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Patrons, Visitors, and Their Privileges

Two types of individuals use the Ellender Memorial Library, the academic support center for Nicholls State University

•  “Patrons,” individuals with a current, duly issued Library Card; and,

•  “Visitors,” individuals who do not have a current, duly issued Library Card.

Every patron has at least some circulation privileges (i.e., to check books and other printed materials out of the Library for a limited period of time).  No visitor has any borrowing privileges, unless and until he/she duly applies for, receives, and keeps current a courtesy card to which he/she is entitled.

Every patron and visitor is welcome to enter, remain in, and use the Library (and any area adjacent to the Library), so long as (but only so long as and on the condition that) he/she [1] fully complies at all times with all applicable Library policies (including, without limitation, “Use of Library Facilities,” “Circulation,” “Library Users,” and “Code of Conduct”), [2] has not lost (and regained) any Library privileges because of failure to comply with some or all of the Library’s policies, [3] fully complies at all times with all applicable University policies, and [4] is not barred from being on the Nicholls Campus.

Patrons:

•   Any student currently enrolled in and in good standing with the University and each current employee of the University in good standing (i.e., faculty, staff and administrators) is a Library patron by virtue of her/his immediate relationship with the University, as follows:

▪   Their Nicholls State University Colonel Card serves as their Library Card; and,

▪   They have the following privileges to use the Library  -

- Full borrowing privileges from the General Collection,- Full use of all Library database resources for accessing information online,

- Full inter-library loan privileges for access to books and articles,

- Access to the Archives & Special Collections, the Government Information and Serials Collections, and the Library’s other focused collections, as fully as the policies and procedures of the Library and the pertinent Departments permit, and

- Use of the Library’s public areas (such as, the Main Research-and-Study Hall, all Leisure Study Areas and the Public Restrooms, as well as Study Carrels and Rooms) and the property therein (such as, computer work stations, card/coin- operated copiers and printers, study tables and leisure reading chairs).

•   Any former employee (i.e., faculty, staff and administrator) who [1] has retired (i.e., left the University’s service to claim Social Security or a government or private pension and did not merely resign) and [2] has applied for, received, and holds a current Library Courtesy Card (upon presentation of her/his current, valid driver’s license or other suitable identification, including name and current residential address and telephone number, as well as any e-mail address), as follows:

▪   There is no charge for any Courtesy Card issued to such a Nicholls retiree, though the Card must be renewed annually; and,

▪   They have the following privileges to use the Library for research and educational purposes  –

-   Full borrowing privileges from the General Collection,

-   Use of all Library database resources for accessing information online from the

Library’s computer work stations (except for those that are pass-word protected),

-   Use of the Library’s inter-library loan service to obtain articles (i.e., at or about ten each calendar month) and to borrow books (i.e., no more than two at a time and only to retirees who live in Lafourche or Terrebonne Parish or in the adjoining Assumption, St. James, St. John the Baptist and St. Charles Parishes, and nearby St. Mary Parish),

-   Access to the Archives & Special Collections, the Government Information and Serials Collections, and the Library’s other focused collections, as fully as the policies and procedures of the Library and the pertinent Departments permit, and

-   Use of the Library’s public areas (such as, the Main Research-and-Study Hall, all Leisure Study Areas, and the Public Restrooms) and the property therein (such as, computer work stations, card/coin-operated copiers and printers, study tables and leisure reading chairs).

•   Any current dues-paying member of the Nicholls State University Alumni Federation in good standing may  …  upon presenting her/his current Alumni Federation Card at the Library’s Circulation Desk  …  obtain, receive, and hold a Library Courtesy Card, as follows:

▪   There is no charge for any Courtesy Card issued to such an Alumni Federation

member, though the Card expires on the same day as the member’s Alumni Federation Card and must be renewed annually upon presentation at the Library’s Circulation Desk of the member’s then current Alumni Federation Card; and,

▪   They have the following privileges to use the Library [1] only for research and educational purposes and [2] only so long as their exercise does not interfere with, disrupt, or otherwise hinder the normal use of the Library by Nicholls’ students, faculty, staff, or administration (or might reasonably be expected to do so)  –

-   To borrow for twenty-one (21) days each up to and including ten (10) books and/other print items that circulate from the General Collection, renewable for an additional 21 days on request,

-   To use all Library database resources for accessing information online from the Library’s computer work stations (except for those that are pass-word protected),

-   To use the Library’s inter-library loan service to obtain a limited number of articles (i.e., at or about five each calendar quarter),

-   To access the Archives & Special Collections, the Government Information and

Serials Collections, and the Library’s other focused collections, with such limitations as the policies and procedures of the Library and the pertinent Department set, and

-   To use the Library’s principal public areas (such as, the Main Research-and-Study Hall, the Government Information Room, and the Public Restrooms) and the property therein (such as, computer work stations, card/coin-operated copiers and printers, study tables and leisure reading chairs).

Guest Patrons:

•   Any student currently enrolled in or a faculty/staff member currently employed at a

college or university in the State of Louisiana may  …  upon presentation of [1] a current LALINC Reciprocal Borrowing Card issued by her/his college or university identification card, [2] his/her current college or university identification card and [3] her/his current, valid Louisiana driver’s license (or other suitable identification, including name and current residential address and telephone number, as well as any e-mail address)  …  obtain, receive, and hold a Library Courtesy Card, as follows:

▪   There is no charge for any LALINC Courtesy Card, though the Card must be renewed each semester; and,

▪   Said Louisiana students, faculty, and staff have the following privileges to use the Library  –

-   To borrow for twenty-one (21) days each up to and including ten (10) books and/other print items that circulate from the General Collection, renewable for an additional 21 days on request,

-   To use all Library database resources for accessing information online from the Library’s computer work stations (except for those that are pass-word protected),

-   To access the Archives & Special Collections, the Government Information and Serials Collections, and the Library’s other focused collections, with such limitations as the policies and procedures of the Library and the pertinent Department set, and

-   To use the Library’s public areas (such as, the Main Research-and-Study Hall, all Leisure Study Areas, and the Public Rooms) and the property therein (such as, computer work stations, card/coin-operated copiers and printers, study tables and leisure reading chairs).

•   Any faculty member or student currently employed at or enrolled in another college or

university outside of the State of Louisiana but in another of the United States may  …  upon presentation of her/his current college or university identification card and his/her current, valid driver’s license (or other suitable identification, including name and current residential address and telephone number, as well as any e-mail address)  … obtain, receive, and hold a Library Courtesy Card, as follows:

▪   A $12.00 fee is immediately due and payable for the Courtesy Card issued to said

faculty members or students from outside Louisiana; and, the Card expires 90 days after issuance (and may be renewed for another 90 days upon making another application and paying another $12.00 fee); and,

▪   They have the following privileges to use the Library for research and educational purposes only  –

-   To borrow for twenty-one (21) days each up to and including ten (10) books and/other print items that circulate from the General Collection,

-   To use all Library database resources for accessing information online from the Library’s computer work stations (except for those that are pass-word protected),

-   To use the Library’s inter-library loan service to obtain a limited number of articles for educational purposes only (i.e., at or about five every 90 days) at a cost of ten cents ($0.10) per page (paid in advance),

-   To access the Archives & Special Collections, the Government Information and

Serials Collections, and the Library’s other focused collections, with such limitations as the policies and procedures of the Library and the pertinent Department set, and

-   To use the Library’s principal public areas (such as, the Main Research-and- Study Hall, the Government Information Room, and the Public Restrooms) and the property therein (such as, computer work stations, card/coin-operated copiers and printers, and study carrels and rooms).

•   Any resident of Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes, the adjoining Assumption,

St. James, St. John the Baptist and St. Charles Parishes, and nearby St. Mary Parish who is 18 years old or older may  …  upon presentation of her/his current, valid Louisiana driver’s license (or other suitable identification, including name and current residential address and telephone number, as well as any e-mail address)  …  obtain, receive, and hold a Library Courtesy Card to supplement the more extensive services available at or through her/his parish or municipal public library, as follows:

▪   Patron privileges are immediately activated and a Courtesy Card issued to said residents of the Bayou Region of Louisiana upon the payment of a $12.00 fee and may be renewed annually upon the making another full application and paying another $12.00 fee; and,

▪   They have the following privileges to use the Library [1] only for educational purposes and [2] only so long as the exercise of those privileges does not interfere with, disrupt, or otherwise hinder the normal use of the Library by Nicholls’ students, faculty, staff, or administration (or might reasonably be expected to do so)  –

-   To borrow for twenty-one (21) days each up to and including three (3) books and/other print items that circulate from the General Collection, renewable for an additional 21 days on request,

-   To use all Library database resources for accessing information online from the Library’s computer work stations (except for those that are pass-word protected),

-   To use the Library’s inter-library loan service to obtain a limited number of articles for educational purposes only (i.e., at or about five every 90 days) at a cost of ten cents ($0.10) per page (paid in advance),

-   To access the Archives & Special Collections, the Government Information and Serials Collections, and the Library’s other focused collections, with such limitations as the policies and procedures of the Library and the pertinent Department set, and

-   To use the Library’s principal public areas (such as, the Main Research-and-Study Hall, the Government Information Room, and the Public Restrooms) and the property therein (such as, computer work stations, card/coin-operated copiers and printers, study tables and leisure reading chairs).

Visitors:

Visitors are welcome to use the Library [1] for educational purposes only and [2] for only so long as such use does not interfere with, disrupt, or otherwise hinder the normal use of the Library by Nicholls’ students, faculty, staff, or administration (or might reasonably be expected to do so), as follows  –

-   To browse and read in the Library, but not borrow, books and other print items in the General Collection,

-   To use of all Library database resources for accessing information online from the Library’s computer work stations (except for those that are pass-word protected),

-   To access the Archives & Special Collections, the Government Information and Serials Collections, and the Library’s other focused collections, with such limitations as the policies and procedures of the Library and the pertinent Department set (including, without limitation, that no artifact, book, manuscript or paper in any format may leave the Library), and

-   To use of the Library’s principal public areas (such as, the Main Research-and- Study Hall and the Government Information Room) and the property therein (such as, computer work stations, card/coin-operated copiers and printers, study tables and leisure reading chairs).

 

Note:  In the occasional extraordinary circumstance, the Library Director may  …  in

the exercise of her/his sole discretion, on a case-by-case basis, and upon such terms as he/she deems appropriate  …  extend additional privileges to a user who would not otherwise have them [for example, to use the Library’s inter-library loan service to borrow books (i.e., no more than one at a time to be read only in the Library)].

 

As of and before Sep. 15, 2011; Revised August 15, 2012, and February 22 & March 4, 2013

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