In accordance with the Code of Ethics of the ALA, Wallace Library staff must support each patron’s right to privacy with respect information sought or received and any information pertaining to borrowing and/or usage history. Additionally, the Library adheres to the ALA’s Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records and Confidentiality Personally Identifiable Information about Library Users. Consistent with these policies, the Wallace Library will keep all library materials that are used, borrowed or requested confidential within the library.
To provide a comfortable, inviting study atmosphere for all library users, Library and Building Services staff ask that you respect those around you and protect library property.
The Library assigns reserved study carrels, upon request, to Honors Thesis Students who fill out a carrel request form available at the Information Desk. Carrels are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The following regulations govern the use of library carrels:
The student assigned to the carrel has first rights to its use. It is assumed that others will use the carrel when it is not in use. The carrel assignee has the right to ask other users to move when the carrel is needed.
Tutors who provide their services to Wheaton students on a privately contracted basis are visitors who must comply with the college's visitor policy, as well as library policies and procedures:
We appreciate your cooperation in complying with these policies and procedures.
Non-Wheaton affiliated tutors must work with Conference & Events services to establish a contract to use Wheaton facilities.
Visitors are welcome to use the facilities and resources of the Wallace Library Mon-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-3pm, and Sunday 12pm-7pm. On Saturdays, HELIN consortium and Wheaton affiliates are welcome between 12pm-5pm. During breaks and summer the library is open to visitors during regular posted hours. During final exam periods the library is closed to all visitors with the exception of HELIN consortium members. The Marion B. Gebbie Archives & Special Collections, located in the Library, is open to visitors by appointment only.
Visitors must register at the Information Desk upon arrival and show a valid ID to receive a visitor’s pass for that day. Guests under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by an adult.
Because the Wallace Library’s primary purpose is to support the curricular, teaching, research, and administrative needs of the Wheaton College community, precedence will be given to Wheaton College students, faculty, and staff in the use of all library facilities and resources at all times.
Visitors’ Access to Computing and Information Resources
All computers, printers, scanners and photocopiers in the library are for academic, instructional, and research purposes. After receiving a username and password at the Information Desk, visitors are permitted to use one of the Visitor Stations to access the Internet and library resources. All visitors are expected to comply with college policy for the Acceptable Use of Campus Network and Computing Systems.
Staff availability and priorities will limit assistance offered to visitors.
Wireless service is available for computers only throughout the building: the required password may be obtained at the Information Desk. Printing is not available through your laptop, only at the designated Visitor Stations.