All Library users may be informed about the rules governing use of the Library.
In short, the Regulations help to ensure that you can get the books you need, and within a reasonable time. If they seem to be preventing you from using the Library as fully as possible, we shall be as flexible as we can without hindering other users. In return, we expect you to help us by returning books promptly (especially when they have been recalled), and not lending your card or Library books to anyone else.
If you have any comments or suggestions on the Library or if you are dissatisfied with the service you have received, please write to: email@example.com.
LIBRARY RULES AND REGULATIONS
Admission to the Library
The Library is open for the purpose of study and research to current members of the School and other groups and individuals according to the Library’s admissions policy.
All users must possess their College Student Card and show it on request to Library staff. Library users are responsible for the use of their College Student Card and should not allow others to use it. Users who are found to have allowed entry to unauthorised people will be subject to disciplinary procedures.
Conduct within the Library
Noise, disturbance or inappropriate behaviour is prohibited, including abusive or threatening behaviour to Library staff and other Library users. As space is at a premium, users should not bring in large numbers of bags as these can make it difficult for other users to access study spaces.
No food or drink is permitted in the Library room.
Smoking (including smoking of electronic and herbal cigarettes) is not permitted in the Library room or outside near external doorways.
Mobile phones can be used in the Library but disruptive mobile phone use is prohibited. Phones should be set to silent mode in the Library room.
Library users are asked to treat other users with consideration.
No material other than official notices from the Library or the College may be distributed or posted within the Library, without the permission of the appropriate Library manager.
Library furniture, fittings or equipment must not be misused or their arrangement altered.
Library users should not attempt to reserve study spaces by leaving personal belongings at desks when they have left the room. Belongings may be cleared to allow others to use study places. Note that any unattended belongings are left at the owner’s risk and users are strongly advised not to leave valuables even if they will be away from the desk for a short time.
Library users may be asked to present their bag for inspection by Library staff, as well as any books or folders they are carrying.
Any damage or defacement of Library materials is strictly prohibited and users found damaging material will be subject to disciplinary procedures. Library users are asked to report any instances of such defacement to Library staff.
Photography is not permitted unless permission is sought.
Loan facilities and terms of borrowing
Current members of the College and certain categories of external users may borrow from the Library.
Loans may normally be renewed if the book is not required by the Library for another user. Special rules may apply for items in high-use categories.
External users may have access to the Library during vacation at the discretion of Library staff.
Course books may not be removed from the Collection unless issued on loan.
The College Student Card is required whenever borrowing items.
Library materials on loan to one person may not be transferred to another. The person in whose name the loan is made is solely responsible for the safekeeping and due return of items loaned.
All Library materials borrowed must be returned within the stipulated loan period. Failure to do so will result in application of appropriate sanctions.
Items on loan may be recalled at any time if required for the use of another reader. Failure to return recalled books on time will result in application of appropriate sanctions.
Sanctions to be applied for the late return of borrowed or recalled material will be determined from time to time by the Library’s management.
Late return of materials borrowed, or failure to comply with sanctions, may result in suspension of borrowing privileges and access, in the case of external user categories.
Where an item is lost or stolen, returned damaged, or not returned after a reasonable period of time, the borrower will be charged for the item at a level to be determined by the Library’s management. An item charged for in this way remains the property of the Library.
No book or other Library property may be taken from the Library at any time without authority.
Use of information technology facilities within the Library
Use of information technology facilities within the Library is governed by College Conditions of Use of such Services
Failure to observe any of the foregoing provisions may, in the first instance, be dealt with by an authorised Library manager, who may take such action or apply such penalty as is reasonable in the circumstances.
Any user who is aggrieved by a decision of a member of Library staff may appeal to the Director of the College.
It is essential that you return books that have been requested by other readers. You will not be able to renew items that are required by others.
Books are shared across all readers and our teaching collections can be in high demand. To ensure the fair circulation of material we have a process where you can request a book that is on loan to another reader. We will inform you when the material you have requested can be picked up. Normally this takes 3 – 7 days.
Interlibrary Loan Facility with the University of Cyprus library
Interlibrary Loan is the service that is provided to the users for the better coverage of the information and research needs. When the local collections are not positioned to satisfy the information needs of the users, then the libraries, in terms of offered quality, they address to other libraries to cover these needs.
The Interlibrary Loan intends to complete the local collections and it is not a substitute of collections that the libraries develop for the coverage of information and research needs of users.
Monday to Friday:
9am – 6pm
(9am – 9pm when is needed)