The Blegen Library is a non-circulating library. No book may leave the library.
Members and visitors all abide by the same general rules, with the exception that members have unlimited access to the library and occupy assigned seats. Visitors may use the library during open hours.
MEMBERS: 24/7 access to the library. They receive a special identification card from ASCSA.
Shortened summer hours are usually in effect in August. The library staff is normally available to provide assistance from 8:30-19:00, Monday through Friday.
New visitors’ cards are issued:
- Mondays and Fridays (9:00 to 10:00 a.m.) and
- Mondays and Thursdays (14:30-15:30).
All visitors are issued swipe cards for signing out the books online. They must submit one small recent photograph of themselves and some proof of their eligibility to use the library (please visit the library's webpage on Access and hours
Renewals: Visitors’ cards are renewed October 1st of every year; proof of current eligibility should be presented when renewing cards. Sign-in: Visitors are required to sign-in upon entry and exit.
Computer Room and Internet Access for Visitors in the Blegen Library:
Use of the Computer Room is reserved for members. Visitors cannot access it, even if accompanied by a member. They may use their own laptops in the Library to connect to the Internet through the Blegen Visitors network.
- Library users are requested to present all papers and bags to the receptionist for search when leaving the library.
- None of the following items are allowed in the library: handbags, briefcases, plastic bags, computer cases. Lockers are available for temporary storage of these items at Reception. Please use a locker only during the time you are actually in the building, and return the key when you leave.
- Mobile phones must be switched off or kept in silent mode and cannot be used for conversations anywhere in the library. Violators may have their library cards revoked.
- Smoking, food, and drinks, with the exception of water (in a small transparent bottle), are not allowed anywhere in the library.
- Laptop computers may be used throughout the library. The library holds no responsibility for any loss or damage of equipment.
- Please avoid talking in the library.
- Behavior which interferes with others' ability to use the Blegen Library or with the staff's ability to perform their duties may result in the revocation or suspension of library privileges.
- Vandalism and removal of library books will result in loss of library privileges. In particular:
- Underlining and writing notes in books in pen, pencil or highlighter is absolutely forbidden.
- Do not use adhesive post-it notes to mark pages, as they can tear pages or lift the print.
- Do not leave one open book stacked upon another.
- Books checked out to carrels and tables should be supported by bookends to protect the bindings and the text. Keeping books upright between bookends makes it also easier to locate them.
- Please keep windows and curtains closed to protect the books.
RULES FOR CONSULTING BOOKS
- No book should ever be removed from a shelf unless it is checked out through the RFID kiosks located in the main floors of the library. RFID instructions are right next to the kiosk. Please consult the library staff for any questions.
- All library users are asked to return their books to the designated shelving carts. Failure to check out or return books properly may result in forfeiture of library privileges.
- Books checked out to members’ accounts must remain to their designated spaces. All users who wish to consult those materials should contact the library staff for assistance.
- MEMBERS may check out up to 20 books to their assigned space and renew them, if necessary, following the instructions by the library staff. They can easily monitor the number of books they have checked out through their account.
- VISITORS may also check out up to 20 books at a time and they are requested to return them by the end of the day and use only tables marked with pink sign for visitors. There are visitors’ tables on each floor of the library.
- Photocopying is not allowed in the library.
- Scanning is free to all library users. A personal USB drive is needed to save the scans. Visitors are expected to complete all their scanning 15 minutes before closing time.
Your cooperation in abiding by these rules is essential to the smooth operation of the Blegen Library.
Please do not hesitate to ask the library staff for assistance of any kind.
From the Library Office,
VISITORS INTERNET FILTERING POLICY
- Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to define standards for systems that monitor and limit web use from any host within the Blegen Library Visitors network. These standards are designed to ensure Library visitors use the Internet in a safe and responsible manner.
- Scope: This policy applies to all Blegen Library Visitors with either a personally-owned computer or public workstation connected to the Blegen Library Visitors network. This policy applies to all end user initiated communications between Blegen Library Visitors network and the Internet, including web browsing, instant messaging, file transfer, file sharing, and other standard and proprietary protocols.
- Web Site Monitoring: The Information Technology Department shall monitor Internet use from all computers and devices connected to the Blegen Library Visitors network. For all traffic the monitoring system must record the source IP Address, the date, the time, the protocol, and the destination site or server.
- Internet Use Filtering System: The Information Technology Department shall block access to Internet websites and protocols that are deemed inappropriate for Blegen Library environment. The following protocols and categories of websites should be blocked: advertising, aggressive, alcohol, anonvpn, automobile/bikes, automobile/boats, automobile/cars, automobile/planes, chat, costtraps, abbonement, dating, downloads, drugs, dynamic, finance/banking, finance/insurance, finance/moneylending, finance/realestate, finance/trading, finance/other, fortunetelling, forum, gamble, hacking, hobby/cooking, hobby/games-misc, hobby/games-online, hobby/gardening, hobby/pets, homestyle, imagehosting, isp, military, models,movies ,music ,news ,podcasts ,politics ,porn, radiotv, recreation/humor, recreation/martialarts, recreation/restaurants, recreation/sports, recreation/travel, recreation/wellness, redirector, remotecontrol, ringtone, science/astronomy, science/chemistry, sex/education, sex/lingerie, shopping, socialnet, spyware, tracker, updatesites, urlshortener, violence, warez, weapons,webphone, webradio, webtv. The Information Technology Department shall periodically review and recommend changes to web and protocol filtering rules. Changes to web and protocol filtering rules will be recorded in the Internet Use Monitoring and Filtering Policy.
- Internet Use Filtering Exceptions: If a site is mis-categorized, visitors may request the site be un-blocked by submitting a ticket to the Information Technology help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org. An IT employee will review the request and un-block the site if it is mis-categorized.
- Enforcement: The IT Department will periodically review Internet use monitoring and filtering systems and processes to ensure they are in compliance with this policy.