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COVID-19: Quiet Study and Noise Complaints

Due to COVID-19, EKU Libraries main library is currently a space where many activities are happening:

  • computer use and printing
  • studying
  • Zoom and online meetings for online only classes, online interviews, club and group events, etc. 
  • Personal phone calls necessary to balance work, school, and home 


In addition, our traditional quiet 4th floor is closed through the fall semester due to COVID-19 collection precautions. As a result, quiet study is not currently being enforced at EKU Libraries. 


Some tips and courtesy recommendations:

  • Please bring and use headphones.
  • Be courteous to other students and do not use speaker phones or external laptop speakers.
  • Need ear plugs? Please ask for a free pair at the help desk. 


If you feel that someone is causing a significant and extended disturbance outside of reasonable limits, do let us know at the library help desk.  


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 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.

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