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Future University Library Policy
Admission and Access Policy
The University Library is primarily a location for study and research. Therefore, it is important that the library establishes and maintains an atmosphere that allows all users to access the resources to study, read, and concentrate without undue difficulty, noise or distraction. To do so, rules of appropriate library conduct must observed by all library users.
FUE Students, Faculty, and Staff with a current valid FUE ID card may access the library without restriction during the regular daily working hours.
Visitors & Alumni may access the Library as long as they provide Alumni card or photo identification upon request, sign an entrance log if requested to do so, and abide by the Library Code of Conduct. All FUE alumni receive their alumni card upon graduation. Alumni may use the computer for up to 3 hours a day and a maximum of 15 hours a week. Persons with no photo ID may be refused admittance
Using a valid FUE ID, Alumni, or Visitor card, books may be borrowed at the Circulation Desk. You are accountable for items borrowed on your ID card or borrow items for another person. To check out books, bring the materials to the library’s circulation desk. The date on which you must return the books will be stamped on the inside of the front cover.
Patrons who have a valid borrowing ID card that is in good standing (i.e., no fines, no over dues) may borrow materials as specified below :
|Maximum Amount of Books|
|Faculty members||14 days||2|
|Part-time Faculty member||7 days||1|
|Administration & Staff||14 days||1|
Electronic Resources Policy
• In additional to its own physical collection of resources, the university library provides the Internet as an electronic resource to be used as a source of information, for individual educational and/or research purposes only. Patrons are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner, and must adhere to their usage regulations.
• Due to its nature as a global diverse network the Library does not screen and is not responsible for the information obtained by patrons through the Internet with regards to accuracy, completeness, or currency of content. Therefore, patrons may be subject to material that may be considered controversial, inappropriate or offensive.
• The library reserves the right to impose time limitations on the use of library computers.
• FUE library is not responsibility by any means for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from the patrons' usage of its Internet services.
Books can be renewed on or before the due date for one more week for undergraduate students, unless the items are needed by another patron who has recalled them. Renewals can be made in person or online through patron's Library Account.
Books should be returned on or before the due date. Books not returned on time to the Library personnel at the Circulation Desk will result in a fine.
To ensure fair usage, the library allows patrons to recall books that have already been checked out. This is done by filling out the RECALL FORM, by which the library sends notice to the borrower to bring the book back within a week, otherwise a fine of L.E.5.00 per day is applied. Please note that this also allows for someone else to recall a book that you have borrowed.
Overdue fine for circulation material is L.E. 0.50 per working day for the first 10 days.
Overdue charge fine for circulation material is L.E. 1.50 per working day after a period of 10 days
Overdue fine for recalls is L.E. 1.00 per working day for the first 10 days.
Overdue charge fine for recalls is L.E. 2.50 per working day after a period of 10 days
Maximum Fine: L.E. 50.00
If the item is lost, the charge will be:
Fine charges + overhead charges (50EGP) + Replacement cost
The replacement cost will be refunded if the book is returned within one year.
The Library will send an email notification to patrons with overdue books. Patrons will receive two overdue notices, one before the mid-term exam and the other before the final exams.
Reserve items are materials with limited resources that are kept inside the library and are not open to check out & borrow. Reserves may be physical items or electronic items. The maximum time for borrowing a reserve item is an hour. If a reserve item is lost from a student or even taken by mistake, the following fines shall be applied
Item Fine per hour:
From 1 to 5 hours: 2 L.E.
After 5 hours: 5 L.E.
Maximum Fine: 125 L.E.
General Borrowers’ Responsibilities
Patrons are responsible for taking good care of all borrowed items, and are required to return them within the allowed time limit, or when recalled in the same condition as when they were borrowed. Please inform library staff if material is damaged or defective before checking it out. Return damaged material will cost damage fines.
Avoid returning borrowed material past their due date to avoid being charged overdue fines.
• An overdue book will automatically block a patron from borrowing further material.
Note: In case the book is not returned by the end of the semester, the student’s file will be automatically blocked, and he/she will not be allowed to pay university fees, go through the drop/add procedures, or receive his/her graduation certificate.
Guidelines for Access and Use:
The following actions are considered a violation to the Library's guidelines for access and use of the library's computer system and Internet resources:
a) Violating copyrights and licensing agreements or library policies for any purposes.
b) Using the Destroying or damaging library property of equipment or resources as well as tampering/altering system software or hardware configurations.
c) Interference with the privacy of other library users in manners considered offensive or threatening including accessing others' personal accounts, private files, or e-mails without owner's authorization,
d) Using the library resources for commercial benefit or transmitting content to anyone of no relationship to the University.
e) Misusing library facilities and resources for interference with other network systems including hacking, Uploading or downloading files, software, databases, to library computer or network, spamming, spreading of computer viruses; excessive overuse of time limits or printing resources, or disrupting system security measures.
1. Violations of the Guidelines:
a) Any violation to the terms of this policy may result in loss library privileges
b) The Library reserves the right to penalize users who repeat a violation of these guidelines after a
previous warning by:
i. Preliminary warning.
ii. Monitoring and/or terminating network connections without prior notice.
iii. Prohibiting from future access to or use of the Library’s computer system and services.
Food & Beverage Policy
• Foods of any type are prohibited inside the library premises.
• Only water as a beverage is permitted as long as it is in sturdy, spill-proof containers. Please keep lids and caps on all glass or plastics bottles. Open beverage containers are prohibited.
• Smoking and Alcohol are strictly forbidden.
• No food deliveries may be made to the library.
• Students who repeatedly violate the food and beverage policy may be referred to Student Life for disciplinary action.
Code of Conduct
1) Shouting, creating disruptive noises and loud conversations (i.e. that which can be easily and clearly overhead by others in nearby work areas) are prohibited.
2) Using equipment likely to disturb or distract other readers or to damage Library materials (e.g. digital scanners, radios, personal hi-fi equipment, or computers to perform any of the functions of such machines) is not permitted in the Library.
3) If mobiles are brought into the Library, they must be switched to silent mode.
4) Patrons must respect the rights of other patrons regarding space and privacy.
5) Threatening or harassing others either verbally or physically is prohibited.
6) Being in unauthorized areas of the library, remaining in the library after closing hours or when requested to leave during emergency situations is prohibited.
7) Do not leave personal belongings unattended. Coats, umbrellas, bags, cases, cameras, photocopying devices, and similar personal belongings shall be deposited in the locker area adjacent to the entrance hall during each visit to the Library.
8) It is prohibited to conceal library materials in the Libraries for the exclusive use of an individual or group.
9) Patrons must do no damage to Library materials or property, and adhere to the Libraries' guidelines for access to and use of special, valuable, or fragile materials such as archival holdings or photographs. Users found damaging books or other materials shall be fined
10) Ink, glue, correction fluid, and other potentially damaging substances shall not be taken into the Library.
11) Writing on library material is not allowed.
12) Use of candles or other open flames is prohibited.
13) The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illicit drugs is prohibited inside the library.
14) Animals are not allowed inside the Library.
15) Computers are provided for study and research only. The user should make sure he/she logs out before leaving so as the computer would be ready for the next user.
16) Tampering with library electronic equipment such as unplugging cables, wires, or making any adjustments without prior permission from library staff is prohibited.
17) Seating and furniture arrangement is limited to the number of persons for whom the furniture was designed. Rearrangement of equipment or furniture is prohibited without prior permission from library staff.
18) Sitting on desktops, running and/or climbing or within the library or playing with artwork and/or displays is prohibited.
19) Sleeping and loitering in the building or outside of the building is prohibited.
20) Library staff holds the right to stop any activity in the Library which they consider prejudicial to the safety, well-being, or security of readers or Library staff or to the preservation of the collections.
21) Books and any other library materials must be returned on due time to the Library personnel at the Circulation Desk. Users are not allowed to reshelf books or any other library materials themselves.
22) Patrons are to refrain from sharing an FUE ID, Alumni, or Visitor card to allow unauthorized use of library materials or electronic resources.
23) Library users must abide by copyright & licensing regulations. Violations can result in suspension or cancellation of access.
24) Library users should report violations of this code of conduct to Library staff in order that appropriate corrective actions may be taken.