6.1. Keys are collected from the Service Desk when the user is ready to take up occupancy; no refunds are available for unused days if a user collects their key later than the first day of the period booked.
6.2. Carrels are allocated to a named individual and are not transferrable.
6.3. The Library accepts no responsibility for theft and/or damage to personal property left in the Carrels. It is the user’s responsibility to lock the Carrel when not in use.
6.4. For health and safety reasons, Carrels must not be locked from the inside.
6.5. Occupancy will be deemed to have expired if the applicant fails to extend their booking and the Carrel will be made available to other eligible users.
6.6. Any personal property left in a Carrel after the end of the occupancy will be boxed up, retained in lost property for one month and then disposed of.
6.7. Carrel keys should be returned to the Service Desk on or before the final day of occupancy. Loss of a Carrel key will result in a £20 replacement charge. Keys returned later than the due date will incur fines at the daily rental rate for each day overdue.
6.8. Library staff reserves a right of access to Carrels in order to ensure that these Terms and Conditions are adhered to or to conduct Library business.
6.9. The Library Regulations apply to Carrel occupants – including but not limited to provisions relating to food and drink, noise, fines, renewals and mobile phone use.
6.10. Library materials may not be left in Carrels unless they have been issued to the occupant’s Library account or Carrel Allowance account.
6.11. Occupants are entitled to have up to 20 circulating items issued to the Carrel at any one time. These items must remain within the Carrel while issued. Items are issued for 1 week, and can be renewed in accordance with the Library’s normal renewal policy.
6.12. During the occupancy of the Carrel, the occupant is expected to keep the Carrel reasonably neat and tidy. Occupants should place their waste in the recycling bins located at the entrance of each reading room. Carrels will be routinely cleaned once a month. A deep clean will take place once a year during the library summer vacation operating hours. Access to the carrels will be restricted during this period.
6.13. The Library reserves the right to terminate a user’s Carrel occupancy without refund at any time if any of these terms and conditions are breached.