Code of Conduct
Ensuring a pleasant and productive environment for all requires that each
user follow this Code of Conduct.
By entering any campus library you
agree to refrain from:
1. Creating any
disturbance or exhibiting any behavior that interferes with normal use
of the libraries. This includes, but is not limited to: rowdiness, noise,
sleeping, use of cellular telephones, and wearing or riding roller blades or
skateboards. Bicycles are not permitted in library buildings. Audible rings for
mobile phones should be turned off while owners are in the University Libraries.
Mobile phones may be used in vestibules or lobbies of library buildings.
2. Consuming food or beverages in library areas
where they are prohibited. Food and beverages are allowed in McKeldin and
Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL). Beverages (but not food) are
allowed in the Shady Grove Library. Food is prohibited in the Architecture, Art,
Chemistry, Hornbake, and Performing Arts Libraries.
3. Smoking or use of any tobacco products,
including electronic cigarettes, in the University Libraries.
4. Removing or attempting to remove library
materials or property without checking them out or without
5. Failing to return
materials following the expiration of the loan period and/or on request
for return of materials by the University Libraries.
6. Failing to pay the University Libraries the
value of lost or damaged materials.
7. Concealing library
materials in the University Libraries for the exclusive use of an
individual or group.
8. Mutilating library
materials by marking, underlining, removing pages or portions of pages,
removing binding, removing electronic theft detection devices or barcodes, or in
any other way defacing library materials.
computer settings, software or peripherals. Please see the University's
Guidelines for the Acceptable Use of Computing Resources for further
10. Harassing library staff or patrons.
11. Being in an unauthorized area of the
University Libraries, remaining in a library after closing or when requested to
leave during emergency situations or drills.
12. Bringing pets into any library, except
By entering any campus library you also agree to
comply with all federal, state, and other applicable laws, all applicable
University rules and policies, and all applicable contracts and licenses.