Visitor Policy

Use of the Landmark College Library by Visitors

The Landmark College Library exists to provide academic support to students, faculty and staff of Landmark College. Alumni are also free to use the resources and services of the Library with the same borrowing privileges as current Landmark College students. Family members of current Landmark College students are welcome as part of the Landmark College community and as such have full access to the Library’s resources and services. They may borrow Library materials via their student’s Library account with the student’s authorization. Similarly, children of current Landmark College employees may borrow items via their parent or guardian’s account with authorization of that account holder. As per College policy, minors must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian.

Visitors are welcome at the Library and have different levels of access depending on affiliation with various groups:

  • faculty whose institutions are participants of the Vermont Coalition of Academic Libraries Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Program
  • SIT faculty, staff, and students actively enrolled or employed at the World Learning Brattleboro campus
  • currently enrolled participants in workshops by the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training
  • students from other colleges and universities
  • Landmark College affiliates (spouses and legal partners of Landmark College employees)
  • Windham County residents

Visitors using Landmark College Library facilities and resources agree to waive all legal claims against Landmark College and its employees which might arise out of their use of the facilities, grounds, equipment, or other amenities at the College. They further agree that they will not bring legal action against Landmark College for any reason, including any injuries they may sustain or for damage to their property resulting from their use of the facilities, grounds, equipment, or any other amenities at the College.

Visitors should identify themselves at the Library’s front desk prior to using the Library.

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Use of Resources Within the Library by Visitors

Visitors may use the Library’s books and periodicals onsite for professional or scholarly research purposes, providing use does not conflict with the Library’s primary responsibility to the Landmark College community. Minors must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian.

Persons currently enrolled in a Landmark College Institute for Research and Training workshop should refer to Library Services for LCIRT Workshop Participants (available from LCIRT instructor) instead of the remainder of this policy.

The following services are NOT available to most visitors: interlibrary-loan borrowing, free photocopying or color printing, access to article databases, or use of computers for activities other than searching the Library's online catalog (WebCat). Please limit your WebCat searching to 15 minutes at a time, using only the Library catalog computers located in the Library atrium.

Exception: Visitors who can show photo-ID proof of current registration or employment in another college or university may use the Library’s databases for scholarly purposes. Use may be restricted during busy times of the day or evening. Because they are extended members of the College community, Landmark College alumni and family members may also use Library databases while on campus. There will be a charge for photocopying and color printing.

Printing and Photocopy Fees:

  • 10 cents per page for black-and-white copies
  • 25 cents for color copies and color printouts

While photocopying is available to all visitors, printer use (for purposes other than printing from the WebCat online catalog computers in the atrium) is restricted to: college students; SIT/World Learning faculty, staff, and students; VCAL faculty; Landmark College alumni and family members; and LCIRT participants.

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Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges

Individuals in the following categories may Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges as outlined by the Library’s Circulation Policy:

SIT Faculty, Staff, and Students actively enrolled or employed at the World Learning Brattleboro campus:
With SIT/World Learning identification, faculty, staff, and students are welcome to borrow most materials at the Landmark College Library, according to its Circulation Policy.

Faculty Members at Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries (VCAL) institutions:Faculty members whose institutions are participants of the VCAL Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Program are welcome to borrow most materials at the Landmark College Library, according to its Circulation Policy.

Please visit the VCAL Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Program page for details.

 

Visitor Borrowing Privileges

Individuals in the following categories may apply for Visitor Borrowing Privileges:

  • Landmark College Affiliates: Spouses and legal partners of current Landmark College faculty and staff are eligible for visitor borrowing privileges.
  • Adult Residents of Windham County: Adult residents (age 18+) of Windham County may, upon presentation of a valid photo ID and proof of address, apply for visitor borrowing privileges. Residents under the age of 18 are not eligible for borrowing privileges unless a parent or legal guardian signs for them. The parent or legal guardian must apply in person with the minor and show a valid photo ID and proof of address.

 

Loan Periods

Books may be borrowed for 14 days.

A maximum of 10 items may be charged out by a visitor at any one time. Of these items, a maximum of 5 may belong to our Learning Disabilities & AD/HD Research Collection.

The following items do NOT circulate to visitors:
Interlibrary loan materials, audiovisual materials (including music CDs and audiobooks), periodicals (magazines, journals, and newspapers), reference books, computer manuals, pamphlets, software, or other items not covered by the section "Loan Periods" above.
 

Renewals

Items may be renewed once, providing use does not interfere with the needs of Landmark College students, faculty, or staff.

Overdue Charges

Overdue charges are $.25 per day. Because our collection is small and heavily used we ask that patrons return materials as soon they are finished with them so others may use them. We reserve the right to recall items before their due date. Visitors accruing overdue fines in excess of $10 or having more than 3 overdue items at any one time will have their borrowing privileges suspended.


Lost / Damaged Charges

Visitors are responsible for the materials checked out to them. Library materials not returned within a month will be considered lost. Visitors will be billed the replacement cost plus a $15 processing fee for each lost book in addition to the overdue charge.

For books and materials no longer in print or available, the following charges will apply:

  • General collection: $50, plus processing and overdue fees
  • LD & AD/HD Research Collection: $75, plus processing and overdue fees


Visitors returning damaged items will be billed replacement costs plus a $15 processing fee per item (in addition to the overdue charge, if any). For books and materials no longer in print or unavailable from the publisher the above charges will apply.

Visitors accruing more than one lost or damaged book within a semester will have their borrowing privileges suspended.

 

Revoking of Privileges

The Director of Library Services reserves the right to temporarily or permanently suspend borrowing or in­-house privileges to visitors for any reason. In the absence of the Library director, the staff member in charge retains the above right.

Email (library@landmark.edu), call (802.387.1648), or visit the Library with any questions.