Reference librarians are available in person, by phone and online to assist with research, off-campus access, instructions on using the OhioLINK databases, and finding quality information on the Internet.
The circulation desk is located directly across from the main entrance of the library. Circulation staff check out and check in materials as well as maintain the general organization and distribution of a variety of library holdings.
Freedom of Information
The library endorses the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights, which supports access to information and opposes censorship, labeling and restricting user's access to information of all kinds.
Library Copyright Policy
Copyright refers to the legal possession of intellectual property whether online or in print. Lakeland Community College Library adheres to the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law at Title 17, U.S. Code.
Library Confidentiality Policy
Lakeland Library's Confidentiality Policy
Lakeland's Academic Honesty Policy
Honesty, as the basic component of trust, is essential to both individual and institutional integrity. With this premise in mind, Lakeland Community College has set forth certain behaviors as violating academic honesty, and thus potentially diminishing Lakeland's integrity, reputation for academic quality and ability to function as an academic community. The institution's faculty and administration, therefore, regard academic dishonesty as a serious offense.
Established as violations of academic honesty at Lakeland Community College are cheating and facilitating cheating, plagiarism and falsification in academic research. Policies dealing with violations of academic honesty may be obtained from the Student Development Department, as well as this PDF version of the Student Handbook.
Library Use and User Conduct
Food, Drink, Tobacco Products, Cell Phones, etc.:
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Code of Conduct
Lakeland Library users will to adhere to the Student Conduct Code as published in the Lakeland Community College Student Handbook.
Lakeland Library computer users will to adhere to the Computer/Internet access section of the Lakeland Community College Student Handbook.
Loan Policy: Borrowing Materials
All Lakeland Library users are responsible for materials checked out on their library account. Return of materials is expected by the due date. Failure to return materials may result in blocking of class registration and/or suspension of library privileges. Library users are responsible for all damage, replacement and repair fees for any materials they check out. Please present your Lakeland ID card to check out materials.
The condition of the material will be evaluated by the Library Technician in consultation with the Acquisitions Coordinator. Reference Librarians will determine if the materials will be returned to the collection.
In the case of OhioLINK, SearchOhio or interlibrary loan materials, the Interlibrary Loan Specialist will contact the owning institution for evaluation of materials to be returned to that institution's collection.
Any outstanding fines or fees are deducted from the refund amount. Approved refunds, with proper forms, are forwarded to the library offices and processed through the Lakeland Controller's Office.
Library users, having met all outstanding obligations to the college, must request a refund check for the remaining amount at the Assistant Controller's Office (440.525-7051). Inquiries on the status of a refund should be directed to the Assistant Controller's Office.
Connect to Lakeland's interlibrary loan policies.
Unattended Children Policy
The Lakeland Library welcomes children who are accompanied and supervised by a parent or adult guardian. For the safety of the children, it is the responsibility of the parent or adult caregiver to supervise their children at all times. Lakeland Library assumes no responsibility for the security, safety, or supervision of children left unattended. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times. In the event that a child under 14 is left unattended, Campus Police will be notified.