Library Use and Conduct Policies

The following policies are in place to ensure a comfortable, clean, and productive environment for all who use CBU Library.  Please familiarize yourself with these policies and follow them.

Code of Conduct

Disruptive behaviour is not respectful and is therefore not tolerated in CBU Library. Disruptive behaviour includes excessive noise; verbal and physical abuse; intimidation and/or harassment; intentional theft or mutilation of any library material; improper or unauthorized use of CBU’s equipment; and vandalism of Library infrastructure. The second floor of the Library is designated a “Quiet Study Area”.  Conversations in a quiet study area should be brief and quiet.  Anyone who violates this code of conduct will receive a verbal warning and/or borrowing privileges may be suspended depending on the seriousness of the violation. Those responsible for damage to Library property will be required to pay the Library for damages. The Dean of the Library (or his/her designate) will be present at any appeal of an alleged violation of this code of conduct.

Personal Property and “Lost & Found” Policies

CBU Library is not responsible for loss of or damage to personal property. Found items can be turned in to “Lost & Found” at the Circulation Desk. When ownership of the item can be determined, staff will attempt to contact the owner. Whether the owner can be identified or not, items will be kept for 14 days. Items in “Lost & Found” more than 14 days will be disposed of at the Library’s discretion.

Cell Phones

Cell phones are permitted in the Library, however, ringers are to be muted and telephone conversations should be respectful of others in the area, as outlined above in “Code of Conduct”.

Food and Drink

CBU Library strives to maintain a comfortable atmosphere and to protect its collections and resources, therefore, although food and drink are permitted, there are conditions. Do not eat messy foods e.g. spaghetti in the Library. Non-alcoholic drinks in spill-proof cups or bottles are permitted. No food or drink is allowed at computers, microfiche machines, printers, or photocopiers. No food or drink is allowed in the Special Collections rooms. You are asked to be considerate of others and to clean up after yourself. Use appropriate trash and/or recycling receptacles. Accidents do happen so we request that if you spill something alert staff so clean-up can be attended to promptly.