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Waterbury Campus Library Policies

Borrowing Materials

A valid UConn ID is required to borrow library resources, including a variety of gadgets, such as portable DVD player, laptop, and iPad which are  available for in-library use only. Additional information concerning loan periods and renewals is available at the Libraries’ Circulation Policies.  If you are are affiliated with UConn and require an valid UConn ID card, contact the Director of Student Activities.  The Community Borrower Program allows limited borrowing privileges.

Computer Use Policy

Priority for use of computers is given to UConn students, faculty, and staff. Usage is primarily for course-related activities. Students accessing computers for personal use may be asked to relinquish the computer. Community and guests with some affiliation to UConn  may use the Public Terminal for 20 minutes per day if  not in use by UConn users.   All visitors must register at the library desk and provide a valid form of ID. All computer users must abide by the University’s Policies.

Confidentiality

Under Connecticut law, library circulation records may not be divulged except by court order. Items that are checked out may be recalled or requested through Interlibrary Loan services.

Library Property

The intentional damaging or unauthorized removal  of library materials is a misdemeanor punishable by law and will be reported to Security.

Food and Beverage Policy

Food is not permitted  in the library, however,  beverages are allowed in covered containers as long as they are not near computers or any electronic equipment.  Please properly dispose of all trash in available recycling containers and promptly report any spills to the Front Desk.

Library Databases 

Group Study Rooms

The library has a variety of study area options, equipped with wireless access, live data jacks,  whiteboards, and monitors to project portable devices. Usage may be limited to two hours to accommodate demand. The doors to the study rooms must be closed/locked at all times.   Rooms left unattended with personal belongings may be referred to Security. Food and noise policies must be followed in group study areas. Group study rooms are for course-related activities.

Sign-up is required at the Front Desk to those with a valid UConn ID, who will assume responsibility for any damage or abuse to the premises. UConn faculty and staff may reserve study rooms by contacting us.  Study room keys and other materials available on loan may not leave the library.

To check Study Room Availability go to:  http:/s.uconn.edu/studyrooms

Wireless Access

Secure wireless access for personal devices  is available throughout the Waterbury campus to UConn students, faculty and staff by using their NetID.  Public wireless access is also available via self-registration.

Library Security

The main doors near the Front Desk are the only entrance to the library. Patrons must pass through security gates upon entering and exiting. An alarm will sound if library materials are removed without being properly checked out. If an item sets off the alarm,  library staff may ask to inspect your items. The Library assumes no responsibility for personal property lost or stolen on library premises. We ask that you never leave personal property unattended in the Library.

  • Never leave items of value unattended.
  • Immediately report any suspicious activity.

Noise & Cell Phone Use

As a commuter campus, we need to provide quiet spaces for our students and therefore ask that library users view the library as a place for  study and work. If you are collaborating on a group project, please request  a group study room.

When you enter the Library, please turn off your cell phone ringer.  If you need to use your cell phone, step outside the library.

Please report any noise concerns to library staff members.

Public Use

Computer stations and equipment are intended to support academic research by UConn students, faculty, and staff.  UConn is contractually bound to limit access to databases and e-resources to current UConn students, faculty, and staff.   The Library adheres to Connecticut Code – Sec. 53-21a with regard to unsupervised children. Regional Campus Libraries are authorized to restrict public use of space. Public users  must have an affiliation with UConn (parent, guest speaker, etc.) to be authorized to use the library.  Authorized guests need to register at the front desk of the library and provide  a valid photo identification card. Guests are  restricted to the first floor. Research support and use of library equipment (printer, scanner, chargers, etc.)  is restricted to UConn users only. 

Printing

Black-and-white and color printing is available at the library and paid for with your UConn ID. You may also print from personal devices.  The  photocopier and scanner are located on the first floor of the library.   Scanning is free of charge. There is a 10 minute scanning limit if others are waiting to use the equipment. Please adhere to Copyright laws.  UConn students may add funds to their HuskyCard by going to the One Card website

Problems & Suggestions

Problems and suggestions should be reported immediately  to the Front Desk at the library or at Waterbury.CircDesk@uconn.edu

Reshelving

Patrons are asked not reshelve materials after use. Books left on carrels, tables, and carts are routinely shelved by library staff.

Library Assistance

We provide reference assistance,  help in using library databases, assistance in placing  Interlibrary Services requests, and facilitate with concerns with overdue materials and fines.  For library  support also contact  Ask a Librarian  to  get answers in real time from the staff at the University Libraries.

The library provides access to a height adjustable table and a visually enhanced terminal for reading print resources.The library staff will gladly a retrieve items to accommodate those with special needs.