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Code of Conduct

Users of the Sidney Martin Library expect to have:
  • a library environment free of disruptive activity.
  • access to library materials or an ability to recall them as regulations allow.
  • newspapers, journals, documents, and books that are complete and unmarked.
Ensuring a pleasant and productive environment for study and research for all users requires that each user of the Sidney Martin Library follow the Library Conduct Policy and refrain from the activities listed below:
  • Removal or attempted removal of library materials or property without checking them out or without authorisation.
  • Consumption of food or beverages within the Library
  • Bringing bags of any description into the Library except as determined by the Library as appropriate.
  • Smoking.
  • Mutilation of library materials by marking, underlining, removing pages or portions of pages, removing binding, removing electronic theft detection devices, or in any other way injuring or defacing library materials.
  • Misusing or tampering with computing or media equipment or Internet connections.
  • Misusing Internet resources. See Computer (Workstation) Use Policy
  • Using a cell phone in restricted areas as designated by NO CELL PHONE signs.
  • Concealing library materials in the Library for the exclusive use of an individual or group.
  • Failure to return materials following the expiration of the loan period and/or on request for return of materials.
  • Failure to pay the value of lost or damaged materials.
  • Harassment of library staff or users.
  • Being in an unauthorized area of the Library, remaining in the Library after closing or when requested to leave during emergency situations.
  • Exhibiting prohibited behaviours such as:
  • interference with studying, research or emergency services
  • creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment
  • causing physical harm or reasonable apprehension of such harm
The Library will actively pursue disciplinary action, prosecution, or other legal action for the offenses listed above. Misuse of the Library, whether by theft, mutilation or vandalism of library materials or property, or by interference with study and research activities of library users, shows disrespect for the institution and disregard of the rights of members of the University Community.
Persons who commit or attempt to commit offenses may be subject to disciplinary action which may include suspension or expulsion from the University.