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Patron Conduct Policy

Library users should refrain from disruptive conduct which impinges upon the rights and needs of others. Persons who engage in disruptive conduct will be subject to disciplinary action by the Library or the University, or subject to criminal prosecution, or both, if appropriate.


Library patrons should refrain from the following disruptive conduct:

  • Stealing, defacing, mutilating, or destroying library materials, buildings, property, or equipment.
  • Violating the posted Food and Drink Policy.
  • Smoking or using tobacco products in the library.
  • Concealing of library materials, property, or equipment within the library for the exclusive use of an individual or group or to circumvent library procedures.
  • Disturbing library use with rowdiness, noise, or offensive sexual behavior.
  • Conversing on cell phones to the distraction of others.
  • Disturbing the designated of Quiet Study area on the 4th floor.
  • Leaving children, youth age 12 and under, unsupervised in the library. (Adults who bring children or minors into the library are responsible for monitoring their activities and regulating their behavior.)
  • Harassing either verbal or physical of library patrons or staff.
  • Being in an unauthorized area, refusing to leave at closing time or when asked to leave by a library staff member.
  • Bringing in animals other than service animals. Service animals are defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as: "any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability."
  • Soliciting for donations, businesses, or signatures on petitions without prior approval.
  • Stealing personal property in the library.
  • Bringing weapons into the library.
  • Other disruptive behaviors not mentioned here.