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Code of Conduct – University of Reading

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Code of Conduct

What we expect from you...

  • Be considerate of other Library users – respect the rights of others to work quietly or silently:
    - keep noise to a minimum in quiet study areas, and maintain silence in the silent study areas;
    - ensure your mobile phone is in silent, non-vibration mode or switched off when you enter the Library  - if you wish to make or receive a call go to the lift lobbies or café .
  • Apart from non-alcoholic drinks in lidded containers, do not eat, or drink in the Library (except in the café); you will be asked to remove any food or unlidded drinks on your desk.  Food may only be consumed within the Library café.
  • Observe the rules and regulations concerning the appropriate use of IT. 
  • Library materials belong to everyone and you should treat them with respect. Do not write, highlight or underline in books, or deface them in any way. 
  • Consider others - share Library materials and spaces for the benefit of all.
  • Treat Library staff with courtesy.

What we will do for you...

  • Help you find the information you need for your work – from books, journals, databases, the Internet or other sources.
  • Show you how to use the Library catalogue, and other online information systems.
  • Help you develop information handling skills you need for lifelong learning.
  • Help you to develop more effective study practices with access to a wide range of guides and individual advice from professional study advisers.
  • Provide help in using Library facilities.
  • Provide space for you to work silently, quietly and in groups.
  • Respond to your enquiries and comments.
  • Treat you with courtesy.  

Updated June 2019

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