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Library Rules and Regulations

A summary of the general rules and regulations for using the University of Bath Library service.

Rules and Regulations

Food and drink

Once through the entrance turnstiles

For a trial period our policy is changing from ‘bottled water only in the Library’. If it proves sustainable it will continue to stipulate that:

  • Bottled soft drinks and water are permitted as well as drinks in re-useable cups with lids (e.g. KeepCups) and thermos flasks.
  • Disposable cups are not permitted. This is in support of the University’s environmental initiatives and ‘leave no trace’ campaign to reduce waste.
  • Food is not allowed in the Library

Before you go through the turnstiles

  • You can use the snack area to the right of the University Reception & Security Desk. Any food and drink is permitted in this area. It is a self-tidying area and we ask that you please be mindful of your fellow Library users.


  • Do not use mobile phones in quiet/silent study areas or bookstacks, or anywhere you may disturb other library users.
  • Level 5 is designated ‘silent’ at the request of your fellow students. Please report any disturbance to the Librarians.
  • Levels 1, 3 and 4 are designated’ quiet’ – some noise is permitted as long as you are not disturbing your fellow students.
  • Group work and conversation is acceptable in the social spaces including Level 2 Learning Commons and the Library’s group study rooms.
  • Sleeping is not acceptable in the Library

Library users should also reader the University Regulations Section 10 in relation to Use of Facilities.