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Rules & Regulations2018-09-20T10:31:51+00:00

Rules & Regulations

The Library is a place for study and research. It is important for all IT Tralee library users to maintain a quiet study atmosphere.

Following consultation with library users, the library introduced a Zoning system a number of years ago. The key changes were the introduction of a Silent Zone on the first and second floors of the Library Information Resource Centre. The majority of the library areas are Silent Zones, but there are also Quiet Zones and Group Zones. The Zoning system is explained below, the rules are clearly displayed throughout the libraries.

SILENT

  • Work in silence, without
  • interruption
  • Silence
  • Individual study
  • Phones on silent
  • No noise from headphones
  • Zero tolerance for noise
  • 1st and 2nd floors of the Library.

QUIET

  • Some low-level noise
  • & distractions
  • Whisper
  • Individual study
  • Phones on silent
  • No noise from headphones

Keep noise to a minimum

  • Ground floor, Assistive Technology and Audio-Visual rooms.

GROUP

  • Background noise, social
  • learning, collaboration
  • Indoor voice
  • Group discussion
  • Collaborative work & activities
  • Phones on silent

No loud noise

  • The Cube.
No Food may be taken into the library.
Bottled water and hot drinks (teas and coffees) in re-usable covered containers may be taken into the library. The re-usable containers must be taken away. Disposable cups are not allowed into the library.
Spill-proof (covered) containers should always be used in the library. Please keep drinks away from electric power sockets and equipment to prevent damage.

Library users should keep all areas tidy and must of rubbish properly.

Please dispose of rubbish in bins provided.

Laptop cables and other cables must not be trailed across the walkways in the library as they pose a Health & Safety hazard. Staff will unplug and /or remove unattended laptops which are in breach of this rule.

Personal belongings should not be left unattended. The library cannot be held responsible for any loss of , or damage to personal belongings left unattended.

Laptops and other items, including materials left unattended on tables, desks or chairs may be moved by other library users or library staff if left unattended for more than 30 minutes.

Items removed will be placed by library staff in a box adjacent to the table/ desk.

No one may reserve library seats or spaces by leaving books, bags, laptops or other items on them.

Laptops and other items, including materials left unattended on tables, desks or chairs may be moved by other library users or library staff if left unattended for more than 30 minutes.

Items removed will be placed by library staff in a box adjacent to the table/ desk.

  • All users of the IT Tralee Library shall take care to ensure that an appropriate atmosphere of study is maintained in the Library.
  • Mobile phones may not be used in the library and should be switched to silent or turned off.
  • All students must carry their T-Card with them when using the Library and produce it when requested by the library staff.
  • Users of the IT Tralee Library should treat all learning material with due respect and care and shall not destroy , deface, mark or damage any such material.
  • Materials to be borrowed must be checked out by the library staff or by the user’s themselves through the library’s Self Issue stations. Removal of material from the Library without it being checked out is a very serious violation of Library Regulations.

Failure to comply with library rules and regulations may result in fines or the loss of library privileges or, ultimately, disciplinary action. Full details are provided in the student handbook.

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