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About the CSI Library: Policy: Patrons

Mission, policies, services, staff, and contact information

Patrons of the CSI Library (5/9/22)

The CSI Library is funded by student fees and is primarily for the use of CSI students, faculty and staff. CSI students must present their CSI ID cared with the current semester's sticker to check out materials from the library. All students taking at least one class for credit are entitled to a CSI ID card. These cards and current stickers may be obtained at Eagle Central in the Taylor Building. 

Students must complete a CSI Library application form before checking out items. Forms must be completed at least once each semester and at any time when the student's address or contact information changes.

CSI staff, faculty, and administration may use their employee identification card as their library card to checkout materials from the library.

Extension students (BSU, ISU, U of I, NNU) who are taking classes on our campus and are on the list of students provided by each university will be given a library card valid for that semester. They must provide official picture identification when applying for a library card. Extension students must complete a CSI Library application form before checking out items. The form must be completed at least once each semester and at any time their address or contact information changes.

Any adult (over 18 years of age) residing in the eight counties (Twin Falls, Jerome, Gooding, Cassia, Minidoka, Lincoln, Blaine and Elmore) served by CSI is eligible to apply for a CSI Library Courtesy Card. The applicant must present an official picture identification and official proof of address. Patrons must complete a CSI Library application form before checking out items. The form must be completed at each renewal of the card. 

The cost of the CSI Library Courtesy Card is $25 per year. Please note that the library accepts cash or in-state checks only. Cash must be used for all sales under $5.00. No debit or credit cards are accepted.

Senior citizens (over 60) may obtain a CSI Library Courtesy Card at no cost. 

Courtesy card holders are entitled to checkout privileges for books, DVDs, and CDs. Courtesy card holders may also request items through interlibrary loan.

Pregnant and Parenting Student Information

CSI believes in student success and individual attention. We recognize that our students are individuals with individual needs. We believe in providing comprehensive student support services and promoting student success. For these reasons, we want you to be aware of your rights and responsibilities under Title IX, which is a federal law that ensures all people have an equal opportunity for education. Title IX makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of pregnancy and related conditions.

Title IX makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of pregnancy and related conditions. All pregnancy concerns and pregnancy related absences are coordinated by the Dean of Students Office, Dr. Jason Ostrowski.  To ensure proper accommodations and support, please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Michelle Schutt (mschutt@csi.edu) at 208-732-6863.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Persons of the College of Southern Idaho community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. All persons of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.

For more information on Title IX, please visit the CSI website: https://www.csi.edu/title-ix/default.aspx or contact Title IX Coordinator Dr. Michelle Schutt (mschutt@csi.edu) at 208-732-6863.

Student ID Cards

CSI students in need of a student ID card may come to the Library or go to the Taylor Building. Rach student will receive their first ID card for free; however, replacement cards are $3.00.

CSI Library Public Services and Useful Information

Printing, Copying and Scanning

CSI students, faculty and staff have access to free printing and scanning. Visitors are able to use CSI computers and scanners.

Visitors and community members may use the computer to print in black and white for $0.20 per page and in color for $1.00 per page.

There are two coin copy card operated copiers in the library and these machines are available during library hours. The cost of copies if $0.10 per copy for black and white, and $0.20 per copy for color. The machines accept cash only.

Faxing

There is no fax machine in the Library. To fax, CSI students only may go to the Student  Affairs office (Taylor SUB 235).

Behavior in the Library (Updated 5/9/22)

The College of Southern Idaho Library expects library users to behave in a way that is conducive to learning and respectful of the needs of others. It is the expectation of the CSI Library that all users will abide by the directions of library staff. The Library expects compliance with all College of Southern Idaho policies including but not limited to those dealing with sexual harassment, computer usage, and disorderly conduct, as outlined in the College of Southern Idaho Student Code of Conduct.

Students in the Library are expected to act in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. At the discretion of staff, users in violation of CSI Library policy may be asked to change their behavior or leave the Library. In some instances, the Department of Campus Safety may be called to handle the situation.

Gathering petition signatures and other forms of solicitation are prohibited within the Library.

Library patrons may bring snacks into the library. However, individuals may only bring in drinks that are in covered containers. Food items must be individually wrapped and may not be mess or aromatic. 

Solicitation or any other activity that disrupts or interferes with normal library functions or with employees’ or patrons’ ability to pursue normal library-related activities are prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Any soliciting, polling, selling, or conducting surveys inside library facilities
  • Any photography, video or audio taping in any library facility without prior approval; for permission, email the library director at ejohnson19@csi.edu
  • Any distribution of printed material or other items, whether handed to library patrons or placed on counters, desks, tables, etc.

 

Cell Phones (5/9/2022)

All cell phones must be set to vibrate.  When receiving calls, please speak quietly or go to the lobby. 

Use of Outdoor Equipment

The use of equipment meant for the outdoors, such as in-line skates, roller skates, or skateboards, is prohibited within the Library. Bicycles are prohibited within the Library.

3-D Printing

CSI Students have access to the 3D printer located in the library. If you have any questions, please call the Library at 208-732-6500.

Library Procedure

It is the expectation of the CSI Library that all users will abide by the directions of Library staff. At the discretion of staff, users in violation of CSI Library policies may be asked to change their behavior of leave the Library. In some instances, the Department of Campus Safety may be called to handle the situation. 

Payments

Please note that the library accepts cash or in-state checks only. Cash must be used for all sales under $5.00. No debit or credit cards are accepted. (Students may use the ATM located in the Fine Arts Building.) NOTE: The library cannot charge to student accounts.

Animals (9/20/2011)

Only service animals are allowed in the library.  The ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. The term service animal does not apply to personal Pets.

ANIMALS ON CAMPUS

Definitions

Handler -The owner and person in charge of an animal.

Pet -Any animal kept for ordinary use and companionship. Service and Support Animals are not considered pets.

Service Dog -Any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. The work or tasks performed by a Service Animal must be directly related to the person’s disability. The provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship does not constitute work or tasks for the purpose of this definition.

Service Dog in Training -A dog who is participating in a formal program to learn how to become a Service Dog.

Support Animal -An animal that provides emotional or other support that improves one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person's disability. Unlike Service Dogs, Support Animals are not required to be trained to perform work or tasks, and they may include species other than dogs. Support Animals could include, but are not limited to domestic dogs, domestic cats, rabbits, companion birds, and other animals commonly kept as Pets.

 

Civil Rights Policies

College of Southern Idaho affirms its commitment to promote the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational enterprise. All policies below are subject to resolution using the College of Southern Idaho’s Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Nondiscrimination Policy and Procedure. The Policy and Procedure is applicable regardless of the status of the parties involved, who may be members or non-members of the campus community, students, student organizations, faculty, administrators, and/or staff. The college reserves the right to act on incidents occurring on-campus or off-campus, when the off-campus conduct could have an on-campus impact or impact on the educational mission of the College.

To read more on the College of Southern Idaho’s Civil Rights Policies and Procedures please click the link below:

https://www.csi.edu/_files/pdf/student-handbook/csi-civil-rights-polices-and-procedures.pdf