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 Library Rules and Regulations

To serve our clients better, the following general rules apply to regulate conduct of all Library users without exception: - 

  • It is a requirement that all users obtain individual library membership to access Library facilities and utilize Library services. 
  • Silence in the Library MUST be observed at all times.
  • Cell phones and any other electrical devices that are likely to cause disturbances to readers should be switched off or be muted within the Library.  Security personnel or Library staff has authority to confiscate gadgets with irritant noise if used within the Library. 
  • If a mobile phone rings within the Library, a fine of KSh. 50.00 will be charged on the spot. 
  • Persistent repeat of this offence may lead to suspension from use of Library facilities for not less than 14 days. 
  • Patrons personal luggage will be left at the baggage area or any other designated place in the Library at owner’s risk, and should be picked-up immediately when leaving the Library facility. 
  • A disc is obtained from Library security officer and surrendered when leaving the library. A fee of KSh. 300.00 will be charged in case the disc is lost or misplaced.  
  • Clients are advised NOT to leave their valuables. Readers are encouraged to visit the Library light.
  • The college shall not be held liable for loss or damage to personal items such as laptops, secondary storage devices, among others used in or left by patrons in the Library.
  • Patrons shall remove only three (3) books at a time from the shelves to the reading tables or study carrels. 
  • Library books used within the Library should be left on the tables (or placed in designated trolleys) and NOT re-shelved by users.
  • Stealing or attempting to steal Library property is a weighty punishable offense. 
  • Any act of damaging of Library resources is NOT allowed. This includes writing on, underlining, highlighting or tearing any Library property.
  • Notices, writing on the walls or furniture, publicity materials including campaign posters, graffiti among others are NOT allowed in any part of the Library building and facilities. 
  • Library users are informed that copyright law applies to Library materials and infringement of this through unauthorized photocopying or plagiarism is a criminal offence. (The Copyright Act, 2001 Section 26 applies). 
  • Controlled photocopying will be allowed for purposes of study and research only.
  • Library seats, study carrels or computers shall not be reserved for whatever reason.
  • Valid Student ID is required for students wishing to use computers at the ICT section (TVET Technology Hub). 
  • Library computers are not to be shared between users unless permission is granted by Library staff or authorized trainer. 
  • Orderliness and decorum must be maintained at all times.
  • Disabling of any computer device e.g. removing cables or disconnecting any gadget is not allowed. Each user will bear personal responsibility for the computer allocated.
  • ICT section (TVET Technology Hub) is meant for learning, research and creativity (e.g. Android App Development). 
  • Laptops are not allowed at the ICT section, and charging of personal gadgets such as cell phones is prohibited. 
  • Watching of pornographic and other prohibited sites is forbidden in the Library.
  • Chewing of gums, eating, drinking, smoking or any other behaviour which is a risk to information materials and/or nuisance to other clients in the Library is strictly prohibited. 
  • All Liquids such as ink, water, soda, juice, among others which may accidentally spill over and damage Library materials will NOT be allowed into the Library.
  • Dustbins provided should be used to dispose of litter in order to maintain cleanliness and orderliness in the Library.
  • Readers are required to behave courteously at all times while in Library. Good mannerisms and orderliness should be observed in the Library. 
  • All trainees must be decently dressed while visiting the Library and are expected to conduct themselves in due regard for other clients while in the Library. 
  • In case of misconduct or inappropriate behaviour, Library staff may withdraw Library facilities. Deputy Principal, Security Officers and/or Dean of Students may be notified for further action.
  • An alert or announcement will be made/sounded 15 minutes before Library closing time and all clients must vacate the Library.
  • In certain circumstances, users may also be required to vacate earlier than the normal closing time, e.g. to allow fumigation of library facilities.
  • All clients leaving the College on completion of their studies or otherwise, must clear with the college Librarian at the expiry of their membership. 
  • This involves returning all borrowed items from Library, surrendering borrower’s cards for staff members, replacing lost books and payment of overdue fines.
  • Librarian reserves the right to withdraw or refuse access to Library facilities from any client who disregards Library rules and regulations.
  • In any situation not covered by these rules, the college Librarian shall use best judgment based on the circumstances to resolve the matter and the decision shall be final. 
  • Library rules and regulations may be modified without notice. Such modifications shall be posted on the Library and students’ notice boards, or college website and any other forum of mass communication.

 

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