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About: Library Policies

Policies of the James Addison Jones Library

All student are welcome to use Jones Library whenever the library is open.

Instructors assigning library research projects to their students and wanting to bring the students to the library as a group will schedule a library instruction session first. This is done by emailing [email protected] or emailing a specific librarian.

Instructors bringing their class to the library for follow-up research sessions (without library instruction) will first notify Will Ritter (or the librarian that taught the original session) via e-mail. Please be considerate of time and notify the library earlier rather than later. Early notification makes it possible to alert staff at the reference desk about the assignment.

All students are free to use the Library classroom at any time and the Library does not reserve the computer classroom for any outside classes--only for library instruction. The reason for this is to make computer workstations as readily available as possible to all students on campus. When classes come to the library, they may use open computer workstations as available. Students who have their own laptops may bring them to the library.

Students who do not have their own laptops may use computer workstations as available. If sufficient computer workstations are not available, they may check out laptops (if available), but classes will not be required to check out laptops.

Middle College instructors will supervise their classes while they are using the library. Library workstations are to be used for academic work, so classes should be working on assignments.  It is not necessary for teachers to supervise library use by students who are using the library independently, i.e. not as a class.


C. Whittington 9/12/2011, revised W. Ritter 9/28/2015