Clients are responsible for all items issued against their cards, and should therefore take due care of Library materials as they would of other personal possessions. The loss or theft of any item should be reported immediately to the library from which it was borrowed .
All items should be returned or renewed on or before the due date stamped on the date sheet, to avoid incurring fines.
Fines are charged on all overdue items (items returned after the date stamped on the relevant date sheet and not renewed.) Examination results are withheld against outstanding student loans or Library accounts which have not been paid.
A client may not use the card of any other client to access libraries. Loss or theft of a card should be reported to the Library immediately so that the number may be blocked for further use. Clients should produce their cards for library staff on request.
Theft, vandalism, mutilation, defacing or marking of Library materials, facilities or property are disciplinary offences.
SILENCE should generally be observed in library areas where people are studying, and in any areas not specifically designated as discussion areas.
CELLPHONES should not generally be used in libraries. Ring tones should be set at low discreet or vibrate levels; calls should be not normally be taken or made in any library .
FOOD and DRINK may NOT be consumed by clients in libraries or library buildings. (Closed water bottles are permitted.)
SMOKING is NOT PERMITTED in libraries or library buildings.
NO GAMES of any kind may be played in libraries or library buildings or using library computer equipment.
The University Code of Conduct for the Use of Computer Facilities should be observed at all times and clients should not abuse computer or Internet facilities.
INSULTING LANGUAGE or PROVOCATIVE BEHAVIOUR is not tolerated in any library or towards any member of the Library staff.
UNAUTHORISED REMOVAL of any Library material and equipment from libraries or library buildings will be treated as a disciplinary offence
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