General Public / Guest Use Policy



The Corette Library & Simperman Learning Commons is not open to the public at this time because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Corette Library and Simperman Learning Commons support the Mission Statement of Carroll College.

The primary mission of the Corette Library is to support the curricular activities of the College and current students, faculty and staff. Library materials are purchased, cataloged, and maintained that will support the research needs of current students and faculty, and library spaces are developed and maintained for their use. Members of the Carroll community (current students, faculty and staff) have priority use of all library and learning commons resources.



Because of the coronavirus pandemic, public direct access to the Corette Library collection is suspended. Corette Library materials can be obtained by members of the public through interlibrary loan using Lewis & Clark Public Library or any other library that participates in this common service to which the public belongs. 

Public patrons are not allowed to come into the library and learning commons to browse or check out library materials at this time. When public access resumes, members of the public who have a Corette Library card (free!) can check out books from the library's general collection, which is located on the lower level of the building in the Quiet Area. Periodicals, reference materials and DVDs are not available for public checkout, although periodicals and reference materials may be viewed onsite. If a member of the public brings their own viewing device (e.g. computer with DVD drive or portable DVD player), they may watch a library DVD while in the library.

Corette Library requests interlibrary loan materials only for current Carroll students, faculty, and staff.


Access to Library Resources

The Library's catalog is publically accessible from the library website from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Only Carroll students, faculty, and staff may use library computers and the Internet (Wi-Fi), and may print using library equipment. The Lewis & Clark (LC) Public Library has computers with Internet access for cardholders, and will issue 30 minute computer guest passes to non-cardholders; members of the public can also print at the LC Public Library.

Databases: external users (not current students, faculty and staff) may not access the Library's subscribed electronic databases.



Fines for three week loan items are assessed at twenty cents per day per item. If you lose a book you will be billed for the cost to replace the book plus a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) processing fee.

Borrowing privileges are suspended when a third notice of overdue materials has been sent to the patron.

All borrowed items must be returned using the Returns slot at the Front Desk inside the Library & Learning Commons, or deposited in the book drop located on the east side of the building's lobby.


Revised 12/2020