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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in employment and requires that commercial facilities, transportation, telecommunications and state and local government services be made accessible. Depending on its type of business, an employer may be covered by all of the provisions, but it is primarily Title I that affects the workplace. Title I prohibits employers from discriminating against “qualified” individuals with disabilities in all aspects of employment, including:
Employers must make “reasonable accommodations” for the known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals, unless doing so would impose an “undue hardship” on their business.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
The TBCC Library is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to study as well as welcoming to all users. These guidelines were developed in response to concerns from students about noise in the library due to social conversation and cell phone use.
When you enter the TBCC Library, we ask that you turn off your cell phone ringer. If you must be on call and are using a cell phone, please set your phone to a non-audible signal and use texting if possible.
If you need to take a call, please exit the library as quickly as possible.
Library users wishing to report inappropriate cell phone use or other disturbances should contact library staff at the desk. Library staff reserves the right to ask anyone to leave the library if they are using a cell phone or are disturbing others in any area of the library.
Children under the age of 18 are welcome within the TBCC Library, but must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to ensure that the child does not disturb others during their visit.
Parents or adult caregivers must monitor all activities and behavior of their children while they are in the library. The library reserves the right to ask the parent/caregiver of a child exhibiting disruptive behavior to leave with the child. Parents or guardians accept all responsibility for any damage to property or act of vandalism done by the child.
As per policy number 202.4, library staff will take appropriate action, including if necessary, the notification of law enforcement authorities, if a child is found unattended in the library.
Note: These policies only pertain to minors not enrolled in TBCC classes or college sponsored programs.
The loan period for all circulating materials, except reserves, is two weeks. Loan periods for faculty can be adjusted as needed. The loan period, and conditions, for reserve material are set by the instructor.
Patrons may renew materials by contacting the library in person, by phone, or online, on or before the due date. An item will not be renewed if another person is waiting for it, if it has already been renewed two times, or if it is more than seven days overdue.
There are no overdue fines at the library, but others will appreciate your timely return of materials. You will be reminded of overdue items by email. If materials are not returned after 7 days past the due date, you will be charged the full replacement cost of the materials. All overdue materials must be returned and all fines paid before a student can register or graduate. Blocks are placed on student records when materials are overdue or lost.
Materials to be checked out should be taken to the library desk where the patron must present an appropriate photo ID card. If a hold has been placed on that patron’s record, the patron must clear the hold before checkout can proceed.
TBCC library borrowing privileges can be issued to qualified community users. Special patron passes will be issued upon the recommendation of the college president or the Director of Library Services.
In keeping with our desire to serve the entire community, use of library facilities without checkout privileges is extended to the general public. However, our primary goal is to meet the educational needs of our students. Computer use for non-students is limited to one hour per day. Please check in with library staff before sitting down at one of the computers.
Distance Education Students
If you are a student who is not enrolled in any on-campus classes, the library will mail a book directly to your home address.
For more information, or to request a book to be sent to you in this manner, please e-mail Clare Sobotka at email@example.com
The library’s collection upholds the college’s mission, vision and strategic plan by providing materials that support and enhance the curriculum and instructional programs of TBCC.
Mission and Vision for TBCC
Tillamook Bay Community College provides access to quality education in response to the needs of our community
The College, in partnership with the community, is a center for educational excellence that provides access to lifelong learning; bridges to opportunity; an environment for innovation & intellectual pursuits; & leadership in the economic, cultural, & intellectual evolution of our community.
The purpose of the Collection Development Policy is to guide the selection and maintenance of library materials to ensure the collection meets the information needs of the TBCC community.
The TBCC library subscribes to the principles of the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights statement, their Code of Ethics and their Freedom to Read Statement.
Materials will be added to the collection when judged necessary for the curriculum. No materials will be censored, and a balance of opinion in controversial issues will be maintained. If any of our users have a complaint regarding our library materials, they may fill out a Reconsideration of Materials form located at the library. The library director will review the form and make a decision regarding the challenged material. The complainant will receive a written copy of the decision.
Scope of the collection
As a community college library, our collections focus on material suitable for lower division undergraduate students as well as resources for students in technical, vocational or professional programs. General factors to be taken into account are:
The first priority will be to provide students and faculty materials that support instructional programs. Materials supporting specific courses will take precedence, and materials supporting standard academic subjects in a broader way will have secondary priority.
Textbooks adopted for class use will not normally be purchased for the collection, as the library’s collections are not designed to supply students with required material for specific classes. Instructors wishing to reserve textbooks are responsible for obtaining them. The library will not routinely purchase consumable materials such as workbooks or tests.
For those members of the college community whose scholarly or research needs are beyond the scope of the library collection, the library staff will help to identify, locate and borrow such materials through interlibrary loan.
The TBCC library uses a variety of selection tools, including professional library literature, faculty recommendation and bibliographic resources from institutions with similar instructional programs.
Request for Purchase
In addition to the selection tools, the library supports a patron-driven model for collection development. All requests by students and faculty alike, are seriously considered.
The library welcomes gifts of materials that are consistent with the collection development policy and provided there are no restrictions attached as to their disposition. Because all items added to the collection generate processing and storage costs, materials received as gifts will be evaluated by the same criteria as materials purchased. Gifts are accepted with the understanding that materials not added to the collection will be disposed of in ways most advantageous to the library.
In order to maintain a viable and up-to-date collection, the library will periodically evaluate sections of the collection and identify items to withdraw. Items may be withdrawn because of condition, lack of use, or because they contain outdated or incorrect information. Items may be replaced, either by a new copy or edition of the same work, or by another more recent work that is similar. Replacement will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
TBCC Library copyright guidelines
Drinks are welcomed in covered containers.
Please be mindful of others and avoid food with strong odors, messy foods and noisy snacks (i.e., fish, pizza, soup, etc). Please dispose of any leftovers or trash in trash cans and recycle whenever possible.
Be mindful and considerate of other library users. This is your library; please help to keep it clean and comfortable.
Need a book or journal article that the library doesn’t have? Request an interlibrary loan. We will locate a library that has the item, and contact them to see if they will lend it.
Search WorldCat yourself and see if the material you want is available.
There is no guarantee that we will be able to obtain every item you request, but we will certainly try. Ask a library staff member for more information or to fill out a request.
Interlibrary Loan Guidelines
Materials available for Interlibrary LoanGenerally books and journal articles are available for interlibrary loan.
The staff at Mainstream Tillamook Bay Community College Library, have established a materials selection policy and a procedure for gathering input about particular items. Completion of this form is the first step in that procedure. If you wish to request reconsideration of a resource, please return the completed form to the library director.
Textbooks adopted for class use will not normally be purchased for the collection, as the library’s collections are not designed to supply students with required material for specific classes. See the library’s Collection Development policy for more detail.
Textbooks that are part of the library’s collection follow these usage guidelines:
Instructors wishing to reserve textbooks are responsible for obtaining them. The library will not routinely purchase consumable materials such as workbooks or tests.
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Tillamook Bay Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, religion, height/weight ratio, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, organizational affiliation, political affiliation or protected veterans with regard to employment, admissions, access to education programs or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning Title II, Title IV, Title VI, or Title IX may contact: Pat Ryan, Director Facilities, Human Resources, Safety 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Room 122, Phone (503) 842-8222, ext. 1020. Any persons having inquiries concerning Section 504 may contact: Rhoda Hanson, Chief Student Services Officer; 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Room 114, Phone (503) 842-8222, ext. 1110.
El Colegio Comunitario de Tillamook no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, discapacidad, sexo, edad, religión, relación entre altura/peso, estado civil, género, identidad de género, orientación sexual, afiliación organizacional, afiliación política o veteranos protegidos con respecto al empleo, admisiones, acceso a programas o actividades educativas según lo que se ha establecido en los estatutos y reglamentos federales y estatales. Cualquier persona que tenga preguntas sobre el Título II, el Título IV, el Título VI o el Título IX puede comunicarse con: Pat Ryan, Director de Instalaciones, Recursos Humanos, Seguridad 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Habitación 122, Teléfono (503) 842-8222, ext. 1020. Cualquier persona que tenga preguntas sobre la Sección 504 puede comunicarse con: Rhoda Hanson, Directora de Servicios Estudiantiles; 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon, Habitación 114, teléfono (503) 842-8222, ext. 1110.
TBCC Facilities are ADA Accessible. For questions, regarding access or accommodations please contact: Pat Ryan, Director: Human Resources, Facilities, and Safety; 4301 Third Street, Tillamook OR. 97141, 503-842-8222 x1020 with seven days advanced notice.
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