Rules for Use of the Library

  1. The Library is the property of the Hampshire Beekeepers’ Association. It is managed by a Library sub-committee normally comprising the Chairperson, Treasurer and Hon. Librarian. The Executive Committee may appoint additional members when considered necessary.
  2. The Library Committee will meet annually and at other times when necessary. The Hon. Librarian will report to the HBA Annual Delegates’ Meeting.
  3. Borrowing is restricted to capitation paying members belonging to a district association affiliated to the HBA. Any member who wishes to borrow books, slides or videos will be able to do so on production of a current BBKA membership card.
  4. When a member wishes to borrow books, slides or videos etc., he/she will be required to sign the Library records for each item borrowed or, if borrowing by post, to have e-mailed a request listing each item required.
  5. The period of loan for slides and videos must be agreed in advance and strictly adhered to. No more than four books / videos / DVDs may be borrowed at any one time. All books must be returned on or before the end of the second month following the original loan. This may be prolonged by arrangement with the Librarian but books in demand by other members may be recalled earlier (e.g. If loan date is 14 September, the latest return date is 30 November).
  6. Books, slides and videos may be collected from and returned to the Library at most reasonable times by arrangement with the Librarian. If material is sent or returned by post the total cost of postage and packing will be borne by the HBA.
  7. Borrowers are responsible for the safe return of all library material. If any item is lost or damaged the borrower is responsible for the replacement cost of that item. Late return of an item may result in withdrawal of their use of the facilities of the Library.
  8.  Periodicals and research papers may normally only be consulted at the Library.
  9. Rare and valuable books, which are starred in the catalogue, may only be consulted in the Library.
  10. For copyright reasons no charge may be made to any audience for viewing of videos or DVDs.