To be eligible for Affiliate Status, you must:
Before filing an appeal, the patron should first have talked to library staff about the fine in question in order to clarify the reason for the fine. If, at that time, the patron is still concerned about the fine, s/he should file an appeal.
Patrons who wish to appeal are still responsible for the borrowed item(s). Fines can continue to accrue if the item has not been returned.
Fine appeals will not generally be considered for any of the following reasons:
After completing a fine/lost book appeal form, the patron must make an appointment to meet with the Senior Librarian regarding the appeal. The Senior Librarian may uphold, waive, or reduce the fine. A decision will be made and communicated with the patron within 30 days of the filing of an appeal.
See the College catalog for more information.
All reservations should be made from 1 working day to 1 week in advance. " Walk-in" use will be accommodated based on scheduled use.
The individual who reserves the room must accept responsibility for it.
Reservations must be made, in person, by presenting a valid MSU ID at the Library circulation desk. Reservation requests are limited to 1 reservation per day or 2 reservations per week.
Group study rooms may be reserved only by registered MSU students. Exceptions to this rule may be requested by contacting the GFCMSU Campus Library circulation desk 1 working day in advance. Exceptions may be granted based on expected student demand and are determined on a case-by-case basis.
GFCMSU reserves the right to deny requests by non-students. GFCMSU Campus Library reserves the right to deny requests or cancel reservations when appropriate.
Rooms can be reserved for up to 2 hours with the possibility of an additional 2 hour "renewal". Renewals are dependant upon scheduled use and may be denied.
Users of the MSU-Great Falls Weaver Library should expect a safe, secure, and comfortable environment conducive to study and research. To insure this kind of environment, the library expects its users to follow library and campus rules, policies, and procedures.
To maintain the library as a comfortable and safe space, the following conduct expectations will be enforced by library staff, including library student employees:
Right to Refuse Service
The library staff has an obligation to manage disruptive behaviors quickly and professionally. The MSU-Great Falls Weaver Library Staff reserve the right to refuse service to library users who act in ways that disrupt other library users, library staff, or library facilities. Such behaviors include:
Any user exhibiting such behavior will be asked to cease; continued violations may necessitate banning that user from the library. If the user is a student, the violation may fall under the MSU-Great Falls Student Conduct Code.
At the MSU-Great Falls Weaver Library, there are books, copies of articles from periodicals, videotapes, and other materials that faculty members have reserved in print or online to support course work. Because these materials are in high demand, they may be used for limited amounts of time. The circulation period is determined by the instructor placing the item on reserve. Faculty will be notified at the end of every semester to review materials. Electronic reserve materials are saved and made available online via the College’s learning management system, Desire2Learn. All materials on reserve are listed in the library catalog.
Circulating Reserve materials:
1. To retrieve an item, find the OR number and bring it to the circulation desk.
2. A current MSU-Great Falls Student ID is necessary to check out reserve materials. A Student ID can be obtained from Student Services.
3. Reserve items check out for the amount of time set by the instructor. This time period is indicated on each item. Materials marked LIBRARY USE ONLY may not leave the library.
4. Checkouts are limited to 3 items per patron.
5. It is the responsibility of the borrower to return reserve material on time. Keeping a reserve item beyond the specified time may prevent other students from reading required material and is regarded as a serious academic offense. For this reason, fines for overdue reserve items are high:
6. Renewing reserve materials is not allowed.
7. Borrowing privileges will be suspended if your library fines accrue to $25.00 and your bills will be transferred to the Business Office. At the end of each semester, all unpaid fines are sent to the Business Office. The Business Office will add the amount due to your student account and may withhold transcripts and other university services from you until the amount is paid in full.
Electronic reserve materials:
1. To access electronic reserve materials, follow the online registration directions at: http://library.gfcmsu.edu/ElectronicReserves.html .
2. Guidelines for submission and file maintenance:
3. The library staff will retain files on D2L for 2 years unless otherwise notified by faculty.
4. At the end of the semester all files that have not received publisher permission will be removed from the system.
5. Access to e-reserves is limited to students enrolled in classes and protected by password. Students have the right to make one copy of material placed on e-reserve for their personal academic use. All e-reserve items will be prefaced with a notice that the work is protected under copyright law.
The Weaver Library adheres to copyright law as expressed in Title 17 U.S.C. The same principles that govern traditional reserves apply to electronic reserves. The library only places material on e-reserve if it conforms to the principles of fair use as outlined in Section 107. Each item will be judged according to the following criteria to determine whether it conforms to the fair use principle: (a) the purpose and character of the use; (b) the nature of the copyrighted work; (c) the amount of the portion used; (d) the effect of the use on the market for the work.
In general, the library can place one article from a journal issue or one chapter from a book without seeking copyright clearance. Any request for multiple chapters or articles from a single issue will require permission from the publisher before being placed on e-reserve. It is the responsibility of the instructor requesting the reserve material to seek permission from the publisher if the amount of material from a book or journal issue exceeds this standard.
Please contact the library staff at 406-771-4398 with any questions or concerns.