University of Connecticut

Waterbury Campus Library Policies

Borrowing Materials

Faculty, staff, researchers, graduate students and undergraduates must have a valid patron record in the library management system and a University issued photo Husky One Card to borrow items from the UConn Waterbury Library; members of the community may apply for a Community Borrower card to borrow or request materials from other UConn libraries. All users must adhere to the UConn Library Borrowing Policies.  

Computer Use Policy

Library computers require NetID credentials.   Priority for use of library  computers is given to UConn students, faculty, and staff for course-related activities. Users accessing computers for personal use may be asked to relinquish the computer. Authorized visitors  must register at the front desk with a valid ID and may use Public wireless access with personal computers via self-registration. All computer users must abide by the University’s Policies and Use of Licensed Electronic Resources Policy,

Food and Beverage Policy

Food is not permitted  in the library, however,  beverages are allowed in covered containers as long as they are not near computers or any electronic equipment.  Please properly dispose of all trash in available recycling containers and promptly report any spills to the Front Desk.

Group Study Rooms

The library has a variety of study area options, equipped with wireless access, live data jacks,  whiteboards, and monitors to project portable devices. Usage may be limited to two hours to accommodate demand. The doors to the study rooms must be closed/locked at all times.   Rooms left unattended with personal belongings may be referred to Security. Food and noise policies must be followed in group study areas. Group study rooms are for course-related activities.

Sign-up is required at the Front Desk to those with a valid UConn ID, who will assume responsibility for any damage or abuse to the premises. UConn faculty and staff may reserve study rooms by contacting us.  Study room keys and other materials available on loan may not leave the library.

Check Study Room Availability online

 Library Security

The main doors near the Front Desk are the only entrance to the library. Patrons must pass through security gates upon entering and exiting. An alarm will sound if other doors are used and if library materials are removed without being properly checked out. If an item sets off the alarm, library staff reserves the right to inspect your items. The Library assumes no responsibility for personal property lost or stolen on library premises. We ask that you never leave personal property unattended in the Library and that suspicious activity be reported promptly.

Noise & Cell Phone Use

As a commuter campus, we need to provide quiet spaces for our students and therefore ask that library users view the library as a place for study and work. If you are collaborating on a group project, please request  a group study room. When you enter the Library, please turn off your cell phone ringer.  If you need to use your cell phone, step outside the library. Please report any noise concerns to library staff members.

Public Use

Computer stations and equipment are intended to support academic research by UConn students, faculty, and staff.  UConn is contractually bound to limit access to databases and e-resources to current UConn students, faculty, and staff.   The Library adheres to Connecticut Code – Sec. 53-21a with regard to unsupervised children. Regional Campus Libraries are authorized to restrict public use of space. Public users  must have an affiliation with UConn (parent, guest speaker, etc.) to be authorized to use the library.  Authorized guests need to register at the front desk of the library and provide  a valid photo identification card. Guests are restricted to the first floor. Research support and use of library equipment (printer, scanner, chargers, etc.)  is restricted to UConn users only. 

Printing/Scanning

Black-and-white and color printing is available at the library and paid for with your UConn ID. UConn users may  also print from personal devices.  The photocopier and scanner are located on the first floor of the library and are for academic use by UConn users.   There is a 10- minute scanning limit. Please adhere to Copyright laws.  UConn users  may add funds to their HuskyCard by going to the One Card website

Problems & Suggestions

Problems and suggestions should be reported immediately  to the Front Desk at the library or by contacting the Library Director.

Reshelving

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

Library Assistance

To request reference/research assistance and instructional support, contact Shelley Goldstein.  For assistance with interlibrary loans and issues with overdue materials/fines,  contact  Steve Bustamante. Online support is also available by going to  Ask a Librarian.