Library Policies

Cell Phones & Bluetooth Phones
The Library is a phone-free study zone.  Cell phones and Bluetooth phones must be set on vibrate or turned off.  Please make and receive calls outside the Library.

Copyright
The copyright law of the U.S. (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.  The patron using the equipment is liable for any infringement.

Food and Drink
Non greasy snack food only; meals should be enjoyed in the Student Union.  Covered drinks only may be brought into the Library.

Test taking
Students may take online tests here in the Library as long as they finish before closing time and do not require our help with individual tests.  Like the testing center, we cannot accommodate entire classes, and do not have enough staff to proctor test-takers.

Minors
"Children are not permitted in BMCC classrooms.
In addition, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult while using any BMCC facility, including, but not limited to, the MaCrae Activity Center, the computer labs, the Student Union or the Library.  An exception will be granted to those students under the age of 16 who are properly enrolled at BMCC."
Procedure Title:  Presence of Children at BMCC Facilities
Procedure Number:  07-2003-0012
Board Policy Reference: IV.B.1

Patron Privacy
We can't tell you who checked out the item you are looking for.
Article III of the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association: "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted." www.ala.org/advocacy/proethics/codeofethics/codeethics
In addition, we comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and do not share any information about patrons. http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/FERPA-Overview.htm

Photocopying
Please keep copying to a few minutes if people are waiting.  If you have a large amount of material to copy, consider: reviewing material first for need, returning during a slow time (after 2 pm), breaking it into smaller pieces (this week's readings only), taking material to the copy center (staff members).

Use of facilities
Improper use of facilities, included but not limited to, downloading or viewing pornography, sending of threating emails, online stalking, hacking, commercial activities, and copyright violations will be referred to the appropriate authorities.