Below is a list of policies for the Moreno Valley College Library. For questions regarding any of these policies, please contact the library at (951) 571-6447 or by email.

Privacy Policy

Use of the Internet

Users should be aware that the Internet is not a secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding users' activities. However, The Library will not release information on the use of specific Internet resources by members of the public except as required by law or necessary for the proper operation of the Library.

The Library may monitor computer use for the purpose of ensuring the computers are being used in accordance with the library's internet policy.

Confidentiality

The Library maintains confidentiality of patron usage records for the Internet as it does for any materials. However, the library will cooperate with law enforcement in providing access to patron records under the terms of the California Public Records Act (California Government Code, Title I, Div. 7, Chapter 3.5, Section 6267) and other applicable State or Federal statutes. (Source: Policies, City of Pasadena Library)

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also known as FERPA) protects the privacy of students' educational records, including student library financial records. The Moreno Valley library will ensure compliance with FERPA by not disclosing information about a student's record to any third party, including parents, personnel in an academic department, or other individuals. (Source: Policies, City of Pasadena Library)

Staff access to personal data

The library allows only authorized Library staff with assigned confidential passwords to access personal data stored in the Library's computer system for the purpose of performing library work. We will not disclose any personal data we collect from you to any other party except where required by law or to fulfill an individual user's service request. The Library does not sell or lease users' personal information to companies, universities, or individuals. (Source: Library Policy Development, American Library Association)

Internet Policy

Internet workstations are offered as part of the library's mission of providing bibliographic instruction, curriculum-related research support, and technology-based public service to RCCD's students, faculty, staff, and community borrowers. All existing laws (federal and state) and District regulations and Board Policies apply, including not only those laws and regulations that are specific to computers and networks, but also those that may apply generally to personal conduct. The District is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained. The District will not be responsible for financial obligations resulting from the unauthorized use of the system.

Internet workstations are offered as part of the library's mission of providing bibliographic instruction, curriculum-related research support, and technology-based public service to RCCD's students, faculty, staff, and community borrowers. All existing laws (federal and state) and District regulations and Board Policies apply, including not only those laws and regulations that are specific to computers and networks, but also those that may apply generally to personal conduct. The District is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained. The District will not be responsible for financial obligations resulting from the unauthorized use of the system.

  • RCCD faculty, staff and currently registered students have first priority for using workstations.
  • Community borrowers will be asked to relinquish any Internet workstation needed by a member of the RCCD faculty, staff or student body.
  • Internet workstations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • No individual under the age of 16 will be allowed to use the Internet workstations, unless a legal parent or guardian accompanies them. If an underage person is found using an Internet workstation unsupervised, they will have to relinquish the workstation, and the person to whom the workstation was assigned will lose the privilege of Internet access at any of the RCCD Libraries for one year.

Inappropriate use of the Internet will result in the loss of RCCD Library Internet privileges for one year. You will be held accountable for your conduct under Board Policies 3060, 4060 and 6060. Any actions, which deter other users from doing their work, or which would otherwise be deemed malicious by the Library, will result in the loss of access to the RCCD Library Internet for one year, and possible District disciplinary action or civil or criminal action.

Use of these workstations for personal gain constitutes theft under California law and will be prosecuted by the District.

Examples of inappropriate use may include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of workstations for games, FTP, newsgroups/listservs, subscription services;
  • Use of any District equipment in a manner that violates copyright law, patent protections, or license agreements;
  • Use of any District facilities for personal gain or profit, or for any type of commercial use;
  • Attempts to gain unauthorized access to any information facility, whether successful or not. This includes running programs that attempt to calculate or guess passwords, or that are designed and crafted to trick other users into disclosing their passwords. It also includes electronic eavesdropping of communications facilities;
  • Any violation of state law as described in the Penal Code;
  • Any action that invades the privacy of individuals or entities that are the creators, authors, users, or subjects of information resources;
  • Posting on electronic bulletin boards materials that violate existing laws or the District's codes of conduct;
  • Using the campus network to gain unauthorized access to any computer systems;
  • Knowingly performing an act which will interfere with the normal operation of computers, terminals, peripherals, or networks;
  • Knowingly running or installing on any computer system or network, or giving to another user, a program intended to damage or to place excessive load on a computer system or network. This includes but is not limited to programs known as computer viruses, Trojan horses, and worms;
  • Attempting to circumvent data protection systems or uncover security loop holes;
  • Attempting to monitor or tamper with another user's electronic communications, or reading, copying, changing, or deleting another user's files or software without the explicit agreement of the owner;
  • Knowingly accessing web pages that display materials, which could create a hostile and/or uncomfortable environment for patrons at nearby public Internet workstations. Special accommodations can be made for non-public use of the Internet for research that could be found offensive. Contact the Reference Desk at (951) 571-6447 or by email.
  • Any patron using RCCD Internet workstations inappropriately will be asked to relinquish the Internet workstation and will lose the privilege of Internet access at any of the RCCD Libraries for one year.
  • In an effort to protect the public from being exposed to objectionable material, the library will provide non-public Internet access for faculty engaged in research that could result in objectionable images being displayed on the monitor screen. Any student engaged in such research should contact her/his instructor, who can then work with the Public Services Librarian to provide non-public Internet access. Contact the Reference Desk at (951) 571-6447 or by email.
Time constraints do not permit staff to offer one-on-one Internet instruction.

Children's Use of the Library

Library personnel are not responsible for the safety, care, or supervision of minor children of any age in the Moreno Valley College Library. Children under 14 years of age may not be left unattended in the Library and must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age. Library personnel are authorized to call College Safety and Police to enforce this procedure.

The Library does not censor Library materials. Therefore, supervision or restriction of a minor's access to the Internet or other Library material is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian.

  • Patrons of all ages are expected to follow all library procedures regarding noise, disruption, food, and computer use.
  • Patrons must be at least 16 years old to obtain a Community Borrowers card.
  • Parents or legal guardians should be aware of the content of Riverside Community College District policy to report suspected abuse and neglect of minors present at any time on District property (BP 3518 Child Abuse Reporting).

Collection Development Policy

The purpose of the Library's Collection Development Policy is to plan for the future development of the Moreno Valley College Library collection. The basic philosophy of the Moreno Valley College Library is to select, acquire, organize, and provide access to resources needed to support the educational programs of the specific college.

View the Policy (pdf)

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