General Collection Checkout
Olin Library extends borrowing privileges to the faculty, staff and students of Rollins College. Borrowing is also available to the community, students of the University of Central Florida, Upward Bound students and faculty spouses.
Please present your Rollins College ID card at the time of the loan transaction. Use of another patron's ID card to check out materials is not permitted.
3 week loan period for books.
5 day loan period for audio/visual materials such as audio and video tapes, DVD's, and compact discs.
Multiple renewals permitted, by phone and web.
3 week non-renewable loan for Bestseller collection.
$ .25 per day per item overdue fine for books.
$1.00 per day per item overdue fine for audiovisual materials.
$100.00 per day per item overdue fine for laptops and the WII.
If you lose or fail to return materials, your college account will be billed directly for the cost of materials plus a $10.00 per item procession fee after two notices have been sent.
Books returns are located in the front of the Circulation desk facing the Teaching Lab, the top of the Circulation Desk facing the lobby, and the book drop outside to the left of the main entrance.
Reserve Collection Checkout
Please present your Rollins ID at the time of the loan transaction.
2 hour, library-use-only loan period unless otherwise specified by the professor.
Reserves may not be renewed.
Electronic Reserves available through the Olin Library online catalog.
$ 5.00 charge for each overdue item plus $ .25 per hour per item.
It is imperative that reserve materials be promptly returned so that they are available to all class members. If you fail to return materials, your college account will be billed directly for the cost of the item plus the fine and any additional charges.
Reserve materials should be returned only to a Circulation Desk staff member.
DO NOT PLACE IN THE RETURN SLOT OR THE OUTSIDE BOOK DROP.
Several copiers are available in the library. They are located on the first floor near the stairs, on the second floor in front of the cafe, and on the second floor in the late night lab. Copies are $0.10 a page. The first floor copier is available to Rollins faculty and staff only via department copy code.
Please notify the circulation desk staff or IT help desk of any problems with the copiers or if they are out of toner or paper.
The computer labs in the Olin Library are administered by Information Technology. IT's computer lab policies can be found on their website, here.
The Olin Library is committed to creating a welcoming environment for its users. We believe displays help inform our patrons about events and activities on campus and in the community. We welcome student groups and campus departments to create displays that will contribute to developing the library as the “third place” on campus: a place where students, faculty and members of the community can interact and discuss topics of interest as well as learn from each other.
Faculty studies in the Olin Library are available for assignment to faculty engaged in research projects. Priority is given to projects requiring access to library resources. Studies are assigned, for an academic term or for an academic year.
A faculty member who desires a carrel assignment must submit an application to the Office of the Library Director. Applications for assignment or renewal are reviewed at the beginning of each academic year and as received throughout the year.
The Library Director reviews applications and makes carrel assignments. All general policies governing the use of the Olin Library apply as well to the use of the Faculty studies.
Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
One renewal for materials is often permitted, at the discretion of the lending institution.
It is important for patrons to pick up their materials as soon as possible, and return them when they are due.
The Olin Library provides research services to Rollins College students, faculty, staff, and affiliated programs.
Community users are invited to use library facilities for research purposes. The library provides on-campus access to books, periodicals, and research databases, but cannot extend interlibrary loan services or remote database access for members of the general public. Community users and alumni may purchase borrowing cards. See our Alumni and Community Users page for more information.
The Olin Library is committed to making reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to assure they have equal access to library services and resources. Please see our Service Policy for People with Disabilities for specific information.
We ask that all patrons help us maintain a clean and studious environment by observing common rules of library behavior. Please do not use cell phones or other forms of audible electronic equipment. Loud or disruptive patrons may be asked to leave the building. Specific guidelines for patron behavior are kept on file in the Director’s Office, where they may be consulted for clarification. Decisions concerning behavior consistent with the research and educational aims of the Olin Library will be at the discretion of the Director or supervisor on duty.
Food and drink are permitted in the Olin Library.
Library classrooms may be reserved for approved events. Please consult our classroom usage guidelines for details.
Services to Persons with Disabilities
The Olin Library is committed to providing safe and convenient access to facilities and services for all students, faculty, and staff, and abides by the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Library faculty and staff make reasonable accommodations for college- affiliated persons with disabilities to assure they have equal access to library services and resources. Non-college affiliated patrons are provided reasonable accommodations within existing service parameters as stated in the Library Policies. Patrons with disabilities are asked to notify library staff of their special needs.
The library strives to remove physical barriers whenever possible.
If barriers exist, please contact library staff and appropriate assistance will be provided.
Assistive software is available on two of the computers in the Reference area.
Library staff will provide basic instruction in the use of adaptive equipment, but an assistant will be necessary for continuous assistance.
Materials Retrieval and Loan
Library staff will retrieve materials from the stacks for users. Materials will be retrieved as soon as possible; during busy times the library may need 24-hour advance notice. Persons with disabilities may request extended loan periods for reserve and/or circulating materials. Renewals are available by telephone and online.
Staff will make every effort to assist patrons in obtaining information; however, extended research assistance or special instruction on adaptive equipment must be arranged by contacting the Head of Public Services in advance. Individuals are responsible for using library resources independently or with the aid of an assistant. The library cannot provide personalized keyboarding, reading, or note-taking services.
Rollins students who require these services should contact the Office of the Disability Services Provider at (407) 646 -2354. All other patrons should contact Human Resources at (407) 646-2003).
Per campus policy, children under the age of 13 are not allowed in the library unless supervised by an adult. The full policy is available on the Human Resources website.
Group Study Rooms
Several rooms are available in the library for individuals and groups who require a quiet and comfortable place to study or collaborate for assignments. The group study rooms are first come/first served, however please note the following guidelines:
1. Rollins students have priority over other users.
2. Groups have priority over individuals. Groups can ask individuals to leave.
3. Please leave the room clean.
4. Please leave the furniture in the room.
5. Several of the rooms are equipped with dry erase boards. Markers and erasers are available at the Circulation desk.
6. Plasma screens are available in many of the rooms for use in group presentations, collaborations, etc. Call the I.T. Helpdesk at extension 2655 if you need assistance connecting your laptop to the screen.
The 2nd floor of the library is under video surveillance 24 hours a day, but is not actively monitored by security personnel.
A copy of the Rollins video monitoring policy is available here.
Patrons of the Olin library should be aware of the Rollins smoking policy, available here. As of January 1st, 2013, an area outside of the library will be one of the five smoking zones on campus.