VCC Library Privacy Policies

VCC Library is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information.  The Library adheres to VCC College policies for Privacy and Personal Information:

SITKA ILS Shared Environment & Privacy

VCC Library is part of the SITKA community of libraries using a shared instance of the Evergreen Integrated Library System (ILS).  We provide library service such as the searchable Library Catalogue, holds, check-out/in, and student account management through the ILS.  As a member of SITKA, we have access to a secure, Canadian-hosted, fully supported ILS in a shared environment with other libraries in BC and Canada, via the BC Libraries Cooperative.  It is a community-supported and developed system, responsive to the specific needs of our members.  To provide this service, the ILS obtains and stores some student information (e.g. first name, lastname, student number, email address, etc.) from the college’s student record system. This information is used by our library only and not viewable by other libraries in the shared ILS environment. To make use of library services at other SITKA member libraries, users will be asked for their consent before sharing their library record at these institutions.