LRC Policy


Materials Borrowing Policy

Students, faculty, staff, or residents who live in the RLC district may borrow materials from the LRC. As a part of your first borrowing transaction, a library card will be issued to you at the Circulation desk. Your first card is free and can be used as long as you are a student, faculty/staff of RLC, or a resident of the RLC district. All patrons are required to show a current state identification card or driver's license to be issued a library card. RLC students must also have a valid RLC student ID, which will be used as their library card. A fee of $10.00 will be charged for each replacement card.

Materials are loaned for two weeks and may be renewed once, unless another patron has placed a hold against it. If audiovisual material is needed for a classroom presentation, check with the Circulation Desk. Items placed on reserve by instructors are checked out from the Circulation Desk and will have varying checkout periods.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

The LRC follows the ILLINET Interlibrary Loan Code reciprocal borrowing. As members of Illinois Heartland Library System we must adhere to the policies within this code which does not allow for renewal of ILL materials.

Please return all DVDs to the Circulation Desk. As a courtesy to others, please let the LRC know if there are any problems with a DVD.

REFERENCE MATERIALS, MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, AND MICROFORM MATERIALS are for use in the LRC only. Photocopies can be made.


Fines

The LRC charges a fine for each borrowed item that is not returned by the due date.

Books $.25/day
Interlibrary Loan Materials

$.25/day

Reserve Materials $.25/hour
VHS tapes/DVDs $.25/hour

If an item is lost or damaged the borrower must pay the current replacement cost of the item plus a library processing fee of $25.00.

If at the end of the semester students still have fines due or overdue books a hold will be put on their account and they will not be able to register for classes, get grades, or receive transcripts until their LRC obligations are met.

Intellectual and Academic Freedom

Rend Lake College LRC Policy on Intellectual and Academic Freedom
Rend Lake College’s Learning Resource Center supports the principle of academic freedom as laid out in applicable College documents. The LRC understands academic freedom to mean that a faculty member, tenured or non-tenured, or a student may inquire freely into academic matters and responsibly communicate considered findings in appropriate College classes related to the subject or, as an individual, in publications of his / her choice.

In accordance with the ALA (American Library Association) Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement, Freedom to View Statement, and other related documents, the LRC strives to build a collection that will provide for the free exchange of ideas. The collection, including access to electronic information, is available to all patrons of the LRC. It offers the widest possible range of viewpoints, without prejudice or censorship, regardless of the popularity of these viewpoints; the frankness of language; the national origin of the author; or the controversial manner an author may use in dealing with religious, political, sexual, social, economic, scientific, or moral issues.

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