Library Policies and Statement of Purpose

Librarian (727) 376-6911, Ext. 343
Library Front Desk (727) 376-6911, Ext. 341

Library Circulation and Fines Policy

In order to practice good stewardship over the property of Trinity College, the following circulation and fines policies are enforced by the staff of the Library. At the end of each semester, notices will be distributed so that faculty, staff, and students are aware of the deadline to return library materials and pay any fines and/or lost item fees. If items are not returned, a replacement fee will be charged at the end of the semester.

Overdue / Lost Items and Fines:

Any library materials not returned and any library fines not paid by the announced deadline each semester will result in a hold on your account and/or college transcripts. Fines and/or lost item fees can be paid in person at the library with cash or a check made out to Trinity College of Florida. Debit and credit card payments can be made in person at the college Business Office located on the second floor of the Administration Building. When paying at the Business Office, please be sure to take a copy of your library bill. If you need another copy of your bill, please go to the Circulation Desk in the library to ask for one.

Checkout Policy

Item Type

Checkout Length

Total Concurrent Checkouts




14 days

50 items



$0.25/day overdue

Books (Faculty)

120 days



$0.25/day overdue

Computer- Google Chromebook

2 hours

In-library use only

1 0

$5.00/hour overdue

If taken from library, possible replacement fee of Chromebook applies

Course Reserves

2 Hours



$1.00/day overdue

Interlibrary Loan

Varies by Lending Library


Upon Request

$1.00/day overdue

Privileges suspended if item is late.


In-library use only

In-library use only

In-library use only

In-library use only


(Magazines and Journals)

In-library use only

In-library use only

In-library use only

In-library use only

Reconsideration of Materials Policy

The Raymond H. Center Library’s Objective Number Five is “to acquaint library users with diverse viewpoints.” The purpose of this form is to give you an opportunity to express concern about library materials, which you may find objectionable. When a library staff member receives this form, the offending material will be removed from the shelves. Specific offending portions will be reviewed by the Library Director and/or Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Depending on the results of the review, the materials will be either returned to the shelves or withdrawn from the collection. You will be notified of the results of the decision.

You can pick up a Reconsideration Form from the Library Director.

Electronic Resources

The use of electronic resources available through Trinity College of Florida is governed by copyright laws and license agreements. To view the Raymond H. Center Library’s policies regarding the use of electronic resources in the form of databases, eBooks, and electronic journals.

Terms of Use for Electronic Resources

The use of electronic resources available through Raymond H. Center Library is governed by license agreements which restrict their use. Databases, eBooks, and electronic journals are for academic research by current Trinity College of Florida faculty, staff, and students. Any other use of these electronic resources is strictly prohibited. Off-campus/remote access is allowed for Trinity College of Florida faculty, staff, and students through the library website and database specific login/password. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that these resources are used for the purpose of research, teaching, and private study. If you experience problems accessing the Library’s electronic resources or have any questions about access, please contact one of the librarians.

Permitted Uses:

  • Searching the content of the online service. This includes searching, viewing, and browsing tables of contents, full text articles, bibliographic information, and other data.
  • Downloading, saving, and printing data or articles for personal, academic use only (some limits may apply).

Prohibited Uses:

  • All commercial use.
  • Systematically downloading or copying the information from the online service.
  • Any distribution of the information contents of the online service, or material downloaded from the online service, in any form.
  • Downloading entire issues of online journals or major portions of electronic books.
  • Forwarding copies to non-authorized users.
  • Facilitating use or access by non-authorized users, including sharing your password or other login information with anyone.
  • Removing or altering copyright notices.

Misuse of these resources violates the terms of Raymond H. Center Library’s  license agreements. Violation of a licensing agreement could result in termination of the resource to the entire college community.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL For Other Libraries:
The Raymond H. Center Library accepts interlibrary loan requests via Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) or by emailing the Library Director, Cindy Hyer. Requests may be denied for books in subject areas heavily used by Trinity College students and faculty.

Trinity College Students, Staff, and Faculty:
If you are a Trinity College student or faculty member, please fill out the form below if you would like to request an item from another library using Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and submit the form to the library or via email to Cindy Hyer.

United States copyright law (title 17, U.S. code) governs the making of copies. Copies are not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” The library may refuse to make copies if it appears that doing so would violate U.S. copyright law.

Statement of Purpose and Objectives

Statement of Purpose for Raymond H. Center Library

The purpose of the Raymond H. Center Library at Trinity College of Florida is to provide and maintain information sources and to instruct patrons in the use of the sources which will support the curriculum of their Bible-centered education.


1. Build a carefully selected collection to undergird the College’s purpose as a Bible college.
2. To involve the college community in evaluating and upgrading collections and services.
3. To assist patrons in locating sources and tools needed in their research.
4. To acquaint library users with resources that include diverse viewpoints.
5. To teach the user responsible Christian stewardship of library property and consideration for the needs of others.
6. To provide the means for continued professional growth of the faculty and an awareness of current trends within their academic disciplines.
7. To promote and teach information literacy.