Rules: Use of the Library

Open Hours

Semester Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:00am – 9:00 pm, closed during chapel.
  • Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm, closed during chapel.
  • Weekends and holidays are closed.
  • Service begins at 8:30am each morning.
  • The library is closed on holidays and by 5:00pm the day before a holiday.

Winter and Summer Break Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Weekends and holidays are closed.
  • Service begins at 8:30 a.m. each morning.
  • Please read the library bulletin for any temporary changes to the operating hours.

 


Regulations for Borrowing Library Material

  1. Borrowing of the library's stored materials is limited to Christ College's faculty and students.
  2.  The procedures and regulations for checking out library materials are as follows:
    (1) Patrons may borrow materials during the regular operating hours.
    (2) Students and part-time faculty are not allowed to borrow materials during the week of final exams, or during the winter and summer break.
    (3) There are no restrictions on when full-time faculty may borrow materials from the library.
  3.  Borrowing restrictions during the Summer/Winter Breaks
    (1) Part-time faculty may not check out items during the winter and summer breaks.
    (2) With approval from the library, students may check out items during the winter and summer breaks.
    (3) Full-time faculty are allowed to check out items during winter and summer breaks
  4. When borrowing materials from the library, faculty should use their faculty ID cards and students their student ID cards. You must appear in person to borrow anything from the library. A patron may use a temporary “white card” if they cannot produce their Christ's College ID. However, they must also produce photo idea and be cleared by the librarian before being allowed to check out any items.
  5. Borrowing of Books
    Limitations on the length of time and number of items that faculty and students may check out are as follows:
    (1) Full-time faculty may borrow up to 20 books for a period of one month.
    (2) Part-time faculty may borrow up to 8 books for a period of one month.
    (3) Students may borrow up to 8 books for a period of 2 weeks.
  6. Borrowing of Media Materials
    Limitations on the length of time and number of media materials that faculty and students may check out are as follows:
    (1) Full-time faculty may borrow up to 6 items for 24 hours.
    (2) Part-time faculty may borrow up to 6 items for 24 hours.
    (3) Students may borrow up to 2 items but must remain in the Library for viewing or listening . The borrowed material should be returned before the library closes.
    (4) Patrons may borrow earphones from the library desk.
    (5) Patrons can enjoy the media materials in the audio-visual area after registering with the librarian.
  7.  Notes for overnight borrowing:
    Items that may only be borrowed overnight include:
    1. older issues of magazines and periodicals,
    2. older issues of newspapers
    3. NOTE: the most recent issues of these items may only be used in the library.
    • Borrowing hours: One hour before closing:
      1. Monday through Thursday from 8:00 – 9:00pm
      2. Friday from 4:00 – 5:00pm
    • Return time:
      1. The items must be returned by 9:00 a.m. the next morning.
    • Number of items allowed to be checked out:
      1. full-time faculty may borrow up to 12 items,
      2. part-time faculty and students may borrow up to 6 items.
    • Overnight borrowing is not allowed on days before a holiday.
  8. Borrowing of CDs that are enclosed with the magazines:
    Borrowing restrictions:
    (1) Student
    •  CDs that are enclosed with the magazines are limited to use in the library.
    (2) Faculty
    •  CDs from current issues are limited to use in the library.
    •  CDs from older issues may be borrowed. Please refer to the media materials borrowing regulations:
    •  CDs may be listened to at the audio desk after registering with the librarian.
  9. Borrowing of Reserved Books:
    (1) Reserved Books are books that professors have appointed for students to read according to the course needs.
    (2) Reserved Books will be put on a specific open shelf. Students can read in the library. They may not check out these books.
  10. Reserved
    If the book is borrowed by another user you may reserve it by using WebPAC through the Internet.
  11. Renewals
    You can renew your books 7 days prior to the due date by using WebPAC. Please note that renewal will not be completed in the following conditions:
    (1) item is over due
    (2) item is on hold
    (3) item is to be renewed twice
    (4) user's borrowing privilege is temporarily locked ( i.e. unpaid fine)
    (5) too soon to renew (renewals only accepted during 7 days prior to due date)
  12. View your circulation record
    When borrowing, returning or renewing items, or when paying a fine, please confirm your circulation record with  WebPAC.
  13. The library uses an open rack system. This means that patrons are welcome to take items of the shelves for use in the library. Some library materials are for library use only and may not be checked out. They include the following:
    (1) Reference works (i.e. dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, etc.)
    (2) Rare and out-of-print editions
    (3) The most recent issue of magazines and periodicals. (Older issues may be borrowed overnight.)
    (4) Books that haven't been catalogued yet.
    (5) Media materials (Student can use these items in library only)
  14. Recall
    Periodically the library needs to do an inventory check. At this time, the library reserves the right to recall any books or other materials that have been checked out.
  15. One week before the semester ends, all checked out items must be returned to the library.
  16. Before faculty members retire or terminate their employment, and before students graduate from Christ's College, all checked out items must be returned and fines paid.

Rules for Studying in the Libary

  1. Personal belongings and bags are not permitted in the library.
  2. Food and drinks are not permitted in the library. Patrons must keep the library clean and orderly.
  3. Patrons must be quiet. No loud chatting, reading aloud or talking on a cell phone is permitted. Cell phones and beepers should be turned off while in the library.
  4. Chairs, tables and other equipment must not be moved.
  5. Patrons are not allowed to sleep in the library.
  6. Librarians reserve the right to remove material from any desk or table once a patron has left their seat for more than half an hour.
  7. Patrons may not mark in any library materials or cut our articles or pictures from books, magazines or newspapers.
  8. Reference works and other library only materials must not be taken out of the library. It is considered stealing when a patron removes an item from the library that is meant only for library use. Violators will be reported to the Office of Student Affairs.
  9. If asked by a librarian, all patrons should agree to have their items checked before leaving the library.

Rules and Policies of the Reading Area of Library

  1. Christ’s College Library (the Library), establishes the read area to enhance the utility of the Library. It will be for the use of faculty, staff and students for reading and for knowledge interchanges.
  2. The Library manages the reading area regarding its general use or related activities such as new information sharing, etc.
  3. The reading area is to be open from 6 am till 10:50 pm everyday except the time reserved for special activities. Users shall plan around the special activities.
  4. All users are responsible for the cleanliness and safety of the area. Neither food nor smoking is allowed. Hazardous items are forbidden in the area also.
  5. The area is a public, open area. Individual shall take care of his personal properties. The library shall not be responsible for any loss of valuables.
  6. The area is to be kept quiet. Noise and fighting are strictly forbidden. Those violating this rule are subject to punishment according to university policies.
  7. The facilities in the area such as tables, desks, or chairs, etc. shall not be moved without permission. They are part of the library property.
  8. These rules and policies are subject to future amendments.
  9. These rules and policies are to be passed by the Library Committee and to be approved by the Administration Meeting.

Regulations for Overdue Fines and Compensation for Damages

  1. Borrowed books must be returned before the due date. If an item is overdue, a fine of 2 NT per day is charged (including weekends and holidays).
  2. Books placed on reserve by a faculty member and items that may only be borrowed overnight will be charged a fine of 2 NT per hour when overdue.
  3. The maximum amount of an overdue fine will be equal to three times the original price of the book.
  4. When an item is overdue, the library will inform the patron. If the patron refuses to return the item after being informed several times, the patron will have their borrowing rights cancelled and be referred to the Student Affairs Office for discipline. Beyond this, the patron must also still pay the overdue fine.
  5. A patron may not borrow other items from the library until their overdue fines have been paid.
  6. If an item is lost or damaged while checked out the borrower must compensate the library by purchasing a new identical item.
  7. If the same identical item is not available, then the following procedures should be followed:
    1. With approval, the patron may compensate the library with a newer edition of the book. However, a patron cannot compensate the library by providing a translated copy (i.e., Chinese version) of an original text from abroad.
    2. If compensating by paying cash, the following regulations apply:
      • If the current price of the item is known, compensation will be twice the price of the item.
      • If the current price is unknown, then compensation will be five times the original retail price of the book.
      • If the current price and the original retail price are not known, then the patron must pay a copying fee. The copy fee will be two times the copy cost (the cost of copying the text from cover to cover using A4 sized paper) for Chinese texts and four times the copy cost for English or other foreign language texts.
    3. With approval from the library, items that are not copyrighted and no longer being published may be compensated by providing a copy (cover to cover).
    4. If the library still has a copy of the lost or damaged book, the patron may compensate the library with another book similar in theme to the lost or damaged book.
  8. Compensation must be made within a month of the item being reported lost or damaged.
  9. If the item is already overdue, the patron must pay the overdue fine up to the time it was reported lost or damaged. The patron then has one month to compensate the library and no overdue fines will be assessed at this time. However, if compensation has not been made within a month, the overdue fines will start to be calculated (including weekends and holidays) until compensation has been made.
  10. Patrons who find an item after having reported it lost must pay the overdue fees, including during the original one month grace period. This policy is in place in order to keep patrons from abusing the one month grace period for lost and damaged items.
  11. All overdue fines and compensation for lost or damaged items must be paid before a student is permitted to register for their next semester's courses or to graduate.

 

Guide to the use of copiers, Photostats

  1. The copier, Photostat services are available during:
    Monday ~Thursday: 8:00 a.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.
  2. Please purchase photocopying card from the Cashier at the General Affairs Department.
  3. Price of the photocopying card/terms of payment deduction:
    • NT$110 per card (Cost of the disposable card: NT$10), NT$100 face amount.
    • General copiers: Photocopying, NT$1 to be deducted per A4, B4 sheet; NT$2 to be deducted per A3 sheet.
    • Digital complex: Photocopying, printing, A4 size only, NT$2 per sheet.
    • Please place used photocopying cards into the retrieval box in the library.
  4. Photocopying method: Help yourself to photocopying services.
  5. Important notes:
    • The copier paper drawers are A4, vertical and horizontal, B4, A3
    • Please place photocopying paper in the drawers by yourself, using paper in the side cabinet.
    • Use of any paper other than the provided sheets. No overhead transparency is allowed.
    • Please report all problems with photocopy cards, paper, toner, etc. to the Counter immediately.
    • Please try your best to cherish our paper resources.  Refrain from making any noise.
  6. Printing with the digital complex:
    • Purposes: 
      The digital complex is provided to facilitate readers to print full texts of the databases and Internet webpages but does not serve readers in typing or printing reports in the library.
    • The digital complex services are available during:
      Monday ~ Thursday: 8:00 a.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.
      Friday: 8:00 a.m. ~ 5:00 p.m.
    • Please purchase photocopying card from the Cashier in the General Affairs Department.
    • Price of the photocopying card/terms of payment deduction:
      NT$110 per card (Cost of the disposable card: NT$10), NT$100 face amount.
      Through digital complex: Photocopying, printing NT$1 to be deducted per A4, B4 sheet; NT$2 to be deducted per A3 sheet.
    • Please place used photocopying cards into the retrieval box in the library.
  7. Method of photocopying, printing: DIY for photocopying and printing services.
    • For photocopying, please push “Copy” key.  Insert the photocopying card and photocopy straight.
    • For printing, please push “Print” key.  Click “print” on computer.  Insert the photocopying card.  Follow the “Print mailbox code”, select and click the print mailbox on LCD and print out the data.
  8. Important notes:
    • All photocopying through the digital complex is in A4 size ; Please place photocopying paper in the paper drawer by yourself, using paper from the side cabinet. 
    • Use of any paper other than the provided sheets. No overhead transparency is allowed. 
    • Please report to the Counter forthwith whenever in need of toner or problems in the photocopying card.
    • Please try your best to cherish the paper resources.  Refrain from making any noise.
    • Printing of any homework report is banned.

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