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Welcome to J. A Jones Library

Circulation Policies

Library Lending Policies

Brevard College Faculty and Staff

  • Current Brevard College I.D. card with barcode is required to check out all materials.
  • Books and CDs are checked out for six weeks.
  • DVDs check out for one week. 
  • Equipment (e.g., laptops, projectors, cameras) is checked out for the length of time required (usually 24 hours).
  • Non-circulating items (Reference materials, special collections, periodicals) only check out with the permission of the Library Director.
  • Overdue fines are not charged for Brevard College faculty, but lost items will be billed and borrowing privileges may be suspended or revoked. Interlibrary Loan items are billed according to the lending library's policies (see Interlibrary Loan Policy).

Brevard College Students

  • Current Brevard College I.D. card with barcode is required to check out all materials.
  • Books and CDs check out for 28 days, with a limit of 10 CDs checked out at a time.
  • DVDs check out for one week.
  • Items on reserve check out for variable lengths of time, depending on the item. Overdue fines are $.25 per hour. 
  • Equipment (e.g., laptops, headphones, calculators) check out for 4 hours. Overdue fines are $.25 per hour.  
  • Fines of $.25 per day will be charged for all overdue materials, except equipment and reserve items.
  • Non-circulating items (Reference materials, special collections, periodicals) only check out with the permission of the Library Director.

Online Students (taking no on-ground classes)

  • Any online student living more than one hours' drive from Brevard may request circulating items to be sent to them by U.S. Mail.
  • Within copyright limitations, scanned materials can be sent electronically.
  • Reserve items and equipment do not circulate by mail.
  • Length of check-out generally follows student guidelines, above. However, due dates may be extended at the librarian's discretion to account for delays in mail. 

Blue Ridge Community College Faculty and Students

  • A picture ID is required to check out items, and a valid registration card must be on file.
  • A maximum of 5 books can be checked out for 28 days.
  • CDs check out for 28 days to Blue Ridge Community College faculty only.
  • DVDs do not check out to BRCC students or faculty.
  • Fines of $.25 per day will be charged for all overdue materials.
  • All printing and photocopying costs $.10 per page.

Transylvania County residents and ACA Member Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

  • A picture ID is required to check out items, and a valid registration card must be on file.
  • A maximum of 5 books can be checked out for 28 days.
  • A patron must be at least 18 years old to register, and must provide a valid picture ID and proof of Transylvania County address or current ID from an ACA college or university.
  • Fines of $.25 per day will be charged for all overdue materials.
  • Printing and photocopying costs $.10 per page.

Out of County Residents

  • A $25.00 annual fee is required. 
  • A maximum of 5 books may be checked out for 28 days.
  • Fines of $.25 per day will be charged for all overdue materials.
  • All printing and photocopying costs $.10 per page.
(revised 9/24/19 mfj. See P:\Policies\Circulation Policy 2019.docx)

Use of Computers and Study Spaces

Library Etiquette

Computer Use

  • Desktop computers and laptop computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis for students, staff, and faculty of Brevard College. Laptops check out for 4 hours at a time.‚Äč
  • Community members and visitors to the campus can obtain a guest login from the library desk. At peak times, these individuals may be asked to give up a computer for student, faculty, or staff use.
  • Computer users agree to abide by the Brevard College IT Acceptable Use Policy

Quiet and Noise

  • We strive to make the library a friendly and collaborative space.  If you need a quiet place to work, seek out a study room or use the computer lab. 
  • The only designated Quiet Zone is the library's Computer Lab. Please respect this rule. If you have group work or need to collaborate with friends, you can check out laptops from the circulation desk and work in another area of the library.
  • Although we don't have a noise policy in the open areas of the library, we do ask you to be considerate of others using the facility. Use what your mom or first grade teacher might have called your "inside voice." If someone asks you or your group to be quieter, then you are probably disturbing more than just that person.

Food and Drink

  • Eat, drink, be merry, but be polite about it.
  • Try not to spill. If you do spill, notify the main desk so that they can get it cleaned.
  • Pick up after yourself. Trash cans and recycling bins are located throughout the building.

Community Users and Visiting Scholars

  • We welcome community users and visiting scholars to the Jones Library. However, students, faculty, and staff of Brevard College have priority in use of facilities, services, and computers in the library.
  • If behavior or use of facilities is deemed inappropriate or possibly dangerous, we reserve the right to ban visitors from the facility or the campus. Computer users agree to abide by the College's  IT Acceptable Use Policy, and can be banned for misuse of these resources.
  • Photocopying and printing is available for $.10 per page. Scanning is free.
  • Guest WiFi is available throughout the building.