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Library Policy

Library Mission

The Seattle Central College Library is an ecosystem of workers, students, resources, spaces, and instruction working together so that students have access to information they need to flourish academically, personally, and in community.  We welcome diverse voices, approaches, and perspectives to build the knowledge that will make our communities stronger and wiser.

Our Inspiration
"Only with the interdependency of different strengths, acknowledged and equal, can the power to seek new ways of being in the world generate, as well as the courage and sustenance to act where there are not charters." (Lorde, Sister Outsider, 111)

Updated 12.2022

Student Rights & Responsibilities

The library has established the following policy to ensure that we support our library mission and our goal to: “Offer services to integrate a contemplative learning environment with current information technology.” (Developed with input from students in a forum on Student Conduct in the Library.)

STUDENT RIGHTS:

  • Respectful treatment by library staff
  • A quiet place for schoolwork, research, and study
  • Clear signs and directions for library services and resources
  • Current and relevant materials for courses and programs offered by the college
  • Clean and well-maintained library facilities
  • Privacy of library transactions
  • Accommodations for students with disabilities

Students who feel these rights have been violated should follow the campus student complaint process as described in the Seattle Central College Student Handbook.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow campus student conduct policy
  • Respect other users and library staff
  • Avoid recreational use of library computers and facilities
  • Consume food and beverages in designated spaces only
  • Adjust the volume of personal devices so they are inaudible to others
  • Respect silent study areas and use designated group study areas for quiet discussion and collaboration
  • Notify library staff of disruptive behavior or safety issues
  • Protect personal belongings from theft

Students who violate these responsibilities will be asked to discontinue the behavior.  Students who do not cooperate will be subject to the Student Conduct Procedures described in the Seattle Central College Student Handbook.