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 our students, the libraries have been zoned into appropriate areas of study. The "Silent Zone" prohibits all talking, the "Quiet Zone" requires whispered conversation 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.

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

Cellphones should be turned off or turned to vibrate. Cellphone 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 under age 15 visiting the libraries or other public areas on campus who are not enrolled at Wake Tech must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or another adult at all times and must not be left unattended in any area of the library or college. The accompanying adult should ensure that the child does not cause a disruption to the staff work or student learning environments of the libraries or other public areas on campus, or they will be asked to leave.

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 college'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 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.