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HARRY RUPPEL LIBRARY POLICIES

Who Can Use the Ruppel Library?

Current VanderCook students in good standing, faculty and staff. Please present your student ID.

Members of the Illinois Institute of Technology community. Please present your student ID. You will also need to fill out the following form and submit to a Ruppel Librarian: Illinois Institute of Technology Borrower Form (in pdf format, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Members of the Shimer College community. Please present your student ID. You will also need to fill out the following form and submit to a Ruppel Librarian: Shimer College Borrower Form (in pdf format, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

VanderCook College of Music alumni or members of the general community. You will need to fill out the following form and submit to a Ruppel Librarian: VCM Alumni / Visitor Borrower Form (in pdf format, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

The general public. You will need to fill out the following form and submit to a Ruppel Librarian: VCM Alumni / Visitor Borrower Form (in pdf format, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Circulation Policy

Books, musical scores and sound recordings (CDs and cassettes) circulate according to the chart below. Videos, reference books, LPs and periodicals are non-circulating to undergraduate students; graduate students, faculty and staff may have limited circulation privileges for these items.

All items that leave the library must be checked out by library staff. Fines for overdue materials are $.25 per day. Lost materials will be charged to the library patron and will cover the cost of replacement plus processing charges.

Reserve Policy

Material must remain in the building, except for overnight use. Loan period is two hours. All items removed from the reserve shelf must be checked out by a library worker. Reserve items may be checked out overnight an hour before the library closes, and must be returned the next morning within an hour of the library's posted opening time (depending on the permission of the instructor). Fines for reserve materials are $2.00 per hour overdue.

Loan Periods

 

General Materials Circulation Period *

Reserve Materials Circulation Period

VCM Undergraduate Students

3 weeks

2 hours

VCM Graduate Students

4 weeks

2 hours

VCM Faculty / Staff

16 weeks

3 days

IIT Students / Faculty / Staff

3 weeks

2 hours

Shimer Students / Faculty / Staff

3 weeks

2 hours

VCM Alumni / Visitors

3 weeks

2 hours

* Certain materials may have shorter borrowing periods.

Notice on Copyright

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or other reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if in its judgment, fulfillment of this order would involve violation of the copyright law.

Library's complete Copyright Guidelines

 

 

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