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Group study rooms | Lockers | Lost-and-Found | Closing procedures

Group study rooms
Group study rooms are located on Levels 2 and 3 of the University Library, Kingston. Requests to use a group study room should be made at the Circulation Desk. The following policies and procedures apply:

  1. Rooms are signed out for 3-hour intervals. If, at the end of that interval the group wishes to stay for a longer period, their request will be granted provided that another group is not waiting for the room.
  2. The University Library will not accept advance bookings requested in person, over the phone [(401) 874-2672], or by e-mail [].
  3. A Circulation staff member will retain the URI ID of the designated Key Holder until the key has been returned. As the Key Holder, this person will be responsible for the condition of the room. It is important to make sure that the room is left in the same condition that it was found upon arrival. Any vandalism should be reported to a staff member at the Circulation Desk as soon as possible.
  4. If the key is not returned, the Key Holder will have a $100.00 fine placed on his/her record and a sanction will be placed with the Registrar. If the key is later returned, the Registrar’s sanction will be lifted, and the fine will be reduced to $20.00. The Key Holder will be responsible for this fine. This fine will preclude the Key Holder from borrowing material from the Library until such time as the fine is paid.
  5. It is the responsibility of the Key Holder to lock the room before returning the key to the Circulation Desk.

The University Library, Kingston makes individual lockers available to library patrons to facilitate using materials located in the library. Lockers are located in the northeast area of Level 2. If you wish to obtain a key for a locker, please inquire at the Circulation Desk. There is no fee to use a locker, however, the following rules apply:

  • Lockers are not intended to be used as permanent storage areas.
  • Combination locks must be purchased by the library patron and placed on the assigned locker with the assistance of a Circulation staff member. The combination of the lock must be provided to Circulation.
  • The individual to whom the locker is assigned will be responsible for any infraction or damage to the facility. Locker privileges will automatically be suspended for violation of these regulations.
  • No library books may be kept in any locker without first being checked out at the Circulation Desk.
  • No serials may be kept in any locker.
  • The University Library maintains the right to check a locker for any reason it deems necessary and to remove serials or other books that are not checked out.
  • No curtains, door covers, or objects should be hung or mounted that might block visual inspection of the locker.
  • The University Library is not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage to any material left in a locker.
  • Lockers are assigned for academic year use only. At the end of the academic year, all assigned lockers are to be emptied. If the assignee does not clear his/her locker at this time, Circulation will remove the contents and will not be responsible for maintaining the contents. Circulation will retain the lock if it is left on at this time.
  • Short-term summer use of lockers is available on a first-come, first-served basis from June 1 through August 31.

The Circulation Desk maintains a temporary lost-and-found service for personal items left in the University Library, Kingston.

Closing procedures
A closing announcement is made 30, 15, and 5 minutes before closing the University Library. The building’s lights are flashed at these intervals. The Circulation Desk is closed for checkout 15 minutes prior to closing.

Contact information
The Head of Circulation is Sandra Sheldon. Sandra can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at (401) 874-4229.

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