General Library Information
|Fall & Spring Semesters|
|7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.||Monday - Thursday|
|7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Friday|
|Closed Saturday & Sunday|
|8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.||Monday - Thursday|
|Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday|
|7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..||Monday - Thursday|
|Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday|
|The Library is closed during all holidays observed by the college. Exceptions to the above schedule will be posted outside the Library door.|
Serials & Circulation
Policies and Services
Conduct: Patrons are asked to limit conversations and to speak as quietly as possible. Patrons may be asked to leave the library if they are warned and continue to be disruptive.
Library Cards: The library card is located on the back of the student/employee ID card. All students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive an ID card. Residents of the SIC Community College District may purchase a library card for an annual fee of $5.00. The patron is responsible for all materials checked out on their card. If the card is lost or stolen, please report it to the library and the card will be made invalid.
Patron Responsibilities: Patrons are responsible for the safe and timely return of all materials. For your convenience, a drop box is located at the entrance of the A/B Lobby. It is recommended that damaged and overdue materials be returned to the circulation desk so that appropriate action can be taken.
Lost, Damaged, & Overdue Materials: Fines are assessed at the following rate for overdue materials --
$.05 per day for 3 week books, periodicals, DVDs, and CDs
Reserve materials fall into two classifications --
$.25 per day for 1 week reserve materials and reserve videos
$1.00 per day for overnight reserve materials and T.E.A.S. study guides
Three notices are sent informing patrons of overdue materials, with the last being a bill. After seven weeks, the materials are declared "lost." Patrons who lose or damage materials are charged for the cost of the materials plus a processing fee of $5.00 and a fine if appropriate. If materials are returned after the seven week period, a $5.00 processing fee per item is assessed. Items that are lost and returned after one year are accepted at the discretion of the librarian.
Computers: Word Processing and Internet access is available on library computers and printing from the computers is 5 cents per page. Compliance with Southeastern's computer usage policy is required.
Copying Services: A coin-operated photocopier is located inside and outside the library entrance where copies may be made at 10 cents per copy.
Circulating, Non Circulating & Reference Materials
Books (Circulation): The library's circulating book collection totals about 40,000 volumes and are housed in open stacks arranged by the Dewey Decimal System of Classification. Patrons may browse the collections but are asked not to reshelve books. Circulating titles may be borrowed for three (3) weeks.
Reference Materials: Reference materials consist of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, atlases, etc. These books do not circulate, but may be copied or used in-house. These items are noted in the online catalog by the word "reference."
Juvenile Books: The children's book collection is primarily for preschool through grade 3. These books circulate for three (3) weeks and may be borrowed by any patron. These items are noted in the online catalog by the word "juvenile."
Reserve Materials: Faculty routinely place materials on reserve for an entire class to use. Use policy is determined by the instructor. The reserve area is located behind the circulation desk. The online catalog will indicate when something is on reserve.