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Valparaiso Campus Library


Library 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.

Code of Conduct

In addition to the library use policies, the library requires the same Code of Conduct as described in the Student Responsibilities section of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities beginning on page 9.

Valparaiso Campus Policies

The Ivy Tech Community College - Valparaiso Campus Libray policies have been created with the following American Library Association statements and guidelines in mind:

Library Courtesy

Phone Use

Please make/take cell phone calls outside the library. In case of emergency, a library staff member may dial an outgoing (local) call for you.

Children in the Library

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

"Minors are not permitted to be on Ivy Tech property without direct supervision by a parent or guardian, with the exception of college sponsored childcare centers, minors who are enrolled in Ivy Tech courses, or other approved activities." Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

  • Children age 15 and under must have the direct and constant supervision of a parent or guardian in the Library.
  • Children age 15 and under are not allowed in any of the computer labs and are not allowed to use the Library's computers.

Food and Drink

This policy is written with the intent to preserve library materials, computer equipment, and furnishings, and to maintain a pleasant and clean environment for students, faculty and staff. Since food and beverages can pose a risk to our resources, we ask that you act responsibly when eating or drinking in the library. Food of any type is prohibited in the computer labs, and at computers, photocopiers, and scanner stations. Snacks are permitted outside computer areas if the individual is seated at a table. Beverages in covered containers and bottles are allowed at computers and throughout the library. Do not set drinks on the floor. This policy is at the discretion of staff and you may be asked to discontinue consuming a food or drink at any time.

Annual Policy Review

Policy reviews and subsequent changes in policy will occur annually in December of each year.  Immediate needs for policy review and changes will be at the discretion of the Library Director.

Ivy Tech Community College Libraries, 2023