The circulation staff of the Massasoit Community College Library will do all in its power to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of its users. The Library endorses the ALA Code of Ethics which states: We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (also known as FERPA) protects the privacy of students’ educational records, including student library financial records. In compliance with FERPA, the Library does not disclose information about a student’s record to any third party, including parents, faculty, or other individuals
The major purpose of the library is to participate in the educational program of the Massasoit Community college by providing materials:
It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, students and anyone using the facilities or resources of Massasoit Community College to read, understand and follow the Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy. Any person with questions regarding the application or meaning of this policy should seek clarification from the Chief Academic Officer. Failure to observe this policy may subject individuals to disciplinary action pursuant to applicable handbooks or collective bargaining agreements, up to and including expulsion from the College or termination of employment,. Further, failure to observe this policy may result in violation of civil and/or criminal laws.
The Massasoit Libraries logo is an essential backdrop to what we do and why we do it.
Inspired by the Engage logo of the National Technical University of Athens, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Greece, the library staff received permission to create an adaptation that would represent the library’s commitment to community engagement. The interplay between the "i" images becomes a logo that is unique to Massasoit College Libraries and one that visually communicates the goals of our mission.
Gifts are accepted only when they add strength to the collection and impose no significant limitations on housing, handling or disposition of duplicate or undesirable items. It shall be made clear to the donor that only those gifts meeting our selection standards will be considered for the collection. Gifts that are not suited to the library collection, because of age, format, topic, physical condition, or other factors will be disposed of according to College policies for surplus items.