Library Access to Information Resources

Section: 
Instruction
Policy Number: 
601
Effective: 
Monday, June 16, 2014
Policy: 

The Library serves all segments of the college, with an emphasis on instructional programs. In the pursuit of education, the Library supports patron rights to privacy, a fair share of resources, information and enlightenment for educational purposes and free access to ideas. It is the policy of the SPSCC Library to hold or provide access to library and information resources with an appropriate level of currency, depth, and breadth to support the institution’s mission, core themes, programs, and services, wherever offered and however delivered.

The SPSCC Library supports the following policy statements by the American Library Association:

Library Bill of Rights http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill

Freedom to Read  http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/statementspols/freedomreadstatement

Intellectual Freedom http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom

Freedom to View http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/statementspols/freedomviewstatement

Purpose: 

To clearly state that the Library supports free access to ideas and information, however formatted and delivered, for all college constituencies.

To Whom Does This Policy Apply: 

All library patrons, including students, staff, faculty, and affiliated individuals and organizations, regardless of the patron’s location, or the format and delivery method of the information.