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University of Connecticut University Libraries

Library Policies: Torrington

Julia Brooker Thompson Library
University of Connecticut Torrington Campus
855 University Drive
Torrington, CT 06790

Contact Information
Main Number: 860-626-6820
Fax: 860-626-6817

Borrowing Materials | Computer Use | Confidentiality | Library Property | Food & Beverages | Hours | Databases | Quiet Study | Laptops | Security | Noise & Cell Phones |Persons with Disabilities | Printing & Photocopying | Reshelving | Reference Assistance | Users with Disabilities

Borrowing Materials

A valid UConn ID is required to borrow Reserve and/or Circulating materials. Additional information concerning loan periods and renewals is available at the Libraries' Circulation Policies.

Computer Use Policy

Priority for use of computers is given to UConn students, faculty, and staff. Usage is primarily for course-related activities.
[ ] Students accessing computers for personal use may be asked to relinquish the computer. Community and Public Users may use the Public Workstation for 30 minutes per day and must sign the form located on the clipboard aat the Front Desk.. All computer users must abide by the University's Policies. UConn users may also use the computer lab located in Room 126.


Under Connecticut law, library circulation records may not be divulged except by court order. This means we cannot tell anyone who has a particular item checked out. We will be glad to recall material from another patron if requested by a member of the University of Connecticut community, and these individuals also may request an InterLibrary Loan copy if our copy has been checked out.

Defacing Library Property

Unauthorized removal, mutilation, defacement, or marking of library property, materials or equipment is prohibited. The intentional damaging of library materials is a misdemeanor punishable by law and will be reported to Security.

Food and Beverage Policy

Hot food is not permitted anywhere in the library. Water and other beverages are allowed if contained in a covered container, however beverages are not permitted near the computers. Patrons who fail to comply with library policy may be asked to leave. Please properly dispose of all trash in available recycling containers and promptly report any spills to the Front Desk.


Library Databases

The University of Connecticut Libraries purchases access to Licensed Electronic Resources on behalf of the University of Connecticut community.Systematic downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information or using software such as scripts, agents, or robots, to retrieve information is generally prohibited.

Study Space

The library has a variety of study area options. Individual study carrels and large group tables are located on all floors of the library. There are live data jacks on the library mezzanine and wireless internet access is available. VCR and DVD players are available on both floors.


Wireless access for personal laptops is available throughout the Torrington campus to UConn students, faculty and staff by using their NetID. Guests at UConn can obtain access to the campus wireless network with a GuestID. GuestIDs are obtained via Self-Registration and require a valid email address and cellphone number. Go to for more infomration. Laptop and notebook computers may not be plugged into or attached to any library computing or printing hardware.

Library Security

The Library has no facilities for secure storage of personal property and assumes no responsibility for personal property lost or stolen on library premises. Never leave personal property unattended in the Library.

Noise & Cell Phone Use

All patrons should respect the rights of others by keeping noise levels as low as possible. This policy applies to all open areas of the Library. If you must have a lengthy conversation, please go to the areas outside the Library entrance. The University of Connecticut Libraries is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to study as well as welcoming to all users. Please be considerate of those studying around you.

When you enter the Library, turn off your cell phone ringer. If you need to use your cell phone, step outside the library to do so.

Please report any violations of the noise policy to a library staff member. We thank you for your cooperation in making the University of Connecticut Libraries a better place to study and conduct research.

Persons with Disabilities

Printing & Photocopying

Only Card Printing is available at the library (10 cents per page). Please go to the the Co-op to add money to your Husky OneCard. The Co-op can also sell you a Copy Card for $3 so that you may add money. The library also offers printing from personal laptops. See for the details. Photocopies are located on the main floor of the library. The copier will only accept the Husky One Card . The library is unable to provide change, so kindly plan accordingly. Scanning is avaialable free of charge. There is a 10 minute limit if others are waiting to use the equipment. Please adhere to Copyright laws.

Problems & Suggestions

Problems and repair requests should be promptly reported to the Front Desk. Suggestions and comments are welcomed in the suggestion box located on the first floor. Patrons also may speak with staff at the Front Deskor contact the library director.


Patrons are asked not reshelve materials after use. Books left on carrels and tables are routinely shelved by library staff.

Reference Assistance

Reference Librarians are available to assist students and faculty in research. Librarians will also help assist you with the use of library databases, Interlibrary Loan and in locating materials, and resolving Issues related to overdue materials and fines. Ask a Librarian Live lets you ask questions and get answers in real time, from the staff at the University Libraries.

rev. 1 October 2012