Library Use Policies
LIBRARY USE POLICIES
RELATIONSHIP AND RESPECT FOR OTHERS
To ensure that staff and users enjoy reading in the Library without disturbance, fear or abuse;
- Staff and other users must be treated with courtesy and respect at all times.
- All users must consider and respect the privacy of others.
- When using the internet, users must refrain from accessing pornographic or other extreme and unpleasant visual materials that may either offend or distress.
- Use of mobile phone for phone calls is prohibited inside the library, phones must either be turned off or set on silent mode.
- Due to limited number of computers in the library, the library staff reserve the right to manage usage of the computers to prevent hogging during busy periods.
- The library staff will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal items of members
LOOKING AFTER THE BOOKS AND MATERIALS
- As the library is for reference purposes, books and materials cannot be loaned out or taken outside the library. All books are secured and library/ security staff reserve the right to search users and will not permit any user to leave the premises of the library with any book.
- Library users are prevented from entering the library with their bags, as secured storage lockers and tags will be provided for safekeeping of the bags.
- It is the responsibility of the user to look after the books in their possession and utmost care must be taken to prevent damage. Writing on, marking, using “Post-It” notes, food, drinks, chewing gums, correction fluid, cleaning liquids, scissors, knives, highlighter pens, scanner pens and adhesive tape is prohibited.
- Users who damage or mutilate books shall be penalised by imposing monetary fines. If the fine is not paid within 30 days from the date the fine was issued, the member’s access to the library will be prevented.
BOOKS, JOURNALS AND ONLINE DATABASES
ACCESS TO BOOKS AND ONLINE DATABASES
- Books, journals, newsletters, government gazettes and statutory instruments are professionally classified and arranged on the library shelves for ease of reference.
- Members can take books and other materials from the shelves with the assistance of library staff. Members shall return the book(s) to the library staff before leaving the library daily.
- A number of online databases are available to library users for carrying out legal research work. These databases include but not limited to LawPavilion, LegalPedia, Westlaw UK, Practical Law, LexisNexis UK etc.
- In order to ensure compliance with contract obligations with vendors, avoid breach of Copyright Laws or prevent unauthorised usage, access to online databases shall not be granted to members unless they are physically present in the library.
DOCUMENT DELIVERY SERVICE
- In order to assist members who are unable to visit the library to access books and materials, the library staff are able to obtain the information based on member’s request and deliver to them.
- Documents can be delivered through scanning, emailing or sending through the courier service of the member’s choice. This service will be charged by the library depending on the volume of materials required and the courier service chosen by the member.