The services offered in the library include:
GCUC’s library has a large collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, CDs etc., all of which are available for lending to patrons and members of the GCUC community for specified time periods. The library also provides quiet areas for studying as well as facilities for accessing electronic resources and the Internet. Additionally,
Policy on the Use of the Library
Central to its mission is to serve the university’s students, faculty, and staff as well as researchers and alumni. Members of the community are also welcome to use the library’s facilities under the determined policy governing them.
All library patrons are expected to comply with the library use policies. These policies have been adopted by the Library Committee to govern the day-to-day operating procedures of the library. Failure to comply with these policies may be grounds for removal from the University’s library system on a temporary or permanent basis.
In addition to generally applicable policies and regulations regarding the use of university facilities and property, the following policies have been adopted by the Library Committee to govern the day-to-day operating procedures of the library:
Patron Responsibilities and Conduct
The Librarian may establish the loan period for special collections or materials which are temporarily in great demand.
Renewal is when a borrowed item is checked out again on return to the library.
Use of the Library
The library is committed to providing a welcoming environment that is conducive to study.
Theft, attempted theft and misappropriation of library materials
The university considers theft, misappropriation, mutilation, or tampering with library materials, equipment or property by any user to be a serious offence.
Theft and/or attempted theft, misappropriation or mutilation of library materials includes:
Removal of any material from the Library must therefore be properly authorized. All patrons leaving the Library must show at the exit point all books, periodicals in their possession and may be required to open for inspection any receptacle carried out of the Library.
Internet Use Policy
The GCUC Library provides access to the Internet as a means to enhance the information and learning opportunities for the members of the university community. The library committee has established the Internet use policy to ensure appropriate and effective use of this resource. Access to the Internet is available to all students. However, this service may be restricted at any time if usage is deemed not to be consistent with established guidelines.
The Internet is a decentralized, un-moderated global network. GCUC has no control over the content found there. The library will not censor access to material nor protect users from offensive information, and it is not responsible for the availability and accuracy of information found on the Internet. Also, the library cannot assure users that data or files downloaded by users are virus-free. The library is equally not responsible for damages to equipment or data on a user’s personal computer from the use of data downloaded from the library’s Internet service.
Channel of Complaint
Users with complaints about other users can talk to any of the Library Assistants. On the other hand, if the complaint is about any of the Assistants, or about the non-functioning of any of the library systems and services, it should be made to the Librarian.
All students are required to clear their library accounts with the Librarian before graduating or leaving the University College.