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Logan Library Policies

Our policies are designed to help you get the most from your library experience.

Policies and Procedures

Rose-Hulman expects its students, faculty, staff and visitors to be responsible adults and to behave at all times with honor and integrity.

Visitors from neighboring colleges and the general public are permitted to use the Logan Library during public library hours. However, priority for library services, resources and study space is given to members of the Rose-Hulman community.

Circulation Policy: Currently, only those with Rose-Hulman ID cards and members of schools with whom Rose-Hulman has reciprocal agreements (e.g. Indiana State University and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College) can check out library materials directly from the Logan Library. Library cards are not available to members of the general public. However, members of the general public may have their local public library submit an interlibrary loan request to borrow library materials from Rose-Hulman. Members of the general public may use books and several electronic resources within the library.

Food and Drink Policy: Beverages and snacks are permitted. Please be polite and clean up after yourself.

Smoking Policy: All Rose-Hulman buildings are smoke-free and vape-free (no e-cigarettes).

Unattended Items Policy: Personal items and other items left unattended in the Library for more than 15 minutes are subject to removal by library staff or Public Safety. The library is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal belongings. Unattended Child Policy: Public Safety will be notified if a child is left unattended in the library.

Elevator Policy: The library elevator may be used by Rose-Hulman faculty, staff, library student workers and vendors. Students or visitors who qualify under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, have temporary medical conditions or have obvious accessibility issues, may also use the library elevator. Individuals who do not fall into one of these categories are required to use the main entrance of the library and/or the stairs to access the various floors and offices of the John A. Logan Library. If you have questions or to discuss additional exceptions to this policy, please contact the Library Director, library staff member or email the library at library@rose-hulman.edu.

Copyright: The person using copyrighted works is responsible for his/her actions. The Logan Library's copyright guides provides RHIT faculty, staff, and students with a basic understanding of copyright law. The information listed in this guide does not constitute legal advice or a legal opinion. Please contact the Library Director with any questions. 

Other: Suggestions for improving the library and its collections are always welcomed. Please drop a note to the library at library@rose-hulman.edu.

Loan periods are based on the item type and patron type. Avoid fines by returning or renewing borrowed library items to the Logan Library on time. Library patrons can e-mail their library renewal requests to library@rose-hulman.edu. Overdue notices and fines will be processed to help encourage the return of library materials.

Items long-overdue will be considered lost and automatically billed to your Rose-Hulman account by the Business Office. The bill will be for the replacement cost of the item plus a non-refundable processing fee of $15 per item. The replacement fee is used to offset the additional staff time and materials that are used during the loss and replacement processes. The replacement cost of the item can be "forgiven" during the same academic year the item was fined if the item is returned. The processing fee will remain.

Library patrons will be billed replacement charges and processing fees for items that have been damaged while in their care.

Bernadette Ewen

Bernadette Ewen

Bernadette Ewen has been leading the Institute’s library services since 2012. Her career spans private industry and teaching at Indiana University. She earned her master’s degree in library science from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Indiana State University. She is also certified in copyright management and has studied multiple languages at Switzerland’s University of Fribourg.

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Logan Library
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Text a Librarian: (812) 669-3997

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