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Code of Conduct
The Library Learning Resource Center (LLRC) staff strives to provide a safe, friendly, engaging and productive environment for all of its users. In order to be successful in this goal, the library has established the Code of Conduct. All users must respect and follow the policies listed below:
- Noise and Disruptive Behavior
Disruptive, hostile or harassing behavior by users is strictly prohibited. Users who exhibit disruptive or disorderly behavior will be asked to leave the library, and campus security may be notified.
- Food and Beverages
Eating and drinking in the library is not allowed. Food attracts rodents and insects, and drink spills can lead to the damage of materials or equipment.
- Personal Belongings
Library staff is not responsible for personal belongings or any property left in the library. Any items or belongings found and collected by library staff are returned to campus security. Library staff reserves the right to inspect all bags, purses, brief cases and the like.
Children under the age of 12 are prohibited from using the library, except with the permission of a faculty member/instructor, supervisor or other College official. Campus security and administration will be notified of any minor who creates a disturbance or appears to be lost and unattended for his or her safety, health and welfare.
- Internet Use
Library computer equipment serves to facilitate access to information for the purposes of teaching, learning, or conducting research. Users are subject to the Acceptable Use Policy.
- Cell Phones, Headphones, Mobile Devices and Other Equipment
The use of any equipment (e.g. cell phones, headphones, mobile devices) that disrupts users is prohibited. Cell phones must be placed on vibrate or turned off. Phone conversations must take place outside of the library. The use of cameras and video recording devices requires permission from College administration.
- Facilities, Equipment and Materials
Cutting, tearing or defacing materials (e.g. books, magazines, newspapers), and tampering with furniture, computers or other equipment is prohibited. Removing or attempting to remove library materials, equipment or property without proper checkout or official library authorization is a violation of the Code of Conduct.
Palm Beach State College’s Student Code of Conduct is in effect in the LLRC. Users who violate this Code of Conduct will lose their library usage privileges, will be referred to the Dean of Student Services, or will have an academic hold placed on their account.
The Library Learning Resource Center (LLRC) welcomes members of the community who wish to browse the library’s collection, access information, or use a computer with internet access.
A community member who has no affiliation with a member institution of the College, or who is not currently enrolled at the College, may access general library areas and services. Community users under this category must fill out a Non-Credit Application and present a government- or state-issued form of identification to the Registration Office. Under this class, community members are not able to check out materials or borrow equipment; however, they may browse library resources, or use a campus computer to access the internet and other applications. A guest card may be purchased and funds may be added to the card for the purposes of printing or copying.
*The library resources at Palm Beach State College, including computers, internet access, and materials, are provided for students, faculty, and staff. Those affiliated with the college will have priority when using library resources.