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SCF Libraries Policies

Policies regarding library services and resources for SCF Libraries in all three campuses.

Spaces

Study Rooms: Open Access 

The SCF Libraries provide a limited number of general study rooms at all locations which are available on a first come, first served basis. These Study Rooms are various sizes and are provided with various types of technology for students to use.  

  • Patrons are responsible for making sure the room is clean for the next group or for any damaged discovered.  

  • Library employees are not responsible for any patron possessions. Possessions left unattended anywhere, for any length of time will be removed and turned over to SCF Security. 

 

Rooms by Reservation 

Room reservations can be made at: https://scf.libcal.com 

Additional Terms & Conditions might apply for some rooms, and they will be listed in the reservation system (LibCal).

 

Study Rooms by Reservation

The SCF Libraries provide a limited number of large group study rooms which are available on a first come, first served basis. These Study Rooms are various sizes and are provided with various types of technology for students to use.  

  • Reservations are limited to SCF students or employees and are only guaranteed after emailed confirmation.  

  • Patrons who have made reservations must check in at the front desks.  

  • Patrons are responsible for making sure the room is clean for the next group or for any damaged discovered.  

  • Library employees are not responsible for any patron possessions. Possessions left unattended anywhere, for any length of time will be removed and turned over to SCF Security. 

 

Faculty/Adjunct Room 

The SCF Libraries offer Faculty & Adjuncts the ability to reserve a general study room in order to meet with students in the Library.  In the Bradenton Campus, faculty can reserve Room 112. In other campuses, select any Study Room.

  • Reservations should be made in advance online (preferred) or over the phone. 

  • Reservations are limited to SCF faculty & adjuncts. Online reservations are guaranteed after emailed confirmation.  

  • Patrons who have made reservations must check in at the front desks.  

  • Patrons are responsible for making sure the room is clean for the next group or for any damaged discovered.  

  • Library employees are not responsible for any patron possessions. Possessions left unattended anywhere, for any length of time will be removed and turned over to SCF Security.

 

Maker Commons & Editing Rooms 

The SCF Libraries provide a limited number of spaces which support Maker projects, special editing, specialized printing & computer programs. These spaces & equipment are provided with various types of technology and vary between campuses. 

  • Reservations must be made in advanced and are limited to SCF students or employees and are only guaranteed after emailed confirmation.  

  • Patrons who have made reservations must check in at the front desks.  

  • Patrons are responsible for making sure the room is clean for the next group or for any damaged discovered.  

  • Library employees are not responsible for any patron possessions. Possessions left unattended anywhere, for any length of time will be removed and turned over to SCF Security. 

 

Honorlock Rooms (Online proctored testing)

The SCF Libraries provide a limited number of spaces which support Honorlock Testing & Teams. These rooms & equipment are provided with a webcam & microphone.  

  • Library staff are not responsible for resolving issues and students should be prepared to work with the Honorlock support and be familiar with how Honorlock Proctored Testing works.  

  • Extra time to prepare, prior to testing is recommended.  

  • Reservations must be made in advance and are limited to SCF students or employees and are only guaranteed after emailed confirmation.  

  • Patrons who have made reservations must check in at the front desks.  

  • Patrons are responsible for making sure the room is clean for the next group or for any damaged discovered.  

  • Library employees are not responsible for any patron possessions. Possessions left unattended anywhere, for any length of time will be removed and turned over to SCF Security. 

 

DRC (Disabilities Accommodations & Family Friendly Rooms) 

The SCF Libraries provide a limited number of spaces which support DRC students, as well as a "family-friendly room" for SCF parents or caregivers of young children. These rooms are provided with various types of equipment and/or supplies.  

  • Reservations must be made in advanced and are limited to SCF students or employees which have a current letter of accommodation on file with the DRC or HR and are only guaranteed after emailed confirmation.  

  • A letter of accommodation should be updated each semester for DRC rooms.  

  • A Family-friendly room is available only in the Bradenton Campus (Room 132) and might include kids' books, coloring pages, and furniture.

  • Patrons who have made reservations must check in at the front desks.  

  • Patrons are responsible for making sure the room is clean for the next group or for any damaged discovered.  

  • Library employees are not responsible for any patron possessions. Possessions left unattended anywhere, for any length of time will be removed and turned over to SCF Security. 

Reservations for all of these rooms can be made at: https://scf.libcal.com

For questions regarding the use of other spaces not listed above, please contact a librarian or library supervisor (Alicia Long for Bradenton, Theresa Smith-Ennis for Venice and Lakewood Ranch).

Use of spaces

Noise – Including Online Meetings & Cell Phone Use 

The SCF Libraries reserve the right to monitor & dictate noise levels within Library spaces.   

  • In the Bradenton and Venice Libraries, the second floor is considered a ‘quiet floor’ and guests are required to keep voices low, use headphones and keep noises to a minimum on those floors.  

  • Patrons who disrupt with their voices and/or sound from equipment will be given two verbal warnings.  The SCF Libraries staff may ask patrons or groups to leave if the disruption continues to disturb other students working on their academic work.  

  • Calls on cell phones should be taken outside the Library if patrons are in open areas and will be asked to leave for extended calls. 

  • Online Classes & Meetings should be conducted within study room spaces so as not to disturb other patrons. Students talking in online meetings will be asked to relocate to a more suitable space. 

 

Food & Drinks  

The SCF Libraries permit food and drinks.  

  • Patrons are required to clean up after themselves and report any spills as soon as possible.

Additional space services

Community Rooms

The Bradenton Campus Library & Learning Center (bldg.3) also hosts two rooms open to Community events and other non-library uses.

These rooms (3-143 and 3-146) are not managed by the SCF Libraries.

In order to use, reserve, or ask any questions about those rooms, please contact the SCF Business Office, or Nathan Wellman (wellman@SCF.edu). SCF Staff can reserve these rooms in Ad-Astra.

 

Testing Rooms

Besides the online proctored testing rooms mentioned above (Honorlock Rooms), the SCF Libraries might be used as a testing location, as follows:

 

Libraries Serving as Physical After-Hours Testing locations 

Upon request from the DRC or the Testing Center, the SCF Libraries will provide a study room with a secure cabinet, for after-hours testing.   

  • Testing must be finished within 30 minutes of closing.  

  • The Library provides the space but does not proctor these tests.  

  • Student assistants are not permitted to handle the test materials. 

  • All testing materials & instructions are supplied by the DRC or testing center.