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Gateway Library Policies

Gateway Library Use Policy

Library Use
Please respect the rights of others when you are in the library to ensure a pleasant and productive visit for all.

Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Anyone who behaves inappropriately in the library will be given a verbal warning. If the behavior continues, the patron will be asked to leave by security.

Please be considerate of other library users by keeping noise to a minimum. Violators of this policy may be asked to leave the library. The first floor of the Library is dedicated to quiet, intense study while the second floor, the Learning Commons, is a lively but respectful collaborative academic work space, where students can take advantage of both technology and expertise in order to best identify, access, retrieve, manage and integrate information into learning and knowledge.  Groups congregating in the library for the sole purpose of socializing will be asked to move to the cafeteria. If people around you are disturbing or distracting you, please inform a Library staff member or Security. As a courtesy to other library patrons, group study room users must maintain a moderate noise level. Groups that are excessively noisy and disturb others may be asked to vacate group study rooms.

Computer Use and Access
The library fully supports the policies concerning computer use and access which the College and the Connecticut Community College system ( have put in place.

Group Study
If you are studying with a group, please keep your voices low, so that others are not disturbed.Study rooms are available for groups of three or more--please ask the library staff for assistance.

Cell Phone
Cell phone usage is prohibited on the first floor of the Library. Please turn ringers to silent and/or vibrate and plese keep voices low when making or receiving calls. Extended cell phone conversations should be taken outside the library.

Food & Drink
Food is prohibited in the library. Drinks in covered containers are allowed..

Theft and vandalism of library property in regards to books, periodicals, furniture and equipment will not be tolerated. Any patron who is found guilty of vandalism or theft will be reported to security and the Dean of Students. Consequences for these actions may include restitution and suspension of library privileges.

Personal items should not be left unattended as it may result in theft or damage of property. If you need to leave the library, you must take your belongs with you. Library staff retains the right to place unattended belongings in the library “Lost and Found.” Upon closing such items will be given to Security. If you are missing any items please notify a librarian so that security can be notified. The Library is NOT RESPONSIBLE for personal belongings.

Staff members may ask you to leave the library if you do not comply with these policies. If you do not leave when requested, they reserve the right to call Campus Security for assistance.

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