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Management Rules for Audiovisual Area of Tainan Public Library

1. Audiovisual Seating is located at Basement Level 1 and on Floor 2 of Tainan Public Library (the Library); these Rules are enacted for the benefit of management.
(1) Children’s Group Audiovisual Room at Basement Level 1: Consists of a total of 6 rooms, and are available for use by 2 people or more; registration is required.
(2) Children’s Group Audiovisual Room on Floor 2: Consists of a total of 3 rooms, and are available for use by 2 people or more; registration is required.
(3) Individual Audiovisual Seating on Floor 2: 12 seats. Available for individual registration only.
2. Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30am to 8:30pm (flexible sessions; according to the condition on site)
Closed to the public on Mondays and national holidays.
3. Borrowing Audiovisual Materials
(1) The equipment in this area is strictly for playing audiovisual materials at the public presentation edition purchased by the Library; home editions are for home use only.
(2) Readers wishing to view audiovisual material should register for their seat or space before applying material borrowing procedures at the Service Desk. The reader should also leave their Library Card or other identification document at the Service Desk to be returned to the reader when materials are returned to the Service Desk.
(3) Audiovisual materials must be inspected for scratches or damage upon borrowing, and a declaration shall be made if any are discovered.
(4) Readers shall use the audiovisual materials in accordance with applicable regulations of the rating system, the Copyright Act, and intellectual property rights at their discretion. An offender will be liable for legal responsibilities.
(5) Readers are welcome to bring their own headphones; headphones are also available at the Service Desk and must be returned once finished.
4. Registration Method: On-site registration; online reservation is not available
(1) Please register with your Library Card or Civil Card at the KIOSK in the Library.
(2) Each session is 3 hours; readers can only register for and use 1 seat or space in the Library at a time.
(3) The next available session may be reserved where all current seats (rooms) on-site are full; readers should be on the spot prior to the reservation time.
(4) A reader may register up to 2 sessions at the Audiovisual Seating (Rooms), including sporadic sessions.
Question: How to handle the situation where a reader is overdue returning their film?

5. Penalty Points:
(1) Readers must report to the Audiovisual Seating (Rooms) within 15 minutes (subject to the Seat Management System time) after the reservation time, have their Library Card scanned (if the space is registered by multiple people, each reader’s Library Card must be scanned prior to the use of the space) and switch on the power. It is considered as giving up the seat if a reader fails to turn up at the required time. The seat is then open for other readers to register and use, and a penalty point will be received by the reader who has given up the seat without a cancellation.
(2) Readers must present their own library card upon registration and use. A library card must not be used by another individual, exchanged, or transferred to another individual. If such cases are discovered by the Library, the reader’s right of use will be terminated and a penalty point will be received by the offender.
(3) Where a session is finished early by a reader, he/she must log out from the KIOSK and the space will be open for the on-site readers to register. Readers who are away for longer than one hour without prior cancellation will receive a penalty point.
(4) Other matters deemed as violations by librarians will receive a penalty point.
(5) If an individual reaches 3 penalty points, the Library will suspend the reader’s registration and using rights for 30 days on the Seat Management System and all penalties will be reset.
6. Points to Note:
(1) If one should discover items left by the previous reader when seated, please contact our librarians for assistance.
(2) Readers shall at all times keep their valuables with them; the Library is not liable for any missing item, nor does the Library safeguard items. Personal items must be taken away at closing time.
(3) Items readers leave behind are placed altogether at the designated Service Desk and must be collected during opening hours. Missing items are considered lost items if not claimed within three days. Any perishable item will be directly disposed of by the Library.
(4) Instructions must be followed upon using the facility or equipment. If operation difficulty or equipment failure is encountered, please contact our librarians for assistance. Cables and parts of equipment may not be changed and facilities of other spaces may not be moved in for use without permission. If damage occurs due to improper use, the reader shall be liable for compensation.
(5) As a means to maintain order and readers’ rights, the Library carries out a patrol on an unscheduled basis and readers should present their library card upon inspection.
(6) A reader violating these Rules or obstructing the public safety and order which affect the rights of others, or engaging in misconduct without making improvement upon warning may be asked to leave the Library according to the gravity of the situation. Police may be engaged where a situation is serious.
7. These Rules shall be effective immediately upon date of promulgation after being reviewed by the Library’s Affairs Meeting. The same shall be incorporated with amendment.