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Library Policies - Archived

Below is a brief overview of the fees and policies. At the bottom of the page are several links to PDFs containing the full written versions of the statements, laws, and policies.

A picture I.D. (driver's license, student I.D.) is required to check out materials.

Library resources are available for use by the RMC community and the Billings-area community. Resources from other libraries are available through interlibrary loan. Average turn around time is one week and loan periods and fees are governed by the lending library. Interlibrary loan is limited to the RMC community. Forms are available at the circulation desk or download the electronic form. Interlibrary loans that are not picked up will be returned to the lending library. Any overdue fees will be charged to the patron.

Electronic resources are governed by RMC's acceptable use of computer information systems policy. Student assignments are a top priority for computer usage.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Overdue Fines & Fees

Books - $ .25/Day
Periodicals - $ .25/Day
CDs & Videos - $ .25/Day
DVDs - $ .25/Day
Reserves - $ .50/Hour
Equipment - $ 10.00/Day
Laser Printing (for non-affiliated users) - $ .05/page
Color Printing - $ .30/Page

Fees for Lost Items*

Books - $65.00
Periodicals - $25.00
CDs & Videos - $25.00
DVDs - $25.00

*Patrons will be charged the above fees for replacement or actual cost of replacement whichever is higher. All borrowing privileges will be denied and student transcripts will be encumbered until restitution is made.


Books - 1 Month
Equipment - Varies
Reserves - Varies
Reference - Non-circulating 
Periodicals - 7 Days
CDs & Videos - 7 Days
DVDs - 5 Days

Legal Documents, Policies, and Notices

Click on the link to open the PDF, or "right click" on the link and select "save target as" to save it to your desktop. Please note that you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader. It's a free download from a well known and trusted software company.

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