We are committed to ensuring the availability of materials and services to the community of students, faculty, staff, and residents we serve. We provide millions of digital and tangible materials. The Archway catalog can be used to locate items here at Jefferson College, and the MOBIUS catalog can be used to locate and order items from our consortia partners across the state and region. Our primary mission is to support the curriculum and the educational and enrichment activities of the College, but many library materials and services are available to Jefferson County residents, and all visitors are entitled to free access to Government Information through our participation in the Federal Depository Library Program and in compliance with Title 44 U.S.C. 1901-1916 (2010). Specific borrowing policies and guidelines are listed below, including policies governing use of the library by visitors to campus--community patrons, patrons from other MOBIUS libraries, government information seekers, and others.
The Jefferson College Library offers borrowing of library materials to Jefferson College students, faculty and staff, card holders from other MOBIUS libraries, and community library card holders of Jefferson County.
Jefferson College Library welcomes visitors from the community, our consortia partners and affiliated colleges, those in need of government information, and History Center visitors.
Community Visitors, that is, Jefferson County residents not affiliated with the College, are not required to have a Community Library Card to use the public access computers, but must comply with all relevant campus and college policies. Community members may consult the collections, use History Center resources, or book meeting rooms without obtaining a Library card. However, a Community Library Card must be obtained to check out materials, including meeting room electronics and all Library policies and procedures, including Community Room Use Agreement, must be followed.
MOBIUS & Other Affiliated Students, Faculty, and Staff are required to present a current photo ID from their home institution to use the Pick-Up Anywhere service or Visiting Patron materials borrowing privileges.
Government Information seekers, as is stipulated in Title 44, are welcomed at Jefferson College Library during regular operating hours, and may access print and electronic government information sources with the assistance of a librarian or other staff member. Visitors in need of specific government information are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Government Document Coordinator, Lisa Pritchard in order to ensure that information needs are met.
History Center Visitors must contact Assistant Director of Library Services, Joette Klein, to schedule an appointment or set-up a consultation. The Jefferson County History Center's webpages provide additional information about use of the space and collections.
To ensure that library materials can be found and accessed we follow international, national, state, and regional protocols and best practices for cataloging. Our Cataloging Policy may be read in the attached document.
Books and other items may be checked out at the Circulation/Reference Desks at JCH and JCA libraries. For JCI students, books can be sent via campus courier--call 636-481-3166 for details. A current employee or student ID, or Community Card is required for all check-outs.
|Materials for Check-Out||Loan Periods for Students|
|New Books||4 Weeks|
|Books & Government Documents||4 Weeks|
|DVDs & Movies||10 Days|
|Magazines & Scholarly Journals||10 Days|
|Laptops||4 Hours (Library Use Only)|
|Study Room Keys||3 Hours (Library Use Only)|
|Headphones||4 Hours (Library Use Only)|
|Chrome Books||1 Week|
|Reserve Items||1 Hour or more (Varies)|
The Jefferson College Library lends many different types of tangible materials to students, faculty, and staff. Following is a list of the location of different collections within the main campus library. We have over 60,000 books, 60 popular magazines and newspapers, thousand of archival documents about Jefferson County, hundreds of DVDs and CDs, devices, and more! Plus, we have streaming videos, eBooks, and databases with access to thousands of newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals.