The Tunxis Community College Library welcomes all users, however, our collections, services, and facilities are primarily intended for the College community. Our students require an environment that is conducive to quiet study, research, student group work, learning, collaboration, and instruction.
“Libraries are where people, one frequently finds, lower their voices and raise their minds.”
— Richard Armour
Anyone who behaves inappropriately in the Library will be given a verbal warning. If the inappropriate behavior continues, the patron will be asked to leave the Library.
If an individual refuses to comply with a request to cease inappropriate behavior or to leave the Library, Campus Security will be notified.
Inappropriate behavior may include, but is not limited to the following:
- Loud or excessive noise;
- Theft or mutilation of Library materials;
- Consumption of tobacco products or electronic cigarettes,[also known as: e-cig or e-cigarette, personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS)];
- Harassment of any kind: physical, verbal or sexual directed at other Library patrons or at Library staff.
Graffiti and Criminal Mischief
Act of property damage, including vandalism and graffiti, are considered criminal mischief. In Connecticut, such acts carry penalties ranging from 3 months in jail and $500 fine, to 1-5 years in prison, with fines up to $5000. Ref: Conn. Stat. Sec. 53a-115 to 53a-117a.
Food & Drink
Snacks and covered drinks are allowed in the Library. The Library staff reserves the right to ask you to relocate to Pages Café Lobby if your food choice is disruptive to your fellow studiers.
Use of Cell Phones & Other Electronic Devices
Cell phone conversations are not allowed in the Library. Please turn off all ringers, pagers, etc. upon entering the Library and conduct conversations outside the Library.
All digital or handheld electronics with sound must be used with a headset.
Library DVD players must be used with a headset (unless in small group study rooms – volume appropriate).
Sound on laptop PCs should be turned off. Laptop computers must be used with a headset or the sound must be muted.
It is the official policy of the College that personal laptops are not allowed to be connected to our network for security reasons.
Groups of 2 or more students have priority in small group study rooms. Use of the group study rooms is limited to two hours per day, per group. Individual students will be asked to relocate in favor of group use.
Computer Use for General Public (non-students)
Three computers, located directly behind the reference desk on the first floor, are available to the general public (non-students) for 1 hour per day, per person. There is a 10 cent per page fee for printing. All other Library computers are available to Connecticut Community College students, faculty, and staff only.
Library Hours & Library Closings
Library hours are posted at the Library’s Main Entrance.
Library patrons should check out materials 15 minutes prior to closing.
Library public computers will shut down automatically 15 minutes prior to closing. Files must be saved on flash drives or t