Nunez Community College Library provides its faculty, students, Friends of the Library and the community with a wide selection of books, periodicals, VCR and cassette tapes, government documents and archival material. Its collection consists of over 30,000 volumes; about 300 current periodicals; 600 VCR and cassette tapes and over 800 subject areas in the vertical file.
Books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System in an open shelf format. Special areas are set aside for the reference books, children's books, state documents, and the law library.
Periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title. Approximately half of the collection is in a microform format. Current editions of periodicals are on display shelves.
Media and Archival material are kept in closed stack areas.
Anyone may use the library but only students, staff, reciprocal borrowers, and Friends of the Library of Nunez Community College may check out material.
A current Nunez Community College I.D. card with a valid barcode is required to borrow materials. A student I.D. card can be obtained from Student Affairs. Students are not allowed to check out material when school is not in session, but they are welcome to use the library whenever it is open.
All faculty and staff must have current I.D. cards with valid barcodes to check out materials.
Anyone can become an FOL member by paying a membership fee. This entitles Family and Professional members to borrowing privileges.
Each patron may borrow a maximum of 5 items, which may include not more than 2 media items. These are usually borrowed on a two-week loan, and if these items are not placed on hold, then they may be renewed.
Faculty may borrow up to 10 items usually on a semester basis. These items must be returned at the end of each semester, but upon request by returning full-time faculty members, materials may be renewed for the following semester. All items borrowed by adjunct faculty must be returned at the end of the current semester.
Friends of the Library may borrow a maximum of three books for a two-week period. If these items are not placed on hold, then they may be renewed.
Detailed information concerning fines and fees can be found on the Circulation Fees page.Fines:
Fines are charged on all overdue materials excluding the days when the library is not open. All patrons will be given written receipts upon payment of fines. Grades for students are held until all library debts have been cleared.
Patrons who have lost or damaged beyond use any material they have borrowed, will be asked to pay the replacement cost and a service charge. Accrued fines will also be assessed. Damaged items on materials are subject to a fee assessment.
A form describing the appeal procedure is available at the Circulation Desk. All the listed steps must be followed including filling out the form completely and accurately. An appeal panel is available in accordance with the Student Discipline procedure as printed in the Student Handbook.Overnight Loans:
Materials checked out overnight must be returned the next day the library is open with the exception that overnight materials borrowed on Friday are due on the following Monday.
Materials may be put on "hold" for 3 days. The library staff will fill out the necessary form. If these items are not checked out within this time, then they may be loaned to other students or be put back on the shelves.
Instructors may place items on Reserve by filling out the appropriate form. Usually, Reserve materials must be used in the Library; however, the instructor placing the materials on reserve may authorize overnight circulation. At the end of the semester, faculty will be asked if they wish to retain or withdraw materials held on Reserve.
The use of media equipment is limited to faculty members and senior personnel of the institution. Faculty members are asked to reserve the equipment they need for instruction at the allocated time and to return same to the library after use.Off-campus use for community or professional meetings requires prior approval from the Library Director or the Head of Public Services. In their absence, the Media Specialist may approve overnight off-campus use.
These items do not circulate but may be used in the library. In special circumstances, permission may be granted for these items to circulate on a limited basis.
Inter-library loan is available to faculty, students, and FOL members to obtain materials that are needed but are not owned by Nunez library. These materials can generally be borrowed from other libraries at no cost to the borrower. A request form for materials needed can be obtained from the circulation desk. Sometimes the lending library charges a fee for photocopies or for postage - in these instances, the patron would be responsible for paying the fee.
Nunez Community College is a member of both CALL (Council on Academic Library Liaison) and LALINC (Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium). CALL was formed to promote cooperation among the eleven libraries of the academic institutions in the New Orleans area. LALINC is a similar group in which most of the higher education institutions in Louisiana participate. Student borrowing privileges are extended to faculty and graduate students with special borrower's cards obtained from their own "home library." A small number of institutions offer reciprocal borrowing to undergraduates. The CALL card may be renewed each semester.
Approved by the Administrative Council, January 13, 1997Revised May 1999 - Approved by the Administrative Council, June 7, 1999