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DMACC Policies and Procedures 
DMACC Policies and Procedures
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ES4731 - Community Use of DMACC Libraries




Master List Section: Student Services

  1. Institutional Regulations

    An Iowa resident who is not a registered student or current staff member may use the DMACC Library resources through the State of Iowa Open Access Program.
  2. Procedure
    1. Borrowing DMACC Library Materials
      1. Library Card - Community members may request a DMACC Library card in person and must provide one of the following:
        1. a current library card from their local participating library OR
        2. proof of residence within the service area of their local participating library (i.e., driver’s license, recent utility bills, etc.) OR
        3. verification of enrollment in a participating academic institution. Community members will be issued a DMACC Library Card that will be valid for 1 year.
      2. Limits and Loan Periods - DMACC Libraries sets loan periods and borrowing limits bases on several factors. See the Library website for more information on borrowing limits and loan periods.
    2. Inter-Library Loan
      Community patrons may not request items via Inter-Library Loan.
    3. Fines/Lost Items
      Charges for lost/damaged/overdue items will be assessed in the same manner as for DMACC students; see BS5834 . Outstanding charges may result in the loss of library privileges.
    4. All other College and Library policies will apply to community patrons as appropriate.

Adopted: July 1, 1990
April 16, 2019

Approved for Catalog: Executive Vice President, College Operations

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