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Library Information Services Policies (John Paul II Library)
If the alarm is activated by a reader inadvertently leaving the Library with an item that has not been borrowed by that reader, there will be a minimum fine of €2.00 on the first occasion. A fine of €63 may be payable for a repeat offence.
In order to borrow, students need a valid student ID card and staff and external members a valid library card.
All material borrowed by a library user is the responsibility of the card owner. This responsibility is not transferable and ends only when the appropriate return procedure has been completed.
Students need a valid student ID card and staff a valid access card for both entry and exit.
Only one person is allowed through the entry or exit channels at any one time.
Entry will not be permitted for any library user who has forgotten their card on more than three occasions in a given academic year.
The foyer of the John Paul II Library is open to all members of the public including children. However, children must be accompanied and supervised by parents/guardians at all times. While this is a public area we ask everybody to remember that it is a library and an appropriate atmosphere and noise levels must be maintained at all times. Children are not allowed past the library entrance turnstiles.
Ring and key tones of mobile phones must be switched off at all times.
Notices and emails
All notices relating to loans, items available for collection, recalled or overdue are sent to university e-mail addresses. Borrowers are expected to check their university e-mail account regularly.
PCs are provided for library-related research and educational purposes only. Users are bound by the National University of Ireland, Maynooth Policy for Responsible Computing and the Code of Conduct for Users of Computing Facilities.
All items are subject to recall after one week, regardless of the normal loan period allowed. Borrowers are informed of any change to a loan period via their university e-mail account.
Standard Loan items that are on loan may be renewed once unless they are required by another reader or for the Short Loan or Reserve Collections.
Most material, with the exception of items from the Reserve Collection, should be returned via the Self Service Machines. Reserve material must be returned either directly to a member of staff at the Desk or via the self-return slots at the Desk. Laptops must be returned directly to a member of staff at the Desk. The Library is not responsible for material left on service or study desks.
Items must be returned by the date and time due. The self-service borrowing service provides the option of printing a receipt with the due date and time printed on it. If the item is borrowed at the Desk, the Library as a courtesy stamps the due date on the date label, usually inserted just inside the front of the item. This information is also available from the borrower's library account via the 'My Library Card' option on the catalogue.
Fines are charged on all overdue items. Up to three courtesy notices will be sent to borrowers reminding them of items that are overdue for return. These notices are sent to the borrowers university e-mail account. There is also a charge for every such notice sent.
Last edited: 30 May, 2013 - 12:13