Backpacks, purses, and other belongings may be subject to personal inspection or search.
We have a collection development policy, which can be found here: http://lib.gccaz.edu/lmc/collections/policy/colldevpolicy.html
The following guidelines will be piloted during the Spring 2019 semester and reviewed for permanent consideration. Snacks and drinks are allowed in the Glendale Community College Libraries [excluding the Computer Commons and near technology]
The Library Media Center's Collaborative Classroom (L-138) is available for instruction sessions, primarily for classes and workshops requiring librarian instruction or supervision.
Classroom equipment includes:
Classes or workshops requiring librarian instruction have priority for using this classroom. Independent research (IR) session(s) - no librarian required - may also be scheduled by faculty.
Library Classroom (L-138) Independent Research Policy
Scheduling options are listed on the Instruction page.
Please do not assume a class has been scheduled until you receive an e-mail or phone confirmation to that effect.
If your instruction needs can not be met within this policy framework, we recommend contacting your Curriculum Technicians at firstname.lastname@example.org for other computer classroom options.
Faculty members who schedule a class for independent research in L-138 must be present during the time the class is in session.
Maintenance on the computers will normally be arranged for times when the room is not formally scheduled. In such instances, maintenance operations will have priority over any casual or unscheduled computer uses or informal class sessions.
No drinks or food by the computers are allowed in the library.
In order to protect the privacy of both students and workers within the library, photography and videorecording is not allowed.
There are a number of rooms in the Library Media Center that can be used for classes, meetings, and group study.
The Library Media Center is not responsible for the security of personal items left unattended in the building. Your backpack and/or other belongings were removed from this room/area by College Safety. You can retrieve these items at the security counter in the Student Union. Unattended backpacks, books or other belongings cannot be used to reserve a room, workstation, or other study areas in the library.
(from Collection Development Guidelines, Part V. General Collection Policies, C. Acquisition Procedures Affecting Collection Policies, No. 9):
Use of the computer workstations in the Computer Commons and the Library Classroom (L-138) is limited to GCC students and employees with an activated MEID account. There are no courtesy logins. Students may inquire at HT1 about temporary or courtesy login policy.
A GCC student ID card is required to print from computer labs. ID cards can be obtained at the Enrollment Center.
We have a detailed computer use policy that can be found here: http://lib.gccaz.edu/lmc/building/computers/usepolicy.html
The Internet is a global electronic information network that is not regulated by any local, state, federal, or international authority. Materials found on the Internet may contain information that is controversial, offensive, disturbing, erroneous, or illegal. The Library Media Center (LMC) disclaims any warranty of the accuracy, authoritativeness, timeliness, or usefulness of the materials, and shall have no liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages related to use of these materials.
Access to the Internet at GCC Libraries is for academic research purposes.
Users who access the Internet at the Library Media Center are required to conduct themselves in an ethical and legal manner, and to act in accord with the LMC Computer Use Policy, the MCCCD Technology Resource Standards, the current edition of the GCC Student Handbook and all local, state, federal, and international laws.
Access to, or use of, the Internet by minor children is solely the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.
In keeping with the American Library Association (ALA) Code of Ethics, GCC librarians "protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted." Therefore, it is not the Library's practice to monitor the content being viewed on computer workstations.
The Maricopa Community College District has established Technology Resource Standards that prohibit certain behaviors. The viewing of pornography may fall within two of these standards:
Therefore, library staff may ask a library user to cease viewing pornography, especially in cases where a complaint has been made. If the library user fails to comply with this request, campus security may be contacted.
The librarian will contact Security, who will call the Police, if someone is viewing child pornography.
A. It is unlawful for any person knowingly to place explicit sexual material upon public display, or knowingly to fail to take prompt action to remove such a display from property in his possession or under his control after learning of its existence.
B. A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a class 6 felony.
C. For the purposes of this section:
1. "Explicit sexual material" means any drawing, photograph, film negative, motion picture, figure, object, novelty device, recording, transcription or any book, leaflet, pamphlet, magazine, booklet or other item, the cover or contents of which depicts human genitalia or depicts or verbally describes nudity, sexual activity, sexual conduct, sexual excitement or sadomasochistic abuse in a way which is harmful to minors. Explicit sexual material does not include any depiction or description which, taken in context, possesses serious educational value for minors or which possesses serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.
2. "Public display" means the placing of material on or in a billboard, viewing screen, theater marquee, newsstand, display rack, vending machine, window, showcase, display case or similar place so that material within the definition of paragraph 1 of this subsection is easily visible or readily accessible from a public thoroughfare, from the property of others, or in any place where minors are invited as part of the general public.
Encompassing the mission and goal statement of the libraries and media centers of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) the LMC has established as its mission "...to make available to students, faculty, staff and community patrons resources and services that support and enrich the curricula and contribute to the intellectual and cultural development of the college community."
The LMC faculty and staff recognize the importance of library and media services to teaching and learning and believe that:
The Library Media Center (LMC) is the leader in the creation and delivery of information and information resources, promoting information literacy, providing lifelong learning experiences and access to information for the college and its community.
Library materials are not rental items, rather they are available for free to checkout for a limited period of time. A current student, staff or faculty ID, or a Community Borrower card, MUST be presented at the circulation counter to checkout ANY item. Student IDs may be obtained at the Enrollment Center.
All residents of Maricopa County who are 18 years old or more can get a community borrower card. To get a card, the community member must obtain an MEID using the Create Maricopa ID for Library Access page. The card is good at all Maricopa Community College District libraries during normal business hours. Different rules apply at each college.
The GCC Libraries follow all copyright regulations and policies. To learn more about copyright, please see our Copyright and Fair Use research guide.
If you are experiencing problems accessing a database, make sure that you are logging in with your correct MEID username and password.
If these are correct, contact our librarian web team at: GCCLibraryWebsite@gccaz.edu
When you contact the librarian help team, provide as much information as possible about the problem, including:
Community Borrowers must request interlibrary loans through their local public library.
Your Student Identification Card is your library card. These picture ID cards are obtained at the time of registration and are accepted at all Maricopa Community Colleges. IDs are valid for the current semester only. ID cards are not transferable. Borrowers are responsible for any use of their library card, unless reported lost.
The GCC also has a collection of maps. Information about the maps we carry can be explored here: http://lib.gccaz.edu/lmc/collections/maps/
MCCCD Libraries affirm the concept of intellectual freedom and the right of library users to use materials, facilities or services without intimidation. In supporting library users' rights to privacy and confidentiality, MCCCD Libraries are adhering to the "right to read" implicitly guaranteed in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, the Arizona Revised Statutes 41-1354 (Privacy of User's Records), and the American Library Association (ALA) Library Bill of Rights. As stated in the ALA Code of Ethics, libraries "protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted." This includes circulation records, database searches, reference interviews, interlibrary loan records, and all other personally identifiable uses of library materials, facilities or services.
An individual's use of library materials or services will not be disclosed to anyone other than that individual, to persons authorized by that individual, or to library personnel acting within the scope of their duties, except as required by law as outlined in Law Enforcement Inquiries: Guidelines for MCCCD Library Staff (pdf).
Reserve items are a separate collection of specific books, periodical articles, maps, and various media items that are set aside for a particular course and are available for students to use in the library. Items are placed on Reserve by the academic departments and/or individual instructors. They are available for 2 hours, library use only, and may be checked-out, with a current student ID, at the circulation desk. One Reserve item may be checked out at a time.
Non-Reserve items may be returned to any Maricopa County Community College District Library. GCC book returns are located on the east end of the Media counter, at the west end of Circulation counter, outside the exit door on the west end of the library, and on the curved drive on the east side of the campus. Return reserve materials to the Circulation counter.
The library does not generally purchase and/or house textbooks.
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