Our code of conduct outlines the responsibilities of library users that help create a library environment we can all enjoy. Everyone is entitled to use Swinburne Library services and collections and to enjoy an environment conducive to study and research. You have a responsibility under the Libraries Regulations 2012 to help staff ensure the library is a great place to meet, learn and study, so please follow these guidelines to ensure a great library experience for everybody.
When you use the library facilities, equipment and/or resources:
- You must not damage, vandalise, hide or steal library materials or property.
When you use library computing equipment and resources:
- You must not install unauthorised software or alter software (such as changing program setups) on library computers.
- You must not use library computing facilities for purposes other than legitimate educational, research and administrative purposes of Swinburne University of Technology.
- You must not breach any licence terms or conditions of software or other resources installed or used on library computers.
- You must not access inappropriate web sites, obscene material or make reproductions that infringe intellectual property laws such as copyright.
- You must not refuse to vacate computer workstations once your booking has expired.
- You must not behave in a loud and disruptive manner that upsets other users.
The use of library computing facilities is governed by Information Technology (IT) Systems Acceptable Use Policy.
To ensure you don’t disrupt research, study or interfere with the use of the library:
- Do not create excessive noise or rowdiness, or participate in anti-social and offensive behaviour.
- Do not participate in loud conversations in non-designated group study areas.
- Do not intimidate and harass library staff or other library users.
- Do not talk on mobile phones in designated quiet study areas.
To ensure you don’t create an unhealthy or unpleasant environment:
- Do not smoke, consume alcohol or use illegal substances in the library.
- Do not consume food or drink in non-designated areas of the library.
- Do not drop litter the library — use the rubbish bins provided.
- Do not refuse to leave the library at closing time or during an emergency evacuation.
Library users are required to comply with all applicable laws, policies and rules. Failure to observe this Code of Conduct may lead to eviction from the library or withdrawal of library privileges. Legal action may also be taken in cases of unlawful activity.