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The James A. Gibson Library is responsible for securing the Library's scholarly resources and safeguarding its collections and equipment against theft and abuse. The Library also aims to provide an environment for research, study, instruction and reading for its authorized users.
Violations against persons are also noted in this document.
This Code has been developed to augment, and is consistent with, the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures in Non-Academic Matters, as published in the Brock University Calendar and available through the Student Development Centre.
The following behaviours are in conflict with the mission of the James A. Gibson Library and are cause for action by the library staff or a representative of the library staff:
Use and Protection of the Collections
The Library Environment
Library Staff Procedures
In order to satisfy the Library's mission to secure its resources and provide a safe working/study environment for staff and library users, library staff are authorized to:
Violations Against Persons
Violations against persons including Brock University library staff and library users, as well as authorized sanctions against violators are described in the Code of Student Conduct published in the Brock University Calendar under the section heading "Code of Conduct".
Formal Disciplinary Procedures
All the offences described above are considered sufficiently serious to warrant immediate and firm disciplinary action, and action will be taken depending on the nature of the offence. Typically, any person not abiding by these and other rules and regulations shall be warned. If the person persists in violating library rules and regulations, library staff may request the intervention of Campus Security Services to escort that person from the premises. Also, the person may be told not to return pending a formal hearing with the appropriate body, such as the University Student Discipline Committee.
The Library may impose a sanction (including warning, fine, community service, restitution for damages, and temporary exclusion from the Library). Repeat offences and more serious offences will be referred for follow-up disciplinary measures to Campus Security Services and/or the University Discipline Officer, with possible sanctions as noted in the University Code of Conduct.
In addition, serious offences may also be referred by Campus Security Services and the Associate Vice-President (Student Services) to Niagara Regional Police to be prosecuted through the criminal courts.