Veronica Meier, Library Director
Mary Barrett, Reference Librarian
Susan Abrahams, Library Technician
Spring Hours - 2023
Monday-Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Spring Break (April 8-10)
Commencement (May 6)
Memorial Day (May 29)
Juneteenth (June 19)
Independence Day (July 4)
The Peru State College Library supports intellectual growth and creativity by providing resources, services, and an environment that facilitates lifelong learning and the research of our patrons.
The Peru State College Library will be an essential part of the College that enriches learning, enhances the college experience, and engages with the community we serve.
Diversity: We maintain a climate of openness for all traditions, cultures, and scholarship.
Innovation: We develop innovative services to benefit our patrons and to anticipate future needs.
Integrity: We create an environment of honesty and empathy.
Lifelong Learning: We encourage the development of information literacy and critical thinking skills to prepare patrons for a life of learning.
Quality Service: We strive to provide the best quality service possible to all our patrons.
Patron-Centered: We value our patrons and strive to create an environment, physical and virtual, that engages them.
Privacy: We protect each patron's right to privacy and confidentiality.
To serve our patrons with the best quality service.
To teach information literacy skills for the development of critical thinking and for the promotion of lifelong learning.
To build relationships beyond the library, and to collaborate with the College community to advance the services and resources of the Library.
To develop services that meet the current and future needs of our patrons.
To provide resources that support the academic programs and research of the College.
To create an environment, physical and virtual, that fosters the pursuit of knowledge and that encourages the interaction of our patrons.
To preserve and facilitate the use of special collections relevant to the history and mission of the College.
To create a safe, respectful, and welcoming space for all patrons for studying, research, collaboration, and the learning process.
Expectations will be met by:
Not violating the safety and security of others. Prohibited behaviors include but not limited to those contained in Board Policy 3021.
Not disturbing or disrupting others. Disruptive behavior undermines the learning environment for others.3 Prohibited behaviors include but not limited to the following:
Not damaging, defacing, or destroying library materials or property. Prohibited behaviors include but not limited to the following:
Individuals may ask an individual or group to abide by the code of conduct as well as inform the Library staff of any infractions.
Individuals failing to abide by the code of conduct is subject to sanctions such as asked to leave the library, removal from the library, suspension from the library for a period of time, report to Associate Vice President for Student Affairs who may refer the student to the disciplinary process (Board Policy 3200) and legal prosecution.
1 Disruptive Student Policy (Peru State College)
2 Nebraska State College System Board Policy 3100 – Conduct & Discipline; Students
3 Nebraska State College System Board Policy 3250 – Rights and Responsibilities; Students
Prepared from reviewing NSCS Board and Peru State College policies, Code of Conduct policies of University of California – Berkeley Library, Omaha Public Library, University of Connecticut – Meskill Law Library, and University of Washington Library.
Charge for Items Not Returned
Shipping Library Materials to Patrons
It is provided to PSC students, alumni, faculty, administrators, and staff for free; charges by lending library such as photocopies may be charged back to the patron after her/his acceptance of the charge.
Non-PSC patrons will be charged $6.00 per item to cover processing and shipping costs.
Anything may be requested except course materials available through the College bookstore, archival materials, rare books, and bound/unbound periodicals. Each lending library decides what materials they will lend.
The PSC Library lends out all materials except curriculum books, reserve items, archival items, rare books, and bound/unbound periodicals.
Lending libraries also determine if an item may be renewed. If a renewal is necessary, contact the PSC Library 3-5 business days before its due date so it may be requested.
The PSC Library will mail physical items for a $3.00 per item to cover shipping costs. The patron is responsible for the item during its shipping to and from the Library and for return shipping.
The PSC Library stops requesting physical items the week before finals because items may not be received before end of semester.
The Library follows copyright law (Section 108 of the Copyright Act) and CONTU (Commission of New Technological Uses) guidelines.
No item or copy acquired through interlibrary loan will be added to the library collection.
The Library will maintain records of all requests for 3 calendar years after the request is made.
The Library expects the PSC community and its patrons to comply with United States Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code Sect 101, et seq.), Peru State College Policy on Academic Integrity, and all other policies, acts, and laws that relate to copyright.
Patrons of the library assume all risk and liability if they choose to disregard copyright law.
The following does not legally interpret copyright law but gives guidelines to keep the Library in compliance.
Copyright notices will be posted on interlibrary loan forms, copier machines, scanners, and computers that can burn CDs/DVDs.
Copyright notices and performance restrictions will be posted in the audiovisual collection.
The Library will follow copyright law (17 U.S.C. 108) and the Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyright Works (CONTU) when requesting interlibrary loans. It reserves the right to deny interlibrary loan requests to ensure compliance with all laws and standards.
Performance rights will be obtained for any public performance and/or media showings in the Library.
Only legally purchased or licensed artwork and graphics will be used in library marketing materials.
The Library complies with Nebraska Public Records Law (84-712.05) and federal laws upholding the right to privacy.
The Library complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law which protects the privacy of student education records.
The Library only collects and stores the personal information necessary for the operation of the Library and its services. The information is secured to prevent unauthorized access.
Library employees are the only ones who may access patron’s information and only for library operations.
The Library is not responsible for personal information obtained from or by websites linking from or to the library’s website, from public computers, and/or from printed information unclaimed at the printers and copier.
Records may be released to law enforcement agencies with an order by a court of competent jurisdiction issued in proper form (a court issued subpoena or search warrant) and/or under the provisions of the USA Patriot Act. The USA Patriot Act prohibits the Library from notifying individuals about requested information.
Print and Electronic Periodicals
Electronic Database & Resources
Maintenance of Collection
PSC College Emergency and Closure Procedures
Tornado Procedure for Library
Hours of Operation – May change to comply with the needs of the College and students
Inclement Weather/College Closure
Minors in the Library
Animals in the Library
Classes are welcome to use the Library.
Computer Lab is a designated open lab. It can be scheduled for a limited number of special training sessions or library instruction of short duration. No regular sessions, instruction, or classes may be scheduled in it.
Curriculum Level may be reserved with first priority being PSC classes and second priority PSC students and organizations. Other reservations are encouraged during times when the area may be in low use.
Lower Level is for quiet study. The entire library is for study, but the Lower Level is designated a quiet zone.
Study Rooms are available on the Main Floor and Curriculum Level on a first come, first serve basis. They cannot be reserved.
Study Carrels are available throughout the library on a first come, first serve basis. They cannot be reserved or restricted.
Lockers are for PSC students only. Students provide their own locks, which must be removed by the end of the semester.
The Library will follow the policies and requirements established by the College’s Human Resources office for all library employees.
Policies can be found at http://www.peru.edu/hr/.