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Library Policies

Policies and Information for the Rolfing Library at TIU

Building Policies

Cell Phones

The use of cell phones is restricted to the foyer and entry area. Please put your phone on silent or vibrate when entering the library so as not to disturb other people.

Children

Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 at all times. The Rolfing Library is for the use of TIU students, staff, faculty, and research visitors, not a facility for children being home-schooled or tutored. The library assumes no liability for children and/or teenagers who are left alone in the library.

Closing Policy

At closing, all personal belongings left in the library will be placed in Lost and Found. Library materials will be reshelved.

Food and Drink

Food is allowed only in the front of the library. Beverages must be in covered containers. No coffeemakers or hotplates are allowed in the library.

Laptops

Laptops may be used anywhere in the library. Please do not alter or borrow power cords or surge protectors installed in the library or plug in laptops across aisles, which can easily be tripped on. We strongly encourage you to secure your laptop to a table or chair with a lock and chain at all times.

Personal Items

The Library is not responsible for personal items left unattended, including items left in study carrels. If you plan to be away from the area where you left your belongings, you should take the items with you to prevent them from being stolen. 

Pickup location

The library is not to be used as a place to leave items for pickup by someone else. The library staff assumes no responsibility for items left for others. This includes, but is not limited to, books, papers, backpacks, and laptop computers.

 

Building Services

Cassette Tape Players and Headphones

Cassette players and headphones may be checked out in two-hour blocks at the Circulation Counter for in-library use.

Group Study Rooms

Four small group study rooms are available for students’ use on the south side of the main floor. These rooms are prioritized for group study; individuals may be asked to vacate the rooms. Rooms may be reserved up to a week in advance by signing up on the schedule located on the door of each study room. Reservations may not be made over the phone. Each group may use the room for only two hours at a time and must be signed up on the schedule sheet on the door. All food and drink policies apply in the group study rooms.

Internet Access

Most of the library is equipped with wireless connection and no username or password is needed.  If you are having problems please contact the campus IT department.

Lost and Found

Personal items found abandoned in the library will be kept for one month in a cabinet at the front counter, and are donated after that point. Items of value such as cell phones, keys, and wallets will be kept in a secure place and the owners contacted if contact information is known.

Microfilm/fiche Scanner

The microform scanner has the ability to edit images, and save to a flash drive or email. The monitor can also be adjusted for reading in portrait view which is helpful with viewing newspapers. The machine is located across from the Reference Desk, near the Scanning Stations and the DVD/Blu-Rays available for check-out. Ask a Reference Librarian for help using the scanner features.

Photocopiers/Printers

Photocopiers are available for the convenience of students for printing and scanning to email. The cost is 7¢ per copy (black and white) or 25¢ per copy (color). See "Printing and Copying with Papercut"  for more information on printing or adding funds to your Papercut account.

Scanning Stations

The library has 2 stations available for scanning books and documents. These stations are free to use and scanned materials can be emailed, saved to a flash drive, or uploaded to your Google Drive. Scans can be made in black and white, grayscale, or color, and can be formatted as images, PDF files, or Word documents. Both stations are located across from the Reference Desk, near the DVD/Blu-Rays available for check-out.

Supplies

Miscellaneous supplies, such as a paper cutter, stapler, and hole punch, are located by the photocopiers. A heavy-duty stapler is available upon request at the Circulation Counter.

Study Carrels

Doctoral students and MA/ThM students with an approved thesis may reserve carrels on the lower level. See the Circulation Supervisor for reservation form and policies. 

Telephones

A campus phone is located in the north end of the entrance lobby.