By booking a study room, you agree to the following:
Failure to follow these policies may result in a temporary or permanent suspension of access to the study rooms. Your cooperation and courtesy are appreciated.
Approved by JCKL Council, Aug. 6, 2018
Approved by Library Services Council, January 7, 2017, updated September 22, 2017
Approved by LSC, Aug. 4, 2016
When a library patron believes that a library fine and/or fee regarding the use of library materials is incorrect, s/he may initiate an appeal.
The library patron must fill out and submit the Library Patron Fines & Fees Appeal Form. When appropriate, copies of fine/fee payment or other appropriate documents must be included in the form to support an appeal.
The appeal will be reviewed by the Library Fines & Fees Appeals Committee. The Board will review the appeal and make a determination within 3 working days of the appeal submission. A student may request an expedited appeal if warranted. The Client Services Manager or Harmon Computer Commons Manager will contact the patron by email (using the email address submitted on the Library Patron Fines & Fees Appeal Form). The Board reserves the right to request more information and may contact the patron as needed. The burden of proof in the appeal process lies solely with the individual raising the appeal.
Approved by LSC on Aug. 4, 2016, rev. by JCKL Council on Aug. 6, 2018
Interlibrary Loan (ILL), a division of JCKL Client Services, provides materials for patrons which are not available in UCM’s collection. This is accomplished through the borrowing and lending of items in cooperation with other libraries.
Requests are accepted through OCLC or email.
LSC approved Oct. 3, 2016
JCKL offers a Course Reserves service whereby student course content is made available by instructional faculty through JCKL without requiring students to purchase course content. A single copy of the course content, usually an electronic copy of an article, part of a book, etc. from the JCKL collections may be placed on Reserve for a particular course.
In adherence with the Copyright Laws as outlined in Title 17 of the United States Code and the UCM Copyright & Fair Use Policy the following materials in brief are eligible to be placed on Course Reserves.
Materials that Generally Cannot be Placed on Course Reserves
Course Reserves Options
JCKL offers course reserves in electronic or physical format. Electronic format, when available, is strongly encouraged as it enables simultaneous multi-user access to the information.
All requests for articles or chapters of books will be processed in electronic format if held as part of JCKL collections. If the material is not available in electronic format then a physical copy of the material will be placed in Course Reserve as outlined below.
Note: Articles available through JCKL Electronic Resources or E-Books of JCKL are not eligible to be placed on electronic reserves. Please consult with your library liaison for information on accessing these materials through the JCKL website.
E-Course Reserves Options
Electronic course reserves (E-Course Reserves) are accessible to students enrolled in a relevant course through the course’s Blackboard site. Course Reserves staff will provide to faculty the files or links for faculty to upload into Blackboard.
Physical Reserve Options
Placing physical format(s) of items on Course Reserves is available only when an entire text, video, etc. is needed for a course and there is no electronic equivalent.Physical course reserves are linked to the Course Reserves module of the library catalog. Physical course reserves items are located on the course reserves open shelves located by the Library Services Desk on the first floor of JCKL. Students may check-out course reserves using their UCM ID. Instructors determine the length of time a physical item may check out: 2 hours, 1 day, 3 days or 7 days.
Course Reserves Timeframe and Item Removal
Course reserves items are offered for the current semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer) and will be automatically removed at the end of the semester. If an instructor wishes to renew the course reserves item(s) from one semester to the next, please re-submit the request(s) using the Course Reserves form.
Deadlines for Submitting Course Reserves
Course Reserves requests must be submitted 3 working days priorto when the items are needed for a course. This requirement ensures library employees are able to properly prepare items for student access. Any issues or problems with the Course Reserve request will be communicated to the faculty member requesting the reserves. Course Reserves staff will work with instructors to resolve issues whenever possible.
Submitting a Course Reserves request
Faculty Personal Copies for Course ReservesThe library will endeavor to use library-owned or licensed materials for Course Reserves when possible. JCKL will only accept a faculty member’s personal copy of an item placed on Course Reserves when:
In most situations upon placement of a faculty personal copy on Course Reserves, the library will either purchase a copy of a title needed for a course or point to electronically available resources if already available. Once a library-owned or licensed item is available on Course Reserves, the personal copy will be returned to the lending instructional faculty. Your Department Liaison Librarian will assist with acquiring course reserves materials if the library does not already own or have access to the needed information. If personal copies of a physical item from an instructor are placed on Course Reserves, JCKL does not assume responsibility for any damage or loss.
Multiple Copies Policy
JCKL strongly discourages providing multiple copies of a physical item for Course Reserves. Accommodations may be made if the title is out of print and may be reevaluated on a case by case basis should the situation arise in the future.
Course Reserves Usage Statistics
At the end of the semester, JCKL will share usage information when available to the instructor. This information will help with determining optimal ways to make information available to students for their coursework.
Approved by LSC 8/2/17
JCKL delivers and picks up library materials for current faculty, staff, and teaching graduate assistants to support instruction and research needs. The service is available at UCM Warrensburg and UCM Lee's Summit campus locations.
To make delivery/pick-up requests, take the following steps:
Requests made by phone or in person must provide the following information:
JCKL staff will deliver and pickup materials at designated locations on the Warrensburg campus. PLEASE NOTE: The library does not make automatic rounds throughout campus. Delivery Services requests must include dates and locations for drop-off and pick-up.
The James C. Kirkpatrick Library complies with all UCM policies and regulations, including those that govern tobacco and alcohol use. In addition to university policies, the following expectations concerning library use and conduct apply:
Children in the Library
The safety of children in the library is of primary concern. The library cannot assume responsibility for the safety of unattended children. All activities of children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an accompanying, responsible adult.
Food and drink
Food and drink are allowed anywhere within the building. Drinks should be in closed containers. Litter should be disposed of in trash containers, and spills should be reported to the 1st floor service desk.
Noise level and cell phone use
Use of Electrical Outlets
Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Disruptive behavior includes any activity that interferes with the rights of other patrons to use the library; disrupts the normal functioning of the library; could result in physical, emotional, or mental injury to oneself or others; or could result in damage to library facilities, equipment, or materials.
Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to, any of the following in the library:
Any library user may be asked to provide photo identification.
Library personnel reserve the right to ask any patron to leave the building if disruptive or unacceptable behavior occurs.
A library staff member who observes disruptive behavior will notify the individual or individuals who are in violation of the standards of conduct. In some cases, a verbal warning will suffice. Incidents of disruptive behavior will be recorded and reported to the Office of the University Librarian. Library personnel may also contact Public Safety. Additional disciplinary action by the university may ensue.