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Library Information: Library Mission & Policies


Library Mission & Policies

The VVC Library mission is to support student learning and success by providing access to a diverse collection of print and electronic resources that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, while sustaining an integrated program of services, resource management, assessment, and information literacy instruction.

     “What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.”
     - Harold Howe

In accordance with the American Library Association's code of ethics, we provide the highest level of service to all library users through appropriate and usefully organized resources; equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests.

Library Collection

Please review our Collection Development Policy for information about library materials.

Gifts & Donations

The VVC Library accepts donation of books and periodicals that meet our regular selection criteria for supporting the curriculum. The criteria includes such factors as subject matter, copyright date, and condition of the items. Upon acceptance, the gift becomes property of the VVC Library. If the library decides not to add the gift to our collection, it will usually be sold in the annual book sale of which all proceeds go toward purchasing new materials. Donors will receive a "Receipt of Non-Cash Gifts" from the VVC District Foundation in acknowledgement of the gift. Appraisal of the monetary value of the gift for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor.

Student Accountability

As listed in the VVC Student Handbook: “Debts Owed to the College: Debts pending with Victor Valley College for loans, tuition, returned checks, athletic equipment, ASB fees, library books and/or book fees, failure to adjudicate outstanding vehicle parking citations, or failure to pay for other services will result in a student not being able to register until all debts are cleared. In addition, the student’s academic records will not be released until the debt is cleared.”


Please see VVC Student Handbook for additional information about the VVC Student Conduct policy.

Noise in the Library

The library has an obligation to maintain an environment that provides a place for quiet concentration and study for student, faculty, and other users. Library visitors whose behavior disrupts this environment may be asked to leave the building. Examples of inappropriate behaviors include prolonged and loud conversations in the quiet study areas, using cell phones, playing CD and other audio players with the volume loud enough to disturb others, and noisy group study in open study areas. Group study rooms are available and can be reserved at the Circulation Desk.

If you wish to report excessive noise, contact a member of the library staff on the upper floor.

Food & Drink in the Library

The library is a public space that is shared by members of the college and the community. In an attempt to keep the building clean, sanitary, and pest-free for all users, food and drink are not allowed anywhere in the building. This includes the classrooms on the upper and lower floors. The only exception to this policy are drinks that are in spill-proof containers with twist-off or other secure lids.

Children in the Library

Unlike a public library, the VVC Library is geared to the use of college-students and other adults. Since the library wishes to provide an atmosphere conducive to study and research, parents or guardians of children who cause disturbances by crying, running, or making excessive noise will be asked to take their children outside.

Under no circumstances are children allowed in the library without the supervision of an accompanying parent or adult guardian. This also applies to children of parents or guardians who are taking classes that meet in the library. Because the library is a public space, the concern is for the safety of the children.

Computer & Electronic Use Policy

The computer and networking facilities in the library are provided to support the educational and curriculum-related research needs of VVC students, faculty, and staff. It is the objective of the library to maintain an atmosphere of constructive learning, academic freedom, and proper asset management and control. In order to meet this objective, each user is responsible for the use of the computing resources in an effective, efficient, ethical, and lawful manner within the following guidelines:

  • Primary Activities: 
    The library provides electronic resources for the support of the instructional goals of Victor Valley College.
  • Individual Responsibilities:
    Individuals are responsible for using the library's electronic resources in an ethical, non-discriminatory, and lawful manner.
  • Primary User Group:
    Students, faculty, and staff at Victor Valley College.
  • Engaging in any activity that is at variance with these guidelines and responsibilities can result in the loss of access privileges.
  • Limiting Use:
    The library supports equity of access to Internet and other electronic information resources. If and when the number of workstations is insufficient to meet demand, limiting individual sessions to a certain time period or to those in the primary user group may be necessary.


“It is important to understand the longstanding history that has brought you to reside on the land, and to seek to understand your place within that history. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation.” Northwestern University

“When we talk about land, land is part of who we are. It’s a mixture of our blood, our past, our current, and our future. We carry our ancestors in us, and they’re around us. As you all do.” Mary Lyons (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) ​

VVC Library Land Acknowledgment

Victor Valley College and the Library would like to honor and acknowledge that the land we currently reside on is the traditional territory of the Yhaviatam and Maarenga’yam (Serrano) Peoples. This land covers various areas of the high desert, including Victorville. We also recognize the 110 contemporary tribal nations that historically encompass and are tied to the lands that make up the state of California.