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Code of Conduct

We are committed to fostering an environment in which all users can flourish and engage with ideas and experiences that differ from their own. Users are asked to conduct themselves in a manner that does not inconvenience or interfere with others, and that is in keeping the the College's values.

Library staff will make every effort to enforce these codes in a reasonable, civilized, and positive manner. Patrons who violate any of these policies may be asked to leave the library, lose their library privileges, and/or be subject to college-imposed discipline or legal actions as appropriate.

Behaviors not permitted include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Those that inconvenience or interfere with others
  • Excessive noise that can reasonably be expected to annoy other patrons or library staff
  • Discourteous or disruptive use of cell phones or audio equipment
  • Threatening, intimidating, or abusive language towards patrons or library staff
  • Sexual misconduct, including exposure, offensive touching, or sexual harassment of patrons or library staff
  • Overt signs of substance abuse, including drunkenness
  • Carrying weapons, fake or real
  • Soliciting without prior authorization from the Library Director
  • Unauthorized entry into private staff offices
  • Inappropriate use of recreational equipment e.g. skateboards, skates, rollerblades
  • Fighting
  • Criminal actions, such as theft
  • Smoking or tobacco use
  • Misuse of restrooms
  • Defacing, destroying, or deliberately misusing buildings, equipment, or collections
  • Removing library materials from the library without authorization
  • Concealing library materials
  • Bringing food or drink in that is messy, not covered, has a strong odor, or is more of a meal than a snack
  • Placing signs, posters, etc on surfaces other than bulletin boards
  • Infractions of the Computer Use Policy