2002 by Pearl River Community College
AND LEARNING LAB POLICIES
Students are required to
show valid PRCC ID cards when checking out books from the Libraries, using
reserve materials in the libraries, using computers in the libraries, and
viewing videocassettes or using computers in the Learning Labs.
General Collection Circulation
Any current PRCC student
or employee may check out books at the Libraries on the Poplarville, Hattiesburg
and Hancock campuses. Books are checked out for a two week period,
and may be renewed if not on hold. If books are not returned, borrowers
are blocked from checking out other books pending return of materials or
payment of replacement costs. Students must return all books and
pay fines before the end of each semester.
Reference Books And Reserves
Reference books, reserve
materials, magazines, and microfilm/microfiche do not circulate outside
the libraries. Reserve items may be requested at the circulation
The United States Copyright
Act of 1976 makes it a crime to photoduplicate any and all copyrighted
materials. Portions of copyrighted articles may be photocopied for
study and other educational purposes. The law further prohibits making
copies of computer programs, which are copyrighted.
InterLibrary Loan (ILL)
ILL services are offered
to all Pearl River Community College students and faculty. This service
is free provided that the lending institution sends the material at no
charge to PRCC. If the lending institution charges a fee, the student
or faculty member that requested the material is responsible for payment
before the request for the material is confirmed with the lending institution.
Mississippi Library Security
Act of 1978
This act makes it a crime
to abuse library property. This includes removing library and Learning
Center materials from the buildings without proper authorization; willfully
damaging materials, including cutting articles out of books, magazines,
and newspapers; and failing to abide by the general rules and regulations
set forth by the department.
In a college Library or
Learning Lab, students are expected to be able to work quietly and independently
without constant supervision. Students should remember that the Libraries
and Learning Labs are places to study and not a place to disturb other
students. Should a staff member ask an individual or a group of students
to be quiet more than once, then the individual or group will be asked
to leave the building. Students should refer to the Pearl River Community
College Student Handbook for further rules and regulations concerning conduct
by students in the Libraries. Patrons are requested not to eat, drink,
smoke, or use tobacco products in the Libraries. Also, the Cat
Country Guide states that students are not allowed to bring children
on campus. Celular phones should be turned off in the Libraries.
Cellular phones are restricted to areas outside the buildings. Use
of CD players and tape players with headphones are not permitted in the
libraries. Problems should be brought to the attenetion of the library
Computer Usage in the
Libraries and Learning Labs
A student must leave his/her
valid PRCC ID card at the appropriate circulation desk when using a computer.
Users will work quietly at all times. Print-outs should be limited.
After the 10th page of continuous printing, the cost is 10 cents per page.
Multiple copies of a document are 10 cents per page. In times of
great demand, time limits can be placed on users with priority given to
those doing educational research. In the Learning Labs all students
MUST have a disk.
The computers are to be
used for the following--
The computers can be used
on a limited basis (time restrictions apply), when available, for the following--
Support of instructional activities
Support of independent study,
research, and online classes
Pursuit of educational information
via the Internet
MAGNOLIA and other reference
The computers are not available
for the following--
Internet searches not related
to specific educational programs as long as sites are not visited
which are deemed inappropriate in an educational setting
E-mail (in the Library computer
shall access, use, destroy, alter, dismantle, disfigure, or remove
programs, technologies, or configurations/settings from any Libraries or
Learning Labs computers.
Sites deemed obscene or pornographic
Chat rooms – not associated
with traditional or online classes