Libraries Policies

The SRJC Libraries seek to provide learning environments that facilitate research and instruction. As such, policy guidelines exist to ensure access to facilities and materials, the safety and comfort of users, and the protection of collections and materials.


Conduct in the Libraries

Library users are expected to behave in a manner that respects the buildings and equipment, the staff, and other patrons. This includes lowering your voice when entering the buildings, using study rooms for group projects and conversations, as well as helping to keep the facilities in good condition for the benefit of all.

The Library Conduct Guidelines help maintain a clean, safe and comfortable atmosphere for learning. Failure to observe Sonoma County Junior College District policies or these guidelines may result in expulsion from SCJCD property, suspension from the College and/or intervention by District Police.


Book Donations

While we greatly appreciate the generosity of people wishing to donate materials to the Santa Rosa Junior College Libraries, we have a limited ability to accept unsolicited gifts of books, periodicals, films, manuscripts, and other materials. The Library is therefore unable to accept all offered gift materials.  

Upon receipt, the donation becomes the property of the Santa Rosa Junior College library. Donations are presumed to be given without any condition.  The library assumes the right to determine what becomes of the books and materials.  Books donated to the Library that are deemed appropriate for the SRJC Libraries Collections will be processed, as time is available.  Books and materials not used by the library will be sold and the proceeds used to buy books and materials that benefit our students.  Delivery of gifts should be made only with prior arrangement. Thank you so much for considering donating to the SRJC Libraries.

Donation Contact: Bob Peterson (


Filming/Photography in the Libraries

Visitors to SRJC Libraries may photograph and film within the libraries without formal authorization from SRJC Libraries. While filming or photographing, individuals: 

  • Must follow SRJC Libraries Conduct Guidelines  

  • Must follow SRJC Policies that protect library users’ privacy (SRJC Board Policy 8.28

  • Must not interfere with the study, research, privacy, or safety needs of the libraries’ users 

  • Must not interrupt Libraries’ operations 

  • Must not hinder access to exits, stairways, corridors, doorways, and other Library areas 

Photography or filming requests that require set-up time, props, furniture movement or lighting adjustments require a request via email or phone to the Library Dean’s Office. 

Right to Terminate: SRJC Libraries reserves the right to terminate any photography or filming that causes an undue disturbance, violates library or district policies or regulations, or endangers the health and safety of participants, Library patrons, and Library staff. 


Library Privacy Policy

Library Circulation Records:

Under California law and in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, library patron records and circulation records are confidential.  The Library will not disclose any information concerning library users or circulation activity to non-library staff, except under legal constraint.

Course Reserves Materials:

The Library does not assume responsibility for lost or damaged personal copies.  Under California law, and in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, the library does not disclose the identity of any student who has borrowed reserve materials.

Library Computer Usage:

Use of the Library website and workstations generates usage data which may be used by the library to analyze and improve its services.  No information of a personal nature is collected or retained by the Library during this process.

See also:

California Law
Code of Ethics of the American Library Association
Santa Rosa Junior College IT Policy


Collection and Materials Selection

The SRJC Board Policy for Library Acquisitions is as follows:

"As a responsibility of library service, books and other instructional materials selected should be chosen for values of interest, information, and enlightenment of all the people of the community. In no case should any book, be excluded because of the race or nationality or the political, philosophical, or religious view of the writer. There should be the fullest practicable provision of material presenting all points of view concerning the problems and issues of our times, international, national, and local. Books or other reading matter of sound factual authority should not be proscribed or removed because of partisan or doctrinal disapproval."

See also the supplement to policy as articulated in SRJC Policy 3.18P.