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Library Policies


Food in the Library

Food and drink are not allowed in the library.  If you have any food or drink with you, we encourage you to leave it on the cart in the lobby near the front doors.  It can be retrieved when you leave.

Cell Phones

Patrons are asked to turn off cell phones or place them on silent notification before entering the library.  Please do not talk on a cell phone in the library.  Calls may be received or sent in the foyer of the LRC. 

Children in the LRC

Because of safety and liability concerns, children, age sixteen (16) and under, must always be accompanied by an adult and supervised.  Although the Danville Community College Learning Resources Center is pleased to offer numerous services for parents with children, the LRC is not a day-care facility and will not serve as such.  Staff will deal with unattended children of less than thirteen years of age by calling either Student Services or Campus Security so that the child’s parent or guardian can be contacted, and the unattended child removed from the LRC. 

Minor children (under age 16) should not be brought to the college campus or its facilities unless closely supervised by their parent or guardian. Minor children should never be brought into laboratories, shops, or the Tutoring or Testing Center. Some of these environments can be hazardous for children, and children may also be disruptive to the learning process. Supervised children who are participating in college-sponsored events are welcome on campus. For reasons of security and child welfare, the institution will not permit unattended children to be left anywhere on the college campus. Individuals who bring children to campus and refuse to abide by these guidelines will be referred to security and are subject to student discipline.

Disruptive children:
  • If a child is disruptive or misbehaving, a staff member will inform the parent(s) of their child’s behavior.
  • If parents refuse or are unable to control the child, a staff member may ask the family to leave.
  • If the family refuses to leave, a staff member may summon Student Services or Campus Security.

Computer & Internet Use

Computer Use

The LRC provides computers and a variety of software applications for patron use. Patrons using LRC computers must be sixteen (16) years of age or older. Computer use must fall within the guidelines outlined in the VCCS Computer Ethics Guidelines as stated in the College Catalog and Student Handbook.  Inappropriate use of LRC computers is prohibited.

Access to Computer and Network Resources

The computers in the Library are designated for research and educational purposes only. Computer use must fall within the guidelines outlined in the VCCS Computer Ethics Guidelines as stated in the college catalog and student handbook. Inappropriate use of the Internet in the Library is prohibited.  As a user of the college’s local and shared computer systems, users understand and agree to abide by the following acceptable use agreement terms. These terms govern access to and use of the information technology applications, services and resources of the VCCS, the college, and the information they generate.

Prohibited Activities

Users agree to abide by all applicable local, State, Federal, VCCS, and college policies, procedures and standards related to the use of the Internet, Social Media, and Electronic Communications.

Prohibited activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Attempting to gain access to information owned by the college or by its authorized users without the permission of the owners of that information.
  • Accessing, downloading, printing, or storing information with sexually explicit content as prohibited by law or policy;
  • Downloading or transmitting fraudulent, threatening, obscene, intimidating, defamatory, harassing, discriminatory, or otherwise unlawful messages or images;
  • Installing or downloading computer software, programs, or executable files contrary to policy;
  • Accessing, uploading, downloading, transmitting, printing, communicating, or posting access-restricted college information, proprietary college information, sensitive data or records, or copyrighted materials in violation of college or state policy;
  • Posting information or sending e-mail with the intent to deceive by using another’s identity, an assumed name, or anonymously;
  • Attempting to intercept or read messages intended for others;
  • Intentionally developing, propagating, or experimenting with malicious programs (viruses, worms, spy-ware, keystroke loggers, phishing software, Trojan horses, etc.) on any college-owned computer;
  • Changing administrator rights on any college-owned computer, or the equivalent on non-Microsoft Windows based systems;
  • Using college computing resources to support any commercial venture, to promote political candidates, and to circulate advertising for products or any other use for personal financial gain.

Adult Sites
Use of LRC computers to access, download, or display data of an adult nature (pictures, text, animation, etc.) is prohibited.

The unauthorized use of LRC computers to access, download, or play games is prohibited.

Security and Privacy

No user shall have any expectation of privacy in any message, file, image or data created, sent, retrieved, received, or posted in the use of the college’s equipment and/or access.

The VCCS System Office and colleges reserve the right (with or without cause) to monitor, access and disclose all data created, sent, received, processed, or stored on VCCS systems to ensure compliance with VCCS policies and local, State, or Federal regulations. College or System Office officials will have the right to review and/or confiscate (as needed) any equipment (College owned or personal) connected to a college owned device or network. In addition, except for exemptions under the Act, electronic records may be subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and, therefore, available for public distribution.

Circulation of Materials

Borrowers are required to present both their library card and a form of identification in order to check out materials.
Please see the rest of our Circulation Policy on our borrowing materials page.

Interlibrary Loan

Please see our InterLibrary Loan policies on our InterLibrary Loan form page.

Reconsideration of Materials

Since free access to information is essential not only to education but also to our democracy, the library upholds the principles of the American Library Association's Freedom to Read statement, and makes every effort to provide materials representing all points of view, including those which are unpopular or unorthodox.  We follow the guidelines in the ALA Library Bill of Rights.  However, since opinions may differ in a democracy, procedures must be established for persons or groups wishing to challenge the appropriateness of materials in the collection.  Any patron who makes a complaint concerning the suitability of material for the LRC and requesting removal of material must adhere to a procedure.  Criticisms must be made, in writing, to the Director of Learning Resources and Distance Learning.  The patron requesting the removal of material will be asked to fill out the Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials form.  This form can be obtained at the Circulation Desk in the Library on campus.