Library and Computing Policies

Kenyon College's Division of Library and Information Services (LBIS) supports the academic mission of the College by providing library and computing resources, services and facilities that are essential to teaching, learning, research, and general scholarship. LBIS is responsible for providing access to and maintaining the most effective physical and online collections. LBIS maintains the infrastructure, facilities, and resources of the campus network, computing labs, and computing services.

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Library’s services, which include our Circulation Desk, Research & Reference Desk, Helpline, Digital Kenyon, and Special Collections & Archives are housed in a temporary location on Ransom Lawn, known as Library A, B and C, during the construction of our new facility. The temporary spaces also include a computer lab, a classroom, study and reading spaces, and group workspaces. Additional study spaces are available in a variety of locations throughout the campus. A list of these locations is available on our website.

Some study areas welcome a reasonable level of noise, while others, which serve as a workspace for activities requiring deep concentration, require significant quiet. Patrons and users are permitted to bring food and drink into the buildings, subject to the guidelines available on our website. However it is important to consider that food and drink pose a risk to library collections, all equipment, and furnishings because of both accidental spillage and the potential of attracting vermin. Our food and noise policies exist to protect you and the library. ( lbis/policies/library-policies)

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The Library and Information Services division supports and maintains the campus computer networks, the telephone program, classroom technology, and the computers, printers, and other technology in offices, laboratories, and public sites. LBIS supports the administrative services and websites of the college and manages all computer and network accounts necessary to access these resources. Help for using these resources can be found on the website ( ) and through the HelpLine (1-740-427-5700)

The campus computer environment is generally open, allowing students and community members to connect personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and game devices to the network and to the Internet. Access to the College's information services requires an intellectual environment based on mutual respect and trust, information-sharing, collaboration with peers, free inquiry, the free expression of ideas, and a secure information infrastructure.

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