Library materials that circulate outside the building must be checked out using your Pioneer One Card (or, for local residents, Drake Community Library card). You must present your card to library staff to check out library materials, including reserve readings. You are responsible for all materials checked out on your card, so it’s not a good idea to check things out for other people, or to lend what you have borrowed to others. The library will notify you by e-mail when books have been recalled, when interlibrary loan materials are ready for pickup, when items you have are overdue, and for other library-related matters. Be sure to check your e-mail every day. You may view your record online from any computer with internet access; this will display all library items checked out, with their due dates. You may renew most items online. Grinnell College users log in with their network user name and password, and community members with their name and Grinnell College Libraries barcode.
Do not take material out of the library without checking it out. Not only does this inconvenience other students and faculty by depriving them of its use, but also it is an act of theft under the Code of Iowa, chapters 714.5 and 808.12. Taking non-checked-out material through the library security gate constitutes theft and the College reserves the right to prosecute offenders under the terms of this law, as well as to deal with violations through the college judicial system.
Access, use, and reproduction of the electronic journals, databases, and other resources made available through the Grinnell College Libraries are governed by contracts or license agreements between the College and publishers or third parties. In many cases, license agreements impose greater restrictions on use than does copyright law, and these terms may limit uses of non-copyrighted material. Members of the Grinnell College community are expected to make reasonable and good faith efforts to comply with the terms of these agreements. For further information, please see License Agreements and Academic Computer Use Policies.