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Library Access and Rules

Access to, and use of, the Blackfriars library is restricted to those authorized by the Prefect of the Library. 

  • It is an offence to admit anyone into the Library not so authorized by the Prefect of the Library.
  • It is an offence to bring food (including chewing gum) or drink of any kind (including water, bottled or otherwise) into the Library.
  • It is an offence for a student to remove or attempt to remove books from the Library except those designated as available for loan and which have been issued in accordance with the rules of the library.
  • It is an offence to deface or damage a library book in any way, e.g. by making marginal notes or under-linings, or by removing pages or parts of pages.
  • If a student sets off the security-system when entering or leaving the library, he or she is required to co-operate with the Librarian, Moderator, or any other senior member of the Hall, Studium, or Priory in identifying the item which has activated the alarm., and those who wish to talk should go to the JCR or a public place outside the building.
  • Mobile (cell) phones must be switched off.
  • Computers in the Library are to be used only for academic work, not for for emailing or for leisure activities.
  • Personal belongings other than those needed for a reader’s work may not be brought into the Library.
  • Reader’s books, papers, and other items left in the Library must be covered by a signed and dated note. Items not covered by such a note or left for more than three days will be removed. All personal materials should be kept in a reasonably tidy fashion. If, in the Library Administrator’s judgement, an excessive amount has been left on desks or items have not been reasonably tidied, items may be removed and a fine or fines imposed. 
  • Laptops may be used in the Library only at the owner’s risk. Students are warned that the mains power supply is not surge-protected. Laptops must never be left unattended.

 In Trinity term, Hall students preparing for their Final Exams have priority of use of computers in the Library gallery.



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