Terms and Conditions for using Library Services at Walton Hall (2020)
The Open University (OU) Library Service at Walton Hall plays an important role in providing staff, researchers and students with access to a wide range of resources, services and facilities to support their teaching, research or studies
The terms and conditions of membership listed below are intended to ensure that the range of resources, services and facilities are available to all who need them.
They cover the use of all provisions available through the Library building at Walton Hall but do not cover access to the online library.
Library Services can suspend the library privileges of any customer who infringes the Library Services Terms and Conditions. Where this requires an investigation this will be carried out by the Customer Services Manager.
Customers are expected to behave considerately (including consumption of food and drink) in the library building, so that other users may work in an atmosphere conducive to study.
Library customers are expected to treat library staff and other customers respectfully at all times. Any customer behaving inconsiderately or inappropriately will be asked to leave the premises.
Mobile phones must be switched to silent whilst in the building. The use of mobile phones to make or receive calls should be restricted to the stairwells or Bookends Coffee Lounge, and not study or work areas.
Food and drink containers are to be disposed of in the bins provided.
Customers are expected to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and read and take note of the health and safety and fire notices displayed in the building.
Library customers must look after personal property at all times and must not leave personal possessions unattended. Library Services accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of any customer’s personal possessions.
Children and young people under the age of 16 are welcome in the library building if they are accompanied by an adult. Children are the responsibility of the accompanying adult whilst on Library Services premises, and are required to be adequately supervised at all times.
Smoking is not allowed in the building.
No dogs (other than assistance dogs) will be allowed in to the building.