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Staley Library Policies & Practices
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Staley Library's policies are aimed at providing the most resources and services possible to the greatest portion of the Millikin community.

Behavior policy: Anyone who enters Staley Library is required to refrain from behavior disruptive to library use. All children under 16 years must be supervised by an adult (18 years or older) and are governed by city curfew laws. As part of a smoke-free campus, tobacco use in Staley Library is prohibited, including, but not limited to, cigarettes (e-cigarettes, nicotine, clove, bidis, kreteks), cigars and cigarillos, hookah-smoked products, and oral tobacco (spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff). Use of tobacco or smoking products near the building should be at a minimum of 15 feet from entrances. Abuse of any library or campus policies pertaining to behavior, computer use, or borrowing may result in permanent revocation of all library privileges. 

Collection development policy (what the library buys or subscribes to, and why).

"Staley Library's mission must be understood in the light of Millikin University's dedication to comprehensive education that includes liberal arts, fine arts, professional studies, and business. Hence, Staley Library's collections exist primarily to support the university's curriculum, teaching, and undergraduate research, secondarily to support faculty research needs, institutional history, and recreational reading. This Collection Development Policy is intended as a guide to building and maintaining collections that continue to remain beneficial to the Millikin community by encouraging both structured research and serendipitous discovery, and engaging students and faculty with a variety of resources that spark creativity."

Circulation policy (library borrowing). The library is committed to protecting individual privacy to the greatest extent possible by professional standards and law, and also encourages equitable sharing of available resources.

Computer and Internet use policy (to encourage responsibility)

Copyright policy (for academic writing and for Reserves, including the Fair Use doctrine)

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL