Library Code of Conduct
The mission of the library is to provide students, staff, and faculty with the broadest array of information resources in an easy and timely manner, and to create an academic environment conducive to study, access, and research. All users are expected to abide by the guidelines set forth by this policy. The use of the stations, resources, etc., is a service and privilege to all.
- Users are required to turn their cell phones off, or set it to ‘vibrate.’ If it is necessary to take a call please take it outside, and keep calls private.
- Patrons are expected to maintain a quiet atmosphere by refraining from loud conversations in all areas of library. Your fellow library users will thank you for being considerate.
- Computer stations are dedicated for research and academic work. Playing games is not allowed.
- Distribution of leaflets and other notices/advertisements not related to the library/university activities is prohibited.
- Failing to adhere to the copyright law, and systematically downloading or printing from a source not licensed infringes on the copyright law, and will not be tolerated.
- Students who are disruptive and/or rude to the library staff will be reported promptly to the Vice President for Student Development.
- Students must show their ID’s when asked by the staff. It is a safety procedure if an emergency should occur.
- Eating/drinking or bringing any kind of food into the library is not allowed. Water bottles/cup with lids may be used in the library.
- Opening the exit emergency door, except for emergency situations, is a violation, and the individual will be reported immediately to Public Safety.
Violations of any of the above will result in a disciplinary action by the Vice President for Student Development.
LIMITATIONS ON EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS: FAIR USE
One of the rights accorded to the owner of copyright is the right to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords. This right is subject to certain limitations found in sections 107 through 118 of the copyright law (title 17, U. S. Code). One of the more important limitations is the doctrine of “fair use.” The doctrine of fair use has developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of the copyright law.