Library Policies

Library Policies (Updated on Feb 15, 2023)

  1. Library users entering the building must pass through a metal detector. Users shall safeguard their personal property such as laptops, mobile phones, bags etc. while inside the library and take them when leaving the library. The library is not responsible for the loss of personal property brought into the building.
  2. Users within the library must refrain from various restricted behaviours, including, but not limited to, the following:
    • Speaking loudly or disturbing the peaceful atmosphere;
    • Eating or smoking within the library;
    • Damaging any items from the library's collection or property;
    • Playing computer games.
  3. Mobile phones should be in vibrate mode while inside the library.
  4. Most reference items, current issues  and newpapers can't be borrowed.
  5. Library users who lose any items from the library will be fined 3 times the current list price. Alternatively, users may themselves purchase the same item as compensation and pay a handling fee of RMB10 per item.
  6. Users should treat library materials carefully. All library materials including books, facilities, furniture, and other property must not be mutilated or defaced. Users must pay full replacement cost or repair fees for anything damaged.
  7. Library users who purposely damage or steal any items from the library will be fined 5 times the current list price of the item and the Library shall take further action according to plots and consequences.
  8. CEIBS Library has the right to explain and change this policy.