Policies

Mission
The mission of the Cecil W. Robbins Library of Louisburg College is to support the academic programs of the institution. The library exists primarily to serve the students’ and faculty’s curricular needs for print, non-print, and digital resources. In addition, it promotes lifelong education by teaching library users both information literacy and digital literacy skills through course-related library instruction. The library also serves faculty by assisting them in their instructional objectives and professional research goals.
 
 
Library Policies
 
The library offers three different study zones with noise levels ranging from collaborative to silent:
 
  • The Learning Commons is located on the ground floor of the library where collaboration and talking is allowed. Please self-monitor the volume of your voice out of respect for other groups and individuals who are also studying.
  • The Quiet Study area is located on the second floor or mezzanine of the library. This space is not for collaborative study, but is reserved for individual computer use and personal study. Please refrain from talking and socializing on the second floor. Use the Learning Commons downstairs to work out loud together.
  • The Quiet Room is a comfortable space reserved for silent study and reading. It is located on the second floor of the library, all the way in the back right corner encased in glass to block ambient noise. There is wireless internet available in the Quiet Room for use on tablets, laptops, and mobile devices, but there are no library computers in this space. Please use the Quiet study area or the Learning Commons to access library computers.

No food or drinks are permitted in the computer lab or the Success Center. Snacks and beverages in closed containers are allowed everywhere else in the library. Please clean up after yourself and discard wrappers, cups, and containers in the garbage when you leave. No food or drinks are permitted in the computer lab or the Success Center. Snacks and beverages in closed containers are allowed everywhere else in the library. Please clean up after yourself and discard wrappers, cups, and containers in the garbage when you leave.

You will be asked to leave the library due to any of the following:
  • Raised voices or shouting
  • Verbally abusing or harassing others
  • Becoming disruptive or argumentative
  • Fighting or rowdy behavior
  • Overt signs of substance abuse, including drunkenness
  • Overt sexual behavior
  • Bringing weapons (simulated or real) into the library
  • Theft, or vandalism of library equipment or collections
  • Intimidating library staff or patrons
  • Not following requests by library staff to cease inappropriate or disruptive behavior
 
Consequences
Patrons who violate any of these policies may be asked to leave the library and may lose their privilege to use the library. They may also be referred to the Dean of Students and be subject to disciplinary action, criminal prosecution or other legal action, as appropriate.
 
Campus Police will be called whenever necessary. The Robbins Library will notify law enforcement authorities concerning any criminal behavior in the library. Non Louisburg College students may be barred from the library.
 

The computers in the Cecil W. Robbins Library and Learning Commons are primarily to be used by the Louisburg College community for library research, study, email, access to Brightspace, and general use. Each computer has the Microsoft Office Suite and Internet connectivity to the campus network. All of the computers have Math Excel installed. Anyone using the library computers for recreational purposes may be asked to give up the workstation to someone waiting to do research. Library staff will provide assistance with Microsoft Office programs, Google, Brightspace, and email.

Use of the Library's computers is on a first-come, first-served basis for students. During peak research times, it may be necessary to limit Internet sessions in order to accommodate all users.

The Internet can access valuable information; however, Internet resources may contain controversial material. Selection policies governing the Library's purchase of materials are not applicable to material accessed electronically via the Internet. The library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. Each individual user must take responsibility for his or her Internet activities.
 
The Robbins Library and Learning Commons computer resources are provided for academic use. Conduct which violates this policy includes, but is not limited to the following activities:
  • Damaging or destroying equipment, software, or data belonging to the Library or to other users including adding, altering, or deleting files on Library computers
  • Installing files, software, CD-ROMS, etc. to the library computers
  • Unauthorized copying of copyrighted material; this includes downloading music or video files without permission
  • Violating software license agreements
  • Attempts to configure the Library computers in any way
  • Using the Internet for any illegal activity
  • Harassing others, including displaying text or graphics that may reasonably be construed as offensive and obscene
  • Disruption or interference with other computer users
  • Using the computer to run a business
 
The Library reserves the right to terminate the Internet access privileges of any person abusing these privileges.
 
Louisburg College currently registered students, faculty, and staff members have priority in using Robbins Library computer workstations. Students may be asked to show a current LC ID card.
 
Computers are intended primarily for Louisburg College student use. Alumni, community members and other patrons 18 years of age and over may use the workstations for a period of one-half hour if there are a sufficient number of available computers. If non-student patrons need to use a computer on a regular basis, they will be referred to the public library. Printing for non-students costs ten cents per page.
 
If community members are using computers, library staff may approach them, and inform them of the computer access policy. Louisburg College reserves the right to ask for identification and users other than students must be prepared to show a current picture ID card, such as a driver's license, valid school ID, or passport. You will be asked to complete a sign-in sheet. As long as a computer is not needed by a Louisburg College student, faculty, or staff member, alumni and other patrons will be accommodated if possible. Patrons that violate the Library courtesy policy will be asked to leave.
Community members are welcome to use the following Robbins Library services and resources:
  • General reference assistance
  • Collection access for research purposes to be used within the library
  • Interlibrary loan services through Franklin County Library
  • Study areas
Printing, copying, scanning and sending, and faxing are free for currently enrolled Louisburg College students and faculty.  There are two printers in the library, one in the ground floor Learning Commons, and one upstairs in the Quiet Study area.
 
To print in the library:
A student must be logged in to a computer with his or her Louisburg College username and password to print from a library computer.  (If a student is logged on to a computer under another student’s name, the print job will go to the other student’s print queue).
 
Choose the SecurePrint driver in the print menu on the computer.
 
At the printer, swipe the back of your college ID card on the card reader to access your print job. For first time printing, swipe your card, and then type in your Louisburg username and password at the printer to sync your ID card to the printer. Once synced, the card can be swiped for direct access to the print queue without the need to key in usernames or passwords.
 
If a student does not have his or her student ID card with them, the username and password can be keyed directly into the printer to access the print queue.
 
Choose the document you’d like to print from the print queue on the printer screen.
  • Select “print and delete” to print and remove the document from the print queue
  • Select “print and keep” to print the document and keep it in your queue for future printing
 
Please ask a librarian for help with the scan and send or fax functions.