Building Use Policies

Personal Property

The library is not responsible for theft, damage, or loss of personal property, including property stored in study rooms or on tables. Library users should take every precaution to ensure the security of personal belongings, especially purses, wallets, backpacks, books, portable computers, and other electronic devices.

Computer Access

The computing and networking facilities in the Casper College Library are provided to support the educational and curriculum-related research needs of Casper College. The Library supports free access to research materials and the use of computing technologies to identify, locate and use scholarly resources. Library computing and networking users must comply with the Casper College Computer Use Policy.

  • Casper College , UW-CC, and UND users must use their current Casper College network logon to access any of our computers. Users that have forgotten their logon are encouraged to contact the Help Desk (helpdesk@caspercollege.edu or 268-3648).
  • All other users may use the computers designated for public access, on the main floor near the circulation desk. These computers are provided for access to library resources for academic research and not recreation. If student demand is high, public users may be asked to vacate these computers. Users must have a valid library card from any Wyoming library. Those under 18 requesting cards must have a parent or guardian accompany then to sign an application form. Parents are responsible for any fees associated with their child’s card. Please note that community patrons are limited to one-hour of Internet access daily. Patrons needing extended computer access are advised to go to their local public library.
  • Emeritus Access: Community members with Casper College emeritus faculty status are permitted access to library computers with a guest login obtained at the Circulation desk.
  • Board of Trustees: Current Casper College board members are given a Casper College login which provides them access to library resources. See the IT Help Desk for assistance with these logins.

Permissible Use

The Library will monitor usage of library computer workstations to ensure security and operating performance of its systems and networks. Patrons will inform library staff of equipment problems and are not allowed to tamper with any systems.

Students, faculty, and staff with valid Casper College or CC university partner (e.g. UW-C, UND) i.d. cards have priority over other users. The number of Internet access workstations is limited. The Library reserves the right to reclaim workstations being used for personal or recreational purposes, and to reassign them to patrons who need to identify or access research materials or complete coursework assignments.

Phones in the library are not available for public use. Cases of emergency will be directed to Campus Security.

Patrons may use computing and networking technologies in the library with the following restrictions:

  • The use is not for illegal acts under federal or state law, pornography, or gambling.
  • The use does not violate federal or state laws or College policies on copyright and trademark.
  • If the use is personal or recreational, it does not prevent use by another College community member for legitimate College work.

Disruptive Behavior

A patron who is disruptive will be notified that the behavior is inappropriate. If the behavior continues, the patron will be asked to leave the library. If the patron refuses to leave, campus security or law enforcement will be called. Disruptive behavior on the part of a library patron may result in the suspension of an individual’s library privileges, for a length of time to be determined by the library director.

Prohibited behaviors:

  • Unattended children (i.e. children under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult).
    • The library welcomes all responsible users, however, our collections and facilities are intended primarily for our college community, especially our students. Children who are accompanied by an adult are permitted in the library but they must be supervised by an adult at all times. Parents, or other supervising adults, are responsible for their child’s behavior. Campus security will be notified of any unattended children.
  • Any activity prohibited by law or any other conduct that interferes with others’ use, safety, or enjoyment of the library.
  • Loud or unnecessary noise in designated quiet zones.
  • Violating any policy or procedure regarding the use of the library’s computers or the Internet.
  • Harassment or threats to library patrons or staff, including but not limited to stalking, intimidating, prolonged staring, and harassing behavior related to use of the Internet. The Library upholds the College’s statement on harassment and discrimination as follows:
    • Casper College seeks to provide an environment that is free of bias, discrimination and harassment. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment/gender or sex discrimination/sexual misconduct/assault, we encourage you to report this. If you report this to an employee, she or he must notify our college’s Title IX Coordinator, Linda Toohey, Associate Vice President for Student Services, 125 College Drive, GW 412, Casper, WY 82601; )307) 268-2667; linda.toohey@caspercollege.edu about the basic facts of the incident. Employee concerns should be directed to the Human Resources Director. For more information about your options, please go to: caspercollege.edu/nondiscrimination.

Events, Exhibits and Displays

The purpose of the Library’s events, exhibits, and displays is to fulfill its mission to support the classroom activities of Casper College faculty. We also strive to promote intellectual freedom, life-long learning, and cultural awareness. The Library will consider hosting events, exhibits, and displays if they meet certain criteria. In order of preference, these criteria include:

  1. Workload is co-managed by the library and the sponsor
  2. Request is tied to a specific course theme or course assignment
  3. Request is sponsored by a Casper College affiliate (e.g. Goodstein Foundation, UW-C, Casper College student group, etc.)
  4. Request is sponsored by a Casper College department or area

To suggest an event, exhibit, or display please contact the library director.

The Library provides bulletin board space which is reserved primarily for college communications. Any material must be approved and date stamped by Circulation staff before being posted. Material which is not stamped will be removed. To preserve space, posters are removed after four weeks, or after the event has passed, whichever occurs first.

Food and Drinks

The Library allows food and covered drinks in any public space and asks that patrons bringing in food be respectful of library facilities and the patrons in the building by cleaning up after themselves.

Hours – Closing Policy

Building doors are locked and computers automatically shut down 15 minutes prior to the designated closing time. Patrons are asked to leave the building 15 minutes prior to the designated closing time. This gives staff time to complete their closing procedures and close the building on time.

Library Classroom

The Casper College Library has two classrooms equipped with laptops to support its instructional needs. Please see Instructional Support Policies for more information.

Study Rooms

We offer nine study rooms that are available for Casper College students, staff, and faculty–they may be reserved online. Community members must consult with the Circulation Desk regarding room availability and are not guaranteed a reservation. Casper College students get priority for study room bookings. Keys are available at the Circulation Desk.

If the rooms are all reserved and you need a study space, please contact the Circulation Desk (307-268-2269). Staff may be able to locate additional study space in the library.

Meditation Room

The Library has created a small Meditation Room which is intended to help its users reduce stress and calm anxiety in a hectic world. It is available throughout the year for quiet contemplation, meditation, reflection, or prayer and is stocked with stress-relieving items including coloring books, a sand garden, mindfulness texts, a white noise machine, and much more.  An iPad pre-loaded with meditation apps is available for checkout at the Circulation Desk should you need some guidance.

To maintain a peaceful environment, we ask that you please refrain from any of the following activities:

  • Strong smelling food or drink (covered drinks are okay)
  • Excessive noise and conversation
  • Absolutely NO candles, incense or open/closed flame
  • Sleeping

The Meditation Room (LI 219) is available to all Casper College and affiliate institution (UWC, UND) students and employees, and is available to reserve through our study room booking system. The room is strictly limited to one person and may be reserved for any length of time. We ask you to be mindful of the needs of others when making any lengthy reservations. Please use the space only for its intended purposes–any activity which conflicts with its intended use may result in the loss of privileges.

Return all furnishings and items to their original locations, and remember to take your belongings with you. Please direct any questions or concerns to a library staff member.