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Library Policies

General Library Use

Conduct that restricts or inhibits others from pursuing academic research or that violates college policies or state/federal law is not permitted.

  • Smoking, vaping, and chewing tobacco is not allowed in the library.

Food and Drink

Our food and drink policy is intended to create a comfortable study and research environment, preserve the collections, and protect our facilities from rats, mice, insects, and harmful molds. Following these guidelines will help to insure the health and safety of all library users and a long life for library collections, furnishings, and equipment.

  • Food and drink are allowed in bay 4 of the Stephen B. Luce Library. Bottles with screw on tops are allowed in all areas of the library.
  • Users are expected to clean up after themselves by placing garbage in the receptacles provided for that purpose.
  • Spills should be cleaned up and reported immediately.
  • Food and drink should not be left unattended.
  • Unattended food and drink will be discarded.

Study Rooms

The Library’s study rooms are intended for the use of SUNY Maritime College students and are subject to the following guidelines:

  • Study rooms may only be used by students of SUNY Maritime College.
  • Study rooms are first-come, first-served.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the study rooms.
  • Conduct that restricts or inhibits others from pursuing academic research or that violates college policies or state/federal law is not permitted.
  • Abuse of the study rooms, failure to comply with reservation requirements, or violations of library policies may result in suspension of study room privileges.
  • The Stephen B. Luce Library will not be responsible for any items left unattended in the study rooms.

Active Learning Classroom

The Active Learning Classroom is part of the Academic Success Center and must be reserved in advance. To reserve the room, please contact Maranda Miller at mmiller@sunymaritime.edu

Bay 4

The Library makes Bay 4 available for use by faculty, staff, and students to host events. Use of Bay 4 is on a first come, first served basis. Requests to use Bay 4 must be submitted by email to library@sunymaritime.edu. Events that violate college policies or state/federal law, or inhibits others from pursuing academic research is not permitted.

Computer Use

SUNY Maritime College students, faculty, and staff are allowed access to the Library’s computers subject to the following rules:

  • Use is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Conduct that restricts or inhibits others from pursuing academic research or that violates college policies or state/federal law is not permitted.
  • Users may not change any computer settings, including installing software or plug-ins.
  • Headphones must be used when listening to audio.
  • Items may only be saved to a USB or external drive.
  • Neither the Library nor the College will assume financial responsibility for unauthorized Internet-related expenditures.
  • Neither the Library nor the College is responsible for any viruses which may be transferred to a user’s personal storage device or for any lost or corrupted files.
  • SUNY Maritime College students, faculty, and staff violating these rules will be reported to the appropriate college office for disciplinary action.

Printing and Scanning

  • Stephen B. Luce Library has an InkMe print kiosk which students can access using their SUNY Maritime student ID.
  • Faculty will have to send print jobs to themselves via email or use a flash drive to print documents from their respective departments as the library no longer has a self-service printer.

Electronic Device Usage

The Stephen B. Luce Library recognizes that we live in an ever-increasing digital world and that students rely on a variety of electronic devices (cell phones, MP3 players, laptops, etc.) to stay connected to their interests. As such, the Library has adopted the following guidelines concerning the use of digital devices:

  • Cell phone usage is permitted in all areas of the Stephen B. Luce Library.
    • Cell phone users are requested to place their phones on silent or vibrate and to keep the volume of any calls to respectable levels. Library staff reserve the right to ask you to take your call outside if your volume is deemed dispruptive.
  • The use of electronic devices to play music or watch videos is allowed in all areas of the Stephen B. Luce Library.
    • Patrons using electronic devices to play music or watch videos (MP3 players, CD players, portable DVD players, laptops, etc.) must use headphones.
  • Use of cell phones or electronic devices that restrict or inhibit others from pursuing academic research or that violate college policies or state/federal law is not permitted.

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