Learning Commons Policies
Beverages are permitted in covered, spill-proof containers.
No food of any kind is permitted in any area of any Learning Commons.
Computers are provided on a first-come, first-served basis for Dalhousie students, staff and faculty, and users are required to sign-in to the network using their Dalhousie username and password.
Members of the public may use the express computers. These workstations are designed for searching of the library databases and catalogues. A 15 minute time limit is in effect. During times of heavy use, if line-ups occur, Dalhousie users will be given priority in the use of the express computers.
There are no time limits on the use of the scholar and multimedia computer workstations. However, if workstations are left unattended for more than fifteen minutes, Library staff are authorized to remove personal belongings and log out the workstation. The Dalhousie Libraries do not take any responsibility for personal belongings or lost files.
Users of Dalhousie Learning Commons facilities are subject to Dalhousie University policies on computer use and responsible computing. Consideration and respect for others is expected regarding the display of materials on computer screens.
The Group Study Rooms in the Killam Learning Commons provide space to hold small-group discussions, and are designed to hold up to 3 to 6 persons. Each room has a Docknet port, which allows laptop computers to be connected to the university network, and a whiteboard. These rooms are NOT soundproofed, so consideration should be given to others working nearby. Please keep conversations to normal voice levels.
Booking of rooms in the Killam Learning Commons can be done in person at the Help Desk and requires at least TWO Banner IDs, or via the online booking system. Bookings can be made up to a week ahead. Bookings are not accepted over the phone.