- Policy #:
- Responsible Authority:
- Director, Learning and Teaching Services
- Approval Authority:
- President's Executive Committee
- Executive Sponsor:
- Vice President, Academic
- Approval Date:
- Last Reviewed:
- Mandatory Revision Date:
- Downloadable Version:
- Learning Resource Centre
To describe the services provided by the Learning Resource Centre to support the learning and teaching needs of the College community.
All members of the College community.
|College community||Includes all students, employees and alumni of the College.|
|Media||Any materials, such as books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, prints, records and tapes which are kept for reading, reference, or lending.|
|LRC||Learning Resource Centre|
|Library card||A College issued identification card registered with the user’s campus library or a library issued card.|
- The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) provides print and electronic resources and services which support the learning and teaching needs of all members of the College community. Access to these resources and services is provided at all College campuses.
- The mandate of the LRC is:
2.1. to select, catalogue and maintain a current collection of electronic, print, and non-print media;
2.2. to de-select collection material with input from the College community;
2.3. to assist users in finding information
– in the LRC
– through online resource
– with referral to other libraries
– with intercampus or interlibrary loan;
2.4. to provide support to academic departments to enhance the information literacy and research skills of all students;
2.5. to provide media circulation services;
2.6. to establish and monitor hours of operation;
2.7. to establish and monitor limits on loan periods;
2.8. to establish and monitor fines;
2.9. to provide copyright information to the employees and students; and
2.10. to provide individual and collaborative learning space
- The primary responsibility for the selection and de-selection of media rests with the LRC staff in collaboration with the College community.
- The policies regarding circulation of media are determined by the LRC staff and appear on the website at www.algonquincollege.com/lrc. Loan periods, borrowing priviliges and other LRC policies are designed to give users fair access to LRC materials.
- Current students, and College staff are entitled to a library account which gives them access to e-resources remotely, the ability to place holds on items within the catalogue and to renew borrowed items online. Students and staff are to activate their account by presenting a College ID card or other photo identification to their LRC and receive a library card.
- Alumni and the general public are welcomed to consult and borrow the material in the Library collections. Restrictions do apply for some materials.
- Library cards are not transferable and should only be used by the person named on the card. Lending a library card to another person or using another person’s card can result in a loss of library privileges.
- Current students and College staff have priority access to the resources housed in the LRC.
- The hours of operation of the LRC shall be set annually prior to the start of the Academic year, by the Manager, LRC, in consultation with the various campuses. The Manager is guided by the principle that the services and resources should be open as often and as long as is feasible. These hours are posted at the entrance to each LRC and posted on the College website.
- Borrowers are responsible for all transactions made on their library account and are subject to overdue fines and payment of the full replacement of any damaged materials.
- Lost library cards should be reported immediately to the LRC. Materials charged to a lost or stolen card are the responsibility of the person to whom the card was issued until the loss is reported. There is a replacement fee for a lost library card.
- Sanctions including the levying of fines, administrative and replacement fees, as well as the suspension of library privileges shall be reviewed annually prior to the start of of the Academic year and in consultation with the various campuses.
Activate their library account in person at their campus library by presenting a College Photo ID card
Full-time Students and Staff
Activate their library account in person at their campus library by:
Apply for a library card via e-mail or fax by completing the library card application form (Appendix 1). Off-campus students who have an Algonquin College student ID have access to the online databases using the user ID and pin number generated by their library card.
Apply for a library card in person at the local LRC by
Alumni and Community
Orientation to Information Literacy Skills
Give information literacy and research skills classes to students, geared towards the coursework and assignments, as requested by the professor.
Appendix 1 Learning Resources Centre Services
AA 20 Plagiarism
AA 34 Copyright and Legal Deposit
AA 35 Confidentiality of Student Records
SA 14 Unreturned College Property and Unpaid Debts
AA 31: APPENDIX 1
Learning Resource Centre Services
The services and regulations of the Learning Resource Centre are found on the website below: