The mission of the VVC Library is to support and assist the institution, its students, faculty and administration, in attaining the educational goals stated in the College’s Mission Statement. The Library will carry out this function by providing access to a diverse collection of print and electronic resources and an integrated program of service, resource management, assessment, and instruction for information literacy.
“What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.” - Harold Howe
In accordance with the American Library Association's code of ethics, we provide the highest level of service to all library users through appropriate and usefully organized resources; equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests.
The VVC Library accepts donation of books and periodicals that meet our regular selection criteria for supporting the curriculum. The criteria includes such factors as subject matter, copyright date, and condition of the items. Upon acceptance, the gift becomes property of the VVC Library. If the library decides not to add the gift to our collection, it will usually be sold in the annual book sale of which all proceeds go toward purchasing new materials.
Donors will receive a "Receipt of Non-Cash Gifts" from the VVC District Foundation in acknowledgment of the gift. Appraisal of the monetary value of the gift for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor.
Please review our Collection Development Policy for further information about library materials.
The library has an obligation to maintain an environment that provides a place for quiet concentration and study for student, faculty, and other users. Library visitors whose behavior disrupts this environment may be asked to leave the building. Examples of inappropriate behaviors include prolonged and loud conversations in the quiet study areas, using cell phones, playing CD and other audio players with the volume loud enough to disturb others, and noisy group study in open study areas. Group study rooms are available and can be reserved at the Circulation Desk.
If you wish to report excessive noise, contact a member of the library staff on the upper floor.
The library is a public space that is shared by members of the college and the community. In an attempt to keep the building clean, sanitary, and pest-free for all users, food and drink are not allowed anywhere in the building. This includes the classrooms on the upper and lower floors. The only exception to this policy are drinks that are in spill-proof containers with twist-off or other secure lids.
Unlike a public library, the VVC Library is geared to the use of college-students and other adults. Since the library wishes to provide an atmosphere conducive to study and research, parents or guardians of children who cause disturbances by crying, running, or making excessive noise will be asked to take their children outside.
Under no circumstances are children allowed in the library without the supervision of an accompanying parent or adult guardian. This also applies to children of parents or guardians who are taking classes that meet in the library. Because the library is a public space, the concern is for the safety of the children.
The computer and networking facilities in the library are provided to support the educational and curriculum-related research needs of VVC students, faculty, and staff. It is the objective of the library to maintain an atmosphere of constructive learning, academic freedom, and proper asset management and control. In order to meet this objective, each user is responsible for the use of the computing resources in an effective, efficient, ethical, and lawful manner within the following guidelines: