Students of Hagerstown Community College are subject to the Student Code of Conduct at all times. In addition, students, staff, and community patrons are all subject to the following library-specific code of conduct.
Respect toward library staff and fellow patrons is expected at all times. Specifically, the following behaviors are unacceptable:
Hagerstown Community College has a policy for acceptable use of computers on campus. By signing in to a computer, all users agree to this policy.
Additionally, the Library maintains specific, internal computer use policies that are applicable to students and members of the public as outlined below.
Library users found in violation of the Library Code of Conduct may be:
Patrons will be given a copy of the Library Code of Conduct and the issue will be identified. They will be asked to take corrective action. If they comply, no additional action will be taken. Cooperation with library staff is expected. Library staff will be polite and non-threatening. Patrons are expected to be polite and non-threatening to the staff, and to respect other library users. If patrons do not cooperate with staff or fail to comply with the request, the process moves to Step 2.
If the offending issue needs to be addressed a second time on the same day or a different day, or the patron does not cooperate with the request politely and quietly, they will be asked for photo identification, an incident report will be completed, and then they will be asked to leave the library. Step 2 may include a referral to meet with the Library Coordinator or a college representative. If the patron refuses to comply with the staff request, the process moves to Step 3.
Campus Police will be called, a Code of Conduct Violation will be reported, the patron will be escorted from the Library, and library privileges will be revoked.
Serious offenses will be handled accordingly.