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Library Policies

Charges/Fines

Circulation

Computer Use

Disruptive Behavior

Library Loans

Reserve & Copyright

Unattended Children

Wireless Access




Circulation Policies

Students

  • Must have a valid LCard (ID) to borrow materials.
  • Books - 4 week loan period (limit 10)
  • Best Sellers - 2 week loan period (limit 2)
  • CDs - 7 days (limit 3)
  • Reserves - 2 hour in library use only unless faculty give permission for overnight use
  • Flicks-To-Go - 3 day loan period (limit 2)
  • Laptops - in-house use only (Laptop Policy)

Faculty and Staff

  • Books due at the end of the semester
  • Best Sellers - 2 week loan period
  • CDs - 7 days
  • AV Equipment - 14 day loan period
  • Flicks-To-Go - 3 day loan period (limit 2)
  • Laptops - in-house use only (Laptop Policy)
  • Reserves, periodicals, Reference - permission of library staff

Alumni

  • Books - 4 week loan period (limit 10)
  • Best Sellers - 2 week loan period (limit 2)

Community Patrons

  • Books - 4 week loan period (limit 3)
  • Residents of Cherokee County, SC may obtain a courtesy checkout card for $25 with a $10 renewal fee per year if in good standing

Loan Periods

  • Books - 4 week loan period
  • Best Sellers - 2 week loan period (limit 2)
  • CDs - 7 days
  • Flicks-To-Go - 3 day loan period (limit 2)
  • Checked out materials may be renewed once with permission from the library staff.

Overdue notices are a courtesy; check Your Library Account  for updated information on fines, holds, and overdue items. Please notify the library of account errors. Accounts must be in good standing for students to receive grades and register for additional classes.

Charges/Fines

  • Student printing & copying - No charge
  • Student microfilm copying - No charge
  • Public printing $.25/ page
  • Public copying $.15/ page
  • Public microfilm copying $.15
  • Overdue fine $.10/ day
  • ILL/ reserve overdue - subject to $1.00/ day
  • Laptop overdue $1.00/ day
  • Laptop damage - Replacement cost/repair charges
  • Lost/ damaged books - Replacement cost plus $5.00
  • Laminating - Students $.50 linear foot / Public $1.00 linear foot
  • * Ear Buds - $1.00 each
  • Flash Drives (1 GB) - $5.00 each
* Beginning August 27th the library will no longer provide headphones to be checked out for general use.  Earbuds can be purchased for $1.00 at the front Help Desk.  Note:  Students, faculty, and staff may checkout a headset (headphones w/microphone) if needed for a specific project.

Lost Items

  • An item is assumed lost at 60 days overdue.
  • Lost items and those damaged beyond repair are billed at the replacement cost of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee. If a replacement cost cannot be determined, the student will be billed the default price ($40.00) plus the $5.00 processing fee.
  • If an assumed lost item is returned prior to payment of the bill, the lost fee is replaced by the overdue fee ($0.10/day).
  • If the item is found after paying the bill, all but the $5.00 processing fee and any associated overdue fees will be reimbursed.

Library Loans

Students, faculty, and staff can request books or copies of articles not available in the library. Forms may be found online at http://www.limestone.edu/library-forms/library-loan-form.

PASCAL Delivers is a rapid book-delivery service provided by South Carolina's virtual academic library. PASCAL Delivers enables students and faculty at South Carolina's institutions of higher learning to request books from over 40 academic libraries (including Clemson, USC, and College of Charleston) in the state with the click of a mouse. Internet Use

Computers are for all patrons, however Limestone College students have preference. Most of the library's collections are accessible online. Viewing inappropriate material from the Internet will result in being asked to leave; repeated offenders will be banned from the library.

Computer Use Policy

The mission of the AJ Eastwood Library is to serve as the primary intellectual resource of the college by supporting the college's curriculum and providing resource material.  While public users are welcome to use the computers and facilities, the college community has priority over public patrons.  All computer users are expected to comply with the following:

  • All local, state and federal laws, including copyright laws and licensing agreements.
  • The Library reserves the right to limit individual use (time limits) to allow others access to library resources.
  • Patrons under 16 (sixteen) years of age that wish to use the computers must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or teacher.
  • Patrons are asked to be considerate of others and not to display materials which others may consider objectionable.
  • Users are responsible for determining the reliability of material accessed from the Internet.
  • Patrons are expected to uphold the security of the computer hardware and software by not: damaging hardware, modifying, downloading, or installing software; or evading security controls.

Failure to follow the above guidelines may result in denial of computer access.  During the the last 3 weeks of the fall and spring semesters, only Limestone students, faculty and staff will be allowed access to library computers


Wireless Access Policy

A. J. Eastwood Library provides wireless access (WIFI) for all Limestone faculty, staff, and students. Limestone students, faculty and staff are allowed to access the wireless network through an authentication process by using use their Limestone username and password to login. Wireless access points cover the Curriculum Lab (lower level), first floor, second floor, and conference room of the library. Additional wireless Internet hot spots on campus are located in the Winnie Davis building, Student and PE Centers.  See Instructions for Connecting to Limestone Wireless.

Disruptive Behavior Policy

The AJ Eastwood library is open to Limestone College students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. 

The AJ Eastwood Library is committed to maintaining an environment conducive to study and research.  The Library expects users to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful of other library users, staff, materials, and facilities. 

The AJ Eastwood Library does not permit disruptive behavior.   Examples of disruptive behavior include but are not limited to:

  • Behavior that is unsafe, putting the individual, other library users or library staff at risk of harm.
  • Behavior that contributes to excessive noise levels, including but not limited to loud talking, shouting, screaming, making other loud noises, or using cellular phones in a loud manner.  Loudness, duration, and location of the behavior are all factors that will be considered in determining whether the disruption policy has been violated.
  • Behavior that damages the property of the library or of other users, including but not limited to marking or destroying materials, furniture or facilities.
  • Behavior that is verbally or physically abusive, harassing or threatening to library staff or other library users.
  • Smoking or use of other tobacco products.
  • Misappropriation or misuse of library resources, including but not limited to equipment, furniture, and services.
  • Bringing animals, with the exception of service animals, into library facilities.
  • Behavior that is prohibited by other rules or policies of the College or by other applicable laws.

Failure to comply with these guidelines, when inappropriate behavior is brought to your attention, may result in our requesting that you to leave the Library premises immediately.

Library staff members will take appropriate steps to end disruptions.  Depending on the nature of the disruption, more than one staff member may need to investigate a disruption.

  • 1. When disruptive behavior is identified, the library staff member(s) will request that the library user(s) discontinue the disruptive behavior.
  • 2. If the disruptive behavior continues or resumes, the library staff member(s) will either ask the library user(s) to leave the library or call the Office of Security & Safety to come and intervene, depending on the nature of the disruption.


Unattended Children Policy

Children cannot be monitored and supervised by library staff. Therefore, children under the age of 16 entering the library must be accompanied and supervised by an adult over the age of 18. Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 will be asked to leave the library. Unaccompanied children must produce identification showing they are 16 years old or over. Exception will only be made for children participating in College-sponsored activities scheduled to occur in the library. Parents, guardians, and caretakers are responsible for the conduct of their children on library premises, and must provide close supervision at all times. In cases where children are not closely supervised or library rules are broken, library staff will ask parents or caretakers to take the children out of the building.

Reserve and Copyright Policy

As a general rule, instructor or library-owned items can remain on reserve for 3-5 years. To abide by copyright guidelines, photocopied articles or chapters from books can remain on reserve for no more than one semester. If you are planning to use photocopied reserve items from semester to semester, copyright permissions must be secured.

Click here to view The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance.

To obtain permission for photocopies: Consult The Copyright Clearance Center which has the right to grant permission and collect fees for photocopying rights for certain publications, or write directly to the publisher for permission. For smoother processing, allow plenty of lead time.

See Copyright.Com for instructions on obtaining copyright permission. You can also visit the University of Texas site for examples of permission letters.

Send the request to:
• The permissions department of the publisher along with a self-addressed return envelope.

At the end of the Fall Semester, the Library staff will send out emails/letters to each instructor who has items on reserve. A listing of the items the instructor has on reserve will be provided. The instructor should then notify the Library which items should be kept on reserve or removed. If there is no response from the instructor, the items will be removed from Reserve and returned to the instructor or to the Library collection as appropriate.