The JSCC Libraries seek to provide the college community with the best possible environment for research and study. The library's code of conduct was adapted from the JSCC Student Handbook. Library patrons and staff expect to have:
Therefore, all patrons are expected to adhere to the following policies:
Children: Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Computer Use: Patrons are expected to use computing resources in a manner consistent with the college’s Policies and Procedures for Information Technology Resources and Systems. Viewing or displaying inappropriate or offensive materials is prohibited.
Criminal Behavior: Campus Police and/or outside law enforcement authorities will be notified to address criminal behavior including but not limited to: assault, verbal threats, possession of weapons [simulated or real], public indecency, sexual harassment, theft of library books or property, vandalism, intoxication, possession of drugs, and viewing child pornography.
Damage to library property: The following behavior which may damage library equipment, collections, or facilities is prohibited: defacing library materials, equipment, furniture or facilities by marking, cutting, underlining, removing pages, or removal of theft devices.
Disruptive behavior: Any behavior that is disruptive to library use is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to:
Emergency Procedures: Library patrons must follow JSCC emergency procedures during emergency situations or dangerous weather conditions.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 27, 2020 NO FOOD OR DRINK WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE ALLEN LIBRARY ON THE JEFFERSON CAMPUS. THIS POLICY WILL BE STRCTLY ENFORCED.
Food and beverages: Snack food items in secure containers and non-alcoholic beverages in securely covered containers are allowed. All other food items will not be allowed. Not reporting spills and/or leaving a mess by being careless with food and beverages is prohibited.
Personal Belongings: Leaving personal belongings unattended for any length of time is prohibited. Items left unattended may be taken to the Campus Security Office.
Tobacco Use: The use of all tobacco products or devices capable of dispensing nicotine [such as electronic cigarettes] is prohibited inside the building.
Enforcement and Consequences
In the event of campus closings, the libraries will close ONE HOUR prior to the posted campus closing time.