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Library Labs Policy

Library Labs Policy


First priority for use of the labs goes to library instruction classes. When classes are not in session, they are available to be used as labs and are open the same hours as the library. Lab 118 may also be scheduled by the Testing Center. When a class is in session, no other students are allowed in the classroom. The instruction librarian should provide a five minute warning before closing the lab for a class.

All classes should be scheduled through the appropriate resource coordinator. Classes in the lab are for library instruction only and may be conducted by either the resource coordinator or the classroom faculty.

High school classes may be scheduled in a lab during non peak instruction times. All scheduling should be done through the librarian coordinating outside classes.

The labs will be scheduled through the online reservation system. Reserve personnel will check the online schedule for Lab 105 and post the day's schedule outside the lab. The instruction librarian should also post the "class in session" sign during all classes.


The Research and Instruction Department will be responsible for formulating all policies regarding the use of the room, software to be loaded, etc.  Technology Support is responsible for the maintenance of all computers, power and network cables, and loading any software.  Only system administrators can download software. All software must be legal and licensed.

The labs will have the same Acceptable Use Policy as the university and Web stations. The labs are for NSU use only—guests and children should use the stations in the Reference area.

There should be no disruptive behavior or damage to the equipment. The library reserves the right to ask anyone to leave the lab. Research and Instruction librarians, or other library personnel, will enforce all policies.

Policies drafted by the electronic Classroom Committee (Sarah Brick Archer, Gary Cheatham, Katherine Ott, Jim Winterbottom, and guest Helen Hill) on August 28, 2000; and adopted and revised by the Reference Department on October 17, 2000.  Revised on November 28, 2006. Minor edits to reflect nomenclature changes April 29, 2014 and November 14, 2019.