Why did the library's security gates ring when I went through?
Last updated: Dec 24, 2021     Views: 400

The library's security gates ring to let staff know that items might not have been checked out. Don't worry! If you forgot to check out a book, just bring it to the Circulation Desk on the second floor and staff will help you out.  If you already checked something out, it's possible its security device didn't get deactivated, so come back to the desk to get that sorted.

The gates will also ring to remind borrowers that certain items (phone chargers, 3-hour reserve textbooks, anatomy models, etc.) cannot be taken outside the library. Please return them to the Circulation Desk before you leave the library.

Sometimes books from other libraries (including interlibrary loans) will set off the gates because the lending libraries use a different type of security system. Sorry, we can't control those. Be prepared to let the staff at the desk know you've got a book from another library.

If a security gate rings when you walk through, you're not in trouble! Just go to the nearest service desk (Reference on the first floor, Circulation on the second) and we'll try to figure out what's going on. Thank you for your cooperation!