College of St. Joseph’s Giorgetti Library has published policies regarding circulation, collection development, copyright and file sharing, guest borrowers, privacy and confidentiality, and reciprocal borrowing.

Giorgetti Library Circulation Policy

The Giorgetti Library Circulation Policy outlines the privileges and responsibilities of eligible borrowers. This policy includes guidelines for faculty, staff and students on loan periods, renewals, holds, and overdue and lost books.


Collection Development Policy

The Giorgetti Library’s collection should reflect the curricular and research needs of students, faculty and staff. This policy is intended to guide the building and enrichment of the collection in accordance with the mission of the College of St. Joseph.


Giorgetti Library Collection Development Policy (Electronic Resources)

The Giorgetti Library acquires electronic resources to reflect the curricular and research needs of the students, faculty and staff of College of St. Joseph. These include, but are not limited to, electronic journals or collections of journals; online bibliographic databases; electronic reference materials; electronic monographs or collections of monographs.


Copyright and File-Sharing Policy

College of St. Joseph and Giorgetti Library are subject to the copyright law of the United States, which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions – including digital — of copyrighted material.


Guest Borrower Policy

A “Guest Borrower” card for $20 per year is available for those outside the college community who wish to borrow library material. CSJ Alumni may obtain a guest card at no charge.


Privacy and Confidentiality of Library Records Policy

The library maintains confidentiality of student, faculty, and staff circulation and interlibrary loan records. Under Vermont law all library transactions are private and confidential.


VCAL Reciprocal Borrowing Policy

All faculty at Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries (VCAL) member institutions are eligible to receive borrowing privileges at College of St. Joseph.