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Academic Honesty Policy | Collection Development Policy | Copyright Policy | Confidentiality Policy | Conduct in the Library | Inter-library Loan | Loan Policy, Fines and Refunds | Unattended Children Policy

Library Mission Statement

The Lakeland Community College Library is a full partner in the teaching and learning process of the college community. As the major information resource on campus, the library supports quality opportunities for lifelong learning by acquiring materials in support of the curriculum, providing access to those materials, and teaching information literacy skills.
Freedom of Information

The library endorses the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights, which supports access to information and opposes censorship, labeling and restricting user's access to information of all kinds.

Library Copyright Policy

Copyright refers to the legal possession of intellectual property whether online or in print.

Lakeland Community College Library adheres to the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law at Title 17, U.S. Code.

Library Confidentiality Policy
Lakeland Library's Confidentiality Policy.

Lakeland's Academic Honesty Policy

Honesty, as the basic component of trust, is essential to both individual and institutional integrity. With this premise in mind, Lakeland Community College has set forth certain behaviors as violating academic honesty, and thus potentially diminishing Lakeland's integrity, reputation for academic quality and ability to function as an academic community. The institution's faculty and administration, therefore, regard academic dishonesty as a serious offense.

Established as violations of academic honesty at Lakeland Community College are cheating and facilitating cheating, plagiarism and falsification in academic research. Policies dealing with violations of academic honesty may be obtained from the Student Activities Department.

Library Use and User Conduct
Quiet Study:

The library common areas are not quiet study areas. The library has one quiet study room. It is located behind the library instruction room at the northwest corner of the library.

Food, Drink, Tobacco Products, Cell Phones, etc.

Help keep the library clean.

  • Keep all drinks covered and dispose of containers properly.
  • No food or drinks near the computers.
  • All tobacco products are prohibited in the library.
  • Cell phone use in the library can be distracting. If you must use your cellphone in the library, keep your noise to a minimum. Disruptive cellphone usage is not permitted, and noisy users will be asked to take their calls outside the library.
  • Respect others - keep noise to a minimum.

    Code of Conduct

    Lakeland Library users will to adhere to the Student Conduct Code as published in the Lakeland Community College Student Handbook.

    Lakeland Library computer users will to adhere to the Computer/Internet access section of the Lakeland Community College Student Handbook.

    Copies of the Student Handbook can be dowloaded or viewed at: Lakeland Student Handbook.

    Copies of the Student Conduct Code are available by clicking on the Lakeland Student Handbook link above.

    Loan Policy: Borrowing Materials

    Materials in Lakeland Library's circulating collection may be checked out. Reference books and periodicals must be used in the library. Media that is housed in the media cabinets may be checked out from the library by Lakeland faculty only.

    All Lakeland Library users are responsible for materials checked out on their library account. Return of materials is expected by the due date. Failure to return materials may result in blocking of class registration and/or suspension of library privileges. Library users are responsible for all damage, replacement and repair fees for any materials they check out.
    Please present your Lakeland ID card to check out materials.

    • Lakeland students may check out a total of 35 items (Lakeland and OhioLINK libraries combined) for a three week loan period.

    • Faculty may check out 100 items from the Lakeland Library and other OhioLINK libraries.

    Materials may be renewd up to 6 times if no requests have been placed on the materials.

    Notices concerning overdue materials are sent via email as a courtesy. Library users are responsible for the prompt return of materials borrowed.


  • Overdue Lakeland Library materials are $0.10 per day per item. Replacement Charges: cost of item.
  • Overdue OhioLINK materials are $0.50 per day per item. Replacement Charges: $125.00/ per item.
  • Overdue Reserve materials are $1.00 per hour per item.

    Refunds for lost materials may be issued for Lakeland Library, Interlibrary loan and OhioLINK materials providing the following criteria are met:

  • materials are returned within six (6) months of payment with the original receipt from the Lakeland Library.
  • materials must be free of mold, stains, odors, missing pages or damage of any kind.
  • the call number, ownership stamps, barcodes and covers must be intact.

    The condition of the material will be evaluated by the Library Technician in consultation with the Acquisitions Coordinator. Reference Librarians will determine if the materials will be returned to the collection.

    In the case of OhioLINK or Interlibrary Loan materials, the Interlibrary Loan Specialist will contact the owning institution for evaluation of materials to be returned to that institution's collection.

    Any outstanding fines or fees are deducted from the refund amount. Approved refunds, with proper forms, are forwarded to the library offices and processed through the Lakeland Controller's Office.

    Library users, having met all outstanding obligations to the college must request a refund check for the remaining amount at the Assistant Controller's Office, A-2004, 440.525-7051. Inquiries on the status of a refund should be directed to the Assistant Controller's Office.

    Interlibrary Loan

    Connect to Lakeland's Interlibrary Loan Policies.
    Community Borrowers

    To receive a library account, community borrowers should apply in person and present a valid State of Ohio Drivers License or State of Ohio ID. A Lakeland "Community Borrower's Card" will be issued. Community users may borrow up to 5 items at a time. This includes any combination of Lakeland Library materials and OhioLINK books, or Interlibrary loan requests. OhioLINK databases are not available to community users from off-campus; they must be accessed from within the Lakeland Library. Community users will comply with all loan policies of the Lakeland Library. Community users are invited to attend library programs and participate in the library's book discussion group.

    Unattended Children Policy

    The Lakeland Library welcomes children who are accompanied and supervised by a parent or adult guardian. For the safety of the children, it is the responsibility of the parent or adult caregiver to supervise their children at all times. Lakeland Library assumes no responsibility for the security, safety, or supervision of children left unattended. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times. In the event that a child under 14 is left unattended, Campus Police will be notified.

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