Library & Bookstore
Apex Mosque Library & Bookstore (AMLB) was established to provide information and services, about Islam and Muslims, to all members of the community.
Goals and Objectives
- Help Muslims understand and practice their religion
- To provide information about Islam and Muslims to those who are interested in learning and for research
- To promote literacy among the members of the community
Hours of Operation
- EVERY DAY: FROM MAGRIB TO AFTER ISHA PRAYER
- FRIDAYS: 12:30 – 2:30PM
- SUNDAYS: 10:00AM – 2:30PM
- RAMADAN: 6:30PM – AFTER TARAWEEH PRAYER
- HOLIDAYS & BIG EVENTS: SPECIAL TIMING
- **Early closings may occur for special meetings or facility usage for special events.
Policies & Procedures
Library Conduct Policy
AMLB is committed to providing users with an environment that is safe, comfortable, and conducive to study and research. Users and visitors are expected to engage in behavior consistent with this goal. They are also expected to abide by all relevant policies, laws, and regulations.
To ensure that all library users and visitors are able to use library resources and services effectively, AMLB requires full compliance with the rules and regulations listed below. Entering the library represents an agreement to abide by these rules. Anyone who observes violations of this policy may report them to the librarian who will take the appropriate action.
Food and Drink
- No food is allowed in the Library
- No drink will be allowed near computers, photocopiers or microform readers
- Drinks must be in covered containers.
- Trash should be disposed of in the nearest trash receptacle.
- If a spill occurs, the patron responsible should go to the nearest service desk and request cleaning supplies. The patron is responsible for cleaning the spill.
- Library patrons must observe all posted rules of library use, including, but not limited to, restrictions related to the use computers.
- Library patrons must turn off ringers on cell phones and pagers or turn them to a non-audible setting upon entering the library. Cell phone conversation should be brief and conducted in a low voice. If an extended conversation is necessary, please go to the pay telephone area or outside the building. Take your belongings with you if you move to make a phone call.
- 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Adults who bring children or minors into the library are responsible for monitoring their activities and regulating their behavior.
- Headphones must be used when listening to audio materials. The volume should be set at a level that ensures that the sound is not audible to others.
- Prior approval from Library Administration must be obtained before filming or using flash photography.
- Fliers and signs: Prior approval from Librarian must be obtained before placing or posting fliers in the library.
- Preventing or limiting access to library facilities, equipment or materials through theft, vandalism, or deliberate misplacement of materials
- Removing library materials from the building without checking them out
- Defacing, destroying, or corrupting any of the library’s information resources
- Engaging in disorderly or disruptive behavior
- Being in unauthorized areas of the library, or remaining in the library after closing, or when requested to leave during emergency situations or drills
- Users of the Library’s computers are expected to follow all AMLB rules & regulations. The use of these technologies for commercial gain or private profit is prohibited.
Cell Phones and Pagers in the Library
- Library patrons should turn ringers off or to a non-audible setting upon entering the library. Cell phone conversations should be brief and conducted in a low voice. If an extended conversation is necessary, please go outside the building. Take your belongings with you if you move to make a phone call.
- AMLB Librarian reserves the right to ask patrons to leave the building if they are disturbing others with their use of cell phones or pagers.
- If you wish to report inappropriate cell phone or pager use, contact the Librarian.
Children and Minors in the Library
Individuals 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Adults who bring children or minors into the library are responsible for monitoring their activities and regulating their behavior. In the case of a violation, Librarian will be notified.
General Circulation Policy for Joyner Library
When borrowing or renewing items at a circulation desk, AMLB borrowers must present their valid AMLB photo identification card and non-AMLB borrowers must present their valid library-issued card along with a photo identification card.
Exceptions to these policies will only be made on a case-by-case basis by the Librarian. Items must be brought to the Librarian desk for check out.
Borrowers are responsible for all uses of their card and for all fines and fees accrued on their card.
Borrowers must provide written permission for another person to borrow materials on their library account. Borrowers must notify the Librarian desk if their library card is lost or stolen. It is also the responsibility of the borrower to inform the Librarian of any changes in telephone number, permanent mailing address, or e-mail address to ensure timely contact between AMLB and the borrower.
Materials may be renewed a maximum of two times but are subject to recall. Materials may be returned to the library drop box, located in the main lobby of the Apex Mosque. Books or itms that are oversized must be dropped at the Library Desk.
Fines on overdue materials: (per day)
Books 10 cents
DVDs & CDs 50 cents
Theft and/or mutilation of library materials
AMLB has a major responsibility to the Triangle community to provide appropriate protection and some assurance of the continued availability of its scholarly resources. As part of this important mission, AMLB is strongly committed to securing its collections against theft and misuse. Mutilation, damage and/or theft of library materials or equipment are serious offenses and should be discouraged by the active prosecution of individuals attempting such acts. In keeping with the above, AMLB shall post signs in prominent places throughout the library. This policy applies to all library users. Procedures for reporting theft and mutilation of library materials are included with this policy.
Computer Use Policy
Public workstations in the AMLB are available for research, learning, scholarship and support of teaching.
All members of the Triangle community will be given priority over non-Triangle patrons in the use of public workstations for research and learning.
Patrons will be required to use the Library ID and password to access the public workstations.
Users 14 years of age and under must have a parent or guardian present to use public workstations.
All users of library public workstations are expected to use computers and internet for learning purposes. Any misuse or access to inappropriate sites will lead to losing all library services and privileges.
Use of the wireless network in Joyner Library
Patrons who have laptop computers or PDAs with a wireless Ethernet card can connect to AMLB’s wireless network.
If a patron is not affiliated with AMLB and wishes to connect to the wireless network, he or she can receive a temporary visitor User ID. Only Librarian can grant this access.
AMLB provides proctoring services for a determined fee. Please ask Librarian on how to proceed to benefit from this service.
Arrangements for Training, workshop, private meetings, or small conferences should be made in advance. Please call the Librarian and indicate you are requesting course reserves.
Photocopying, Scanning & Faxing
A photocopier/scanner is available in AMLB.
Copies cost 10 cents each.
Scanning is free.
Faxing is 25 cents local & $1 long distance / per page.