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Moon Library Policies and Guidelines

Information regarding library policies and guidelines related to purchase requests, donations, guest computer use, and more.

Library Services

Contact

The Library Director serves as a single contact point for EIT and Accessibility in the library, with each librarian having responsibility in their liaison areas.

Assistive technologies and equipment in computer labs 

The library does not have control over software installed on public computers in the library building and only offers input on furniture purchases in those areas. Please contact CNS or bring your concern to the library so that it can be forwarded to CNS

Borrowing Proxy

All patrons are eligible to designate individuals to act as a proxy representative when checking out materials. Proxy representatives can check out both library-owned and interlibrary loan materials on behalf of the principal borrower with the same loan periods and privileges that the principal borrower would receive. Patrons must contact the library to set up proxy access. To designate proxy representatives, principal borrowers must be registered borrowers at the library. The principal borrowers are solely responsible for all materials checked out on a proxy representative’s account and any fines, fees, or replacement charges accrued. This is available to all patrons.

Paging

Upon request, library staff will assist with the retrieval of books and with the use of electronic and other bibliographic resources. Time needed for retrieval will vary depending on staff availability. This is available to all patrons.

Research Services

Librarians provide assistance in locating materials on a topic or using the many online and print resources provided by the Libraries for your research and teaching needs. In-person help is available at the F. Franklin Moon Library. In addition, research assistance via email, text, phone and chat are offered.  Consult the Library web page for more details. Individuals are also invited to make an appointment with a librarian for an one-on-one appointment for research assistance. This is available to all patrons.

Access to Library Materials

As a matter of standard procedure, the library provides high quality scans (300-600dpi) in grey scale, color, or black and white depending on the source material, and conducts the OCR procedure on these documents. The libraries purchase captioned media when possible and honor all format requests where possible.

The library has migrated nearly all instructional handouts and documentation to our accessible Springshare (libguides) platform. 

Library Spaces

All floors in the F. Franklin Moon Library can be reached by public elevators. If individuals need assistance entering and exiting the elevator, they may ask at the services desk.

Wheelchair access is offered at the main entrance (quad) of the F. Franklin Moon Library. Accessibility is considered with all furniture purchases and layouts. With new furniture purchases greater than 20% meet ADA guidelines. ADA guidelines are specified in requests for proposals/quotes from furniture vendors. 

An accessible women’s restroom is located on the lower level of the library. There is no accessible men’s facility in the building.

Digitizing Content

Purchasing

The library routinely purchases accessible versions of content or produces accessible versions of content when none can be purchased. As a matter of standard procedure, the library purchases materials that are captioned, and promotes the use of interlibrary loan to request captioned titles if your library owns the (uncaptioned) item.

Scanning/Digitization

As a matter of standard procedure the library provides high quality scans (300-600dpi) in greys cale, color, or black and white depending on the source material, and conducts the OCR procedure on these documents. The libraries purchase captioned media when possible and honor all format requests where possible.

External Services

The library can facilitate work with an external vendor regarding accessibility-related processing beyond what the institution can support. 

Captioning

The library includes transcripts for any media recordings with newly produced materials and relies on Youtube auto captions for legacy materials. As a matter of standard procedure, the library purchases materials that are captioned, and promotes the use of interlibrary loan to request captioned titles if your library owns the (uncaptioned) item.