The L.A. Beeghly Library is open 100+ hours a week with an enthusiastic library staff to serve Juniata students, faculty, and community. The Library offers a large collection of print books, 200,000+ ebooks, and 48,000+ journals, magazines, and newspapers in all formats. Our library is at the center of the campus intellectually and physically. In our building there are environments for group or individual study, collaboration, or reflection. We have a strong information literacy program that teaches in collaborative library sessions and semester long courses. The library provides over 30 desktops and 10 laptops for student use, while there are 4 collaboration areas with large monitors and numerous white boards throughout the library.
Do I need to present a library card to borrow materials?
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Can I borrow reference books, journals, or maps?
How much are late fines?
Must I pay any fines I owe before borrowing more items?
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Code of Ethics
American Library Association Code of Ethics
As members of the American Library Association, we recognize the importance of codifying and making known to the profession and to the general public the ethical principles that guide the work of librarians, other professionals providing information services, library trustees and library staffs.
Ethical dilemmas occur when values are in conflict. The American Library Association Code of Ethics states the values to which we are committed, and embodies the ethical responsibilities of the profession in this changing information environment.
We significantly influence or control the selection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information. In a political system grounded in an informed citizenry we are members of a profession explicitly committed to intellectual freedom and the freedom of access to information. We have a special obligation to ensure the free flow of information and ideas to present and future generations.
The principles of this Code are expressed in broad statements to guide ethical decision making. These statements provide a framework; they cannot and do not dictate conduct to cover particular situations.
- We provide the highest level of service to all library users through appropriate and usefully organized resources; equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests.
- We uphold the principles of intellectual freedom and resist all efforts to censor library resources.
- We protect each library user’s right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.
- We recognize and respect intellectual property rights.
- We treat co-workers and other colleagues with respect, fairness and good faith, and advocate conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all employees of our institutions.
- We do not advance private interests at the expense of library users, colleagues, or our employing institutions.
- We strive for excellence in the profession by maintaining and enhancing our own knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of co-workers, and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the profession.
Adopted by the ALA Council June 28, 1995
Quoted from the ALA website.
Responsibility for Selection
The Library Director prepares an annual budget and, in consultation with the Acquisitions Department, allocates a portion of the materials budget to each academic department or special program committee within the college. Along with this, a portion goes to the general fund which is spent by the library staff in the collection building function.
It is the responsibility of each academic department or special program to distribute equitably these funds among its members and to select materials that are appropriate to its curricular needs, or for the good of the overall collection. Deadline for the submission of purchase requests is determined and announced in consultation with the Acquisitions Department and normally is in the early spring of the year. Funds that are left unspent or uncommitted after that revert to the general fund and will be spent by the library staff. The library staff will make purchases from the general fund throughout the year.
Materials that cross over departmental lines or are of general interest usually are purchased with general funds. Any member of the college community may recommend an item for purchase with general funds. The merits of each request will be judged in terms of this policy.
Materials that are of a reference nature such as indices, handbooks, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedia, etc., are purchased with reference funds. Such materials are usually selected by librarians.
The Library Director normally reserves the right to finally determine what will be added to the collection either through purchases or gifts, after considering very strongly the recommendations and expertise of the library's staff and constituency.
Standards of Selection
Materials required must be of value to the students of this college by being of useful subject matter, by serving basic reference needs, by providing sources for undergraduate research, by aiding faculty in class preparation and course design, or by fulfilling the aims of liberal education.
Materials acquired normally must be of a high standard of quality in content, expression, and format. Exceptions are made on rare occasions to allow various viewpoints to be expressed if considered potentially a part of the educational mission of the college. Items recommended on the basis of review will be given preference over those recommended on the basis of publisher's advertisement or announcement.
Very advanced, highly technical, and esoteric works usually will not be acquired unless there is a definite use for them and they are strongly recommended by a constituent of the Library.
Materials reflecting cultural, racial, religious, sexual, gender and other forms of diversity on an academic level will be strongly considered. The collection must have holdings representative of our society. Materials acquired will reflect the language abilities of the college community thus at this time a majority of materials will be in English, with some in other languages which are taught at the college recommended by the relevant faculty members.
The Library does follow the current "Standards for College Libraries" as approved by the Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association.
Priorities of Selection
Materials that support courses offered by the College or which fulfill the general aims of a liberal education will be given first priority over all other materials.
Materials needed for research by individual members of the college community or students will be given second priority. Every effort will be made to satisfy the needs of library patrons, but when requests to purchase materials that are not deemed helpful to this collection are made, other means will be suggested such as interlibrary loan or departmental purchase in order to supplement individual needs.
Policy by Format - Books or Monographs
The Library will acquire a good available edition of a work in terms of currency, reliability and usability. This does not preclude the purchase of used books in good condition in order to allow the budget to purchase more books for the collection.
In allocating book funds to different disciplines and in selections made from the general fund, a basic formula to follow in building the collection takes into account number of POE's, size of faculty, and circulation statistics of various subject areas and sees to it that shares of the overall money are divided up bearing this in mind. Consideration is also roughly given to varying costs of books from different disciplines. A formula to follow would include that the allocation would be equal to the subject demand as a percentage of overall book expenditures for the collection. Fortunately it has been found that the size of faculty, POE's and circulation activity do have a positive correlation at Juniata College so that the collection can be built with some general guidelines. However, the needs of students and faculty as expressed by them should be highly considered.
Paperback edition of books are in many cases to be preferred to hardbound editions in order to be able to purchase more books overall for the collection. If paperbound books are found to be unsatisfactory for reasons of durability in the long term, this position may be revisited or altered.
Textbooks usually will not be acquired except where a particular title represents the best source of information in a field. The library should not be a supplier of books for course work as these books are often not useful beyond a particular class. Synopses and outlines will not be acquired unless they are of sufficient scope and quality to serve a reference function.
Juvenile and curriculum material will be acquired both on request from the education department and through use of the library general fund.
Policy by Format - Rare Books and Manuscripts
Policy by Format - Periodicals, Journals, and Electronic Databases
The Library will subscribe to journals and periodicals in print, microform or electronic format in every discipline found at the college based on usage patterns, cost and recommendations of faculty members. Very expensive, esoteric journals will not be considered except on rare occasion. Highly priced science journals will need strong justification to be purchased, or be purchased creatively. Ways will be sought to satisfy faculty and students as to the holdings in their particular areas.
Archives of indexed periodicals that serve the educational program will occasionally be acquired or maintained upon request by faculty member or through the collection management effort of the library staff. The form of the back file depends on frequency of use, space requirements, character of the journal and its format. In many cases electronic full-text archives are replacing microfilm and print for instance. The Library will normally not acquire or maintain back files of periodicals to which it subscribes exclusively for currency information.
The Library will actively seek electronic databases which offer many journals in their online full-text form. Often this option offers current and back file resources, but in some cases is only archival. Databases sought will be chosen for their quality and in order to maintain a balanced collection by subject, considering cost factors, efficiency, student satisfaction, improvement of holdings, and for archival reasons.
Policy by Format - Newspapers
Policy by Format - Indexes
Policy by Format - Government Documents
Policy by Format - Dissertations
Policy by Format - Microforms
Policy by Format - Audio-Visual
The Library will acquire materials in Audio-Visual format upon the recommendation of faculty, students, or others in the college community, subject to budgetary restraints (which may require shared costs) and based on the principles of this document. Factors such as wide usability are still important-new technologies inaccessible to many will not be given priority. Preference for video format will be considered as DVD's offer certain advantages yet many patrons still use VHS.
All materials acquired by the Library will be cataloged and housed in the Library and must be checked out through our present automated system whether primarily for classroom use or not. Faculty may check out such materials for the semester. Some Audio-Visual formats are not considered a priority such as cassette tapes or computer cd's. Certain materials such as these may be bought by departmental budgets and are often considered curricular materials not falling within the Library's realm.
Policy by Format - Archival Material
The Library will acquire and preserve some important archival materials of the College as best as possible and with the understanding that it can only collect with the cooperation and blessing of those producing materials and with space limitations in mind. This includes copies of many publications, memorabilia, and documents relating to its history. In many cases such materials may be stored electronically in future, or a preference may exist to store such materials elsewhere.
The Library will acquire and preserve materials relating to Huntingdon County. The Library will refer to the Huntingdon County Historical Society and the State Library in Harrisburg for materials that are not in our own College Archives. The Library will acquire and preserve all the annual publications of the Middle District Church of the Brethren and all the publications of the Brethren Press. The Library will refer to the archives of the Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Illinois when in need of assistance in this area. The Library will acquire materials related to the history of Juniata College whether in rare book format or of more recent vintage if deemed important or of interest to college history.
Weeding or the removal of obsolete materials from the collection is an integral part of the total organized effort to study and develop the Beeghly Collection. Decision to withdraw materials will normally be made in consultation with an appropriate faculty member, department and the library staff. Factors to be considered in the removal of materials from the collection will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Age or obsolescence
- Coverage of the subject by other material
- Number of copies in the collection
- Frequency of use
- Condition of materials
Some materials obviously will be kept for their historical significance in spite of their age or obsolescence. Withdrawn materials will be offered for sale, exchanged with other libraries, discarded.
Censorship & Intellectual Freedom
Created December 12, 2002, by Library Director John Mumford
Library Computer Use
The computers in the Beeghly Library Reference Area are available to the Juniata College Community (students, faculty, and staff) in support of academic pursuits. The computers require an EagleNet login and they must be used in accordance with the Ethical and Responsible Use of EagleNet. In addition to the Ethical Use policy, users are to adhere and acknowledge the following library policies: The purpose of the computers is to support academic and institutional growth of the Juniata College Community. Please be considerate of other library users when using the computers. This includes, but is not limited to, the length of time a user is on a computer when others are waiting, awareness of conversation noise levels - including loud cell phone use, not locking the computers, and taking appropriate care of the computers and printer. Periodically, the reference librarians may need to reserve some or all of the computers in the reference area in order to support library instruction. The reference librarians reserve the right to ensure that the computers are being used as they were intended and that appropriate considerations, including those listed above and others as necessary, are being followed. Please direct any questions or concerns about the computers or printer to the librarian on duty. Do not attempt to clear a printer paper jam yourself. Members of the Huntingdon community, that are not members of the college, may be logged into a computer for academic/educational pursuits on a case by case basis, as determined by a librarian.
Policy Concerning Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information about Library Users
The ethical responsibilities of librarians, as well as statutes in most states and the District of Columbia, protect the privacy of library users. Confidentiality extends to "information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed or acquired," and includes database search records, reference interviews, circulation records, interlibrary loan records, reserves materials, and other personally identifiable uses of library materials, facilities, or services. The First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech and of the press requires that the corresponding rights to hear what is spoken and read what is written be preserved, free from fear of government intrusion, intimidation, or reprisal. The American Library Association reaffirms its opposition to "any use of government prerogatives which lead to the intimidation of the individual or the citizenry from the exercise of free expression ... [and] encourages resistance to such abuse of government power...." (ALA Policy 53.4). In seeking access or in the pursuit of information, confidentiality is the primary means of providing the privacy that will free the individual from fear of intimidation or retaliation. Libraries are one of the great bulwarks of democracy. They are living embodiments of the First Amendment because their collections include voices of dissent as well assent. Libraries are impartial resources providing information on all points of view, available to all persons regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, social or political views, economic status, or any other characteristic. The role of libraries as such a resource must not be compromised by an erosion of the privacy rights of library users. The American Library Association regularly receives reports of visits by agents of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to libraries, where it is alleged they have asked for personally identifiable information about library users. These visits, whether under the rubric of simply informing libraries of agency concerns or for some other reason, reflect an insensitivity to the legal and ethical bases for confidentiality, and the role it plays in the preservation of First Amendment rights, rights also extended to foreign nationals while in the United States. The government's interest in library use reflects a dangerous and fallacious equation of what a person reads with what that person believes or how that person is likely to behave. Such a presumption can and does threaten the freedom of access to information. It also is a threat to a crucial aspect of First Amendment rights: that freedom of speech and of the press include the freedom to hold, disseminate and receive unpopular, minority, "extreme" or even "dangerous" ideas. The American Library Association recognizes that, under limited circumstances, access to certain information might be restricted due to a legitimate "national security" concern. However, there has been no showing of a plausible probability that national security will be compromised by any use made of unclassified information available in libraries. Thus, the right of access to this information by individuals, including foreign nationals, must be recognized as part of the librarian's legal and ethical responsibility to protect the confidentiality of the library user. The American Library Association also recognizes that law enforcement agencies and officers may occasionally believe that library records contain information which would be helpful to the investigation of criminal activity. If there is a reasonable basis to believe such records are necessary to the progress of an investigation or prosecution, the American judicial system provides the mechanism for seeking release of such confidential records: the issuance of a court order, following a showing of good cause based on specific facts, by a court of competent jurisdiction. Adopted July 2, 1991, by the ALA Council See also Patriot Act and Beeghly Patrons
Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright law generally exists to protect the potential commercial benefits of authors and creators. It also can help copyright owners control how their work is used. A work is covered under copyright the moment it is created, regardless of whether or not it is stated on the work. There are several exceptions to copyright (ex. fair use), but if you are ever in doubt whether or not your request fulfills an exception, seek permission to use from the copyright owner.
Often you can request permission from the copyright holder of the work you want to use. Depending on each case the time required can vary, so plan ahead. The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) can grant permission for use of thousands of text-based works. As a general rule, start here when desiring permission to use a text-based work. CCC is able to provide a simple and cost-effective method of securing permissions for the use of many text-based forms of copyrighted materials. Although some permissions are granted instantly at CCC online, others may take much longer. The service recommends entering your application four to six weeks before the start of the term for which the materials will be needed.Copyright Clearance Center
The idea of "Fair Use" provides us with the ability to use materials under copyright in the classroom; HOWEVER, there are four criteria that govern whether use falls under "fair use".
- The PURPOSE of the use In what context will the work be used (financial gain, criticism, etc.)?
- The NATURE of the work Is the work factual or creative?
- The AMOUNT of the work used Is the amount used significant?
- The IMPACT of use on the rights holder Will the rights holder hurt by the use of the material?
Watch the following video "Copyright on Campus" made available on YouTube by the Copyright Clearance Center for a 6 1/2 minute overview on copyright issues for faculty.
Fill out the following PDF form and save it to determine and claim fair use or to denote permission obtained for EACH copyrighted work you use:
Hints for Fair Use and Multimedia
You can use small portions of multimedia (including electronic) copyrighted works in academic projects, such use must be directly related to classroom activities. Follow these guidelines:
- Material may be used for up to two years, students have longer if part of a portfolio for employment purposes.
- Up to 10% or 3 minutes of motion media may be used.
- Up to 10% or 1,000 words of text can be used.
- Up to 10% or no more than 30 seconds of music can be used.
- No more than 5 images by an artist, or 10% or 15 images of a book.
- Up to 10% or 2500 fields of a database.
- Limited copies can be made, no more than two.
- On all downloaded Internet material, copyright information must be displayed clearly.
Hints for Fair Use and Audio-Visual Materials
- Materials used on campus must be shown in a manner directly related to a class, whether individually or to a group.
- Only students or educators may view or show.
- Such showing cannot be for entertainment or even general intellectual purposes without permission.
- If a video/DVD is being viewed as part of a public club or department event, then copyright permission MUST be obtained.
- Video tapes/DVD can be viewed in library if part of classroom assignment.
- Video tapes/DVD can be loaned by library to campus users for classroom related purposes.
- Videotaped recordings of broadcasts can only be kept for 45 days, but a recording may be shared in class after the first 10 days of the recording.
- PBS recordings can be kept for 7 days only.
- Copies of audiovisual materials can only be made to replace those that are lost or damaged and are archival copies.
Links to Further Information Regarding Copyright Law
If you have any copyright questions, don't hesitate to contact a librarian.
Deaccession Policy for the Juniata CollegeLibrary Special Collections
Disposal of items must be authorized by the Provost.
Reasons for the deaccessioning and disposal of an item or items in the Special Collections may include:
- Lack of historical relevance to the College
- Lack of relevance to the College's long term strategic plan
- Absence of clear legal title
- Theft or loss
- Damage or serious deterioration in condition
- Repatriation of cultural property
- New information which leads to a reappraisal of relevance
In some circumstances it may be necessary to cull the collection of any items of inferior quality of which are inappropriate to the nature of the collection. Deaccessioning and disposal should occur following routine review and with good reason, and not for capricious immediate need. Wherever possible, a deaccessioned item should be offered in the first instance to another collection. It is recommended that if possible, deaccession of items acquired through donation from a source outside the College (e.g. private benefactor,gift in kind) requires the consultation of all parties who had contributed to the purchase or controlled the bequest or donation. Any monies received by the College from disposal of items deaccessioned from the Special Collections shall be applied for benefit first of the Special Collections, and second the library. The Library Director must be satisfied that an object proposed for deaccessioning will not be of use to the Special Collections in any ways set out in the Collecting Policy, or in any others which might be envisaged. If in doubt the Director should seek outside expert opinion. The Library Director shall submit a recommendation for deaccessioning to the Provost. The Proposal shall provide catalogue information about the object and a statement justifying the deaccessional proposal. The recommendation shall include additional proposals for disposal of the object, either by sale, donation or destruction. Once approved, deaccession shall take place only after a three-month period. If no use of the object in the intervening three-month period is recorded the decision to deaccession stands. Registration records should be amended, noting the method of disposal, but record of the previous existence of the item in the collection should remain.
The most damaging and anticipated type of damage we can expect will mostly relate to water. In the case of fire, water damage will still result. Other types of damages and severe situations will likely require the kind of expertise which will need to be brought in from the outside. In the meantime therefore this Plan mostly relates to what to do in the event of water damage where immediate action that has been planned ahead is necessary.
When in doubt, freeze an item which has been damaged by water as quickly as possible.
In case of water disaster for books:
- Cover stacks with plastic sheets if from above, or obviously move books out of water if below, as needed. Disaster materials are located in Fan Room.
- Move undamaged books away from danger area and wet books.
- Heavily damaged books beyond recovery and less important works should be discarded; anything you really don’t need should be quickly removed. (Consult deaccession policy and follow withdraw procedures.)
- In case of lightly damaged books, use fans and carefully open pages. Expect two weeks to recover at least.
- Badly damaged but recoverable books worth saving, and rare books, need to be frozen (-10 degrees F at least) immediately and may take months to recover. They should be put in wax paper and kept closed, loaded spine down in plastic crates, if possible each volume should be encased tightly between acrylic boards. If a book is open when it gets wet, leave it that way. Do not try to restore books but pack as is.
- Temperature should be kept at 65 degrees in areas affected by water, and humidity kept at 35 degrees or lower with constant air circulation with fan. Mold is the principal enemy and must not be allowed to grow.
- Anything with wet or glossy paper should be frozen immediately.
- In the case of a large number of volumes, even those slightly wet should be frozen if they cannot be air dried.
In case of water damage for other materials:
- Treat periodicals the same as books, those with shiny pages must be frozen.
- Documents or Unbound material – air dry or freeze as found.
- CD’s, DVD’s – Wash with soft cloth, dry, clean or replace containers.
- Microfilm silver halide – freeze and send to be restored.
- Newspapers – air dry or use cloth.
- Photographic materials - air dry but separate all materials first, or freeze.
- Videocassettes – air dry after removal from cases.
- Temperature below 70 F
- Relative Humidity – ideal 45-50 degrees, ok 50-60 degrees
- Turn on lights
- Remove any air duct blockages
- Clean heating exchange coils
- Clean air ducts
- Fix or eliminate mold at source
- Ventilate air to outside to avoid spreading mold to air ducts
- Do not automatically assume ozone is a solution to mold, ozone can accelerate the breakdown of paper that is highly acidic.
Faculty Book Requests
Do you want to read a book review before requesting a book?
Use Choice Reviews Online to search and read reviews. We have campus-wide access for 1 user at a time. When using the site, please be sure to log off in the far right column or completely close your browser window. You can use both Quick and Advanced Search and email the information directly to Beth Yocum -- Acquisitions. You may also create your own profile by clicking where it says “Register here to create a profile”. You can then click on “my monthly reviews” and see what has been reviewed that is connected to your profile. Creating a profile also allows one to save searches and save lists.
Faculty General Reserves Policies
It is the responsibility of each faculty member to retrieve or photocopy all materials to be placed on reserve and bring them to the circulation desk. Requests will be processed by technical services staff in the order they are received. Please allow at least 48 hours for materials to be available to the students. The 48 hours does not include evening, weekends or holidays. We will place one photocopy of an article on reserve for every ten students in a class, up to a maximum of five copies. This is in line with the fair use guidelines developed in accordance with U. S. Copyright Law. No material that violates U. S. Copyright Law will be placed on reserve. Generally, this means that we will place photocopies of one chapter or 10% of a single work, which the library does not own on reserve. We cannot place materials obtained through interlibrary loan on reserve. If we do not own a title, we will purchase it as quickly as possible. Personal items may be placed on reserve; however, the library will not be responsible for loss or damage of personal items. Course syllabi for the current semester are held on reserve. See also the Reserves for more information.
Genealogy & Newspapers
Genealogists and others interested in using the College’s microfilm of local newspapers are welcome to do so for free. Assistance in using the microfilm equipment can also be requested. To make a copy of a microfilm page is ten cents. Due to staff constraints, the Library staff cannot search or copy newspapers in any format; however, individuals may buy their own online access from Newspaper Archives.com. Our rationale is that the time and effort required by staff to do research would exceed the cost of a database subscription for an interested party in any case, aside from the fact that time is not available to do this. The Huntingdon County Historical Society is also a resource for genealogical research. Any questions about this policy can be made to the Library Director.
Can students borrow materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan?
Is there a fee for the interlibrary loan service?
No - The interlibrary loan service is free to those listed above. As a courtesy to the system and others, we ask that you only request items that you really need.
Can I borrow a video, DVD, or reels of microfilm through interlibrary loan?
Our library consortia doe not share videos or DVDs, so you cannot borrow them. The sharing of microfilm is rare and will be considered on a case by case basis.
How long can I borrow the interlibrary loaned materials?
Each lending library has different lending periods, so please look at the date on the slip attached to the interlibrary loaned book. Articles received via interlibrary loan are yours to keep (unless otherwise stated.)
Do I need to know which library owns my request?
No - Our system will automatically route the request to libraries owning the material.
How long will it take to get my requested item through interlibrary loan?
You should allow 2 - 3 weeks for interlibrary loans to arrive. Some may come sooner -- it depends on the lending library. Books generally come quicker because the articles need to be photocopied. But don't procrastinate with your requests!!
I noticed that I will be traveling near the library that owns my borrowed item -- can I just drop it off?
No - It needs to be sent back via our interlibrary loan department so that your record is kept current.
Will I get a renewal notice from the library when my interlibrary loan items are due?
No - It is your responsibility to return the items or to ask for a renewal before they are due.
I am not quite finished with my interlibrary loan item -- can I keep it longer or renew it?
It depends on the lending library's policy. Let our interlibrary loan department know a week before your item is due that you would like to renew. If it can't be renewed through the original lending library, we can try to get another copy from another library.
Library Catalog & PINs
The library catalog allows users to access their library account online to check item status, change PIN, and renew items.
A user's library account ID is EITHER:
- If your ID has six digits, use your six-digit Gold Card number plus a leading zero
- If your ID has seven digits, use your full seven digit Gold Card number
A user's PIN is a 4 digit number and it is available at the circulation desk Users with a Friends' card will use the number on their card. From a Library Catalog screen, click on "My Account" at the top and then make the appropriate selection: "User Status Inquiry", "User PIN Change", or "Renew Materials". Once you choose your action above, you must enter your user ID from your Gold Card and your 4-digit PIN. Follow the Catalog instructions to complete your account access.
Guests Using the Beeghly Library
Guests of the college and the public are welcome to use the library and the expertise of the staff. There are certain guidelines we have established in order to make use of the library fair to everyone including the primary constituency, which are Juniata students and faculty and the college community. Reading the guidelines below is a way for everyone to start off with a clear understanding of what they can expect. It is important especially to the students that the library functions primarily as the undergraduate college library they expect when they decide to attend Juniata College. Use of the library's print and microfilm resources including newspapers, circulating books, periodicals, reference books, and the microfilm Daily News is welcome to the public provided that the use is commensurate with reasonable guest behavior. Electronic resources requiring a log-in are available to the public for scholarly use only, and by necessity access is limited according to licensing arrangements, Patriot Act considerations, and computer demand. Access is available when a reference librarian is on duty and only after the librarian ensures the above limitations aren't in violation. Anyone purchasing a Friends of the Library card may check out books from the regular circulating collection. Videos, DVD's, Reserve Room materials and the Curriculum Library may be used only by those with gold Juniata College ID cards with no exceptions as these materials are essentially for classroom use. Access to Archives and Special Collections is normally by appointment only. Please see the Director's Office with any questions. The behavior of guests and also the college community is expected to be such that it does not detract in any way from the use of the library by others. Any offensive behavior will be quickly investigated.
The Beeghly Library intends to be an integral resource in support of the educational programs of Juniata College. The library provides scholarly information and library services necessary to enhance academic life and encourage lifelong learning throughout the college community, in keeping with the mission of Juniata.
Patriot Act and Beeghly Patrons
Beeghly Library circulation records and other records identifying the names or other personally identifying details regarding users of this library are confidential in nature. Such records and reports of activities shall not be made available to anyone, including any agency of local, state, federal or Patriot Act Amendment without the library's legal counsel being present. This is in accordance with Pennsylvania State Law - Title 24, Chapter 16, Article IV. If approached by such an agent or officer concerning information about a patron, the library staff or student assistant should immediately consult with a colleague and/or library director for assistance. The library's legal counsel will then need to be contacted either directly or through college administration in order to be present during any search. It is allowable by law to have a reasonable amount of time to locate the college's legal counsel. Legal counsel is needed to determine if a request, process, order, subpoena or warrant is in proper form and if there is showing of good cause for issuance; if this is not the case legal counsel will insist that the defects be cured. Without a court order, neither the FBI nor other law enforcement bodies have the authority to compel cooperation or require answers to a question. Persistence and appeals to patriotism are not sufficient reason for cooperation without due process of law. Although a search warrant is executable immediately, unlike a subpoena, the library has a right for legal counsel to be present when any search begins in order to allow library counsel an opportunity to examine the search warrant and to assure that the search conforms to the terms of the search warrant, including Patriot Act warrants. In the case of a search warrant originating from agents or officers utilizing the USA Patriot Act amendment of FISA, the library will ask for legal counsel to be present to inspect the search warrant and see that it is carried out properly. The so called "gag" order which is part of the Patriot Act Amendment must be obeyed - no information about the warrant or even the fact that a warrant has been issued can be disclosed to any other party, including the patron whose records are the subject of the warrant. The gag order does not change the library's right to legal counsel during the search. The library can still seek legal advice concerning the warrant and request that the library's legal counsel be present during the actual search and execution of the warrant.
Remote Access to Databases
Beeghly Library's Catalog is available from any internet connection on campus, off campus, and worldwide. All other databases provided by Beeghly Library through a subscription license requires IP authentication. This means that access is only allowed to authorized Juniata College users and this is processed via computer location number -- IP (Internet Protocol) authentication. If a computer trying to access a database is on campus and connected to the Juniata College EagleNet, access to the database should be immediate. If a computer is off campus and not connected to EagleNet, an IP authenticated database will then ask for a login ID and password because it doesn't recognize the computer address. We do not have a password to give out in this case, because our agreements are setup to work in an IP authentication mode only. If you are off campus and you connect to EagleNet by using FirePass (https://firepass.juniata.edu). Then you click the link labeled "JuniataVPN - Just Like on Campus". After clicking that link, open a new browser window or tab and go to the databases. For more details about connecting to EagleNet via FirePass, please call the HELP desk at ext. 3619.
Do I need to present a library card to borrow reserves or to photocopy them?
Yes - To borrow reserves (even just to photocopy) you must present a valid Juniata Gold Card each time.
How long can I borrow items on reserve?
Reserves may be borrowed for a two (2) hour period.
How much are late fines for reserve items?
Fines accumulate by 25¢ per hour late.
How do I look for items on Reserve?
At the Circulation/Reserves desk are two 3-ring binders listing Reserves. First find your professor's last name alphabetically and then choose the appropriate course. Books that are on reserve from the library's collection will display the location Reserves in WebCat.
Can I look at the Reserves check out cards to see if all of my students read the article I placed on reserve for them?
No - due to confidentiality and privacy laws we cross out students' names on the Reserves check out cards.
Will my Reserve item be available immediately for my students?
No - materials for Reserve should be delivered to the Circulation Desk several business days before they are required for use by students.