Library Rules & Regulations
Library rules and regulations should be followed to enable fair access and use of library facilities by all users. Failure to do so will result in the withdrawal of library rights, suspension of
library rights, or suspension from the university.
1. Students will be issued with a library card at the admissions office. If the card is lost, PLEASE REPORT IMMEDIATELY. A replacement will be issued at a fee.
2. Library items should not be taken out without proper authorization. Theft or attempted theft of library items, equipment, furniture or furnishings is proscribed.
3. All communication gadgets including cell phones, pagers, radios, beepers etc should be put on silent mode before entering the library. No call should be made or received in the library.
4. All bags, briefcases, overcoats etc should be left at the baggage store at the library entrance.
5. The library is a place for silent, private study. Consultations, discussions, group study etc should not be held in the library. The university provides many other areas on campus for this.
6. Smoking and sleeping are not allowed in the library.
7. Foods and drinks should not be taken to the library.
8. Books shall not bemarked in any way e.g. by underlining, writing, ticking etc.
9. Respect the borrowing guidelines for various categories of books.
10. Reference and special collection items should not be taken out of the library.
11. Defacing, mutilating or damaging library items, facilities, equipment, furniture or furnishing or willfully altering or destroying identification marks relating to ownership or location of library items, equipment, furniture or furnishings is not allowed.
12. Users shall not obtain or use a library card under false pretences.
13. Use or possession of items from other libraries that are either overdue or have evidence of having been removed without proper authorization will be confiscated.
Users are encouraged to be vigilant and to report other library users who are breaking library rules to any library staff member.
Report any items in short supply such as books to the staff at the issue desk.
Communication to users is through email, notice boards, continuous user education and point of service areas.