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NTNU Library Code of Conduct

  1. Faculty, staff, and students of the University, including alumni and retirees, may enter the Library using their ID or library cards. As stipulated in the "Regulations for Non-affiliated Users," non-affiliated users may also enter the Library for browsing and reading.
  2. Faculty, staff, and students of the University, including alumni and retirees, may bring books, laptops, paper, and study supplies along with them into the library. Items not listed may not be brought into the Library unless users otherwise receive permission from the Library (This does not apply to the General Reading Room).
  3. Reading rooms and stacks are open to all users. Any books or materials taken from the stacks should be returned to their original shelves after use. Books or materials may only be copied inside the Library and should then be put back on their original shelves.
  4. In general, books or materials held in Specialty Rooms or Areas may not be removed from the Library. Such books or materials may only be copied in the Library and should subsequently be returned to their original locations. The Library will advise users should any books in Specialty Room or Specialty Area be made available for borrowing.
  5. Users may show their student ID or library cards to the librarian to access rare books. Rare books may not be taken outside the Library.
  6. Users shall handle books, materials, newspapers, and all Library equipment with care. If any damage does occur, offenders will be fined accordingly and their borrowing rights will be suspended for three months. Depending on the seriousness of the violation, students might also be reported to the University for disciplinary action.
  7. Users shall dress appropriately, keep their voices down, keep the environment clean, and refrain from smoking, eating, or speaking loudly in the Library. Offenders will have their borrowing rights suspended for three months and, depending on the seriousness of the violation, may be reported to the University for disciplinary action.
  8. If a user is caught stealing books, materials, or equipment from the Library, he or she will be penalized as follows:
    (1) Students of the University shall be reported to the Office of Student Office and will receive a demerit on their record.
    (2) Faculty or staff members shall be reported to the University president;
    (3) The borrowing rights of all offenders' shall be suspended for six months.
  9. This set of regulations is not applicable to the 36 study rooms on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors of the Library.
  10. This set of regulations went into effect after approval by the Administrative Meeting; any future revisions shall be passed by the Meeting as well.