NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL LIBRARY
Directives for the Management of Library Learning Spaces
June 13th, 2023
|Passed by the Downtown Campus Library Committee at its 2nd meeting, Academic Year 2022-23
Article 1 Objectives
The National Taiwan University (NTU or “the University”) Medical Library (“the Library”) formulates the NTU Medical Library Directives for the Management of Library Learning Spaces (“the Directives”) to provide NTU faculty, staff, and students with a wide range of learning and research venues.
Article 2 Applicable spaces
The Learning Commons and carrels at the Library
Article 3 Eligibility
Only faculty, staff, and students of the University (including those of NTU Hospital) are eligible to use these spaces. Certain spaces may be available to visitors and the alumni of NTU, the rules for which shall be formulated separately by the Library.
Article 4 Violations and suspensions
1. One penalty point shall be issued for each of the following violations:
Failing to tap in before using a reserved space or seat, or failing to clear out of the space or seat in a timely manner.
2. Two penalty points shall be issued for each of the following violations:
(1) Reserving a carrel but only using it for less than half of the reserved time
(2) Sharing or exchanging a reserved space or seat with, or transferring it to, a third party
3. Penalty points shall be issued for violations defined in the NTU Library Regulations Governing the Handling of Patron Violations in accordance with the said regulations.
4. Penalty points for each type of space shall be tabulated separately. Those who accumulate 2 or more points within 6 months shall have their right to use that particular type of space suspended for 30 days.
5. Learning spaces are for academic research and educational use only and may not be used for any private or commercial purposes. Any illegal behavior or infringement shall be deemed a major violation and grounds for suspension and other punishments set forth under Article 10 of the NTU Library Regulations Governing the Handling of Patron Violations.
Article 5 Equipment damage and indemnification
Users shall indemnify the Library for any of the following types of damage attributable to themselves based on the cost of repair or replacement incurred by the Library:
1. Stains or damage caused to any equipment during the usage period which must be repaired by a service provider for a fee
2. Damaged or lost items
If equipment is lost or damaged beyond repair, the user in question shall purchase a replacement of the same brand whose specifications are the same as or better than the original as compensation. If the user is unable to secure a replacement by themselves, they shall indemnify the Library for the original cost of the equipment plus an NT$200 handling fee.
Article 6 The Directives shall be passed by the Downtown Campus Library Committee and then implemented on the date of promulgation.