Students are required to show valid PRCC ID cards when using any materials or computers in the Libraries and Learning Labs.
General Collection Circulation Policy
Any current PRCC student or employee may check out books at the Libraries on the Poplarville, Hattiesburg and Hancock campuses. Books are checked out for a semester period. If books are not returned, borrowers are blocked from checking out other books pending return of materials or payment of replacement costs. Students must return all books before the end of each semester.
In a college Library or the Learning Labs, students are expected to be able to work quietly and independently without constant supervision. Students should remember that the Libraries and Learning Labs are places to study and not a place to disturb other students. Should a staff member ask an individual or a group of students to be quiet more than once, then the individual or group will be asked to leave the building. Students should refer to the Pearl River Community College Student Handbook for further rules and regulations concerning conduct by students in the Libraries and Learning Labs. Patrons are requested not to eat, drink, smoke, or use tobacco products in the Libraries and Learning Labs. Also, the Cat Country Guide states that students are not allowed to bring children on campus. Cellular phones should be turned off in the Libraries and Learning Labs. Cellular phones are restricted to areas outside the buildings. Problems should be brought to the attention of the library staff.
InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Service Policy
ILL services are offered to all Pearl River Community College students and faculty. This service is free provided that the lending institution sends the material at no charge to PRCC. If the lending institution charges a fee, the student or faculty member that requested the material is responsible for payment before the request for the material is confirmed with the lending institution.
The United States Copyright Act of 1976 makes it a crime to photoduplicate any and all copyrighted materials. Portions of copyrighted articles may be photocopied for study and other educational purposes. The law further prohibits making copies of computer programs, which are copyrighted.
Mississippi Library Security Act of 1978
This act makes it a crime to abuse library property. This includes removing library and Learning Center materials from the buildings without proper authorization; willfully damaging materials, including cutting articles out of books, magazines, and newspapers; and failing to abide by the general rules and regulations set forth by the department.
No individual shall access, use, destroy, alter, dismantle, disfigure, or remove programs, technologies, or configurations/settings from any Library or Learning Lab computer.