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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

  • 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 Study areas

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.


  • Treat others with dignity, courtesy and respect.
  • Always carry your Library card as you need it to access the Library and its resources. Do not lend it to anyone.
  • Keep your belongings with you at all times. You are responsible for keeping them safe.
  • Conversation is acceptable in the social space in the Library entrance area, in the Level 2 study area and in the designated collaborative work spaces on Level 3 and Level 4 as long as you are not disturbing other Library users.
  • All other areas in the Library are designated 'quiet'
  • Sleeping is not acceptable in the Library

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


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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