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STAR Center Guidelines

STAR Center Guidelines

Together the Library and Learning Center make up the Student Tutoring And Research Center, or STAR Center.

Below the "STAR Center" refers to both the Library and Learning Center spaces.


Student ID Cards

  • Student ID cards are issued to students currently enrolled in credit, continuing education, and dual credit courses. All students must provide the following:
    • Photo ID,
    • Student ID Number, and
      • Student ID numbers can be found in the upper right-hand section of the student's MyLoneStar homepage.
    • Proof of Current Registration.
      • Class schedules can be shown in print or via a digital device, such as a phone or tablet.
  • The LSC Library barcode is included on the back of the Student ID card and provides access to the library's print and electronic resources.
  • Replacement Student IDs are available for $10.
    • All students seeking a replacement Student ID must provide the following:
      • A Photo ID,
      • Student ID Number,
      • Proof of Current Registration, and
      • Receipt for Replacement Student ID Fee from the Business Office.

Cell Phone Use

  • Cell phone use in the STAR Center is allowed as long as it is not disturbing other patrons. Talking is not allowed in the Quiet Study Area.
  • Patrons engaging in long and/or loud conversations in open study areas will be asked to relocate to the patio or Building F lobby. 
  • Generally, STAR Center staff will allow patrons to complete a conversation as the patron is walking into the STAR Center, answer and complete a short call received while already seated, or engage in a longer conversation if it is not disturbing other patrons.
  • Patrons texting with the sound engaged on their phones will be asked to turn their phones to silent or vibrate if the “pings” are disturbing other patrons.

Food & Drinks in the STAR Center

  • Food and covered drinks are allowed in the STAR Center as long as they are consumed discreetly and do not disturb other patrons.
  • Patrons eating noisy, messy, or fragrant foods will be asked to leave the STAR Center until the food is consumed. 
  • ALL drinks must be covered.

Group Study in Open Study Areas

  • Individuals working in groups of two or more will be asked to relocate to a study room or to the tutoring area if they are disturbing others and space is available.
  • If a group is asked to relocate, the STAR Center staff member will assist the group in locating an appropriate space.
  • Groups can check out a laptop for use in the study rooms if needed.
  • Talking is not allowed in the Quiet Study Areas.

Group Study Rooms

  • Groups have priority; single patrons may be asked to relocate.
  • Items left unattended in study rooms for 10 minutes or more will be removed from the room and placed at the circulation desk.
  • Please dispose of your trash and erase the board if you used it.
  • Please return any materials borrowed to the circulation desk i.e. markers and erasers.

The Use of Speakers on Electronic Devices

  • The use of speakers on electronic devices is NOT allowed in the open study areas. 
  • Patrons listening to sound/video recordings on a computer or personal device will be directed to check-out earphones at the circulation desk or move to a study room if one is available.
  • Earphone sound should be kept at a reasonable level to avoid disturbing other patrons. Patrons with significant amounts of sound “leaking” from earphones will be asked to reduce the volume.
  • Patrons can listen to sound on device speakers in the study rooms as long as the sound does not disturb others outside of the study room. 

The Use of Recreational Vehicles

  • The use of recreational vehicles, including hoverboards, skates, bicycles, and skateboards in the STAR Center is prohibited. 

Conducting Business

  • LSC Board policy (II.D.1.05) prohibits the conducting of business or commercial activities on LSC property, including the sale of products or services, such as private tutoring services. Please refer to the board policy for a complete list of exceptions.

Donation Collection Bins

  • The setup of collection bins to collect items for charity is only allowed by Lone Star College affiliated organizations and clubs. 
  • Collection efforts are limited to one organization at a time and for a period of not more than one month.
  • Donation collection bins must be approved by STAR Center staff prior to setup and must be:
    • clearly marked with collecting organization's name, contact information, and the duration of the collection period (start and end date);
    • set up in the designated collection area; and
    • emptied regularly.

Library Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission

The mission of the LSC-Montgomery Library is to support a successful educational experience, nurture the intellectual and cultural life of the community, encourage critical thought, promote information literacy, and provide innovative and high-quality services and programs.

Vision

The library strives to have a transformational impact on our students by facilitating the discovery, synthesis, and application of information to support critical thought, inspire new ideas, encourage the development of knowledge, and prepare our students to be leaders.


We Value...

Service: We work to meet the needs of our patrons and each other through efficient, respectful, and responsive service.

Exploration: We view exploration as essential to discovery, growth, and lifelong learning.

Collaboration: We seek opportunities to collaborate with students, faculty, and each other to support student success.

Innovation: We endeavor to be forward thinkers, willing to take risks through the use of innovative teaching methodologies, resources, and services in an effort to be leaders among our peers.

Excellence: We take personal responsibility for the quality and integrity of our work.

Freedom: We believe that individuals have the right to explore and express ideas without judgment or fear of censorship.

Access: We are committed to providing access to the information our community needs.