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Policies & Procedures Manual

Policies for Students' Return to Campus Libraries

The JSCC Libraries follow the college's COVID-19 Protocols.

These protocols are established to guide the on-campus instruction and support services and are effective March 7, 2022.1. 

  1. Students and employees will continue to comply with social distancing as practicable.
  2. Students are encouraged to wear face coverings in all indoor spaces, including classrooms and labs, where social distancing is not possible. Faculty members may require face coverings for their classes provided any such requirement is stated in the syllabus.
  3. Students will be required to wash or sanitize their hands prior to any lab experience and following its completion.  
  4. Employees are encouraged to wear face coverings inside any building when outside of their offices or personal work areas, including classrooms and labs.
  5. Masks and hand sanitizer for students are available from the Maintenance Department. Each instructor will ensure that masks and hand sanitizer are available in each classroom/lab.
  6. For any person arriving on campus with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or for any person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 desiring to return to campus, the college will continue to follow applicable guidance.


The primary purpose of the Learning Resource Centers is to provide library materials, services, and facilities necessary to support the College’s instructional programs, to meet student course and non-course related library needs, and to meet administrative and public service requirements. In addition, the Learning Resource Centers accept the responsibility for providing materials and services to all members of the College community including traditional and non-traditional students, online, and distance learners.


  • Library users will have access to library resources, materials, and services.
  • Library users will find collections to be sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, format, and currency to support the college’s teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Library users will discover information in all formats through effective use of library technologies and organization of information.
  • Library users will seek engagement with librarians in a variety of ways and contexts when seeking information resources.
  • Library users will select among multiple options for instruction.
  • Library users will demonstrate ability to define information needs, access and evaluate resources, and use information resources ethically.