Patron Responsibilities to policies listing
You have a responsibility to occupy the library in a manner that promotes a safe, secure, open, and supportive environment. Please help us make the library an enjoyable and productive place for all of us.
In order to protect your right of access, promote your safety, and protect library resources and facilities, the library prohibits activities that present health or security risks, damage library resources and/or property, disrupt library operations, or are illegal. Any behavior that is disruptive to library use is prohibited.
For your safety and security:
- You are expected to behave in a manner that ensures your safety and that of others.
- Personal belongings should not be left unattended at any time.
- Parents are responsible for their children's safety and behavior.
- Suspicious or threatening behavior and accidents should be reported to library staff immediately.
- Bicycles are not allowed inside the building.
- Roller blades, skateboards and/or scooters should not be used inside the building.
For protection of the library resources, facilities, and equipment:
- Library equipment should be used with care.
- Library staff should be alerted to missing items in collections.
- Service animals assisting persons with disabilities are welcome.
- Covered drinks and snacks are permitted. Please clean up after yourself and report spills to staff.
- Smoking and the use of chewing tobacco are prohibited.
- Theft, vandalism, graffiti, and other intentional damage to library property and collections are criminal activities punishable by law.
In consideration of others:
- Show respect and courtesy for other library users and staff.
- Refrain from disruptive behavior that affects others' use and enjoyment of the library.
- Be considerate of those around you when using computers in public areas. Avoid viewing websites and content that other patrons may find offensive.
- Respect posted time limits and use restrictions on computers in the library.
- Cell phone conversations should be conducted in appropriate conversational areas.
Library staff and administration reserve the right to enforce these guidelines consistent with the Utah Administrative Rules and University of Utah policy including the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Campus Police will be called when necessary.
Reviewed by the University of Utah Office of General Counsel and approved by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Leadership Team, July 2012.