Rules

Locus is a community space.

  • Be helpful and show respect to other members and guests.
  • Clean up after yourself (including your dishes) so other members or community managers don’t have to.
  • Keep to your half of shared desks so folks looking for a spot to work feel welcome.
  • If you’re in the mood, organize an event, bring a plant from home, or do other things to make the office feel like home (after checking with a manager).

Mind the noise.

  • If your voice carries, do not make calls or have live conversations for more than TWO minutes in the main space (except in the kitchen area during coffee break).
  • Please use the call booths for shorter calls (up to one hour).
  • For longer meetings, please book one of the meeting rooms. Depending on your type of membership, you have a specific amount of free hours per month. You’ll find instructions on how to book the meeting rooms here.
  • If other members or managers are being too loud for too long, kindly let them know.
  • Locus is a coworking space, not a library: Quiet & respectful conversations are welcome.

One of the last ones out? Close up shop.

  • Turn off all the lights in areas where other people aren’t working, including the power cord switches (here’s a light-switch map!).
  • Make sure the air conditioner units in the main space and the meeting room are turned off.
  • Close all windows in areas no longer being used by other members.
  • ALWAYS close the loft skylights if you work in the lofts.
  • Make sure the windows are closed and lights turned off in the bathrooms and by the elevators.
  • Make sure the door entrance to Locus is closed.
  • Locus’s ability to allow 24/7 access depends on it.

Kitchen Rules

  • Feel free to use any mugs, glasses, dishes and cutlery, but please clean up at the end of the day. You can either load them in the dishwasher or wash them by hand. DO NOT leave any dirty dishes in the sink. If the dishwasher is full, please wash them by hand.
  • Please label all your food.
  • Only bring food that you’re going to consume on the same day or within the next couple of days.
  • If you leave food in the cupboard, please store it in one of the glass jars or containers provided by Locus, and make sure it’s properly closed. Items that are not in glass containers will be thrown out.
  • Expired items without a name are thrown out on a weekly basis.

Want to use or leave a monitor?

Feel free to bring your own monitor and leave it on one of the desks after labeling it with your name. Be aware that other members may use it when you’re not around. Similarly, you can use other members’ monitors when they are not in the space.

Please keep the large table in the middle of the space free of monitors.

No smoking in the coworking space, including eCigarettes.

In addition, do NOT smoke:

  • On the balconies on the floor below Locus (those are private)
  • On the sidewalk in front of the building

You may smoke in the courtyard, but please…

  • Away from non-smokers
  • Always put your cigarette butts in the garbage or an ashtray

Conserve.

  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recycle

There are recycling bins under the window next to the kitchen corner.

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If you have suggestions or questions regarding the rules, please let a Community Manager know.

These rules may change as needed.