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The faculty and staff of Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons strive to provide all students, faculty, staff and community patrons with equal access to information for their research needs. The goal of our faculty and staff is to provide services that encourage the use of our facility and collections.
Patrons with disabilities shall have access to the Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons's resources and services comparable to that which is extended to all other patrons.
All patrons are responsible for returning or renewing library materials on or before the due date.
All users, except CCU faculty and staff, are charged overdue fines for late material. A fine of more than $5.00 blocks all borrowing and renewal privileges. Registration and/or transcript holds may result if a borrower's fines are not resolved.
Most items accrue a late fee of $0.25 per item per day.
Reserve materials accrue fines at the rate of $0.50 per day for print items and $5.00 for media items.
All library equipment accrues fines at the rate of $5.00 per day.
Courtesy notices are sent to patrons with library materials via email. Failure to receive courtesy notices in no way relieves the borrower of his/her obligation to return items by the date due or pay any accrued fines.
Patrons can access their account to verify due dates and account balances using the My Library Account application.
Study Room Policy
Kimbel Library & Bryan Information Commons study rooms are for collaborative group study with a minimum of two students utilizing a room at any given time. Individual study areas are provided on the second floor of Kimbel Library for silent study and both floors of the Bryan Information Commons for collaborative study. Individual students occupying a study room will be asked to vacate at the discretion of Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons staff in the event the room is needed by a minimum of two students needing study space.
Students are discouraged from leaving personal items unattended in study rooms. Items left unattended will be removed by Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons staff and turned over to Public Safety.
Items cannot be left in study rooms for, but not limited to, the following reasons:
- To reserve a study room for future use
- To reserve a study room while waiting for other group members to arrive
- To go to CINO Grille or any other food establishment
- To go outside for any reason
- To participate in any activity that will take longer than 5 minutes
Leaving Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons owned materials and equipment unattended in study rooms may jeopardize the borrowing privileges of the student in the future.
The Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons staff is not responsible for items left in study rooms.
Study rooms are first come first served except for those rooms dedicated as reservable as part of the room reservation service. To find reservable study rooms please visit our Library Room Reservations page.
The public area on the 2nd floor of the Kimbel Library building is reserved for individual silent study only. Groups using the study rooms on the 2nd floor of the Kimbel Library building are required to keep their voices at a level that cannot be heard outside of the study room.
Collaborative study is allowed on the first floor of the library and both floors of the Bryan Information Commons.