Policy: Policy 5-1-4: Non Student Use Date Adopted: Oct 01, 1998
Department: Library & Media Services Contact: N/A
Statement: Non-Student use of collections and facilities.

Table of Contents:

  1. Services for Non-Students
  2. Borrowing Privileges
  3. Inter-Campus Loan/Interlibrary Loan
  4. Library Cards
  5. Reference Assistance
  6. Library Tours
  7. Individual Library Instruction
  8. Computer Use
  9. Photocopying
  10. Media Duplication
  11. Media Equipment Loan to Outside Organizations

Section 1: Services for Non-Students

  1. Some restrictions apply to non-students. First priority is given to WNC students, faculty and staff. Patrons who are not students are able to use Library & Media Services with certain restrictions.

Section 2: Borrowing Privileges

  1. After presenting identification and registering their Nevada public library card at a WNC Library, non-students may check out WNC books for the same loan period as WNC students 3 weeks. Non-students are restricted to borrowing 5 WNC books simultaneously. Fines and replacement charges are the same as WNC students.
  2. Non- students may not check out WNC video materials, but they may view them in the library.

Section 3: Inter-Campus Loan/Interlibrary Loan

  1. Library & Media Services will not borrow books from other institutions for non-student users.

Section 4: Library Cards

  1. If a patron does not have a library card, books will be placed on hold for one week while the patron obtains a card from their public library.

Section 5: Reference Assistance

  1. Reference service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to WNC students, faculty and staff.
  2. Librarians are available to help non-students use the collection and locate materials as time and staffing permit.
  3. Library staff will answer ready reference questions (defined as taking less than ten minutes to answer). For more in depth assistance, non-students may be referred to their public library.

Section 6: Library Tours

  1. Priority is given to WNC classes and organizations followed by classes and organizations of other NSHE institutions.
  2. Tours for community organizations may be scheduled at the convenience of the library (time and staff permitting).

Section 7: Individual Library Instruction

  1. Although individual library instruction is considered an integral part of reference assistance, it is not the responsibility of the library staff to teach basic computer or internet technology.

Section 8: Computer Use

  1. First priority is given to WNC students, faculty and staff, non-student users may be requested to discontinue usage if there are students waiting.
  2. Computers are provided primarily for searching library indexes, research databases, the online book catalog and class related assignments. Research activities always take precedence over recreational computer use.

Section 9: Photocopying

  1. Library & Media Services has a photocopier located in each library on the Carson City and Fallon Campuses, which is available for personal use at 10 cents per copy.

Section 10: Media Duplication

  1. Library & Media Services offers audio and video duplication services. Users need to supply their own blank media. There is a fee for duplication services.
  2. Duplication of copyright protected materials is not permitted, unless a letter of permission from the copyright holder is provided to Library & Media Services.

Section 11: Media Equipment Loan to Outside Organizations

  1. WNC media equipment is purchased specifically to support the instructional programs at WNC and is not loaned outside the college.

Date(s) Revised December 9, 2008; September 2, 2008; May 11, 2004; Date(s) Reviewed