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Code of Conduct

As the center of community, the Libraries foster critical inquiry, scholarly discovery and engagement, and innovation and creativity - a dynamic forum for people and ideas.

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

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.