A quiet environment suitable for study must be maintained as far as possible throughout the Library buildings except in areas specifically set aside for discussion and group work.
Food and drink may only be consumed in the Library in areas which are specifically designated for this purpose.
The marking, defacing, mutilation or damage to books or equipment provided by the Library is strictly forbidden.
No book may be removed from the Library unless all Library issue procedures have been completed. The University Librarian will have discretion to restrict the circulation of any book at any time.
A borrower is responsible for the return of any book which is recorded as borrowed by him or her. This responsibility ends only when the Library loan is officially cancelled, and those who fail to return books will be required to pay for the cost of replacement.
All members of Library staff may inspect any books in the possession of any person leaving the Library, and anyone found attempting to remove a library book without complying with Library borrowing procedures may be reported to the University Librarian.
The University Librarian has authority to levy overdue charges for the late return of books. The rates of overdue charges will be set by the Librarian in consultation with the Library Advisory Group and will be publicised on the Library's website and displayed in the Library. Funds collected from the overdue charges will be retained and used for Library purposes. Failure to pay overdue charges levied in accordance with Library Rules may lead to a suspension of borrowing privileges.
Any Library user may be required to make good the cost of damage to, or loss of, books on loan to him or her or being used in the Library, or of any damage to other Library property.
When a book on loan is reported as lost or is not returned when requested by the Library, it may be re-ordered and the borrower required to pay the cost of replacement. If the copy belonging to the Library is subsequently found, no refund of the cost will be made and both copies will be retained by the Library. If the lost or damaged book was part of a set the user may be required to pay the cost of a new set if this is the only way to replace the lost part.
Any student who fails to fulfil obligations in respect of Library overdue charges or replacement costs of Library books will be regarded as being in debt to the University.
The access or borrowing rights of any user who fails to observe Library Regulations and Rules may be limited or withdrawn by the University Librarian. In the case of students, the University's Student Disciplinary Procedures will be applied.