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University of Connecticut University Libraries


Borrowing Materials

A valid UConn ID is required to borrow Reserve and/or Circulating materials. Additional information concerning loan periods and renewals is available at the Libraries' Circulation Policies.

Computer Use Policy

Priority for use of computers is given to UConn students, faculty, and staff. Usage is primarily for course-related activities. Students accessing computers for personal use may be asked to relinquish the computer. All computer users must abide by the University's Policies. UConn users may also use the computer labs in the Information Technologies Center.


Under Connecticut law, library circulation records may not be divulged except by court order. This means we cannot tell anyone who has a particular item checked out. We will be glad to recall material from another patron if requested by a member of the University of Connecticut community, and these individuals also may request an InterLibrary Loan copy if our copy has been checked out.

Defacing Library Property

Unauthorized removal, mutilation, defacement, or marking of library property, materials or equipment is prohibited. The intentional damaging of library materials is a misdemeanor punishable by law and will be reported to Security.

Food and Beverage Policy

Food is not permitted anywhere in the library. Water and other beverages are allowed if contained in a covered container, however beverages are not permitted near the computers. Patrons who fail to comply with library policy may be asked to leave. Please properly dispose of all trash in available recycling containers and promptly report any spills to the Circulation Desk. Food and drinks may be enjoyed at the cafe tables in the lobby outside the Library entrance.

Library Databases

The University of Connecticut Libraries purchases access to Licensed Electronic Resources on behalf of the University of Connecticut community.Systematic downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information or using software such as scripts, agents, or robots, to retrieve information is generally prohibited.

Public Rooms and Spaces

The Trecker Library has a number of rooms and spaces open to our users.  These include:
Group Study.  “Quiet noise in the pursuit of knowledge” is permitted in these areas, which are ideal for group studying and projects.  Included are a large room on the west side of the Library’s upper floor and several small-group tables on the east side of the upper floor.  These spaces have wireless capability.
Parlor.  Located in the front lobby, the Parlor features comfortable seating and is an excellent place to relax between classes, meet with others or even catch a nap.  This area has wireless capability.
Quiet Study.  The Library’s largest space, its main floor west reading room, is reserved for quiet, individual study.  This room has both wireless and Ethernet capability.
Social Work History Room.  Old and unique Social Work resources are held in this room which also serves as a group study space.  Library users needing access to the collections of this room may enter all hours that the library is open, even if a group is meeting there.
Video Viewing Room.  Seating for three to watch videos (CDs and VHS tapes).  Users need to inquire at the main service desk for a key to this room and also access to our video collections.
To maximize availability to our users, all library public rooms and spaces are open on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The Library does not schedule or reserve spaces except for needs related to the operation of the library.

Find images of and information about our public spaces.

Library Security

The main doors near the Circulation Desk are the only entrance to the library. Patrons must pass through security gates upon entering and exiting. An alarm will sound if library materials are removed without being properly checked out. Occasionally, a laptop computer, commercial videotape, or store security device will set off the alarm. If an alarm sounds while you are leaving the Library, please return to the Circulation Desk.

The Library has no facilities for secure storage of personal property and assumes no responsibility for personal property lost or stolen on library premises. Never leave personal property unattended in the Library.

Noise & Cell Phone Use

All patrons should respect the rights of others by keeping noise levels as low as possible. This policy applies to all open areas of the Library. If you must have a lengthy conversation, please use a group study area, or go to the lobby outside the Library entrance. The University of Connecticut Libraries is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to study as well as welcoming to all users. Please be considerate of those studying around you.

When you enter the Library, turn off your cell phone ringer. If you need to use your cell phone, step outside the library to do so.

Please report any violations of the noise policy to a library staff member. We thank you for your cooperation in making the University of Connecticut Libraries a better place to study and conduct research.

Printing & Photocopying

HBT provides two photocopiers (10 cents/page) and additional reader/printer equipment (20 cents/page) for microtext journals. Copies from the printer are 10 cents/page. The Library accepts cash or your Husky OneCard. Please go to the Co-op to add money to your Husky OneCard. The Co-op can also sell you a Copy Card, which you can add money to, for $3.


Patrons are asked not reshelve materials after use. Books left on carrels and tables are routinely shelved by library staff.