsibility to respond to the needs of the College, faculty, administration, and staff, and to provide general information and some recreational reading for all its users.