The first priority of the library is to serve our students, faculty and staff. In adherence with the College’s mission, we also welcome our community members to become patrons and use our resources.
The library observes the general rules of conduct for students as outlined in the JCC Catalog. Specific to the library, there are general and computer use policies that must also be observed and adhered to by all patrons, including community patrons.
One of our primary goals is to ensure a pleasant learning environment for all library users. This means that the main use of the library is studying, researching, and learning. When you are in the library, please respect other users' needs to study, research, and learn by following the General Conduct Guidelines. Failure to follow the guidelines may result in denial of library privileges.
Any conduct that disrupts the library is prohibited. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to:
- Quiet, non-disruptive conversation is appropriate in the library, and group study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Quiet Study Area is meant for individual study and the staff makes sure this area remains quiet. Discussions and group study should be conducted in other areas of the library.
- Loud audio content is not acceptable in the library. Listening to audio programs without headphones often disrupts other patrons. Please use headphones to play audio programs so that only you can hear the content. Headphones may be checked out at the Information and Services Desk if you do not have headphones with you.
- Cell phone conversations can also be distracting. Please turn off cell phone ringers or put phones on vibrate while in the library. Lengthy cell phone conversations should be conducted outside of the library.
- Shouting across the room, horseplay, or engaging other users in unwanted interactions are examples of disruptive behaviors.
- Damaging or stealing library property is not allowed.
- Threatening, harassing or engaging in behavior that may result in injury to others is prohibited.
- Illegal behavior of any type is not allowed.
- Please do not eat or drink in non-authorized areas (see computer conduct guidelines).
- Do not leave young children unattended.
Patrons who conduct themselves inappropriately will be asked to cease the conduct or may be asked to leave the library. Minor problems will be dealt with by library staff, recurring problems by the Library Director. A patron may be barred from the library if problems recur and cannot be resolved. If a patron is dissatisfied with the procedure, College Administration will become involved. The decision to bar a patron from the library lies with the College Administration. In addition, Security will be called when the conduct is illegal, when it poses a threat to an individual, or when an individual refuses to leave the library when asked to do so.