Library Policies

Patron Agreement

By obtaining a library account, patrons agree to:

  • Have an active TMCC ID or TMCC Library Card to check out any material.
  • Renew or return all material by the due date.
  • Read and respond to all library notices promptly.
  • Inform TMCC library of updates to your patron record with all address changes.
  • Be responsible for the borrowed materials and notify the library if material is lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair.
  • Pay any fines or fees for non-return of library materials checked out on your patron record.

Cheating and Plagiarism

Please view TMCC's online college catalog, Appendix L (Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Students), for plagiarism, compliance policies and consequences for failure to adhere to them.

Copyright Issues

U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic and certain other intellectual works.

Copyright Basics
Who can claim a copyright? Copyright protection exists from the time the work is created in fixed form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work. Only the author or those deriving their rights through the author can rightfully claim copyright.

U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, USC).
Download the Copyright Basics and Legality Issues.

Information for Optical Material on Reserve in Sturm Library


The optical equipment and books on reserve in the library belong to the Ophthalmic Program (OP) at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). The OP uses classrooms at TMCC as well as library space for the reserve material.

Use of Materials

The optical equipment on reserve in the library is for the exclusive use of currently-enrolled CSN OP students and their instructors. These individuals must present a current and valid CSN ID in order to use the equipment. The equipment may not be used by any other persons. Furthermore, the library maintains a list of currently-enrolled students who are eligible to use the equipment. If a patron's name does not appear on this list, s/he will not be permitted to use the equipment. If the patron believes his or her name should be on the list, s/he should contact the Library Director who will investigate further.

The OP books may be used by anyone, as long as they have or obtain either a TMCC ID or Community Borrower Card. The books must be used in the library, following the library's reserve material policy.

Other Policies

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Calendar of Events

Free Student Workshop: Credit Reports and Scores De-Mystified

Tuesday, September 30
SIER 209, Dandini Campus

TMCC Fall 2014 Job Fair

Wednesday, October 1
RDMT 111, Dandini Campus