Cell Phone Use
- Polite cell phone is allowed. Ringers must be turned off.
Conversations must be short and quiet. Extended or loud conversations should
be taken in the Lobby. Loud talkers and repeat offenders will be asked to
leave the library.
Eating & Drinking in the Library -
drink are allowed in the Library.
- Academic Use is given priority over casual
surfing and email.
- With a valid picture ID, the Miller Library extends borrowing privileges
to Keystone College's students, staff and faculty as well as members of the
- Keystone Students, Faculty & Staff - You
need a valid Keystone ID to
check out any and all materials. All lending is done in accordance with
the current circulation rules. Excessive fines and delinquent
materials may affect your privileges.
- Public - Public patrons are granted
borrowing privileges with a valid PA Driver's license or Access PA
public library card.
||Please mute your cell
phone while in the Library
Other Miller Library Policies
Collection Development Policy
Interlibrary Loan Policies
This policy follows the recommendations of the Intellectual Freedom
Committee of the American Library Association.
The Miller Library's definition of circulation records includes
interlibrary loan, media services, database searching, "electronic
searching" and any other records which track or identify a borrower of
media services materials, or a library user of any service.
It is the policy of the Miller Library to maintain no record that would
link a user to materials or service once the materials are returned or a
service completed. Furthermore, whenever feasible, whatever records that the
Miller Library gathers for statistical purposes are retained separately and
independently from user identification.
No library or media services employee shall reveal the identity of a
borrower or any other information relating to the borrower to any requestor
except as required by proper legal order or subpoena. Nor shall information on
what reference questions are asked by whom be divulged.
Those to whom information will be denied includes, but is not limited to:
faculty, staff, parents, students, campus security, police, F.B.I. agents, and
military personnel. These regulations include reserve book material.
Circulation staff refer to faculty with special concerns to the Director.
Pennsylvania Law, (24 Pa. C.S.A. Section 4428)
Records related to the circulation of library
materials which contain the names or other personally identifying details
regarding the users of the State Library or any local library which is
established or maintained under any law of the Commonwealth of the library of
any university, college or education institution chartered by the Commonwealth
or the library of any public school or branch reading room, deposit station or
agency operated in connection therewith, shall be confidential and shall not
be made available to anyone except by a court order in a criminal proceeding.
Forms to Request New Materials .doc or online
library purchases material that is largely concerned with current
theories, events and topics in fields relevant to the evolving
curriculum and recognizing the College's dedication to the liberal
arts. Materials in support of new programs and/or curricular are
emphasized. Exceptions include seminal
and historical works in appropriate fields.
Subject and Division-specific Collection Evaluations and Policies are
available from the Director or Division Chairs.
is done in journal, monographic serial, monographic, working paper,
microfilm, audiotape and electronic formats with some prioritizing.
emphasis is on the U.S. in general and Pennsylvania when appropriate though the
collection will include some material that covers new, alternative and
language material is collected almost exclusively.
emphasis is on currently produced materials.
Library attempts to acquire all books and articles authored by Keystone
faculty and alumni.
Subscriptions to electronic files in the
form of CD ROM or password are considered, but web-based formats with
simultaneous user limits are preferred. All electronic systems will be
evaluated according to the following characteristics:
Systems that provide information in
subject areas heavily researched by Keystone students and faculty.
(Labor Law is an example.)
Systems that provide direct and easy
access by students and faculty (preferably through the WWW).
Systems that substitute in whole or
in part for printed or microform material.
Systems that provide academic
discounts for student use.
Systems that can be purchased through
PALINET cooperative purchasing agreements.
Miller Library's primary mission is to meet current undergraduate and graduate research
needs. Thus, the Library strives to provide a collection designed for active
use by its students and the campus community.
Accomplishing this goal requires a weeding policy with specific guidelines,
which is continuously implemented. Before being discarded each item is reviewed
by the appropriate staff member based upon professional judgment and knowledge
of the collection and curriculum. Librarians may at times look to the archivist
and faculty members for their recommendations.
Titles, which may be weeded, are identified using the criteria below.
1) Superceded editions not containing unique information
2) Titles unused within a reasonable time period based upon subject and scope
of the work except for such items considered classics or standard editions
3) Duplicate titles unless a proven demand exists for multiple copies
4) Materials which do not support the current Keystone College curriculum
5) Items in poor condition which are beyond
reasonable preservation efforts (based on curricular needs, replacement titles may be ordered)
Federal documents (in all formats) received through the Depository system
must follow federal laws in deciding what to withdraw and the procedures to be