All members of the College community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community users) have the right to learn, work, and study in an environment that supports collaborative learning.
The Library and Academic Success strives to create welcoming and inclusive spaces where all members of the College community belong. We respect the diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences of visitors and staff and ask that all users do too.
The purpose of this guideline is to ensure members of the college community (students, professors, staff, alumni and community users) have the ability to learn and work in an academic environment that supports collaborative learning. The spaces within Libraries and Academic Success are places for studying and learning. We support teaching and learning needs through the provision of providing environments that are conducive to learning.
This guideline is reflective of Georgian Libraries and Academic Success policies and Improvement Plan 2022 – 2024, that supports Georgian’s Colleges Strategic Plan (2012 – 2024).
This guideline applies to the college community.
Within the spaces, all users agree to follow the policies and procedures, which include the following:
If a user continues to be disruptive or act inappropriately after receiving a warning, they will be required to leave the library.
Georgian Security will be notified upon failure to comply with the requests by staff. Violations and non-compliance of any of the above or Georgian’s policies may result in loss of Library and Academic Success privileges and/or sanctions.
For further information review Georgian College Student policies, procedures and reports
Policy Last updated: September 2022
Library and Academic Success is an active supporter and partner of Georgian's philosophy on academic integrity and Georgian's Academic Integrity policy.
Georgian's philosophy on academic integrity states:
Academic integrity arises from a system of shared values and responsibilities. The ability of Georgian College to achieve its mission of exceptional teaching and learning, maintain the credibility of its credentials, and uphold the rights of honest students, depends on communities of integrity. Teaching, learning, and conducting research with integrity ensures that learning is authentic and supports the development of professional autonomy and social responsibility. Therefore, all members of the Georgian College community (students, alumni, staff, faculty and administrators) make a commitment to work together to embrace a fair and respectful culture that supports institutional, intellectual, scholarly and professional integrity.
Georgian College is compliant with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), and endeavors to protect your personal information in accordance with this law. The personal information requested on this form is collected under the legal authority of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002 and in accordance with Sections 38(2) and 41(1) of FIPPA. The information provided will not be used for any purposes other than for statistical measures, to fulfill service requests and as explicitly stated at time of collection.
For further information about the information requested on this form or the purpose for which it will be used, please contact:
Georgian College Library Copyright - library@Georgiancollege.ca
For more information about FIPPA, please contact
The Access and Privacy Office - AccessPrivacy@GeorgianCollege.ca
An active ONEcard is required to borrow Georgian College Library material. Borrowing is limited to 4 items/resources on one topic. Borrowers are responsible for the replacement cost of any lost/damaged items.
This free service is available to current Georgian College faculty, students, staff with an active Georgian College account.
You can borrow from libraries participating in the Direct Borrowing program using your Georgian College library card. All such borrowing is subject to borrowing terms of that institution.
Last updated: April 2017
Read the Library's Collection Management Policy [PDF] - Under review - Winter 2023
Donations provide a source of growth and enrichment for our libraries. Gifts, including books and other materials, are accepted on the understanding that the Library has complete jurisdiction over the use of the gift. Materials that are not suitable for the collection may be accepted and will be disposed of at the Library’s discretion.
Donations are added to our collection on the basis of whether or not they match the library collection needs as per the library’s Collection Management Policy. Criteria include quality, authoritativeness, accuracy, objectivity, and relevance to the curriculum – present and future, point of view, currency, intellectual level, format, expected utilization, language, and Canadian content. Items donated must be clean and odour-free. Generally, items older than 10 years will not be accepted unless currency is a lesser criteria for the subject area, for example, literature.
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Last updated: March 6, 2019
The Reserve Collection is composed of resources that meet copyright compliance deemed necessary to specific course(s) by the Faculty or Library Staff member. This is an active, circulating collection and as such is monitored for use; items which have been dormant or a have a low record of use in the last academic year may be removed from the Reserve Collection.
The purpose of Ereserves are to allow for simultaneous, 24/7, on and off campus access to electronic materials for all students in a class. The materials are selected by faculty and may contain both required and supplemental reading. This is a collection of materials for a course from journals and books organized that meet with copyright compliance for the duration of a semester.