At each campus, the Learning Resource Center or LRC is a place where students can study, complete research, and expand their knowledge.
The LRC contains books, periodicals, and computers. With Internet accessibility, there are a variety of search vehicles, databases and specialized programs to assist students in all aspects of their education and learning.
The LRCs are supervised under a full time professional librarian, who, with the faculty and library staff, facilitates the development of library resources and aids students and faculty in their use.
- Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
- CINAHL Complete (EBSCO)
- Criminal Justice (EBSCO)
- eBook Academic Collection (EBSCO)
- Encyclopedia Britannica
- Ovid Nursing Resources
- Unitek Learning Online Library
LRC Campus Hours
Phoenix Campus: (602) 589-1329
Monday-Thursday 7:30 am – 9:30 pm; Friday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tempe Campus: (480) 507-4113
Monday-Thursday 6:30 am – 10:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tucson Campus: (520) 584-5210
Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Albuquerque Campus: (505) 880-2877 ext. 1209
Monday-Thursday 7:30 am – 10:00 pm; Friday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
LRC Rules and Policies
LRC faculty and staff have provided these resources to assist you in your course assignments. Please feel free to make suggestions on how we can serve you better and make your experience more pleasant. When you visit the LRCs, there are a few guidelines and regulations that will help your visit be more enjoyable and rewarding:
- Food, drinks, and empty containers are not permitted in the LRC, except when authorized by the LRC Director.
- Under no circumstances should foods or liquids ever be placed near computers, cables, books, magazines, etc.
- Smoking is prohibited in the LRC at any time.
- Children are not allowed in the LRC at any time.
- The LRC and Brookline College are not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
- Please be respectful of other LRC users by avoiding:
- Loud talking
- Playing music over speakers and even earphones, if the sound carries
- Talking on cell phones
- Students must show a current Brookline College ID to check out materials.
- Magazines and newspapers may be checked out for one week.
- Reference books (marked with Ref above the call number) may not be checked out and cannot leave the LRC.
- Books other than Reference may be checked out for two weeks.
Electronic System Policy:
- Priority in the use of LRC computers will be granted to those who are using them for academic purposes (research, writing papers, class assignments, etc.).
- Brookline College reserves the right to monitor Internet usage in the LRC.
- Internet Content Policy – Some Internet sites may contain sexually explicit, discriminatory, harassing or inflammatory material. It is impossible to screen out all of this material, yet leave available sites to which users may need access for class research. Some courses in the justice administration and medical fields require access to text and images which some may find objectionable. Therefore, LRC computers do not restrict access to any Internet sites. LRC staff does, however, retain the right to terminate the display of text or images which might reasonably be deemed offensive, discriminatory or of a potentially harassing nature, especially when such material is not essential to course-related research. If another user objects to the display of material which is essential to research, LRC staff may require the student to accommodate those sensitivities by relocating or rescheduling their research session. If you feel that offensive, discriminatory or harassing material is being inappropriately displayed, please inform LRC staff immediately.
- All user disks are automatically scanned for computer viruses and spyware by LRC computers. Uploading or downloading viruses or spyware is strictly prohibited.
- Copyrighted material – The unauthorized use, installation, copying, or distribution of copyrighted, trademarked, or patented material on the Internet is expressly prohibited. As a general rule, if a user did not create the material, does not own the rights to it, or has not received authorization for its use, it should not be put on the Internet. LRC users may obtain and print copyrighted material for their own use, but may not distribute it to others.
- Installing or downloading any software, data, music, or video files, onto LRC computers is not allowed.
- Using LRC computers to download onto a disk, CD or any software program–whether free or not, owned by the LRC, or obtained from the Internet–is not permissible. Use of the CD burners on LRC computers to transfer files obtained from the Internet is not permitted. Such files include, but are not limited to:
- Music files–any form, legally or illegally obtained, including MP3, WMA, WAV, CD audio, etc.
- Video files, in any format
- Copyrighted materials
- Obscene or offensive material
- Recreational game playing on LRC computers is prohibited.
- Changing LRC computer settings is not permissible.
- Vandalism of any type is prohibited, including: any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user, the Brookline College system, or any of the agencies or other networks that are connected to the Internet; this also includes inflicting intentional damage on system hardware or software (including computer viruses).
- Buying, selling, or bidding on goods or services over the Internet is prohibited.
- Commercial usage of LRC resources is prohibited. Electronic resources and systems are solely for academic purposes and are not to be used for commercial purposes.
- Using personal Social network accounts in the LRC should only occur when the computers are not needed for academic purposes.
- Any intentional misuse of LRC computers, facilities, etc. could result in cancellation of LRC privileges and other disciplinary measures.
- Using LRC computers to send information that violates or infringes upon the rights of another person or any information to which a person would be defamatory, racially offensive, abusive, obscene, threatening, profane, or sexually offensive, or which contains any advertising or any solicitation of other persons to use goods or services is prohibited. Transmission of material, information, or software in violation of any local, state, or federal law is also prohibited.
- Using e-mail in the LRC should only occur when the computers are not needed for academic purposes.
- Computer viruses – E-mail users should not open any attachments. The only exception is: if the user is certain of the sender and knows the attachment’s contents. This is one of the most important safeguards against viruses.
- Chat rooms and chat networks – Entering or using chat rooms, chat networks, or personal ad services are prohibited in the LRC.
- Messenger services – Installing or subscribing to e-mail messenger services (such as AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger or Yahoo Messenger) is not allowed in the LRC. Please use regular e-mail only.
- Investigations – Brookline College reserves the right to cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation concerning or related to any mail transmitted on its electronic system.