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Library Policies

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.

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.

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.

Seminar Rooms

Seminar rooms are available for booking by CBU patrons by signing in here.

To book:

  • Click the time you would like from the online booking calendar .
  • Fill out your name and CBU email address (only cbu emails can book).
  • You will receive a confirmation email which MUST be clicked within an hour to verify your booking.
  • Come to the circulation desk at the library and pick up the key for your room using your CBU ID. Your booking will be cancelled if you do not show up within 15 minutes of your booking.
  • Make sure you have the key returned at the end of your booking, as library fines apply for late keys. 

 The rooms can be booked for 2 hours at a time, one booking/day/patron,  and can be booked 2 weeks in advance.

Study Rooms

Study rooms are available for booking by patrons on a first come, first served basis. The rooms can be booked for 2 hours at a time and cannot be booked in advance. The key to the study room and the marker set (if applicable) are considered hourly reserve items and are subject to overdue fines as such.

L-150 Library Instruction Lab

A space for teaching, library instruction, technology use and study. During times when the facility is not scheduled for instruction, it is mainly used by students to work and study in, and can be booked for occasional group teaching, library staff training, technology use and other uses that fit within the library’s mission and vision. The Library Lab can be booked by liaison librarians. This is first come first serve, however first priority is given to library instruction provided by Library Staff at CBU.