Users who come to the ANAMED Library must use the stairs. Elevators are not available to library users. The use of masks is mandatory in the library. Regular checks and warnings will be made by librarians. Entraning the library without masks will not be allowed. Users should clean their hands regularly by washing or using the disinfectant gel that will be provided at the Reference desks of both libraries. Users are expected to discard all protective materials used for precautionary purposes against COVID-19 in the 'Other Waste Bin'. (The waste bins are at the entrance of the stairs going down to ANAMED A Block.) Library staff will receive only one person at a given time at the Reference desk, so as to maintain social distance. The windows in the Block A section will be kept open at least for 5 minutes per hour for better air circulation in the ANAMED Library. An air cleaning machine has been commissioned for air circulation in the NIT Library
The computers for the users are available only for resource browsing. Users should wash their hands before using the computers and disinfect the computer before and after use. Scanners are available for use. Users should wash their hands before using the scanners and disinfect the scanner and the keyboard before and after use. Printing is allowed. Printout fee is only paid by credit card at the reference desk.
Users are not allowed to bring any personal belongings other than laptops and notebooks into the library. All personal items should be placed in lockers located next to the Reference Desk.
Use of all computers and IT facilities within the Library must comply with Koç University’s computers and data networks policies. Library opening hours are determined by the Library staff. They can be changed occasionally. In times of change, announcements will be placed on the boards of the Library and information will be posted on the Library’s social media accounts. Library users shall respect the rights of others to work quietly. Silence shall be maintained in the whole Library. Listening to music or watching videos with high volume (even with headphones) is not allowed. Mobile phones should be switched off or in silent non-vibration mode in the Library. As there is no sound insulation, making phone calls and speaking loudly outside glass doors is forbidden. The Library is designated for individual study. Group works are not allowed. The wireless network is solely for academic purposes. It is forbidden to use the network for downloading programs, movies, etc. No Library material shall be removed from Library premises until its issue has been properly recorded. Materials borrowed shall be returned within the stipulated loan period and their return should be properly recorded at the Library. Library materials in certain designated categories may not be borrowed without special permission: (a) Items from the Reference collections; (b) Material labelled “Library use only”; (c) Offprints; (d) Journals Library users must take care of Library materials and must not deface them in any way, including by highlighting, underlining, writing or drawing in them or by removing any part of them. In case of any damage to the Library materials, the user is obliged to pay the price determined by the administration or replace the materials with new ones. Users should leave the used materials on the tables. They should not try to re-shelve. At the end of the day, to keep internal use statistics, all materials on the tables are counted before they are shelved. External users should leave the books that they need to use another time on the “Books in Use” shelve with a note indicating their names. These shelves are emptied out at the beginning of each month. The books in this shelf may be loaned-out by Library staff to members of Koç University, without further notice. Responsibility for the belongings left outside the lockers are solely taken by the users. Library management does not take any responsibility for lost items. It is forbidden to consume food or beverages in the Library except from closed plastic bottles and secured tumblers. Glasses are not available for the water dispenser. Taking pictures in the Library is subject to the permission of the Library management. All users are obliged to obey the restrictions arising from copyright laws. They cannot scan or copy entire volumes. Users must pay attention to the warnings made by Library staff. External membership is given for only one year. At the end of each year, external members are required to renew their membership by declaring the continuation of their affiliation and their need to use the Library. The membership of the users who do not apply for renewal is canceled. Users who do not act in accordance with these rules are verbally notified by the staff. After a monitoring period, in case of the continuation of noncompliant behavior, the membership of these users is canceled.
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