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Borrowing Materials | Computer Use | Confidentiality | Library Property | Food & Beverages | Hours | Databases | Group Study | Laptops | Security | Noise & Cell Phones | Public Use | Printing & Photocopying | Reshelving | Reference Assistance | Users with Disabilities

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. Community and Public Users may use the Public Terminal for 20 minutes per day and must sign the form located on the clipboard aat the Front Desk. All computer users must abide by the University's Policies and the Libraries' Work Station Policy. UConn users may also use the computer lab located on the second floor.


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 Front Desk.


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.

Group Study Rooms

The library has a variety of study area options. Individual study carrels and large group tables are located on all floors of the library. There are live data jacks throughout the library and wireless internet access is available. VCR and DVD players are available in certain rooms. Usage may be limited to two hours. Rooms left unattended with personal belongings may be referred to Security. Food and noise policies must be followed in group study areas.

Sign-up is required at the Front Desk with a valid UConn ID. UConn faculty and staff may reserve study rooms by contacting the library director. Members of the community are able to use study rooms, however priority is given to UConn users.


Wireless access for personal laptops is available throughout the Waterbury campus to UConn students, faculty and staff by using their NetID.GuestIDs are obtained via Self-Registration and require a valid email address and cellphone number. Go to for more infomration. Laptop and notebook computers may not be plugged into or attached to any library computing or printing hardware.

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 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 Front 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 reserve a group study room, or go to the areas 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. Group Study rooms are available, but noise restrictions need to be followed there as well in order to respect the general atmosphere of the library. 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.

Public Use

Computer stations and equipment are intended to support academic research by UConn students, faculty, staff, and authorized visitors. UConn is contractually bound to limit access to databases and e-resources to current UConn students, faculty, and staff.. Regional Campus Libraries are authorized to restrict public use of computers in support of academic needs. Wireless access is available to visitors with a valid ID. The Library adheres to Connecticut Code - Sec. 53-21a with regard to unsupervised children. Public users are able to avail themselves of the seating area on the first floor. The library staff will gladly address questions about the collection and retrieve items in the stack areas.

Printing & Photocopying

Only Card Printing is available at the library (10 cents per page). Please go to the the Co-op to add money to your Husky OneCard. The Co-op can also sell you a Copy Card for $3 so that you may add money. The library does not offer printing from personal laptops at this time. Photocopies are located on the first floor of the library. The copier will accept the Husky One Card and $1, $5, $10, and dollar coins. The library is unable to provide change, so kindly plan accordingly. Scanning is avaialable free of charg. There is a 10 minute limit if others are waiting to use the equipment. Please adhere to Copyright laws.

Problems & Suggestions

Problems and repair requests should be promptly reported to the Front Desk. Suggestions and comments are welcomed in the suggestion box located on the first floor. Patrons also may speak with staff at the Front Deskor contact the library director.


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

Reference Assistance

Reference Librarians are available to assist students and faculty in research. Librarians will also help assist you with the use of library databases, Interlibrary Loan and in locating materials, and resolving Issues related to overdue materials and fines. Ask a Librarian Live lets you ask questions and get answers in real time, from the staff at the University Libraries.

Users with Disabilities

The library provides access to a height adjustable table and a visually enhanced terminal for reading print resources.

rev 9 Feb 2012