Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Wallace Library


Library Visitor Policy

Visitors are welcome to use the facilities and resources of the Wallace Library Monday - Thursday 8 AM-8 PM, Friday 8 AM-3 PM, Saturday 12-5 PM (see note) and Sunday 12- 7 PM.  NB: The library is not open to visitors on Saturdays, except for those presenting a HELIN or Wheaton affiliate membership card. During breaks and summer the library is open to visitors during regular posted hours. During final exam periods the library is closed to all visitors with the exception of HELIN consortium members. The Marion B. Gebbie Archives & Special Collections, located in the Library, is open to visitors Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.

Visitors must register at the Information Desk upon arrival and show a valid ID to receive a visitor's pass for that day. Guests under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by an adult.

Because the Wallace Library's primary purpose is to support the curricular, teaching, research, and administrative needs of the Wheaton College community, precedence will be given to Wheaton College students, faculty, and staff in the use of all library facilities and resources at all times.

Borrowing Policies

Please see a detailed description of what visitors may borrow from the Wallace Library.

Access to Computing and Information Resources

All computers, printers, scanners and photocopiers in the library are for academic, instructional, and research purposes. New procedures for using the public workstations and printers/copiers have been implemented. After receiving a username and password at the Information Desk, visitors are permitted to use one of the four Visitor Stations to access the Internet and library resources. Because Wheaton students, faculty, and staff have priority access, visitors may be asked to forfeit use if a Wheaton user needs access.

All library users are expected to comply with college policy for the
Acceptable Use of Campus Network and Computing Systems.

Consult posted signage for printing and photocopier limitations. (Printing/copying services are available at the College Bookstore @ $.10/page and the Norton Public Library.)

Staff availability and priorities will limit assistance offered to visitors.

Wireless service is available for computers only throughout the building: the required password may be obtained at the Information Desk. Printing is not available through your laptop, only at the designated Visitor Stations.

FAX services are available in Technology Support for a fee Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4 PM.

Conduct While Using Library

All library users are expected to be considerate of others and adhere to the policies of Wheaton College and the Wallace Library.

Visitors who engage in noisy or disruptive behavior, or use any library facilities for recreational or personal business endeavors will be asked to leave.

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