The Libraries’ rules of behavior are designed to protect the rights and safety of Wake Tech’s students, faculty, and staff as they relate to the proper use of the library as a resource and study sanctuary. Library rules of behavior are enforced in accordance with the Wake Technical Community College Student Code of Conduct, as outlined in the student handbook.  

The interpretation and enforcement of these rules rests with the library staff. Violations observed by library users should be reported to library staff, who will take appropriate action. Violations of library rules, including disruptive behavior, may result in loss of library privileges or expulsion from the library. 

In order to serve the needs of all of our students, the libraries have been zoned into appropriate areas of study.  The Silent Zone prohibits all talking; the Quiet Zone requires whispered conversation only; and the Group Zone is designed for low voices which should not be heard from a distance of two tables away. Regardless of the Zone, the ENTIRE library is a quiet area for study and work. Wake Tech Libraries is neither the Student Lounge nor a place for loud socialization. All users are asked to abide by this rule. A copy of this behavior rule will be posted in each library facility. 

6.1  NOISE 
Users must help to maintain a quiet environment and refrain from engaging in any behavior that interferes with the normal use and operation of the Library by others. This includes, but is not limited to, loud talking and boisterous behavior.

From the Student Handbook:
PROHIBITED CONDUCT
Students are prohibited from engaging in any conduct which materially and adversely affects the educational process, including the following: 

  1. Intentional obstruction or disruption of teaching, administration, or disciplinary proceedings or other college activities, including public service functions and other duly- authorized activities, on college premises.
  2. Occupation, refusal to depart, seizure, commandeering or threatening to do so in any manner of college property, a college facility, or any portion thereof for a use inconsistent with prescribed, customary, or authorized use.
  3. Engaging in any action that is disruptive to orderly classroom instruction without limitations to the use of cell phones or pager calls; students are therefore required to disengage all such devices when present in a classroom.
  4. Engaging in any action that is disruptive or in violation of established rules and regulations regarding use of college areas, including but not limited to computer labs, library, ILC, student lounges, and cafeteria.  

6.2  CELL PHONES 
From the Student Handbook:
Students may not engage in any activity that is disruptive to orderly classroom instruction, without limitations to the use of cell phone or pager calls; students are therefore required to disengage all such devices when in a classroom.

Cell phones should be turned off or turned to vibrate. Cell phone conversations should be conducted outside the Library. 

6.3  GROUPS 
Study rooms are intended for group use. Individuals may be asked to move if a group is waiting. 

6.4  SMOKING AND USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS 
From the Student Handbook:
Effective August 2008 all Wake Technical Community College buildings, grounds and parking lots are “Tobacco Free."

Smoking at community school locations is prohibited by the Wake County Public School System. This includes buildings, school grounds, and parking lots. 

6.5  CHILDREN 
Children are not allowed in the library.

From the Student Handbook:
Visitors, children, and any other persons not enrolled at Wake Tech are not allowed in the library or in classrooms, laboratories, or any other instructional areas (on or off campus) without prior authorization. Children under the age of 15, who are not enrolled at Wake Tech, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult at all times and must not be left unattended in any area of the College.  

6.6  INTIMATE BEHAVIOR 
Engaging in sexual conduct or lewd behavior is prohibited. 

6.7  PERSONAL PROPERTY 
Users are responsible for their personal belongings. Unattended personal items may be discarded or turned into the College’s lost and found. 

6.8  DAMAGING LIBRARY PROPERTY 
Users engaging in vandalizing, altering or damaging library buildings, furniture or equipment, including computer systems, networks, programs or data, are in violation of North Carolina State Law and will be subject to the School’s disciplinary policy and local law enforcement (North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 14, Section 398). 

6.9  LIBRARY MATERIALS 
Destroying, damaging or defacing library materials is not permitted and is a violation of North Carolina State Law (North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 14, Section 398). Leaving the library without checking out materials is prohibited.

6.10  HEADSETS 
Computer audio, music and video materials require the use of headsets at all times. This includes personal audio devices such as iPods and MP3 players. Noise from headsets should not be audible to others.

6.11  LIBRARY COMPUTERS 
Computers are for academic research and class-related activities. Staff members reserve the right to ask users to relinquish use as warranted. For more information or details concerning these policies and procedures, please consult the Library Services Administration.