Code of Conduct
Welcome to the Eva B Dykes Library! Library users expect and require a quiet, safe, clean and attractive environment for study and use of library resources. This Code of Conduct encourages courteous interactions and supports the University’s aim: education, excellence, eternity.
NOISE: Speak softly, so others are not disturbed. If you wish to visit and talk with friends, do so in the lobby area. Texting on your phone while in the library is fine, but please take your phone conversations outside or in the lobby. Group study rooms are available for quiet collaborative work. Personal stereos and other audible electronic devices that may cause disturbance should be turned off before entering the library.
DISOSRDERLY CONDUCT: Fighting, running, use of offensive language and failure to comply with reasonable instructions from library staff are not permitted.
SECURITY GATE: If the security gate alarms when you exit, kindly return to the Circulation desk and present bags, books, videos and other items for evaluation.
EMERGENCIES: When the alarm sounds (fire, weather), please respond to staff directions promptly.
FOOD/DRINK: Food and drink should not be brought into the library. This rule is necessary to prevent termite and rodent infestations, and to provide a healthy, clean and attractive environment.
COMPUTERS: Workstations may be monitored to ensure that they are being used for instructional/research purposes. Inappropriate use of library computers includes: • Installing unauthorized software • Tampering with applications and system files • Viewing, downloading, or disseminating sexually explicit images • Monopolizing computers while others are waiting • Copying copyrighted material without permission
THEFT/DAMAGE TO PROPERTY: Theft of and/or intentional damage of library materials, furniture, equipment or premises are prohibited. Violators will be charged for damages and disciplined according to the Student Handbook.
CLOSING: Checkout services at the Circulation desk ends at 10:45 p.m. The copier, computers and printers are also turned off 15 minutes prior to closing. Library staff may require a user to leave the library for noncompliance.