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A description of the services available at the Evans Library for faculty and staff.
Last Updated: Feb 3, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Mission Statement

Library Mission
The Evans Library: Information for Success

The Evans Library is committed to supporting the mission of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College by providing our community with resources, knowledge, and skills to support their educational objectives and facilitate life-long learning.


The Evans Library is dedicated to providing all users with quality information and materials by offering an inclusive and comprehensive collection, instruction in the use of these materials, and an environment that supports these services. The Library seeks to expand awareness of the world and its opportunities, to promote an appreciation of the arts, to develop an understanding of the sciences and the uses of technology, and to strengthen a sense of purpose in life.


We will provide our users with:

  • Pro-active service where the library staff will take the time to “reach out” in order to serve all patrons’ individual needs.
  • Knowledgeable and helpful employees
  • An atmosphere that supports education
  • A balanced collection of information which supports the students’ educational, as well as general, needs
  • Information in a variety of formats: books, periodicals, audio/visual and digital, and any other formats that may be developed in the future,
  • The skills to locate and utilize information in this Library and all other Libraries

User Policies

User Policies The Evans Library, FMCC - Code of Conduct

The Evans Library & Learning Commons supports an environment where academic success is encouraged through collaborative learning, quiet conversation, and independent study. Individuals utilizing this space should demonstrate acceptable behavior and respect for the needs of others.

The following “Code of Conduct” has been adopted so that Library patrons may use the facilities in a pleasant and safe environment, conducive to study and research:

  • Students should refrain from loud or disruptive conversations and/or behaviors.
  • Threatening, offensive, or abusive language and behavior is prohibited.
  • Sounds from any personal electronic equipment including laptops, audio players, and other mobile devices must be inaudible to other patrons.
  • Cell phone conversations are prohibited throughout the building. Ringers should be turned off. If a phone call must be taken, please leave the Library first.

Patrons who are disturbed or distracted by the noise or the behavior of those around them should bring the matter to the attention of library staff or consider moving to another area in the building.

At the discretion of staff, disruptive users may be asked to move to another area or leave the Library building entirely. If the patron refuses to comply, Public Safety will be contacted for assistance.

The library staff reserves the right to interpret this code, to apply it, and to change it as necessary.

Computer Resources

Library Computer Resources Use Policy:

  • FMCC students have priority for use of library computers.
  • All users must have a valid FMCC photo ID or updated Community User/Borrower card.
  • College computers are primarily for academic use and research.
  • Recreational/non-academic use of computers is permitted contingent on availability of computers.
  • The changing of any computer logins, settings or configurations is prohibited.
  • Computer use may be restricted at the discretion of the Library staff.

Failure to abide by this policy may result in the loss of computer and/or library privileges.

FMCC Internet Policy - the campus-wide policy pertaining to use of FMCC’s computing resources.


Computer Laptop & iPad use policy:

Laptop notebooks and iPads are for use to currently enrolled FMCC students only. Individuals are held financially responsible for loss or damage to the laptop or accessories. See staff for details.

 ** FMCC Photo ID or Community Borrower’s Card required for most Library transactions **

FMCC/SUNY/Empire State Students:

  • Three-Week loan period
  • Two-week renewal from original due date (35 day total loan period)
  • One renewal only
  • Fifteen-book limit
  • Five-book limit on one specific subject
  • Access to Interlibrary Loan services


  • Three-Week loan period
  • Two-week renewal from original due date (35 day total loan period)
  • One renewal only
  • Five-book limit
  • Lost Card - $5.00 replacement fee

Area High Schools (College-in-the-High School students are FMCC Students):

Area students have the same borrowing privileges as community users. However, when they are brought to the Library as a class, all materials are signed out under the supervising Media Specialist and/or Subject Teacher with the following conditions:

  • 2 book limit per student
  • 100 book limit per school (book is swiped and students sign sheet)
  • 3 week book loan period
  • No renewals - students may return books, then sign out materials under their own name

Distance Learners ( web-based classes or off-campus classes):

FMCC Distance Learning students enjoy the same library rights and privileges as on-campus students. They have access to books, periodical articles, research assistance, and reference services via the Library’s Home page, e-mail or telephone (518.736.FMCC (3622) x5610). See our Distance Learning Fact Sheet for more information.

If you do not fit any of the criteria above, please contact us. (

Overdue Material

  • The Evan Library does not charge fines for overdue materials.
  • All borrowing privileges are forfeit and some campus sanctions (i.e. registration block and/or transcripts & financial aid holds) may be implemented until materials are returned or replacement fees are paid.
  • Book drops are available for the return of materials; these can be found inside in the Library foyer and outside at the rear entrance to the Library (south side).

Lost Materials/Replacement Fees

  • All users (including FMCC faculty and staff members) are responsible for all replacement costs for lost or damaged materials.
  • Fees include current replacement cost + a processing charge. 

InterLibrary Loan

  • Patrons have the same responsibility for returning ILL materials as for those owned by FMCC. 
  • Overdue fines will be levied for ILL materials not returned in a timely manner only if lending library requests them.
  • Replacement/processing fees will be charged for lost materials.

Other Collection Policies:

Reference Materials must be used in the Library

Regional History Collection, Periodicals, Videotapes/DVDs, Music CD’s -

These materials may be borrowed for a limited amount of time or, in some cases, not available for use outside the Library. Use the online computer catalog for the circulation status of the individual item.

Contact a Librarian!




Text: 518.212.7685

Talk: during normal operating hours at the Reference Desk.

Call: 518-736-FMCC (3622) x8059



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