VIOLATION OF POLICY
Students in violation of established procedures and requirements may be subject
to disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Handbook. Penalties for copyright
infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable
for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or
statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per
work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per
work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees.
For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright
infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to
five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
Please go to the copyright section on our website
information regarding copyright law, or contact the Director of LRC, 305-809-3501.
Also see the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at
their FAQ’s at
A fairly exhaustive list of web sites
from which you may legally obtain copyrighted material is published by EDUCASE.
COLLEGE FACILITIES FOR YOUR USE
LIBRARY / LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER
The mission of the Library /Learning Resources Center is to provide library
materials, services, and instruction to all customers (students, faculty, staff and
the community) in an academically engaging environment that supports the
curriculum and mission of the college.
The library is located at the Key West Campus on the second floor of building A.
Library collections and resources are also available at our Middle Keys and Upper
Keys Centers and via our website
and accessible 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week for all distance learners. The library is committed to providing
an atmosphere that promotes learning, research, and intellectual freedom,
encourages access to knowledge, challenges censorship, and allows sharing of
information. Our professionally trained staff is committed to fulfilling the needs
of our customers in a relaxed, comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Library cards
are available to all students, faculty, staff and Monroe County residents free of
charge. We support the educational and cultural needs of the college community
via a rich collection of resources, workshops, and programs. The library contains
over 35,000 books, eResources, periodicals, and audiovisual materials. Our readily
accessible resources and innovative services and instruction help meet the
scholarly, work force preparation and personal growth needs of all customers.
The online catalog, databases and other services are available via LINCCWeb
located on our library’s webpage at
accessible 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week. Students are provided with subscription based full text
scholarly journals and newspapers, eBooks, and multimedia materials accessible
with a library card.