Joyner Library has a major responsibility to the university community to provide appropriate protection and some assurance of the continued availability of its scholarly resources. As part of this important mission, Joyner Library is strongly committed to securing its collections against theft and misuse. Mutilation, damage and/or theft of library materials or equipment are serious offenses and should be discouraged by the active prosecution of individuals attempting such acts. This is in full accord with the content and tenor of North Carolina General Statute 14-398 (Criminal Law) and the ECU Student Government Association Judicial Rules and Procedures, Section II, Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Offenses for Students available at http://www.ecu.edu/studenthandbook/II.htm. In keeping with the above, Joyner Library shall post signs in prominent places throughout the library. This policy applies to all library users. Procedures for reporting theft and mutilation of library materials are included with this policy.
Library staff will notify Security when staff observe an individual in the act of mutilating or attempting to steal library materials, or are aware of evidence tending to show possession of uncharged and/or mutilated library materials.
Disciplinary action will be initiated according to the following procedures.
Dates Revised: May 26, 1992, April 5, 2007