Rules of the Library
Borrowing from the Haddon requires the use of a current UL or Cambridge University card. Library staff may issue a temporary card if a UL or Cambridge University card is not available.
Confirmation of the borrower’s name and address will be required.
The six categories of borrower are these:
|Undergraduate||Cambridge undergraduate students||Other universities’ undergraduate students; other non-graduates|
|Research||Cambridge postgraduate students; Cambridge graduates||Other universities’ postgraduate students; CAS members|
|Staff||Cambridge staff||Other universities’ staff|
If a borrower fits more than one category, they should be assigned to a category that best fits their primary role (e.g. an established Cambridge lecturer who was pursuing a Madingley course would be accounted as Cambridge staff; an undergraduate doing occasional library invigilations would be accounted as an undergraduate). If no decision can be made on that basis, then the borrower should be assigned to the fitting category that carries the highest entitlements.
Loan limits in term-time for patrons in the Cambridge categories are as follows:
|Open Access||10 books for 3 weeks||8 books for 2 weeks||6 books for 1 week|
|Restricted Access||10 books overnight (till close of business on day following loan)||8 books overnight (till 10:30 on day following loan)||6 books overnight (till 10:30 on day following loan)|
|Total Loans||20 books||16 books||12 books|
Loan limits in term-time for patrons in the Visiting categories are half of the above entitlements.
Loan limits in vacation are as above, except that:
(a) The loan period for Open Access material is the length of the vacation;
(b) Restricted Access loans should be returned by closing time on the first working day after the day they were borrowed.
On Fridays, to allow for the Haddon’s 09:15 opening after Library staff meetings, restricted-access books are due for return at 11:30 (rather than the usual 10:30).
Readers may renew their open-access books online. Overdue loans may not be renewed.
Books and other materials that are on loan from the Haddon are the responsibility of the borrower until they have been checked back into the library. They should not be lent by the current borrower to anyone else.
All loans become due at the end of the academic year. Books must be returned on the last Thursday of the exam term, and no renewals are allowed that would extend a loan beyond that date. Borrowing for the vacation begins on the following day.
Fines are charged for late return of items on loan. The current tariff of fines is displayed near the issue desk. No category of borrower is exempt from fines (Library Committee, 13 October 2010, minute 8.1).
If loans are late for the end-of-year recall, an additional fine of £10 will be charged.
While a loan remains overdue or a fine remains unpaid, we will refuse to issue further loans to the reader concerned. If a loan, or an unpaid fine, is four weeks or more overdue, the person responsible will forfeit borrowing rights.
Readers who lose or damage Library books will be required to pay the cost of replacing them, as ascertained by Library staff, plus a processing fee of £5.
Fines may be paid online.
3. Special categories of material
Restricted Access. This term refers to the heavily-used material behind the issue desk. The following rules apply, in or out of term:
* Restricted Access items may be borrowed at any time.
* They must be returned by the time shown in the matrix under rule 1
Lecturers wishing to nominate books for transfer to Restricted Access may do so using the Restriction request form.
Reference. This category of material is recognizable by its yellow labels. It is for use in the Library only.
Periodicals. These are for use in the Library only.
Pamphlets. These are kept in locked filing cabinets, and may be fetched on request, which may be made at the issue desk. Note that pamphlets are for use in the Library only, and should be returned to the issue desk afterwards.
Locked areas. This term covers the following parts of the Library:
* East and West Balconies
* Locked Rooms
* Rare Books Room
* Mezzanine Corridor
* Mezzanine Office
* CAS Room
Those areas should be entered only by members of Library staff, or others accompanied by members of Library staff. Material kept there may be fetched on request, which may be made at the issue desk. Note that such material is for use in the Library only, and should be returned to the issue desk afterwards.
Theses and Reference books will not ordinarily be allowed out of the library. Loans of the other special categories of material may be made to members of Cambridge University staff, and will, unless conservation matters render this inadvisable, be on the following terms:
* The borrower may remove the issued item from the Library at any time.
* The borrower should return the issued item to the Library by close of business on the day following the loan.
Loans of these special categories of material may be made to the Museum, in connection with exhibitions.
The following activities are prohibited in the Library
* Drinking (other than water in closable bottles)
* Conversations by mobile phone
* Recreational use of computer terminals, where this prevents their use for catalogue searches and other academic-related purposes
For the benefit of everybody, library patrons are requested to set all electronic devices to “silent” mode and keep all other noise to a minimum.
We reserve the right to suspend borrowers for clocking up a record of transgressions, even if no single offence is specified above.
14 May 2013