The primary mission of the library at Surry Community College is to provide access to materials, information, and services that support and supplement the mission of the College.
As the primary information resource on campus, the library supports lifelong learning by acquiring materials in support of the curriculum, providing access to those materials, and teaching information literacy skills.
LOAN PERIODS - GENERAL INFORMATION
BOOK LOAN PERIODS
Students: 3 week checkout | 1 renewal allowed | 10 items max at a time
Non-Student: 3 week checkout | 1 renewal allowed | 3 items max at a time
Patrons may renew books provided no one else has placed a hold on the item.
All overdue materials must be returned and late charges paid before allowed to renew.
DVD LOAN PERIODS
Please note: DVDs are 50¢ per title.
Students: 1 week checked | no renewals | 2 Popular DVDs max
CD LOAN PERIODS
Students: 3 week checkout | no renewals | 6 CDs max
Non-Students: 3 week checkout | no renewals | 3 CDs max
FINES & FEES
Books - Overdue fines:
$.10/day (Max. fine for each item $10.00)
DVDs - Overdue fines:
Any overdue fines and
Cost of book or DVD + $10 processing fee
No refunds on payments for lost books or DVDs
A check or draft shall only be accepted under the following conditions:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
Access to electronic systems is a privilege that is granted by Surry Community College and comes with a responsibility to respect the rights of other users and the rights of the college at all times. It is the policy of the College that the facilities and equipment be used ethically and legally, in accordance with applicable licenses and contracts, and according to their intended use for educational purposes in support of the college's mission and goals.
All technology equipment, data and records are considered the property of Surry Community College, and their use may be monitored as a means to ensure their proper and effective use. Users should be aware that seemingly private computer records may be subject to public disclosure. It is unacceptable use of the College communication system if users connect non-college owned computers -- laptops, desktop, or other non-college owned peripheral devices to the LAN except in public wireless access areas.
North Carolina criminal statutes outlaw certain computer-related conduct, including unauthorized access or use of another person's computer, computer system, or computer network to (1) commit fraud or obtain property under false pretenses; (2) cause computer-related damage; or (3) alter, disable, delete, or copy computer data.
It is also a crime to send (or allow to be sent) electronic communications that (1) threaten harm to a person or property; (2) are sent, repeatedly, for the purpose of "abusing, annoying, threatening, terrifying, harassing, or embarrassing any person," or (3) contain any false statement "concerning death, injury, illness, disfigurement, indecent conduct, or criminal conduct with the intent to abuse, annoy, threaten, terrify, harass, or embarrass." Educational institutions or officials who are victimized by such conduct, therefore, may file criminal charges against perpetrators of such crimes, and may recover damages through civil actions.
According to state law, examples of specific activities not permitted on college-owned equipment include:
Electronic information systems include, but are not limited to, terminals, computers, computer peripherals, communication devices, content management systems, telephones and telecommunications equipment, fax machines, computer data networks, video equipment, tapes or video networks, photocopying machines, computer software, supporting documentation, supplies, storage media, support facilities and energy sources. Electronic systems are limited to those leased, rented, owned by, or loaned to the College wherever located.
Users of Surry's electronic services are expected to abide by the following policies. Violation of this policy should be reported to the appropriate area supervisor. Violations may result in suspension of privileges to access the information technology involved, initiation of college disciplinary procedures, or in certain cases, criminal prosecution under federal or state law. Before attempting any activity about which you are in doubt, or if you have questions about this policy, consult [the Library Staff or Instructors], your local area supervisor, dean or vice-president.
Approved by the Board of Trustees on 8/13/07