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Chapter 3. Institutional Operating Standards. Article 1. Minimum Operating Standards. Library and Other Learning Resources.   

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(a) A degree granting institution shall make available for student use a library and other learning resources.

(b) An institution shall provide or make provisions for the library and other learning resources needed to support each educational program it offers, including resources such as reference works, periodicals, monographs, and media and equipment specific to the educational programs offered.

(c) An institution shall describe onsite library and other learning resources, if any, that enable students to pursue inquiries, searches for information and documentation, and assignments connected with their study programs.

(d) An institution that depends for library and other learning resources primarily on other institutions' collections and resources not in its possession shall do all of the following:

(1) Describe those library and other learning resources, in the application and catalog.

(2) Provide students and faculty with access to the regular services of a professional librarian or information specialist experienced in the electronic retrieval of information, who shall provide support for faculty in curriculum matters and actively serve as a resource guide for both graduate and undergraduate students.

(3) Assure that students have access to the library collections and resources of another institution, organization, or library.

(4) Document compliance with paragraphs (1), (2), and (3).

Authority cited:

Education Code 94803

Education Code 94877

Education Code 94885


Education Code 94885

(Amended by Register 2010, No. 47.)