Library Rules

For the comfort and safety of patrons and staff, and the protection of Library property, the following actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property:

  • Disruptive behavior, such as creating loud noises, loud talking, screaming, using mobile phones, or banging on computer keyboards.
  • Consuming food or beverages except bottled water.
  • Smoking, rolling cigarettes, or the use of electronic cigarettes on library property.
  • Moving Library furniture from where it is placed by Library staff.
  • Lying down or appearing to be sleeping in the Library; having feet on furniture; or blocking aisles, exits or entrances.
  • Using library facilities for personal grooming, bathing, shaving or shampooing, doing laundry, or changing clothes.
  • Verbally or physically harassing other patrons or staff.
  • Stealing, damaging, altering, or inappropriate use of Library property in Library facilities or on Library grounds, including computer hardware and software, printers, copiers, phones, and other equipment.
  • Using Library computers for reasons other than doing research. In other words, no surfing on the internet, no chatting, no playing games, no viewing of inappropriate sites.
  • Soliciting or conducting surveys not authorized by the Library.
  • Gambling and group activities, which are disruptive to the Library environment.

In conclusion, Library patrons are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that enables their fellow patrons, staff, and themselves to accomplish their intended Library tasks in a safe, reasonably pleasant, and orderly atmosphere.

 

Enforcement

Authorized library staff may intervene to stop prohibited activities and behaviors.

Failure to comply with these rules may result in:

1) withdrawal of a person's permission to remain on Library property; and/or

2) issuance of a Notice of Exclusion from Library property for a period of one day to two years. A violation of law may also result in arrest and prosecution. Violations of law and/or these rules may also result in the restriction and/or termination of Library privileges, including the use of Library computers and other equipment. Authorized personnel may base a Notice of Exclusion on personal observation or upon the sort of civilian reports that would ordinarily be relied upon by police officers in the determination of probable cause.

 

Administrative Review of Notices of Exclusion

An individual who has received a Notice of Exclusion may timely request an administrative review of an exclusion order that is for a period greater than seven days.

 

Loan Periods for Books

All Library members have the right to borrow material, if there are no pending charges to the Library.

Member Type Number of copies Loan Period Renewal Times
Academic Staff 10 16 weeks/112 calendar days 0
Administrative Staff 5 2 weeks/ 14 calendar days 1
Students  5 2 weeks/ 14 calendar days 1
External Users  5 2 weeks/ 14 calendar days 1

The following material cannot be borrowed:

Patrons who fail to return or renew material, or who incur any fines or fees, are blocked from further check-out until all material has been returned and all fines and fees have been paid.

 

Fines 

Item Price  
Overdue book €0.50 / day Per day per item to maximum of €30.00
Overdue reserve item €1.00 / hour Per hour per item to maximum of €30.00
Maximum fine €30.00 Per item
Recalled material overdue €3.00 / day Per day after new due date is assigned to maximum of €30.00
Lost item fee book, video, or reserved item €100.00 €60.00 lost book fee + €25.00 overdue fee + €15.00 processing fee = €100 total minimum OR replacement cost of materials whichever is greater