One of the goals of Capilano University Library is to provide an inspiring and inviting physical environment that allows for diverse learning styles and activities. These policies are intended to inform all Library users of expected and acceptable behaviours in their use of these spaces and inform them of consequences of non-compliance.
Drinks with secure lids or in spill-proof containers are allowed everywhere in the Library.
Food is permitted anywhere on the 1st (Main) floor of the Library and in the bookable collaboration rooms. Food is NOT permitted in the Silent Zone (study carrels) on the 2nd floor.
Deposit all garbage in the proper receptacles - recycling and waste stations are located at the front door, near the rotunda and at the top of the stairs.
There are many tasks and activities that take place in the Library, some involving conversation and others requiring silence. In order to accommodate these activities, the Library has been divided into Silent and Conversation Zones.
The Silent Zones of the Library are:
While in the Silent Zones:
Please be aware that, while we strive to check ambient noise that the design of our building makes it impossible to completely eliminate noise from Silent Zones. Some ambient noise may filter up from lower floors or in from adjacent class/study rooms. It is our hope that the policies will help alleviate much of that noise.
The Quiet Zones are:
When in the Quiet Zones:
The Collaboration Zones of the Library are:
While in the Collaboration Zones:
If you are being disturbed by Library users who are not complying with these policies, you have the following choices for action:
Please respect staff and your fellow students - if you are informed that your noise level is disturbing others, please lower your tone or find a more suitable location for your activities. Noncompliance will result in a request to leave the Library. Repeated or serious infractions will be reported to the University Librarian, Security and/or the Director of Student Affairs.
All students in the Library are subject to the Capilano Student Conduct Policy.
Thank you for your cooperation in making Capilano University Library a welcoming, respectful space.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.