Guests of the college and the public are welcome to use the library and the expertise of the staff. There are certain guidelines we have established in order to make use of the library fair to everyone including the primary constituency, which are Juniata students and faculty and the college community. Reading the guidelines below is a way for everyone to start off with a clear understanding of what they can expect. It is important especially to the students that the library functions primarily as the undergraduate college library they expect when they decide to attend Juniata College.
Use of the library's print and microfilm resources including newspapers, circulating books, periodicals, reference books, and the microfilm Daily News is welcome to the public provided that the use is commensurate with reasonable guest behavior.
Electronic resources requiring a log-in are available to the public for scholarly use only, and by necessity access is limited according to licensing arrangements, Patriot Act considerations, and computer demand. Access is available when a reference librarian is on duty and only after the librarian ensures the above limitations aren't in violation.
Anyone purchasing a Friends of the Library card may check out books from the regular circulating collection.
Videos, DVD's, Reserve Room materials and the Curriculum Library may be used only by those with gold Juniata College ID cards with no exceptions as these materials are essentially for classroom use.
Access to Archives and Special Collections is normally by appointment only. Please see the Director's Office with any questions.
The behavior of guests and also the college community is expected to be such that it does not detract in any way from the use of the library by others. Any offensive behavior will be quickly investigated.