Library Operating Guidelines

 

NTC Student Checkout

Checkout limits & late fees are as follows:
 
NTC Student ID must be presented in order to checkout materials.
 
Checkout limit:  Total of 10 items.
 
Fines:  Fines must be below $5.00 in order to check out materials.
 
Student Laptops:  Limit of 1 check out per account.
 
Interlibrary Loan items (ILL):  Checkout period and renewals are at the discretion of the lending library.
 
Laptop Accessories & Equipment:  Limit of 1 (each type)
 
Renewals:  Items on hold for another patron may not be renewed.
Most items may be renewed upto 3 times for an extra 14 days per renewal.  Laptops and equipment items may only be renewed 1 time.
 
Lost/Damaged Items:  Replacement Cost + $15.00 processing fee, per item.
 
Materials
Checkout Period
Late Fees / Maximum Late Fee, Per Item
Audio CDs, DVD, Videos
14 days
5¢ per day / $5.00
Books
14 days
5¢ per day / $5.00
Course Reserve Items
Varies
50¢ per day / $5.00
Equipment
Varies
50¢ per day / $5.00
Kits
14 days 5¢ per day / $5.00
Interlibrary Loan
Varies 50¢ per day / $5.00
Magazines/Journals 14 days 5¢ per day / $5.00
Student Laptops & Accessories 4 hours. In-Library use only 50¢ per day / $5.00
For other materials please ask library staff. 
 

NTC Faculty/Staff Checkout

Checkout limits & late fees are as follows:
 
NTC Employee ID must be presented in order to checkout materials.
 
Checkout limit:  Total of 10 items.
 
Course Reserves:  Items may not be placed on hold, but they may be reserved (booked) for a specific event.  Course Reserve items may not be renewed
 
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items:  Checkout period and renewals are at the discretion of the lending library.
Lost/Damaged ILL Items:  Replacement Costs per lending library
 
Laptop Accessories & Equipment:  Limit of 1 (each type)
 
Renewals:  Items on hold for another patron may not be renewed.
Most items may be renewed upto 3 times for an extra 28 days per renewal.
Equipment items may only be renewed 1 time.
 
Staff Laptops:  1 week - 1 renewal only / may be booked
                          1 month - no renewals / may be booked
                          1 semester - no renewals / booking is not available
 
Item Type Checkout Period
Audio CDs
28 days
Books 28 days
Course Reserve Items Varies
Equipment Varies
Kits 28 days
Interlibrary Loan Varies
Magazines/Journals 28 days
Staff Laptop 1 week, 1 month, 1 semester
 

Community Patron Checkout

Checkout limits & late fees are as follows:
 
NTC Library ID must be presented in order to checkout materials.
 
Checkout limit:  Total of 3 items.
 
Course Reserves:  Not available.  Check with your local public library.
 
Fines:  Fines must be below $5.00 in order to check out materials.
 
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items:  Not available from NTC.  Check with your local public library.
 
Equipment:  Headphones are available for use in the library only.
 
Renewals:  Items on hold for another patron may not be renewed.
Most items may be renewed upto 3 times for an extra 14 days per renewal.
 
Lost/Damaged Items:  Replacement Cost + $15.00 processing fee, per item.
 
Item Type
Checkout Period
Late Fees / Maximum Late Fee, Per Item
Audio CDs 14 days 5¢ per day / $5.00
Books
14 days
5¢ per day / $5.00
Equipment (headphones only)
Varies
50¢ per day / $5.00
Kits
14 days
5¢ per day / $5.00
Magazines / Journals 14 days 5¢ per day / $5.00
 
Renewals
To avoid overdue fines / fees, borrowers should renew library materials before the due date. A due date may be extended if the item has not been requested by another borrower. Please be aware that there are renewal limits. The maximum number of times most printed material can be renewed is 3 times.  Electronics and media vary.
 
To renew or inquire, borrowers may visit the NTC library in person, call the service desk at (715) 803-1115, email library@ntc.edu. Students and staff my renew online at My Account. Please provide your full name, your NTC ID number and the library materials you wish to renew.
 
Overdue Fines and Lost & Damaged Fees
When borrowers have library fines/fees that exceed $5.00 or more, library privileges will be suspended until materials are returned and fines/fees are paid. Overdue notices are sent to the library’s address of record. It is the patron’s responsibility to keep the library informed of address changes. Printed material not returned within 21 days of its due date will be considered lost. Course Reserves and electronics not returned after 8 days are considered lost.  Borrowers will be billed for the cost of the materials plus a $15.00 (per item) processing fee.
 
Computer Use
Library computers are provided for students, faculty, staff and community patrons to enhance and support the teaching and learning needs of Northcentral Technical College. Priority use is for research and course related assignments. Viewing unacceptable or offensive materials as well as copyright abuse can result in loss of library privileges.
 
Computers
We have 36 computers in the library with various software applications available for use.
 
Laptops
We have 16 available laptops for NTC students to use in the library only. The maximum length of time to use these laptops is 4 hours.
 
There are 15 laptops for staff / faculty to checkout. Eleven laptops require prior reservations while the other four laptops are on a first-come, first-served check out basis. Request your reservation by calling the circulation desk at 715.803.1115 or emailing the library staff at library@ntc.edu.
 
Scanner
Three scanners are available in the library for use. There is no charge to scan documents.
 
Printing
New NTC students start out with a $25 printing balance.
● Basic (black) printing and copying is 5¢ per side.
● Color printing and copying is 25¢ per side.
 
Wireless Network
Bring in your own device and use our free wireless connection. Printing is available using the wireless network.  
 
Library Noise
The Library is a welcoming environment for students to research, study and collaborate with others. Many students who use the library to study or take tests need a quiet environment in order to concentrate.
 
Cellphones
Cellphones must be turned off or switched to silent mode when in the library. Anyone who must receive a call when in the library should put the caller on hold and move to an area where conversation will not disturb others using the library.
 
Study Zones
The Library offers two types of study zones. The main floor is a collaborative zone allowing for group projects and limited conversation. Students using this area can quietly work on projects together while respecting students around them. Study rooms are available for projects that require a larger or more private space.
 
The second floor is a designated quiet study zone. Students using this area must remain quiet, may not use cell phones, and have minimal conversation out of respect of other patrons. Second floor study rooms are available for those who primarily need to work without distraction or need media equipment. A student conference room is available for reserve to be used as quiet collaborative space.
 
All study rooms have a 2 hour limit.  Please request exceptions at the front desk.  Click here to see full guidelines for our Study Rooms.
 
When deemed necessary, the library staff will enforce these guidelines.
 
Children on Campus (For Students and Visitors)
While visitors are welcome at Northcentral Technical College, the College has a policy concerning minor (under 15 years of age) children on campus. For the safety of young visitors, children on campus (under 15 years of age) must be supervised by an adult who has a direct line of sight to the child at all time. The College does not allow children in classroom or other learning environments (Library, designated study areas, Cyber Cafe, laboratories, etc.) as this may be a disruption to the educational process of other learners. If children are being disruptive in public areas of the college, adults may be asked to remove their children from campus.
Failure to adhere to this administrative guideline may result in a student conduct violation. Visitors that do not adhere to this policy may be asked to leave the premises.
 
Students are encouraged to make arrangements for the care of their children with an appropriate service provider. The College currently has day-care facilities on campus provided through the local YWCA. Please contact the center director or assistant director at the YWCA for enrollment information.
Violations of this policy should be reported to security.
 
Food and Drink 
We highly encourage library patrons to use the Cyber Cafe to eat or drink before returning to workspaces.
 
Food and drink are allowed in the NTC Library however, library patrons are subject to the following guidelines.
 
● Deposit all recyclable food and drinking packages in the recycling bins located throughout the library.
● Dispose of trash appropriately and take leftovers with you when you leave.
● Do not simply brush off leftover residue or leave stains around your work area. Please, wipe down your area with the Sani-Wipes located throughout the library and throw away the used wipes in the trash bin.
● Liquids should be contained in spill-proof containers or in capped bottles.
● Pour liquids into the bathroom sink before recycling or throwing away the containers.
● Report any accidental spills to the library staff as soon as possible.
● Food deliveries are not allowed.
 
The Library reserves the right to ask that food or drink be removed from the Library. 

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