Some schools in the United States have been reported to have abolished the use of lockers. Security concerns are cited as the reason for this, with the concern being that lockers may be used to store contraband items such as weapons or drugs or pornographic material. There has been some controversy over in what circumstances school authorities or law-enforcement officials are permitted to search lockers, with or without informing the users, or with or without the users being present at the time of the search, and it has been considered a civil liberties issue, particularly in the U.S.
Plastic Lockers are ideal for high-humidity applications, as these virtually maintenance-free lockers will never rust, rot, corrode or fade. These lockers are available in multiple configurations and are backed by a 15-year warranty. Optional configurations like Lattice Lockers, or doors with other non-standard vents can be obtained through ASI Storage Solutions. Please consult our customer service team to be advised on changes in pricing and delivery lead times for all non-standard items.
Lockers are usually physically joined together side by side in banks, and are commonly made from steel, although wood, laminate, and plastic are other materials sometimes found. Steel lockers which are banked together share side walls, and are constructed by starting with a complete locker; further lockers may then be adding by constructing the floor, roof, rear wall, door, and just one extra side wall, the existing side wall of the previous locker serving as the other side wall of the new one. The walls, floors, and roof of lockers may be either riveted together (the more traditional method) or, more recently, welded together.
Lockers are only available to currently enrolled students and current employees. The University is not responsible for the contents of any locker. Users must use the lock provided by Roosevelt University. No stickers or posters are allowed on the lockers. No dangerous or illegal items may be stored in lockers at any time. Items causing unpleasant odors are not allowed. Lockers must be able to be fully closed at all times. Roosevelt University reserves the right to open lockers at its discretion at any time and to remove any items it believes compromises the safety or environmental quality of Roosevelt University. Roosevelt University reserves the rights to charge for damages to the locker and may cancel this rental agreement at any time for any reason.
In schools without lockers, students are sometimes provided with two complete sets of textbooks, one set being kept at school for use in class, and the other being kept at home for referring to for homework, thus limiting the amount of heavy carrying that would otherwise be required without having lockers to store them in between classes. However, research has shown an increase in the incidence of back injuries in some students, which has been directly attributed to the lack of lockers for storing books in, thus forcing students to spend more time carrying heavy loads of books in backpacks.