Policy for Use of Snowden Library and Computer Facilities by Summer Attendees

Snowden Library and Academic Information Resources

Persons attending conferences at Lycoming College may have access to the Snowden Library resources under guidelines that are similar to those which apply to community users.

The Snowden Library will be open in the summer when Lycoming classes are in session from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The library may be open only for Lycoming College students and faculty from 11:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and after 4:00 p.m. on certain days when academic information staffing and security in the library are minimal. Library hours will be posted on the front door.

Conference attendees have the use, within the library building, of all print materials including reference books, newspapers, circulating books, government documents and journals. There are no borrowing privileges unless an individual qualifies under the normal community borrower's guidelines.

Limited reference service is available when an instructional services librarian is at the reference desk. Extended reference service is not provided. During the summer months instructional services librarians are involved in extensive activities which include revision and updating of teaching and class materials, computer and software upgrades and installation, testing and setup of computers and new software and databases, and other activities which support the teaching and curricular mission of the College in preparation for the academic year. These activities have priority.

Conference attendees have the use of the stand-up computer station dedicated to accessing the Snowden Library book collection. Other computers in the library may be used only if an instructional services librarian feels it is appropriate for a specific reference need and directs the user to a the community borrower sign-in at the circulation desk, where he or she can receive a temporary login and password. Computer stations are not available for non-academic information research functions such as chat rooms, general surfing of the web, or for entertainment purposes.

Computer, Telephone, and Media Services

Computer lab use and their support is restricted to Lycoming College personnel and students unless other arrangements are made with Information Technology Services (ITS) at (570) 321-4150 for their rental, pending availability. Computer labs are open for May Term students from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Labs are closed for Summers 1 and 2 sessions unless previous arrangements are made with the instructors.

Student lab monitors must be present during open lab hours. They are not normally hired during the summer. Support for the computer facilities is not available from full-time staff during these months while they are working on various projects to prepare for the next academic year. This includes the shutdown, installation, rebuilding, and upgrading of lab and network equipment and software.

E-mail and network access accounts are provided only to staff and students. Contact the Telecommunications office at (570) 321-4074 to make arrangements for the setup of special phone extensions and their billing at least two weeks in advance.

Media Technology at (570) 321-4083 has various audio-visual, satellite and videoconference services available by advance reservation. There may be a rental fee. A two weeks notice is usually required.