Building Access Policy

NO ONE IS ALLOWED IN THE LIBRARY BUILDING AFTER CLOSING OR BEFORE OPENING HOURS except authorized Library or IT staff.

ALL LIBRARY EXTERNAL DOORS and ELEVATOR DOORS are to be kept closed and locked at all times.

The Law Room

The Law Room, located in the library basement, is only open during library hours. Despite 24-hour use of the Law Room in previous years, 24-hour access is now strictly prohibited. Under no circumstances is anyone allowed into the Law Room after the libraryís closing time: NO EXCEPTIONS.

Due to limited space, only Political Science majors conducting law/political science research are allowed into the Law Room at any time. Only those students given prior approval by the Chair of the Political Science program may utilize the Law Room.

Students accidently locked in the Law Room after library hours are to call the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to escort them out. Students escorted out of the Law Room are not to reenter the Law Room until Magale Library re-opens the next day.

Any concerns or complaints from students who have been allowed unwarranted privileges in the past are to contact a library staff member by email or in person the following day.

The Library Basement

Faculty have 24-hour key access to their offices in the library basement at all times.

No student or non-library staff member is to have access to the basement level of the library on the weekends or evenings unless special arrangements are made with a library staff member and with the consent of a faculty member.

Only authorized individuals (ie. political science majors) may utilize the Law Room. Access to the Law Room ends at library closing hours. See The Law Room section of this policy for more information.

Basement Level Classrooms

Classrooms are available ONLY during regular library open hours.

No student or non-library staff member is to have access to the basement level classrooms or computer labs on the weekends or nights unless special arrangements are made with a library staff member or with a faculty member.

NO ONE is allowed on any library floor after the library closes.

Scheduled testing requires specific arrangements with Facilities Services and DPS when the library Basement Level is needed.

Computer Labs

Computer labs are available only during regular library open hours.

NO ONE is allowed on any library floor after the library closes.

When a class or workshop is scheduled during non-library hours, the professor or Centenary staff member is required to make special arrangements with DPS for lab access. The computer lab will only be open for the pre-arranged, specified period of time.

Scheduled Special Events

When a College sponsored special event is scheduled during non-library hours, the college staff member is required to make special arrangements with DPS for library access. The library will only be open for the pre-arranged, specified period of time.

Scheduled testing requires specific arrangements with Facilities and DPS when the library or basement level is needed.

The library will be secured by DPS after any event during non-library hours.

Library Attic

NO ONE is allowed in the library attic at any time except with a library staff escort.

Technical Services Area (Room 103)

NO ONE is allowed in the Technical Services Area of the library between 4:30pm and midnight unless with a library staff escort.

Library Elevator

Elevator access is extended to disabled individuals ONLY. These individuals are escorted to the basement or to the second floor, and all doors are locked upon the escortís return. When the individual is finished, they will call the library front desk and someone will escort them back to the main library floor.

All external library doors and elevator doors are to be kept closed and locked at all times.

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