Services and Policies

 

Library Mission Statement

Library Hours and Closings

 

 

 The Collection
The main library on the Levelland campus houses more than 75,000 volumes, including an extensive print reference collection and an up-to-date circulating collection, which support all college programs. In addition, students have Internet access to over 42,000 electronic books. Also available are over 30,000 microforms and over 1,000 non-print materials, including audiotapes, CDs, maps, videos, and DVDs. 

The libraries have a state-of-the-art online catalog which allows easy access to library holdings. The libraries' online databases may be accessed from the library or any campus computer connected to the Internet and from remote sites via the Internet using a password. These databases give access to several thousand periodicals from which full-text articles and images may be viewed and printed.

To understand how material selections are made, read the SPC Library
Collection Development Policy.

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to suggest titles to be added to the collection and may use the online
Title Suggestion Form

 

Circulation Policy
Borrowers must present a current student ID to check out reserve or circulating materials. All materials are available for use by the students, faculty and staff of South Plains College, the residents of the college district, and Texas Tech University and Wayland Baptist University students upon presentation of valid identification.

Reference works (call number preceded by Ref), periodicals, and reserve materials may be used in-house but do not circulate. Circulating books are located in the "stacks" on the second floor of the Library.

The Library's online catalog is available from dedicated terminals on the first and second floor and from any computer on the SPC network. Access is also possible via the Internet by connecting to the SPC library webpage (
http://www.southplainscollege.edu/).

For questions about remote access to the online catalog, email
Levelland or Reese Center librarians or call the Information Desk at (806) 716-2330 Levelland or (806) 716-4682 Reese Center.

Course Reserves
Faculty can put books and other materials on reserve so that they are available to everyone in the class. The materials can be checked out with a student ID at the Circulation Desk. Generally, the items can be checked out for use in the Library for a two hour period. Faculty who want to post online reserve materials can contact the Library by calling the Information Desk at (806) 716-2330 Levelland or (806) 716-4682 Reese Center or emailing
Levelland or Reese Center librarians.

Loan Periods
Reference books and periodicals: Library and classroom use only.
Microform materials: Library use only. Viewing machines are available in the library.
Audiovisual materials:  One week.
Circulating books and maps: Three weeks.
Reserve materials: Library use only. Two hours.
Renewals: Circulating materials may be renewed provided no one has placed a hold and provided there are no unpaid fines. Books eligible for renewal may be renewed by telephone: (806) 716-2299 Levelland or (806) 716-4682 Reese.
Recalls: All materials are subject to recall. Upon receipt of a recall notice, a borrower will have 72 hours to return the item.
Lost book charges: Borrowers are responsible for paying for lost or damaged materials. For items that are out-of-print or non-replaceable for other reasons, a fee of $35.00 per item is charged plus a nonrefundable $10.00 processing fee. The charge for a book still in print will be based on the replacement cost of the item plus a nonrefundable $10.00 processing fee. Unpaid library charges will be added to the student's account and if left unpaid will prevent issuance of grades or transcripts.

Interlibrary Loan
The interlibrary loan (ILL) service obtains materials not owned by the SPC Libraries for students, faculty and staff. Books, media items and other materials are borrowed from another library and are made available to the requester for limited periods of time. This service can also provide photocopies of articles. Library patrons may use the online
Interlibrary Loan forms.

Information Services
The Information Desk is staffed at all times to provide assistance in using Library resources and services. Library instruction for classes is available upon request; contact the Library by calling the Information Desk at (806) 716-2330 Levelland or (806) 716-4682 Reese Center or emailing
Levelland or Reese Center librarians.

Other Services at Levelland
Computing resources:  Ten computers connected to the Internet are available on the first floor for access to the Library's online resources.  An additional 40 computers are available for student use when they are not being used by a class.  Wifi is available to all students and guests. Online resources include electronic databases with access to the full text of thousands of periodical titles, over 60,000 electronic book titles through ebooks on Ebsco, and other online reference resources. Three stand-alone computers provide additional access to the online library catalog.

Equipment for people who are visually impaired:  Text magnifying equipment is available in the Microform area of the first floor.

Audiovisual services:  The Library's collection includes audio and video materials that have been cataloged and can therefore be identified in the online catalog. Videos and DVDs are shelved near the Information Desk. Other materials can be obtained at the Circulation Desk. VCRs and TVs along with audiotape players are available for student use.

Audio and video tape duplicating:  The Library offers free tape duplicating of non-copyrighted, educational materials at the Circulation Desk. Library users must provide blank DVDs for this service.

Photocopying:  Copy machines are available for both paper and microform articles. The machines are coin-operated. Price of a photocopy is 5 cents; price for a microform reader/printer copy is 10 cents. Change is available at the Circulation Desk.

Laminating: Laminating is available at the Circulation Desk at the cost of 35 cents per foot.

 

Other Services at Reese Center
Computing resources:  The Library provides seventeen computers for online research, email, word processing and other software applications. Reese library computers have CD-RW and DVD drives. Students have access to a scanner and may print color laser copies. Color copies cost $0.25 each. Transparencies may be created in the library. The cost is $1.00 per sheet if the library supplies the transparencies. Laptop computers may be checked out along with SVGA projectors for class presentations on campus.

Photocopying:  A photocopier is available for student use. The machine is coin-operated. Price of a photocopy is $0.10 per sheet. The machine accepts coins and bills ($1, $5, $10, $20). The bookstore is available to make change for students when necessary.

Audiovisual services: TV monitors, VCR and DVD players along with audiocassette players are available for student use in the library. Audiocassette recorders may be checked out for one week.

 


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